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Mekong Tourism Forum postponed to February 15-16, 2021

The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) announced on Saturday, May 30th during a webinar hosted by the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association that the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism of Myanmar decided to move the annual Mekong Tourism Forum dat...

MDC’s Acclaimed Hospitality Institute to Provide COVID-19 Re-Opening Training to Area Hotels

Miami Dade College's (MDC) Hospitality Institute will provide online COVID-19 re-opening training to employees at hundreds of hotels in both the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association, as p...

PwC Releases Updated U.S. Lodging Outlook - Hospitality Directions US May 2020

Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 hitting the US, RevPAR growth had been decelerating, increasing just 0.7 percent in Q4 2019 and 0.9 percent for the year overall. Slightly stronger growth occurred in the first two months of this year, with RevPAR i...

Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gods Completes Renovation in Colorado Springs

Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colo. has completed a renovation of its 124 guest rooms including newly remodeled bathrooms as well as new paint, furniture and fixtures. Since 2016, San Diego-based RAR Hospitality has be...

Summer 2020 Opening of Hammetts Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island

Centrally located on America's Cup at Commercial Wharf, the newly built Hammetts Hotel welcomes travelers to the waterfront of Newport, RI, this summer. The 84-room boutique hotel has a distinctive presence in the heart of downtown Newport, providin...

What Luxury Hotel Stays Will Be Like After Coronavirus, From Check-in to Check-out

As hotels cautiously reopen for the summer travel season, health and safety concerns are top of mind. Gifted with acres upon acres of land, sprawling luxury resorts — from wilderness retreats to private islands — provide plenty of space to feel comf...

STR: Canada Hotel Results For Week Ending 23 May

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee - STR data for 17-23 May 2020 shows Canadian hotel performance up slightly from previous weeks with the same significant level of year-over-year declines. In comparison with the week of 19-25 May 2019, the industry reported...

STR: U.S. hotel profits fell 116.9% in April

U.S. hotel gross operating profit per available room fell 116.9% during April 2020, according to the latest monthly P&L data release from STR. In a year-over-year comparison with April 2019, the industry reported the following: GOPPAR: -116.9% to US...

WTTC launches Safe Travels protocols for aviation, airports, MICE and tour operators

London, UK - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the second phase of measures to rebuild global consumer confidence to encourage the return of travelling. The latest protocols are designed to drive the return of safe travel and en...

1000 Nights To Say Thank You

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has announced the launch of #SLH FORHEROES, a global campaign offering 1000 room nights to those on the frontline who have supported their communities through the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Submissions to n...

Magnuson Hotels’ April Room Sales Surpass US Avg By 16.7%

London UK/Spokane WA - Magnuson Hotels, the fast-growing franchise alternative today reported its April occupancy (percentage of rooms sold in a hotel) surpassed the USA April average of 24.63% by 16.7%, as measured by STR (Smith Travel Research). A...

Global DMC Partners Releases Latest Meetings & Events Survey Results

Washington, D.C. - Global DMC Partners (GDP), the leading global network of independently owned destination management companies (DMCs) and creative event experts, today announced the results of its most recent Meetings & Events Pulse Survey, focusi...

MGM Resorts Announces Opening Dates For First Las Vegas Properties

LAS VEGAS, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) ("MGM Resorts") announced its planned June 4 reopening of Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand Las Vegas and The Signature, following the closure earlier this year of all of its U.S. properties amid...

In The Throes Of A Dual-Front Crisis

How is the interplay between personal safety and economic concerns affecting consumer spending behavior? Explore our global survey findings to find out. IN the span of a few months, what started as a global health crisis has also morphed into an eco...

Accor ‘Reignites The Love Of Travel’ With A Global Campaign As Hotels And Resorts Worldwide Begin To Reopen

Accor, a global hospitality leader, has begun the exciting process of reopening some of its hotels that temporarily closed in response to the global pandemic. With restrictions now easing across many destinations, and the number of reopened hotels i...

U.S. Hotel Performance - Unsurprisingly - Hits New Lows in April

The adage "March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers" appropriately captures current U.S. hotel performance, which satisfied the features of the first two months and can only hope May turns up rosier. April's showers were, indeed, foreca...

Reopened, The Hospitality Industry Will Pivot To Technology, Says One Industry Service Provider

However slowly or spaced out between individual states, across the United States the bar may soon be open again. That is not only the promise of politicians, it is the message of OpenTable, (OT) provider of online restaurant reservations. Through th...

When Everyone’s an Influencer: Here’s How to Choose One

In the modern digital age, social media is more popular and has more users than ever before. This social media boom has created a very lucrative industry for influencers, whether they're celebrities using it as an additional revenue stream or a care...

SiteMinder World Hotel Index: Global Bookings In May More Than Double April’s YoY Volume

Data by SiteMinder, the global hotel industry's leading guest acquisition platform, today reveals that global hotel bookings in May were more than double April's YoY volume. The SiteMinder World Hotel Index shows bookings rose 137% over the four wee...

Rethinking teamwork in Hospitality Education

"And again you are a puzzle piece in a larger puzzle, but I think that many people would first like to find out which type of puzzle piece they want to be." This quote, in combination with a conversation about teamwork, individual expression and pro...

UNWTO Launches Global Guidelines to Reopen Tourism

The United Nations specialized agency for tourism releases guidelines for strong and sustainable recovery Recommendations draw on cross-sector expertise of Tourism Crisis Committee Safe, seamless travel and restoring confidence key priorities UNWTO ...

STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 23 May

STR data ending with 23 May showed another small rise from previous weeks in U.S. hotel performance. Year-over-year declines remained significant although not as severe as the levels recorded in April.17-23 May 2020 (percentage change from comparabl...

How COVID-19 Can Stimulate Healthier Hospitality Leadership

Much has already been written about how travel and tourism will be irrevocably changed by the coronavirus pandemic. Optimists and realists alike are focusing on more environmentally friendly ways of reaching our chosen destinations, more sensitive w...

The Leading Hotels of the World Announces Healthy Stays Commitment

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd today announced its Healthy Stays commitment with enhanced cleanliness standards and protocols for its 430+ worldwide members. For more than nine decades, Leading Hotels has been at the forefront of creating the ...

ARDA & ARDA-ROC Release Best Practices & Recommended Guidelines for Resorts

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and the ARDA-Resort Owners' Coalition (ARDA-ROC) today released their recommended guidelines to help define the role of the timeshare industry in promoting the health and safety of owners, guests an...