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The Global Wellness Economy Stands at $4.4 Trillion Amidst the Disruptions of COVID-19; Is Forecast to Reach $7 Trillion by 2025

New Global Wellness Institute research–the most in-depth in its history–reveals that the wellness market grew to a record $4.9 trillion in 2019 and then fell to $4.4 trillion in the pandemic year of 2020. But with a consumer “values shift” underway,...

Can Super Bowl Ads Make Expedia Group the Nike of Travel?

Expedia is old enough to remember when tech companies like Pets.com and Electronic Data Systems bought Super Bowl ad time. At more than 25 years old, however, it also knows that it has to adapt if it wants to remain more relevant than those bygone b...

EB Hotel Miami Airport Leveraging GuestHub to Track Shuttle Service

Miami Springs, Fla. - Providing shuttle service between a hotel and the local airport is a costly guest service, but it is a necessary convenience that today’s travelers expect. Not only does the amenity create a positive first impression of the hot...

Keeping Your Data Safe: Ransomware, Crashes, and Backups, Oh My!

Is your hotel’s data protected? What if your hotel lost access to its data overnight? A situation like this would be more than an inconvenience, it would threaten your hotel’s operations and negatively impact your business in a myriad of ways. Loss ...

Booking.com Reveals the Traveller Review Awards 2022 Recipients and This Year’s Most Welcoming Places on Earth

More than 1.25 million travel providers around the world are being recognized for their hospitality with a Traveller Review Award 2022 Apartments are the most-awarded property type globally for the fifth year in a row, with Italy leading the pack wi...

“Travel Restrictions Don’t Work”: UNWTO Adds Its Voice To Who Statement

Citing new evidence on the rise and spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, WHO has noted that restrictions on travel are not only ineffective but also counter-productive. Echoing UNWTO’s recuring warning against the use of blanket restrictions, ...

Raising the Bar: Zero-waste, wellness-on-tap, & other top trends for 2022

The ubiquitous bar counter can be found worldwide and while each one differs by design, locale, menu, and culture, its purpose is universal – the easy flow of drink and conversation. And it was brought to a shocking halt in 2020. Pandemic images of ...

Leisure Travel Demand Fuels Continued Brand Growth for Hyatt, Including Apple Leisure Group, in the Americas

Hyatt today announced plans to accelerate its brand growth in the Americas region with a strong pipeline of expected hotel openings through 2023. Fueled by growing leisure travel demand, 45 hotels are expected to join Hyatt’s portfolio of brands, in...

ALIS Conference Location Spotlight: The Los Angeles Market Leads the Hotel Construction Pipeline by Rooms at the end of Q4‘21

As much of the industry, including Lodging Econometrics (LE), attends America’s Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles, LE releases its recent Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report. This informative report includes a summarization of the...

STR, TE slightly upgrade latest U.S. hotel forecast

LOS ANGELES - Underpinned by continued strengthening in average daily rate (ADR), STR and Tourism Economics have slightly upgraded the U.S. hotel forecast, just released at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS). The timeline for recovery rem...

HotelTechAwards: dailypoint™ among Top 3 in the Category Hotel CRM & Email Marketing

Munich, January 12, 2022 - The US platform Hotel Tech Report has again surveyed thousands of hotel software users worldwide about their experiences. In the category CRM & Email Marketing, dailypoint™ was voted among the top 3 providers for the secon...

Makeready Expands Portfolio with Management of The Ryder Hotel and Little Palm Restaurant and Bar in Charleston, South Carolina

Makeready, the hospitality company that creates and operates independent brands through local influences, functional design, and thoughtful restaurants and bars announced today its new management of The Ryder Hotel and Little Palm restaurant and bar...

AHLA Foundation Raises Over $822,000 With Record Night At 2022 Gala

The American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) raised over a record $822,000 at its annual gala to fund programs aimed at grooming and growing a diverse industry workforce. Each year, the Night of A Thousand Stars gala celebrates the hote...

AH&LA Report: Hotels Continue Moving Toward Recovery In 2022

The hotel industry will continue moving toward recovery in 2022, but the path will be uneven and potentially volatile, and full recovery is still several years away, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)’s 2022 State of the Ho...

What Sonder Can Teach the Hospitality Industry

Sonder, a company managing hotels and short-term rentals, went public this week at a valuation of over $1.9 billion. Sonder describes itself as “A better place to stay. Inspiring, award-winning design meets modern, mobile-first service. Welcome to t...

Hotels across the US are using room-service robots to assist guests and deliver food, amid staffing shortages

Hotels across the US are using room-service robots to deal with staffing issues caused by a perpetual labor shortage. The robots, created by Savioke, carry out simple tasks such as delivering meals or other items to guest rooms, Fox Business reporte...

Cambria Hotels Continues Expansion With New Hotels From Florida To California

Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), continues to accelerate the brand's expansion around the country by debuting eight hotels coast to coast in 2021 and breaking ground on six more new constr...

Woodmont Lodging, Milestone Companies and Blue Vista Capital Management Announce JV Acquisition of 111-Room Holiday Inn Asheville East in North Carolina

Woodmont Lodging, Milestone Companies and Blue Vista Capital Management today announced the joint venture acquisition of the 111-room Holiday Inn Asheville East in N.C. This marks the fourth hotel transaction the companies have finalized together si...

Banyan Investment Group Acquires 114-Suite Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta/Perimeter Center

Banyan Investment Group (BIG), an Inc. 5000-recognized, vertically integrated hotel investment company that acquires select-service hotels in the United States, today announced the acquisition of the 114-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta/Perim...

Hilton Celebrates Growth and Development Milestones as Company Prepares for a New, Reinvigorated Era of Travel

Well-positioned to emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever, Hilton delivered a record year of development achievements. Already one of the world’s largest hotel companies, Hilton opened 414 properties, adding more than 67,100 rooms to its system...

The U.S. Construction Pipeline Stands at 4,814 Projects/581,953 Rooms at Year-End 2021

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that at the fourth quarter close of 2021, the total U.S. construction pipeline stands at 4,814 projects/581,953 rooms, down 8% by projects and 10% by rooms year-over-year (YOY). While project totals have ...

JONO Developments and Hotel Equities to Debut Moxy Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Today, JONO Developments Ltd. ("JONO") and Hotel Equities ("HE"), announced they will be opening a Moxy hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The new hotel is anticipated to serve as the first new-build Moxy hotel in Canada, part of Marriott Bonvoy's portf...

The 24hr Food & Sustainability Hackathon Vol. IV: Highlight Report

Topics and questions included: Food sourcing and biodiversity: How to make the right decisions? Equitable trade in supply chain: How to support adequate working conditions and livelihood upstream along the supply chain? Healthy and sustainable diets...

Wrapped in Wellness: IHG spas across the globe to relax and recharge

According to the 2022 American Spa Trend Report, people are still facing the impact of the pandemic in many areas of their lives, and trends anticipate people will continue prioritizing their mental wellbeing along with their physical health. “Welln...

Four Seasons to Conclude Management of Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is concluding management of Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas as of December 31, 2022 on expiration of the current term of its management agreement. Four Seasons and the property owner are working col...