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Landmark Hotels & Suites in UAE upgrades to Hotelogix Cloud to centralize group operations

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Hotelogix, a globally leading cloud-based hospitality technology provider, said Landmark Hotels & Suites in the United Arab Emirates has upgraded its multi-property management system on the cloud for gaining centralized control over its…

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AT Worthy Technology, Inc. Appoints Terence Ronson as Strategic Advisor to Bolster Digital Initiatives

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AT Worthy Technology, Inc., renowned for its pioneering Digital Worthiness Rating system, proudly announces the appointment of Terence Ronson as Strategic Advisor. Ronson is celebrated for his impactful contributions to technology…

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Shaping Hospitality’s Future with Niko Karstikko, CEO and Co-Founder of Bob W.

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Niko Karstikko is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bob W., an innovative affordable luxury hospitality brand. They combine the best of the hotel experience – the guarantee of high standards and professionalism – with the best of short stays,…

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A United Vision for Nature - ’Nature Positive’ Report Marks New Collaborative Era in Travel & Tourism

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The leading players of Travel & Tourism globally have published a landmark joint report setting out their joint plan to help halt and reverse biodiversity loss.

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STR Weekly Insights: 7-13 April 2024

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Similar to the previous week, U.S. hotel performance ending 13 April 2024 reflected an easy comparison to Easter last year and the impact of the solar eclipse. Revenue per available room (RevPAR) rose 5.8% driven by nearly equal gains in…

U.S. hotel performance for March 2024

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The U.S. hotel industry reported higher performance results from the previous month, but mixed comparisons year over year, according to March 2024 data from CoStar. CoStar is a leading provider of online real estate marketplaces,…

Friday, Apr 19

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Elevate Your Ancillary Revenue with These 5 Proven Strategies

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With 40% of Americans saying they plan to travel even more in 20241, there is a massive opportunity for hotel owners and operators to drive even more revenue by leveraging ancillary offerings. Today’s travelers are savvy experience-seekers…

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What Happens When There Are Two Trillion Fake Hotel Reviews? A Strong Brand Reigns Supreme

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TripAdvisor recently announced that it blocked a record two million fake reviews in 2023, a massive 50% increase from 2022. While this creates another uphill battle in an oversaturated industry where hoteliers struggle to cut through the…

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Global Hotel Alliance Celebrates 20th Anniversary at IHIF EMEA in Berlin Demonstrating Its Enduring Value for Independent Hotel Brands

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UAE-headquartered Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, celebrated its 20th anniversary this week in Berlin at the International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF), where the then start-up…

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Fairfield by Marriott Celebrates 50th Hotel Opening Milestone in Greater China with The Opening of Fairfield by Marriott Chengdu High-Tech Zone

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Fairfield by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of over 30 extraordinary brands, recently announced the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Chengdu High-Tech Zone, which marks the brand’s 50th hotel opening milestone in Greater…

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AI Set to Shape the Future of Travel & Tourism, Says WTTC

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New reports from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and Microsoft highlights the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its role in shaping the future of Travel & Tourism.

Economic Watch: Fed Holds Rates Steady; Still Expects Three Cuts This Year

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The prospect of higher inflation in coming months will likely cause volatility in financial markets. However, CBRE expects inflation will ease toward the Fed’s 2% target as the year progresses. While it’s too early for the Fed to declare…

Thursday, Apr 18

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Cycas appointed to introduce Fairfield by Marriott brand yo UK Market

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Cycas Hospitality’s growth momentum continues into the second quarter of 2024, following the hotel operator’s appointment to manage the UK’s first Fairfield by Marriott hotel, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of over 30…

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Manhattan lodging market stabilizes and grows in Q4 ‘23

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Manhattan hotels have seen an increase in occupancy, average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room. But the growth rate has started to decline as the market stabilizes. Cheaper hotels gained from market fatigue, with midscale…

Kempinski’s Sister Brand Bristoria Plans China Opening in 2025

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Next to the planned Kempinski Hotel Yangzhou Nuoyuan, Bristoria Hotel Yangzhou will have 312 guestrooms and a wide selection of meeting rooms and function spaces, providing a home from home for travellers visiting the region to explore the…

Sommet Education Unveils New Step in Strategic Digital Expansion with Online Executive Certificates

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Sommet Education, a leader in hospitality management education, unveils new step in strategic digital expansion initiative. Focused on elevating executive and lifelong learning, Sommet Education introduces innovative online Executive…

Saudi Arabia Highlights Investment Initiatives in Tourism at International Hospitality Investment Forum​

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The Saudi Ministry of Tourism is currently taking a prominent stage at the International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF), presenting a unique opportunity for global investors to dive into the thriving tourism landscape of the Kingdom.…

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Wyndham Brings Rewards to its Business Program, Simplifies Travel for Businesses of All Sizes

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Whether you’re a startup looking to maximize travel budgets, a travel manager wanting to recognize employees, or a construction foreman needing a last-minute, multi-week group booking—managing your company’s travel needs is now easier than…

Marriott International Highlights Growth and Commitment in Türkiye During Visit by President and Chief Executive Officer

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Today, Marriott International, Inc., underscored plans to grow its footprint in Türkiye with the expected addition of more than 20 properties and nearly 3,000 rooms by the end of 2025. During a recent visit to the country, Marriott…

Start Treating Direct Online Distribution Costs as… Distribution Costs!

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Currently direct online bookings and their distribution costs: ongoing website hosting and technology upgrades, website content optimization, SEO, website visitors referrals fees (metasearch and paid search CPCs, online media and…

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HiJiffy Now Available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace

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HiJiffy, a leading provider of conversational AI for hotels and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that its Guest Communications Hub is available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace and can be deployed on Oracle Cloud…

Wednesday, Apr 17

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Re-Thinking Technology Investment in the Evolving World of Hospitality

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Whether we look back 15 years, five years, or even just five months, it’s clear – our world and our industry are not what they were. Adapting to this new reality requires us to look forward rather than back, replace old habits with fresh…

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Will AI Replace Hotel Revenue Managers? Answering the Million Dollar Question

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Never in human history have we had access to as much data as we do today. In recent years, the tools and strategies we use to process and understand insights derived from this data have become one of the hottest commodities – and with good…

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Navigating challenges of AI and maximizing value in the service sector

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Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing not only traditional sectors but also reshaping the very essence of hospitality and service industries. The potential for transformation is vast, yet it’s imperative to advance cautiously,…

Rotana partners with Chef’s Eye to reduce food waste

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Rotana has entered into a partnership with Chef’s Eye, an intuitive food-waste measurement technology, to help reduce its carbon footprint.

IHCL Expands Its Portfolio in Rajasthan - Signs a Taj Resort In Pushkar

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Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of a Taj-branded resort in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

Record full year performance with Travelodge well positioned for long-term growth

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Travelodge, the UK’s first budget hotel brand which operates nearly 600 hotels, today announces record financial results for the year ended 31 December 2023, reporting revenue over £1 billion for the first time and profit significantly…

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Cambria Nashville Midtown Hotel Unveils Grand Opening

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The Cambria Nashville Midtown Hotel proudly announces its official opening alongside its exquisite rooftop eatery, The Rux. These two locally owned establishments offer an unparalleled experience, blending luxury, warmth, and familial…

IRIS launches full integration to Shiji’s Infrasys Cloud POS to elevate the mobile ordering experience

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IRIS, a global leader in digital ordering for the hospitality industry, today announces the integration of its F&B mobile ordering solution with Infrasys Cloud POS by Shiji. This strategic partnership will enrich the guest experience, save…

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Marriott International and HMI Hotel Group Announces a Multi-property Conversion Deal in Japan

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Marriott International and HMI Hotel Group today announced a signed agreement to rebrand seven existing HMI properties in five major cities across Japan to Marriott Hotels and Courtyard by Marriott. This signing will bring the rich legacy…