Mon.Jun 05, 2023

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American Travelers Boost UK Tourism Recovery

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at U.S. tourists in the UK, female business travelers, and hotels' profitability challenges.

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Marriott Announces Midscale Extended-Stay Brand Referred to as Project MidX Studios

Lodging

BETHESDA, Maryand—Marriott International, Inc. announced, in connection with the 2023 NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, its plans to expand in the affordable midscale lodging segment, following its recent entry with City Express by Marriott in Latin America. Consistent with the company’s approach to regionally relevant lodging products for every purpose, Marriott is announcing its plans to launch a new brand, which has not yet been named but is currently being referre

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A taste of Italy: Sydney’s Hotel Morris to open next week

Hotel Management

Accor will introduce Australia’s second Handwritten Collection hotel next week with the opening of 82-bedroom Hotel Morris on June 14. The boutique hotel takes residence at an iconic Italian renaissance building on Sydney’s Pitt Street which first opened in 1929 and held the title of Australia’s tallest hotel for 34 years. The 82 guest rooms – with six ensuite varities – take inspiration from the art deco era as well as Australia’s landscape with golden mustard tones and Jarrah wood accent

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India Daily: LGBTQ+ Travelers Prioritize Safety When Booking Trips

Skift Blog

Skift Take: As a Booking.com survey shows, the travel industry has far to go before it can truly claim inclusivity and a travel economy that values LGBTQ+ travelers.

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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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Paving the Way for an Even Stronger Recovery: Leaders Call for More Governmental Support at NYU Conference

Lodging

LODGING is LIVE at the 2023 NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. Find our show coverage here. The revitalized travel industry, both domestic and international, was a major talking point of “The CEOs Check In” session at the 45th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. Moderated by CNBC Anchor Sara Eisen, the panel discussion convened top hospitality executives to share industry observations and best practices in brand leadership.

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Announcing the Skift Short-Term Rental Report: Latest News, Deals and Insights

Skift Blog

Skift Take: We’re doubling down on our coverage of one of the most dynamic sectors in travel with the Short-Term Rental Report — a smart, concise premium newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest market news.

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Marriott to Launch Hotel Brand for Budget-Minded Extended-Stay Guests

Skift Blog

Marriott International said on Monday it would expand into the "affordable midscale" hotel category in North America with its 32nd brand.

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Accor’s branded residence portfolio set to triple over the next five years

Hospitality Net

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, and the second largest developer and operator of branded residences globally, today provided an update on the progress of its fast-growing, branded residences business line. Currently, Accor is welcoming residents home at some 40 branded residence communities around the world, with another 100+ projects under development, across 20 distinct brand collections.

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Frontdesk Buys Rival Property Manager Zencity

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Frontdesk's acquisition of Zencity highlights a consolidation trend among property managers, but also the very fragmented nature of the sector.

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Engage2023 Announces Impressive Speaker Lineup for Digital Marketing Summit

Hospitality Net

San Jose, June 1, 2023 – Milestone Inc. is thrilled to announce the lineup of distinguished speakers for Engage2023, the highly anticipated premier digital marketing summit for marketers, on July 31st and August 1st at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.

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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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Marriott CEO on the “Resilience of Travel” and New Paths for Growth

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Marriott CEO Anthony Capuano has decentralized some decision-making to help the company move faster in its development growth goals. He's also looking to add products adjacent to hotels, amplifying its loyalty program.

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Airbnb Hosts share their vision for future EU STR rules

Hospitality Net

Short-term rental Hosts — who host on a range of channels, including Airbnb — make up nearly one-quarter of all EU tourist accommodation supply. Hosting is an integral part of the EU’s tourism offer and is an economic lifeline for everyday Europeans across the bloc – helping Hosts afford rising living costs, and guests access affordable travel options across the EU.

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U.S. in a ‘Business Recession,’ Says United CEO

Skift Blog

Business travel is not coming back as fast as expected, in part to what United CEO Scott Kirby sees as a "business recession.

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UNWTO Commission for Europe Meets

Hospitality Net

European tourism leaders have met to advance shared plans for the sector’s future. The 68th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Europe (31 May – 2 June, Sofia, Bulgaria), assessed the current state of tourism in the region while also recognizing the vital importance of education, jobs and investments for a more inclusive and sustainable future.

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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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Charting New Territory With Skift Aviation Forum 2023

Skift Blog

Skift Take: We are delighted to announce the fourth-annual Skift Aviation Forum, taking place on November 1 in Fort Worth, Texas, where key aeronautics stakeholders will gather to explore groundbreaking ideas, share insights, and unlock the potential of this dynamic sector.

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InterContinental Bangkok reopens: The re-emergence of a grand hotel

Hospitality Net

The city’s most symbolic five-star luxury hotel returns as the centrepiece of Thailand’s hospitality and reopens its doors to provide guests with unparalleled luxury experiences and elegant designs inspired by Thailand’s rich culture.

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Highest-Paid Cruise Industry CEOs

Skift Blog

Skift Take: No doubt the relaxation of Covid restrictions made the jobs of cruise industry executives easier.

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Waikiki Malia Selects Stayntouch PMS to Empower Staff and Deliver an Unforgettable Guest Experience

Hospitality Net

Stayntouch, a global leader in cloud hotel property management systems (PMS) and guest-centric technology, today announced a partnership with Waikiki Malia, a popular hotel offering a contemporary retreat in the heart of Waikiki, Hawaii. Waikiki Malia chose Stayntouch to deliver its intuitive cloud PMS to empower staff, streamline operations, and elevate service.

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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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Data-Powered Hospitality: 1834 Hotels Leads the Way

Hotel Management

1834 Hotels invests in an advanced reporting system, integrating business intelligence tools for real-time insights and seamless operations. 1834 Hotels Revolutionizes Hotel Management with Advanced Reporting System Introduction: 1834 Hotels has made a significant investment in a state-of-the-art white label hotel management reporting system, empowering hotel owners with data-driven insights.

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ADËLON Capital and Twenty8 Group Set to Open Hyatt Place Melbourne Airport

Hospitality Net

ADËLON Capital and Twenty8 Group are proud to announce the grand opening of the Hyatt Place Melbourne Airport hotel on June 7.

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One-year on, IHG One Rewards is transforming experiences

Hotel Management

Since launching the globally revamped rewards program in 2022, IHG Hotels & Resorts has propelled loyalty to another level, offering more choice, value, relevant benefits and milestone rewards for members. The evolution of loyalty continues with IHG One Rewards. The industry-leading loyalty experiences platform has transformed rewards points into unforgettable VIP experiences with the Australian launch of IHG One Rewards Access.

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STR Weekly Insights: 21-27 May 2023

Hospitality Net

Weekly U.S. hotel occupancy (66.8%) exceeded the matched week last year by a slim margin of 0.4 percentage points (ppts) with an expected dip week over week (-0.7ppts) ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. While generally unchanged for the week, there were changes by day of week pointing to stronger mid-week occupancy and softer weekend occupancy compared to last year.

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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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Accor Plans to Triple Branded Residences in the Next Five Years

Lodging

Accor provided an update on the progress of its branded residences business line. Currently, Accor is welcoming residents home at some 40 branded residence communities around the world, with another 100+ projects under development across 20 distinct brand collections. By 2027, the company expects to have more than 150 branded residences in operation, an increase of more than 300 percent.

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Hilton Brings Back Exclusive Pop?Up Hotel Experience ‘Hilton on the Green’

Hospitality Net

Hilton is proud to announce the return of their highly successful ‘Hilton on the Green’ experience to the RBC Canadian Open, June 6-11 at Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto, Ontario.

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Rockbridge ‘Ready’ For Lifestyle Growth With New Brand 

Lodging

Longtime Rockbridge CEO Jim Merkel recently spoke about how the company he co-founded in 1999 has evolved over the decades. As such, he reflected on his very earliest professional experience—working for a hotel owner and operator fresh out of college—and how it provided a valuable operations and development background that has, over the years, informed investment decisions involving some 430 hotels around the country in 45 states.

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Women in Hospitality Technology Celebrated at HITEC 2023; with Sponsorship Support from Corporate Spending Innovations

Hospitality Net

Beyond the dual core components of exhibits and education at the 2023 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), attendees will have multiple opportunities for networking when they are in Toronto on June 26–29. A highlight is the newly-added HFTP Women in Hospitality Technology Reception on Wednesday, June 28. The elegant affair is designed to bring together women from across the industry leading the way in technology and innovation.

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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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STR, TE Update 2023 U.S. Hotel Forecast ADR and RevPAR Projections

Lodging

NEW YORK—STR and Tourism Economics upgraded the 2023 U.S. hotel forecast at the 45th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. While top-line performance advances, growing operating expenses are projected to limit profit growth over the remainder of the year. The occupancy projection for this year was lowered 0.2 percent from the previous forecast, but projections for average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) were lifted 1.5 percent and 1.3 perce

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Isn’t It Time We Were More Direct?!

Hospitality Net

Are you struggling to win the direct booking “war”? Wondering if it’s even possible for non-branded properties without massive marketing budgets to beat the OTAs at their own game, and drive more bookings to their website?

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Small steps to a better world

Hotel Management

Discover Seedling Sole… all-natural, 100% plastic-free, biodegradable plant-based slippers your guests will love for their style, comfort and eco-friendliness. Will you walk with us? Elevate the guest experience with 100% all-natural, feel-good slippers. Soft, light-as-a-feather and luxurious, Seedling Sole are plastic-free, biodegradable plant-based slippers your guests will love for their style, comfort and eco-friendliness.

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Marriott International Announces Plans to Expand in Affordable Midscale Segment with New Extended Stay Lodging Brand

Hospitality Net

Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq:MAR) announced today, in connection with the 2023 NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, its plans to further expand in the affordable midscale lodging segment, following its recent entry into the segment with City Express by Marriott in Latin America.

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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.