Thu.Feb 29, 2024

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Leaning Into Labor Solutions

Lodging

LODGING Editor-in-Chief Dennis Nessler speaks with representatives from a diverse cross-section of the industry to discuss the current state of labor in the lodging industry. Participants discuss everything from the advantages of flexible pay and hours to technology advances, specifically the AI revolution, and how advances in those areas are impacting today’s workforce.

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AirAsia Move CEO: What It Would Take for the Superapp to IPO

Skift Blog

Skift Take: It's all flights on board as AirAsia Move aims to carve out its own niche in the OTA space. The superapp doesn't want to be seen playing favorites with its parent airline.

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In Her Comfort Zone

Lodging

What initially inspired you to get into the hospitality business? When I was 18, I worked as a hostess at a restaurant my Uncle Vince managed. I did not like the restaurant business very much. Then, I got a job at a hotel in Philadelphia. I thought, ‘This is temporary until I find my dream job.’ The rest is history! Who were some of your mentors or role models, male or female, and what were […] The post In Her Comfort Zone appeared first on LODGING Magazine.

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NEOM Reveals 3 Habitas Hotels at Its New Leyja Destination

Skift Blog

Skift Take: NEOM has announced a strategic partnership with hospitality group Our Habitas, introducing three flagship properties at its newly launched valley destination.

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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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Marriott announces first Marriott All-Inclusive in the Dominican Republic

Hospitality Net

Marriott International in the Caribbean and Latin America announced today the latest addition to its All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy portfolio with the signing of Marriott Miches Beach, An All-Inclusive Resort, currently the Sunrise Miches Beach Resort in Dominican Republic. Set to undergo a conversion process commencing in the second quarter of 2024, the resort is slated to open its doors under the Marriott Hotels brand in the first quarter of 2025.

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Hilton, Travel and Leisure, and Marriott Timeshares: 2024 State of Play

Skift Blog

Skift Take: In a financial update, Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) showcased its sector leadership with a revenue of $3.978 billion last year. Rivals Travel and Leisure Co. and Marriott Vacations Worldwide continued to see resilient sales, too.

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Exclusive: EVT takes Rydges to Fiji with new-build beachfront resort

Hotel Management

EVT Hotels and Resorts is set to bring the Rydges brand to Fiji with the signing of a 258-room new-build resort. EVT Director of Hotels and Resorts, Norman Arundel, shared the news exclusively with delegates from the stage at the inaugural AHICE South East Asia on Thursday. “This partnership is an exciting development for Rydges and continues EVT Hotels and Resorts strategic focus on brand expansion, in both local and targeted international markets,” said Arundel.

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Can Vacasa’s Strategy Change Keep Homeowners From Leaving?

Skift Blog

Vacation rental operator Vacasa has several issues to tackle, but its most persistent problem is still homeowners leaving its platform.

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Hotel brands check into new verticals

Hospitality Net

Leading hotel companies are stepping beyond the traditional hotel stay to offer bespoke experiences and strategic partnerships that benefit both guests and their bottom line.

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U.S. Unveils New Plan to Protect Passengers With Wheelchairs

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The latest proposals from the Department of Transportation are part of a wider effort to improve the passenger experience for those with disabilities.

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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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Patmos Aktis, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Opens in Greece

Hospitality Net

This summer, Marriot International’s Luxury Collection will make its Dodecanese debut with the opening of Patmos Aktis, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Greece. Following an extensive renovation, the resort is set to reopen its doors on the golden sands of Grikos Bay in June, marking a new chapter for the island’s hospitality scene. A destination acclaimed for its picturesque coastline and spiritual energy, Patmos is fringed with traditional fishing villages, a unique volcanic landscape and sec

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Accor’s New Chief Strategist Unveils Plans

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Today's podcast looks at Gilda Perez-Alvarado's plans for Accor, Boeing's plans with the FAA, and Vacasa's workforce changes.

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Research reveals that the future of the hospitality industry as we know it is at risk

Hospitality Net

Strategic Solution Partners (SSP) has once again partnered with SearchWide Global (SWG) and SalesBoost to survey the main groups of hospitality stakeholders and find viable solutions to the ongoing staffing challenges.

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See Who Already Plans to Attend Skift India Summit 2024

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Skift India Summit in Delhi is just around the corner - take a look at who is planning to attend and add your company's name to the list. If you’re in the travel industry, this is a can’t-miss event.

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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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Aligning Incentives with Leadership Styles: Enhancing Team Performance in Hospitality Firms

Hospitality Net

Effective leadership is essential for a business’s success, but each organization has its own leadership culture, and each team leader has their own management style. The challenge for hospitality firms is to create incentives that work for both team leaders and team members.

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IAG Profits Soar as Leisure Travel Boosts Bottom Line

Skift Blog

Skift Take: IAG says the healthy numbers show robust and sustained demand for air travel - a trend it sees continuing into 2024.

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dailypoint selected as CRM provider for The Leading Hotels of the World

Hospitality Net

dailypoint™ is pleased to announce that it was selected as the preferred CRM and Data Management provider for The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW). LHW is the largest collection of independent luxury properties, with more than 400 member hotels in over 80 countries.

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Three Things We Learned from Air France-KLM’s 2023 Results

Skift Blog

Skift Take: A mixed set of results from Air France-KLM shows that even during the post-pandemic boom, profitability cannot be taken for granted.

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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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Understanding GenAI with Its Applications that Hotels can Realize in 2024

Hospitality Net

In the first post of this series, we explored the value proposition of machine learning (ML) to the hospitality industry. It was a pretty straightforward article to write because ML is already generating demonstrable value for hotels and hotel companies, and there are still substantial financial gains to be realized by the technology. Now let’s talk about generative artificial intelligence (genAI), which many believe has the potential to dramatically increase productivity across all industries,

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UAE Group Launches Casino Resort in Georgia with Fractional Ownership – Yours for $90K

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Abu Dhabi group Rotana is trying its hand at a casino in Georgia, meanwhile, gaming is in the cards back home in the UAE.

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Mastercard and Sabre join the Travalyst coalition

Hospitality Net

Travalyst, the not-for-profit organisation, founded by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex today welcomes Mastercard and Sabre to its coalition. Mastercard and Sabre join other leading travel and technology brands in the Travalyst coalition including Amadeus, Booking.com, Expedia Group, Google, Skyscanner, Travelport, Trip.com Group, Tripadvisor and Visa.

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California to Launch New Tourism Campaign: First Look at ‘The Ultimate Playground’

Skift Blog

Skift Take: California's reputation as an ideal tourism spot was dinged during the pandemic. The state is trying to remind travelers that it's still a fun destination.

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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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Cloudland at McLemore Resort Lookout Mountain, Curio Collection by Hilton Celebrates Grand Opening

Hospitality Net

Stunning, new mountaintop resort welcomes first guests on Feb. 29. Commemorating a significant addition to the scenic North Georgia Mountain landscape, Cloudland at McLemore Resort Lookout Mountain, Curio Collection by Hilton proudly opens today. Perched atop Lookout Mountain, Cloudland is situated 30 minutes from Chattanooga and two hours from the Atlanta, Birmingham and Nashville metro areas, offering an individually remarkable hotel experience that will immerse guests in one-of-a-kind moments

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Saudi’s New Campaign For AIUIa Promotes Heritage Sites

Skift Blog

Skift Take: It may not feature a footballer, but AlUla hopes its new global brand campaign will drive international visits.

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AHLA, HAC unite to expand hotel sustainability certification

Hospitality Net

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) announced today that their formal partnership to operate the Green Key Global sustainability certification program in the U.S. and Canada will take effect April 1. In the meantime, hotel properties can continue to sign up for the Green Key sustainability certification program here.

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Lodging Econometrics: Global Hotel Pipeline Reached Record High Project Counts in Q4 2023

Lodging

The Q4 2023 Global Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE) revealed that the global hotel construction pipeline hit all-time high project counts in Q4. At the close of 2023, LE analysts stated that the total global construction pipeline stands at 15,196 projects/2,367,727 rooms, a 7 percent increase in projects, and a 3 percent increase in rooms year-over-year (YOY).

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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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Call for Artists: Wyndham Rewards Commissions Gillespie Wall Mural Honoring Greensboro Six

Hospitality Net

Plans for a new Greensboro public arts project honoring civil rights pioneers, The Greensboro Six, took a major step forward today with the formal launch of a nationwide search for the mural’s artist.

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AHLA and HAC Green Key Global Operation to Take Effect April 1

Lodging

WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) announced that their formal partnership to operate the Green Key Global sustainability certification program in the United States and Canada will take effect April 1, 2024. HAC created Green Key Global in 1994 to certify hotels’ environmental sustainability policies and processes, and its certification criteria are aligned with all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Deloitte: Concern Around Rising U.S. Prices is not Fading and Likely Weighs on Americans’ Sense of Financial Well-being

Hospitality Net

A consumer’s sense of personal financial well-being likely forms the bedrock for spending behavior — from their approach to budgeting, to what they buy at the grocery store, how they plan their vacations, and when they buy a car. In its fourth year, Deloitte’s "ConsumerSignals" (formerly the Global State of the Consumer Tracker), a longitudinal consumer research study, explores shifts in global financial well-being sentiment and its potential impact on purchase decisions.

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Accor Selects IDeaS as Global Revenue Management Software Provider

Lodging

PARIS and MINNEAPOLIS—IDeaS and Accor announced that Accor has chosen IDeaS as its global revenue management software (RMS) provider. Partnering on a suite of IDeaS revenue management solutions, Accor continues to update its commercial strategy for hotels, property owners, and managers. Accor has over 5,600 hotels in 110 countries and will leverage IDeaS for its revenue management strategy by using technology to create a competitive advantage and deliver value while considering its global portfo

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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.