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TOURISM TIDBITS - Facing both old and new security challenges | By Peter Tarlow

2017-03-02 07:26:05 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

The first quarter of 2017 began in ways that were not that different from the end of 2016. The tourism industry continues to be a target of terrorism and acts of crime. For example, France has recently faced a series... Read more

Homewood Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City Draper Opens

2017-03-02 06:32:21 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) All Suites portfolio, announced today the opening of its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City Draper. Designed for guests who want to... Read more

Marriott International Scores Big With NCAA Partnership

2017-03-02 06:15:17 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Marriott International announced that it will become an Official NCAA Corporate Partner across all 90 NCAA championships. Designated as the "Official Hotel Partner of the NCAA," 30 distinct Marriott hotel... Read more

HMH – Hospitality Management Holding Unveils New Logo

2017-03-02 05:55:55 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

HMH - Hospitality Management Holding has unveiled a new logo in keeping with the group's unique selling proposition 'Beyond Hospitality'. It has been developed, to not only meet the evolving needs of... Read more

Presenting six new Design Hotels™ members

2017-03-02 05:40:53 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

On a continued quest to discover the unique and inspired, Design Hotels™ has scoured the globe and selected six new member properties, spanning four continents. Complementing a curated portfolio of over 290 member... Read more

New, bigger and more colourful: LGBT tourism at ITB Berlin

2017-03-02 05:16:11 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

New Presentation Corner featuring the latest LGBT products from around the world – lectures on unusual LGBT destinations and a transgender campaign – at the weekend the reigning Mr. Gay Germany will be on stage live Read more

Lyft’s John Zimmer to receive Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award

2017-03-02 03:10:42 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

John Zimmer, co-founder and president ofLyft, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award, an honor given annually by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality... Read more

Nor1 and AccorHotels Announce Expanded Global Partnership to Increase Guest Satisfaction and Upgrade Revenue using Nor1’s Merchandising Platform

2017-03-02 02:01:13 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Nor1 and AccorHotels today announced an expanded partnership to deploy Nor1's merchandising tools across the AccorHotels portfolio of upscale and luxury hotels. "The addition of the former FRHI brands into... Read more

The direct booking trend: What is it really about? | By Lennert de Jong

2017-03-02 01:54:57 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Over the past year, there has been much buzz about the subject of direct booking. No matter where you look, big brands were promising direct booking benefits, OTA’s were retaliating, or rate parity was being... Read more

Germany becomes star performer for hotel transactions as investors play it cool in year of change

2017-03-01 09:08:08 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Hotel transaction volume across Europe reached €17.8 billion in 2016, down 25% on the previous year's record volume, according to our annual European Hotel Transactions report. While portfolio activity halved to... Read more

FCS Computer Systems Relocates World Headquarters to Singapore

2017-03-01 08:51:42 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

FCS Computer Systems (FCS), a leader in hospitality technology operations solutions and services, has announced the relocation of its global headquarters to Singapore. Situated at New Tech Park in Serangoon, the... Read more

Emaar Hospitality Group Unveils 'Address Boulevard': A City Lifestyle Resort in Downtown Dubai

2017-03-01 08:36:35 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Chris Newman, Chief Operating Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: "Address Boulevard is another statement of our ambition to set new industry standards. It is uniquely positioned as a city lifestyle resort... Read more

Enough Room for Everyone? How Hotels are Meeting the Airbnb Challenge | By Alan Young

2017-03-01 08:26:41 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Everybody has a place to live. And thanks to Airbnb and other rent-by-owner sites, everybody can turn their spare room into a moneymaking short-term rental. In the taxi industry, this sharing model let Uber crush the... Read more

Future international standard on accessible tourism for all

2017-03-01 08:24:35 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

From the initiative of the ONCE Foundation, the Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the first working meeting for the development of an International Standard on... Read more

Let’s have a look at Australia today !

2017-03-01 08:19:07 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Australia has a lot to offer for tourists, from impressive landscapes to beautiful beaches and interesting cities – you will never get bored in Australia. Even though a major source of Australian tourists include... Read more

MJH Leadership Development Committee Seeking Candidates for Job Placement Program

2017-03-01 08:17:40 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Meyer Jabara Hotels is currently looking for manager trainees to join its coveted Leadership Development Program. This placement opportunity is designed to ensure that future hoteliers have the skills needed to become... Read more

Dusit Thani extends lease on prime Bangkok city-centre plot – Plans to elevate Dusit Thani Bangkok and develop a new landmark in the heart of the metropolis

2017-03-01 04:18:08 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Dusit Thani Public Company Limited, one of Thailand's foremost hotel and property development companies, today announced it has signed an agreement with the Crown Property Bureau to continue leasing the plot of... Read more

AHLA statement on President Trump’s address to joint session of congress

2017-03-01 03:57:05 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

President and CEO Katherine Lugar of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) issued the following statement following President Donald Trump's address this evening to a Joint Session of Congress. Read more

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Set to Open in April

2017-03-01 03:54:07 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with CTF BM Operations Ltd. for the operation of Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, the Baha Mar Convention Center... Read more

Lodging Interactive Handles 200,000 Guest Review Responses

2017-03-01 03:25:10 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Lodging Interactive, an award winning digital marketing and social media engagement and reputation management agency exclusively serving the hospitality industry, today announced that it has responded to over... Read more