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Springer-Miller partners with OpenKey

Springer-Miller Systems has integrated with OpenKey for universal mobile key technology in hotels. Properties within Springer-Miller’s SMS|Host property-management system portfolio will have upgraded access to OpenKey’s technology solution. The OpenKey app enables hotel staff to control guestr…

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2017 Hotel Trends that Travel Agencies can Benefit from

The hotel industry is in the midst of the longest upward cycle in its history – with demand rising for seven consecutive years, driving rates and occupancy. While that growth is stabilizing, most speakers at the recent NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in New York proj…

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Food and Beverage Trends in Hotels 2017

Dear Readers,
 
We start a serie of blogposts to share industry professionals' publications on Hospitality trends. As part of 2017 Hospitality guide to what’s hot in categories like technology, sales and marketing, development, design and wellness they present what’s new and what’…

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Hotels can significantly increase F&B revenues Airbnb study says

Hotels can significantly increase F&B revenues Airbnb study says

Referring to article from Hotel Management (http://www.hotelmanagement.net)

Airbnb guests have spent US$4.5 billion in the past year on restaurants and dining out in the U.S. and international cities, according to a report co…

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Blackstone group sells Hilton stake to China's HNA

China's HNA Group buys $6.5 billion stake in Hilton, extends hotels push

China's aviation and shipping giant HNA Group extended its push into hotels and Chinese tourism on Monday, paying $6.5 billion to buy a 25 percent stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT.N) from biggest shareholder Black…

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Hotel owners in New York and Chicago challenged Marriott's acquisition of Starwood.


According to announcement from March 21, 2016 Marriott has won the takeover of Starwood by proposing revised bid. Hence, by accomplishing this stage Marriott will hold a status of largest global hotel operating company.

Referring to Bloomberg Hotel owners in New York and Chicago challenged Marr…

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Hilton Announced Large Profits in the First Quarter of 2016

Hilton Announced Large Profits in the First Quarter of 2016

Hilton Worldwide announced 2016 1st quarter data on Wednesday, releasing an unexpected profit of $309 million for the first three months of the year.

The results represent a significant uplift against the same period of 2015. Last yea…

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Accor Hotels to Grow Own Vegetables

Accor Hotels to Grow Own Vegetables in Effort to Reduce Food Waste

Referring to http://www.travelpulse.com/

HOTEL & RESORT | PATRICK CLARKE | APRIL 14, 2016

AccorHotels has announced plans to plant hundreds of vegetable gardens across its portfolio of hotels, the Agence France-Presse report…

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Marriott and Starwood Shareholders Approve Merger

Referring to http://skift.com/ Deanna Ting, Skift - Apr 08, 2016 11:20 am

After a dramatic last few weeks in which Marriott International nearly lost out on its quest to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Chinese insurer Anbang and its investor group, both hotel companies hosted their respe…

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What You Should Know if You're Traveling to Europe

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22, 2016, many are wondering if it is safe to travel to Europe. Unlike the Paris attacks, there have been fewer calls to a swift return to normal operations in Europe as concerns about security linger. The U.S. State Department has issued…

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The Importance of Travel Insurance

Every time I hear of backpackers foregoing travel insurance while abroad, I can’t help but feel my jaw hit the floor each and every time in shock.

Okay, I get it. It’s expensive and the thought of throwing money at something you (hopefully) won’t need to use seems useless, but I can tell yo…

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6 Expert Cruise-Planning Tips From Travel Agents

This year, 24 million passengers are expected to take a cruise, according to Cruise Lines International Association. Vacationers can choose from family, luxury cruises and river cruises or embark on a unique gulet excursion. There are hundreds of cruise options to choose from, so putting togethe…

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Mexican Magnificence!

Slowly but surely, Mexico is cementing its reputation as a luxury travel destination, with increasing numbers of travelers looking to capitalize on its ever-growing portfolio of upscale properties and authentic travel experiences.

Hotel Management Expert

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Moon Palace's Broad Appeal

Mexico’s Caribbean coast is dotted with many all-inclusive resort-style beach hotels.  But in many ways, Cancun’s Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is in a class by itself, thanks to the wide range of amenities, activities and features that appeal to a diverse group…

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WTTC Global Summit 2016 examines Travel Beyond Boundarie

President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), David Scowsill, announced today in Dallas, the theme of WTTC’s Global Summit “Travel Beyond Boundaries”.

The programme will focus on how Travel & Tourism will respond to the biggest issues of the moment - migration, climate chan…

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Global Summit Programme

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is excited to announce the programme for its 16th Annual Global Summit 2016, taking place in Dallas, Texas, 6-7 April 2016.

David Scowsill, President & CEO, said: “The influence of the recent geopolitical shifts, global sustainability accords, and technol…

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