Wed.Jun 12, 2024

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Intrepid to Open Eco-Lodges and Slash Flights, CEO Says

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Intrepid, known for its small group adventures, is inching into providing accommodations with a new investment. It's also working to reduce its carbon footprint by slashing flights.

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AHLA: 76 Percent of Hotels Are Experiencing Staffing Shortages

Lodging

WASHINGTON—More than three-quarters of surveyed hotels are experiencing a staffing shortage, and hotels are increasing pay, benefits, and perks to recruit and retain employees, according to a May survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Over the last six months, 86 percent of respondents have increased wages, 52 percent have offered greater flexibility with hours, and 33 percent have expanded benefits to cope with the nationwide workforce shortage.

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Turkey’s Strategy for Tourism: A Big Bet on China’s Travelers

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The new darling of China's tourism industry may be none other than Turkey. Here's how Turkey is wooing China's new breed of travelers, who are young, hungry for off-the-beaten-path experiences, and spending more than before.

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Economic Feasibility Studies: Using AI to Provide an Assist for Tourism and Lodging Development

Hospitality Net

Your company may be looking to add a new property, updates, or an expansion. What would you do if you are asked to prepare an economic feasibility study on a new tourism and hotel development project in your area? What are the major steps that you would include in this economic feasibility study?

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Getting Out of China ‘Was The Right Call,’ Qantas International CEO Says

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Just months after returning to Shanghai, Qantas is due to operate its last scheduled flight to the city at the end of July. Cam Wallace tells Skift about the rationale behind the shock move.

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Key appointments: Hilton, TFE Hotels, Ponant

Hotel Management

Hilton welcomes new commercial leader Hilton has appointed Daniella Tonetto to the position of Senior Commercial Director Australasia, effective 1 July. Tonetto brings a wealth of industry experience, most recently serving as Director – Hotels at Axsia HTL, where she worked closely with hotel leaders and owners to achieve their goals and maximise return on investment.

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Marriott Expands Footprint in France with 10 Additions Anticipated by the End of 2025

Hospitality Net

Marriott International, Inc., announced its plans to expand its portfolio in France with the expected addition of 10 properties with over 1,000 rooms by the end of 2025. The anticipated openings will further strengthen the company’s footprint in France, where it currently has a portfolio of 69 properties with over 12,000 rooms across 16 brands and 29 cities, including Paris, Nice, Cannes, Lyon, Strasbourg, Marseille, Reims, Lille, Bordeaux and Toulouse.

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Cruise Lines to Disclose Hidden Fees When California’s Junk Fee Law Kicks In July 1

Skift Blog

Skift Take: On July 1, consumers will find out if cruise operators are going to stick with the spirit of California's new junk fee regulation: full price transparency.

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Ringhotels expands its PMS selection with Mews to optimize guest experience

Hospitality Net

Mews, the industry-leading hospitality cloud and winner of Best hotel PMS at the HotelTechAwards 2024, was chosen by Ringhotels as an official PMS provider as part of their efforts to drive digital transformation in the German hotel industry. The hospitality cloud is now one of seven approved options that Ringhotels hoteliers can use to optimize operations and improve the guest experience.

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Lindblad Doubles Galápagos Fleet With New Adventure Tourism Ships

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Lindblad is not just expanding its fleet but is also pursuing a broader ambition to balance growth with ecological stewardship. Easier said than done, however.

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Diving into Diversity: Decoding the Foundations of Inclusion in Hospitality Talent Acquisition

Speaker: Lauren Fernandez - CEO & Founder, Full Course

Companies all over the world, including Marriot International and Hilton Worldwide, are aware of the value of including DEI in their talent acquisition strategy. However, despite these initiatives, there is still plenty that the hospitality sector can do to promote DEI. When comparing the hospitality industries in India, Iraq, the UK, and the US, you will see that there is a consistent underrepresentation of persons from different ethnic, gender, and disability origins across all levels of the i

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Four takeaways from NAVIGATE Miami 2024

Hospitality Net

Revinate’s annual hospitality conference, which focused on industry updates, growth plans, and new product launches, has concluded for the year — and we are still buzzing with excitement!

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Six Rosewood Hotels Aim to Blend Luxury Travel With Positive Social Impact

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Can you combine indulgence with making a meaningful difference? Rosewood believes it will at a half-dozen of its ultra-luxury hotels.

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Canary Technologies Raises $50M to Accelerate AI Guest Technology in Hospitality

Hospitality Net

San Francisco, Calif. – June 12, 2024 – Canary Technologies, the global leader in hotel guest management technology, announced today that it has closed a $50 million Series C funding round. The round was led by global software investor Insight Partners, who also led the company’s Series B, with participation from existing investors F-Prime Capital, Thayer Ventures, Y-Combinator, and Commerce Ventures.

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Southwest CEO Says He Won’t Resign Despite Elliott’s Activist Pressure

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Jordan’s comments come just days after Elliott took a nearly $2 billion stake in Southwest, making it one of the airline’s largest investors.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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AJU CONTINUUM Selects Kasa to Operate Former Ace Hotel in Los Angeles

Hospitality Net

AJU CONTINUUM, a global investment company specializing in real estate, branding, and technology, today announced its partnership with Kasa Living, Inc. (www.kasa.com) to manage and operate the historic property at 929 South Broadway in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Formerly the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, the reimagined property has been relaunched as STILE Downtown Los Angeles by Kasa.

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Ixigo IPO Garners Significant Demand Across Investor Categories — India Report

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Ixigo's IPO closed to a blockbuster subscription window. The online travel company's performance at the Indian bourses is indicative of the positive sentiments that prevail in India with regard to the travel industry.

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Start With YES … Even If It Doesn’t End That Way

Hospitality Net

It’s time to revisit the idea of avoiding the word no, but this time, I want to approach it from a different angle. First, let me tell you about my friend Dr. Nido Qubein, a devoted husband and father, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, president of High Point University, and mentor to many, who came to this country when he was 17 with little more than $50 to his name.

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Hotel Equities Names Aik Hong Tan Chief Investment Officer

Lodging

ATLANTA, Georgia—Hotel Equities (HE) announced Aik Hong Tan as chief investment officer. Tan serves as a principal for Greenwood Hospitality, which joined HE through a strategic partnership in March 2022. With 25+ years of experience in the financial and hospitality sectors, Tan has demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic acumen, which will be crucial in his expanded role as chief investment officer.

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A Buyer’s Guide to Future-Proofing Your Restaurant Tech Stack

The race to 100% digital is on. With the restaurant industry still in the early innings of its digital transformation, brands need an airtight strategy when it comes to building out their tech stack. Download the buyer’s guide to learn where to prioritize your efforts and get the most out of every investment.

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Integrating Inventory and Vendor Management with Workforce Solutions

Hospitality Net

In today’s competitive hospitality landscape, efficiency and seamless operations are paramount. Hoteliers not only manage a diverse and dynamic workforce but also face the challenges of maintaining optimal inventory levels and managing vendor relationships. Integrating inventory and vendor management with workforce solutions presents a holistic approach to streamline operations, reduce costs, and enhance service quality.

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Choice Hotels Opens Everhome Suites in Lexington, Kentucky

Lodging

NORTH BETHESDA, Maryland—Choice Hotels International, Inc. opened the Everhome Suites in Lexington, Kentucky. With this opening, the company has four Everhome Suites open, over 60 in development, 20 under construction, and more than 10 are expected to open within the next year. In the category, Choice has more than 400 properties in the pipeline across its four extended-stay brands, as of the first quarter of 2024.

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TMG Celebrates 1 Million Social Followers For Its Hotel Partners

Hospitality Net

Travel Media Group is pleased to announce they have surpassed ONE MILLION followers across all their social media hotel partner’s pages. As a provider exclusively serving hospitality, this is an exciting milestone for the company and its hotel clients.

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A Planner’s Guide to Event Vendors 

Social Tables

Planning a successful event involves working with a large team of reliable, capable professionals. Planners work with venues, specialized staff, and vendors to ensure everything runs smoothly. A lot of tiny pieces must fall into place for an event to succeed, and the wrong event vendors could lead to lots of trouble later in the planning process. In this guide, we’re walking you through everything you should know about event vendors.

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ABM Success Recipe: Mastering the Crawl, Walk, Run Approach

Shifting to an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy can be both exciting and challenging. Well-implemented ABM motions build engagement with high-value accounts and drive impactful campaigns that resonate with your audience. But where do you begin, and how do you progress from crawling to running? Watch now as Demand Gen experts delve into the essentials of each stage of the ABM process.

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SiteMinder and Cloudbeds partner to create new distribution and revenue opportunities for hotels

Hospitality Net

SiteMinder, the name behind the only software platform that unlocks the full revenue potential of hotels, and Cloudbeds, the leading platform redefining the concept of PMS for the hospitality industry, have established a strategic partnership to expand connectivity between platforms and create new revenue capabilities for more than 60,000 hoteliers globally.

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Key appointments: Hilton, TFE Hotels, Hyatt and more

Hotel Management

Hilton welcomes new commercial leader Hilton has appointed Daniella Tonetto to the position of Senior Commercial Director Australasia, effective 1 July. Tonetto brings a wealth of industry experience, most recently serving as Director – Hotels at Axsia HTL, where she worked closely with hotel leaders and owners to achieve their goals and maximise return on investment.

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Livaway Suites® Breaks Ground On 2nd Hotel In Salt Lake City Area

Hospitality Net

LivAway Suites® has struck again with a new hotel development recently breaking ground in Draper, Utah, about 20 minutes south of Salt Lake City International Airport. Recently named "America’s hottest job market" by The Wall Street Journal, the Salt Lake City area represents a significant milestone for the fast-growing economy extended brand. With the Draper groundbreaking, the Salt Lake City metro area becomes LivAway Suites first multi-hotel market.

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Report: Hilton most valuable hotel brand

Hotel Business

Hilton , with a brand value of $11.6 billion, has retained its title as the world’s most valuable hotel brand for the ninth consecutive year, according to new data from brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance. Hyatt , with a brand value of $6 billion, secured the second spot again. Hilton and Hyatt are the only two hotel brands to feature in the Brand Finance Global 500 2024 ranking.

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Beyond The Meeting Room: Luxury Magazine Resource

Escape into a world of luxury and dive into the future of tech, fun takes on the American pastime, and many inspirational individuals. With engaging reports on fashion, food, travel, finance, sports, and more, download now and enjoy the read!

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Hilton Al Khobar King Fahd Causeway Opens Doors

Hospitality Net

Hilton Al Khobar King Fahd Causeway has opened its doors to guests, marking the arrival of the latest Hilton property in Al Khobar.

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Island Hospitality adds Residence Inn Boca Raton to portfolio

Hotel Business

Island Hospitality Management has commenced operations of the 120-room Residence Inn Boca Raton. “We are excited to work with a south Florida-based ownership group to improve results and work together to achieve their long-term goals,” said Gregg Forde, president/COO, Island Hospitality Management, “Our teams have smoothly integrated the Residence Inn Boca Raton into our existing infrastructure, resulting in immediate success.” The pet-friendly property offers complimentary bre

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Planning granted for Resident Farringdon

Hospitality Net

Planning permission has been granted by the City of London to Mactaggart Family & Partners for The Resident Farringdon.

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Product watch: VION solar control films from Architextural

Hotel Designs

Hotel Designs Product watch: VION solar control films from Architextural Product watch: VION solar control films from Architextural Architextural enhances the hotel experience with VION Solar Control Films… With VION Solar Control Films by Architextural , hotels can achieve the perfect balance between natural light and indoor climate control. Not only do these films help create an inviting ambiance, but they also contribute to significant energy savings by reducing the need for artificial

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.