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Amazon’s New AI Tools for Travel: How Delta, IHG, and Others Are Using AWS

Skift Blog

Skift Take: It is becoming more clear that streamlined customer service is one of the biggest immediate opportunities for generative AI in the travel industry.

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Curio Collection by Hilton to Reach 150 Open Hotels by 2024

Lodging

MCLEAN, Virginia—Curio Collection by Hilton recognized openings that have led the brand to reach its 150th milestone by the end of 2023 with the addition of 19 properties to the portfolio by year’s end, including 10 first-in-market hotels. “As we celebrate 150 individually remarkable hotels within Curio Collection by Hilton, we reflect on not only growing our global footprint, but the authentic and immersive experiences the collection offers,” said Jenna Hackett, brand leader, Curio Collection [

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U.S. Embassy Issues Record Visas, Extended Wait Times Persist: India Report

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The issue of long wait times for U.S. visas, particularly for Indian applicants, stands out amidst the overall increase in U.S. visa applications and issuances.

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Playing the Same Game: How Revenue Managers and Sales Are Joining Forces

Lodging

Sales and revenue management are two departments that seemingly should be a match made in heaven but often find themselves at odds with differing goals for success. While a hotel’s sales team is often incentivized to grow occupancy above all else, revenue managers understand the need to look beyond guestrooms to ancillary services in their quest to maximize revenue.

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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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Virgin Atlantic CEO Focused on Return to Profitability in 2024

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Virgin Atlantic CEO Shai Weiss is confident in his efforts to return the airline to solid financial ground next year.

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New Zemi Beach Solar Farm Allows Boutique Hotel to Run on 100% Solar Energy During the Day

Hospitality Net

Zemi Beach House (Zemi), the award-winning 76-room LXR Hotels & Resorts luxury boutique hotel located on Shoal Bay East announced today the installation of its most recent green initiative, the Zemi Solar Farm, installed by firm SwitchLogix Limited.

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W Hotels Debuts W Edinburgh

Hospitality Net

W Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announces the reveal of W Edinburgh with unrivalled happenings, bold, unexpected design, and signature Whatever/Whenever™ service. Highlights include a striking rooftop deck offering never-seen-before 360° views, as well as the W Hotels brand’s signature Sound Suite recording studio, a first for the UK and the second in Europe, empowering musicians, podcasters, DJs, and artists to create and record

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Virgin Atlantic Pressures UK for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Support

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Sometimes you need a big, audacious stunt to garner support for sought-after climate policy.

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5 Tech-Driven Hospitality Trends to Expect in 2024 and Beyond

Hospitality Net

As we approach 2024, the hospitality industry’s landscape is set to undergo significant transformations characterized by increased personalization, automation, AI, and cybersecurity, just to name a few. Moreover, these advancements will not only redefine the guest experience but also push the boundaries of what is possible in the sector.

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Amsterdam’s ‘Stay Away’ Ads Didn’t Deter Partiers. Now What?

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Amsterdam is struggling to shake off its historic image of the city where everything goes.

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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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HSMAI Middle East Showcases Holoconnects as Gold Partner for Hospitality Commercial Strategy Conference in Dubai

Hospitality Net

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International – Middle East (HSMAI ME) will showcase Holoconnects as a Gold Partner at the 6th ROC ME Commercial Strategy Conference. The event takes place November 28-29, 2023, at the Conrad Dubai. Attendees and media interested in learning more about Holoconnects or setting up a meeting at the event can visit holoconnects.com.

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Hotel SEO: Top 3 Key Tips to Help Your Hotel Rank On Google

Are Morch

What is SEO for Hotels? SEO, or search engine optimization, improves the visibility and ranking of a website on search engine results pages (SERPs). SEO can be a powerful tool for booking traffic and generating leads for hotels. A variety of strategies can be used to improve a hotel’s SEO, including optimizing website content for […] The post Hotel SEO: Top 3 Key Tips to Help Your Hotel Rank On Google appeared first on Are Morch, Digital Transformation Coach.

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Global Hotel Alliance Reveals Destination Hotspots For 2024

Hospitality Net

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, has revealed the most popular destinations for 2024 and what is motivating travellers to visit them.

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Lark Hotels Enables Hotel Investor App’s ERP and Accounting Solution

Lodging

GLENWOOD, Maryland—Hotel Investor Apps (HIA) announced that Lark Hotels has implemented its ERP and accounting solution for its portfolio of 50+ properties. With HIA, Lark Hotels increased access and visibility into financial management by setting up 100+ team members in the system (with role-based permissions). Lark now has automated PMS and POS imports, custom integrations, and an automated accounts payable solution.

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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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Under Canvas Partners With Small Luxury Hotels Of The World (SLH) As First Outdoor Hospitality Brand In Its Collection

Hospitality Net

Today, Under Canvas, the leader in upscale, outdoor hospitality, and Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) - a prestigious collection of over 540 independently spirited luxury hotels across the globe - announced a partnership between the two brands. The inclusion of nine Under Canvas properties, as well as the first ULUM resort, represents the first outdoor resort brand for the boutique, luxury hotel group.

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Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center Names PM Hotel Group Manager

Lodging

CHEVY CHASE, Maryland—PM Hotel Group has been chosen to take over the management of the Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center. The addition of Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center to the PM Hotel Group portfolio marks the continued expansion of the company’s presence in Texas. “We are pleased to be taking over the management of Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center near thriving Downtown Dallas,” said Ethan Kramer, chief investment and development officer, PM Hotel Group.

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Margaritaville And Karisma Announce Joint Development In Honduras

Hospitality Net

Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels & Resorts are excited to announce plans to debut the newest all-inclusive resort under the Island Reserve® Inclusive Collection: Margaritaville Island Reserve® Resort Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. This destination will complement Karisma and Margaritaville’s footprint in Mexico, Belize, and the Dominican Republic, joining Margaritaville Island Reserve® Resort Cap Cana, Margaritaville Island Reserve® Resort Riviera Cancun, Margaritaville Island Reserve® Resort R

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Hotel 11, MOD a Sonesta Collection Opens

Lodging

NEWTON, Massachusetts—Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hotel 11, MOD a Sonesta Collection in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. With views of the Rocky Mountains and a location near Calgary International Airport, the 155-room property provides access to cultural attractions and businesses, as well as options for outdoor activities.

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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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Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s Standing Committees Unite to Propel Industry Towards Net Positive Hospitality

Hospitality Net

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s newly formed Standing Committees are taking decisive steps towards resolving one of the industry’s most challenging issues - harmonising industry metrics and streamlining reporting and benchmarking in sustainability. The Alliance’s CEO, Glenn Mandziuk, believes that the industry could achieve a shared definition on standards and certification as early as next year.

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JLL Arranges Sale of Bayside Resort Hotel

Lodging

BOSTON—JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group announced that it arranged the sale of Bayside Resort Hotel, a 128-room hotel located on Cape Cod in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts. JLL worked on behalf of the seller in the sale to Bayside Yarmouth LLC. The hotel will be managed by Jamsan Hotel Management. Set on 3.95 acres, Bayside Resort Hotel features amenities including an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, family fun center, and over 2,300 square feet of […] The post JLL Arranges

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FutureLog Takes Center Stage as Gold Sponsor at the 21st Annual HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific

Hospitality Net

FutureLog, a leading innovator in hospitality technology solutions, proudly announced its Gold sponsorship of the prestigious 21st Annual HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence. The Hotel Management magazine event was held on Friday, November 24, 2023, at The Star Event Centre Sydney.

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AHLA Board Member to Testify Before Congress Against DOL Proposal

Lodging

WASHINGTON—American Hotel & Lodging Association Board Member and Principal of Sita Ram LLC Jagruti Panwala will testify before Congress in opposition to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to raise the overtime salary exemption threshold for executive, administrative, and professional employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. DOL in August proposed raising the threshold from $35,568 to an estimated $60,209 in 2024 according to the department’s own projections, a nearly 70 percent in

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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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Les Roches Elevates Student Hospitality Education Experience With Exclusive Mountain Resort-inspired Campus

Hospitality Net

Crans-Montana - Les Roches, one of the world’s leading institutions in hospitality education, proudly unveils the first step of the renovation work of its campus in Crans-Montana. The campus which welcomes every year more than 800 students from over 100 nationalities is located in the ski resort nestled in the Swiss Alps and embodies the essence of an exclusive mountain resort campus.

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Shatterproof to Honor Mark Hoplamazian at ALIS 2024

Lodging

NORWALK, Connecticut—Shatterproof will host its seventh annual Hospitality Heroes Reception at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) on January 23, 2024, from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. at the J.W. Marriott in Los Angeles. The reception will honor Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, who has been integral in uniting hospitality leaders to raise awareness and shatter the stigma surrounding addiction.

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New Mews Kiosk cuts check-in time by a third and generates thousands in extra hotel revenue

Hospitality Net

Mews, the industry-leading hospitality cloud, has unveiled its next-generation kiosk solution for hotels. The Kiosk can be used for check-in and check-out, by guests or by staff.

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U.S. Visitor Visa Demands Are Still Overwhelming

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Today's podcast looks at U.S. visa wait times, Dolly Parton's new hotel, and a Canadian airline team-up.

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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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Bhutan’s Namgay Heritage Hotel migrates to Hotelogix Cloud for efficient property management

Hospitality Net

Hotelogix, a globally leading cloud-based hospitality technology provider, said that Namgay Heritage Hotel in Bhutan has adopted its all-in-one Cloud-based Hotel Property Management System (Hotel PMS) to ensure efficient management of daily operations and to drive overall business growth.

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What’s Needed for ABS to Become a Reality?

Hospitality Tech

For most hoteliers, transitioning to an attribute-based sales model will require system upgrades, staff education, better customer data profiles and the conviction that it will all be worth it.

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PM Hotel Group Selected to Manage Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center

Hospitality Net

PM Hotel Group, a leading hotel management company based in greater Washington, D.C., has been chosen to take over management of the Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center. Known for its commitment to excellence, PM Hotel Group is poised to implement proven strategies and operational efficiencies to ensure the success of the hotel. The addition of Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center to the PM Hotel Group portfolio marks the continued expansion of the company’s presence in Texas.

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Skopos shines a light on dimout fabrics and curtains

Hotel Designs

Hotel Designs Skopos shines a light on dimout fabrics and curtains Skopos shines a light on dimout fabrics and curtains To expand its ‘Accents’ offer, Skopos has added Kiara, a new dimout quality, into the portfolio… Kiara, a new dimout collection from Skopos, has been specially selected for its’ broad colour palette, soft handle and elegant drape, as a perfect, simple, textured solution for contract curtains.

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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.