Fri.Mar 01, 2024

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Why Hiring a Fractional Sales Manager Can Drive Sales Results

Anthony Cole Training

Running a company is very different than managing a sales team, so you need someone skilled in the specific strengths of coaching and motivating your sales team. Companies have choices and often it makes sense to hunt, interview, hire and pay for a full-time sales manager, but this is a position very difficult to fill. It will take time, money, lots of effort and then onboarding to your systems, people and culture.

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Airbnb, Uber, Booking, Hilton: The Risks AI Poses on Business

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Experts compare the current AI-based tech revolution to the birth of the internet. With that level of magnitude comes plenty of issues.

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Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort Welcomes New Era of Coastal Elegance with $26 Million Property-wide Renovation

Hospitality Net

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort has unveiled the completion of its highly anticipated $26 million property-wide renovation. Nestled along the serene South Carolina shoreline, the resort’s expansive renovation began in August 2022 and encompasses a refreshed front entrance, elevated lobby, 323 upgraded guestrooms and refreshed balconies and an expanded courtyard.

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Ryanair CEO ‘Very Disappointed’ With Boeing 737 Max Delays, Cuts Summer Schedules

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Ryanair will receive 30% fewer planes than expected ahead of the all-important summer season, resulting in cuts to its flying program at “higher cost airports.

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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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Accor and Courbet sign a Sofitel Legend in Prague

Hospitality Net

Accor, a world leading hospitality group, and Courbet, chaired by Jean-François Ott, today announced an agreement that will see Accor assume management of The Mozart Prague hotel. Following an extensive renovation, the renowned hotel will join the prestigious Sofitel Legend brand, a collection of historic luxury hotels combining exceptional heritage and authentic service.

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Skift India Summit 2024: Trends Driving the Travel Boom

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The upcoming Skift India Summit is just around the corner, and I'm excited to explore trends in India's booming tourism.

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Morocco’s Resilience: Intrepid Travel Helps Tourism Rebound After Earthquake

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Intrepid Travel used its resources to bring tourism back to the High Atlas communities devastated by the September 8 earthquake.

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Airbnb welcomes EU agreement on new STR rules

Hospitality Net

Airbnb welcomes the European Parliament vote on a new EU short-term rental regulation that will make rules more clear, simple and easy to follow, while giving authorities access to the information they need to enforce fair and proportionate rules.

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??Dubai Hotels and Restaurants Featured In Netflix’s ‘Somebody Feed Phil’

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Dubai gets a dedicated episode on 'Somebody Feed Phil'; right at the time that Dubai Tourism is going big on food.

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Hotels advance sustainability goals at second annual Responsible Stay Summit

Hospitality Net

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) yesterday brought together hotel and sustainability leaders in Washington to highlight the hotel industry’s continued commitment and expanding set of programs regarding environmental sustainability at the second annual Responsible Stay Summit.

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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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Air Lease Isn’t Interested in China’s New Planes: ‘It’s a One-Way Dating Relationship’

Skift Blog

Skift Take: China’s ambitions for COMAC to rival Airbus and Boeing will probably take decades to achieve. One of the largest aircraft lessors in the world said it currently wouldn’t buy a COMAC commercial aircraft.

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Innovation in Wellness: Four Ways The Purist Embraces a Holistic Approach to Wellness

Hospitality Net

As a recognized leader in hospitality wellness, Accor understands the vital role that hospitality plays in enhancing physical and mental well-being. Today, as we embark on a journey of transformative wellness with our guests, we also acknowledge how profoundly wellness initiatives can positively impact business growth for our hotels and owners. Poised to revolutionize the wellbeing journey, our newest well-being concept, The Purist, invites guests to embrace a holistic approach to wellness and d

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AHLA Hosts Second Annual Responsible Stay Summit

Lodging

WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) brought together hotel and sustainability leaders in Washington to discuss the hotel industry’s commitment to programs regarding environmental sustainability at the second annual Responsible Stay Summit. AHLA member companies are incorporating environmental goals into their business models.

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IHG Hotels & Resorts Selects Canary Technologies as an Approved Vendor for Digital Tipping

Hospitality Net

Canary Technologies, the #1-rated Guest Experience Platform, today announced that it has been selected by IHG Hotels & Resorts as an approved vendor to provide its Digital Tipping solution. This collaboration is a major milestone to improve employee recognition and enhance the guest experience at IHG hotels worldwide.

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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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CoStar: U.S. Hotel Performance Reflects Mixed Results

Lodging

WASHINGTON—U.S. hotel performance showed mixed results over the previous week, according to CoStar’s latest data through Feb. 24, 2024. U.S. Hotel Performance February 18-24, 2024 Percentage change from comparable week in 2023:Occupancy: 62.0 percent (down 3.3 percent)ADR: $156.62 (up 0.3 percent)RevPAR: $97.12 (down 2.9 percent) Among the Top 25 Markets, Minneapolis reported the largest year-over-year occupancy increase (up 4.5 percent to 47.8 percent).

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What luxury travellers want, and how to attract them

Hospitality Net

The global luxury travel market is huge, not in the number of guests with substantial buying power but the astonishing level of buying power that these luxury travellers have. The good news for hoteliers targeting those top 5% of guests is that they seem to spending more every year. The global Luxury tourism market had an estimated total revenue of USD 1,308.15 billion in 2022, and is projected to be worth USD 3,023.78 billion by 2032.

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Ashford Trust Signs Agreement to Sell Hilton Boston Back Bay

Lodging

DALLAS—Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the 390-room Hilton Boston Back Bay in Boston, Massachusetts, for $171 million ($438,000 per key). The sale is expected to be completed in March and is subject to normal closing conditions. The company provides no assurances that the sale will be completed on these terms or at all.

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Dusit Hotels’ Exciting ITB Berlin Showcase: New Destinations, Brands, and Dusit Thani Bangkok Updates

Hospitality Net

Hot on the heels of opening 10 hotels last year, including its first properties in Greece, Japan, and Nepal, Dusit’s expansion continues apace. Two new luxury brands, new destinations, and a returning landmark ensure the distinctive Dusit experiences just keep coming.

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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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Boeing in Talks to Acquire Spirit AeroSystems

Skift Blog

Skift Take: After a string of quality lapses and production snarls, Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems are considering a possible reunion that they believe would “strengthen aviation safety” and “improve quality.

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Curio Collection by Hilton Arrives in Vietnam with the Highly Anticipated Launch of La Festa Phu Quoc

Hospitality Net

Located in the island’s charming Sunset Town, the Amalfi Coast‑inspired resort is set to evoke the imagination, embrace the romance of travel and ignite a sense of wonder.

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Knowland: Convention and Conference Center Platform Usage Increased by 50 Percent in 2023

Lodging

ARLINGTON, Virginia—Knowland announced an increase of 50 percent in convention and conference center platform usage in 2023. This speaks to the impact of data-driven insights in staying ahead of the competition and increasing revenue from the full range of space sizes. Knowland’s recent meeting planner survey showed that groups are more likely to relocate events to alternative markets than move down in chain scale to reduce costs.

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Urban Rest Expands into New Zealand with Urban Rest Sylvia Park in Auckland

Hospitality Net

Urban Rest, a leading provider of flexible alternative accommodations catering to the corporate market, is thrilled to announce its expansion into New Zealand with the debut of Urban Rest Sylvia Park in Auckland. This marks a significant milestone for the company as it extends its innovative approach to hospitality to the vibrant city of Auckland and beyond.

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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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Southwest Invests $30 Million in LanzaJet’s Renewable Jet Fuel: Startup Funding Roundup

Skift Blog

Skift Take: There's a lot of money pouring into next-generation flight technology with promises of huge revenues in the future.

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Hyatt Announces that the Rio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas has Joined World of Hyatt Amid Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation

Hospitality Net

Property-wide, multi-phase transformation is underway at the iconic 2,500-room hotel as it expands Hyatt’s brand footprint in a leading leisure and convention travel market and prepares to transition into the Destination by Hyatt brand this fall.

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Casai Was Dead. Now TravelAI Has Bought and Relauched Its Website

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Casai is dead but its ghost remains. The former company's domain is now one of more than 350 travel booking websites.

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Call for Rising Leaders Council members

Hospitality Net

HSMAI is committed to supporting the future generation of industry leaders. HSMAI Europe is expanding the Rising Leader Council. This council functions as a platform for professional development and advocacy, uniting ambitious young leaders and professionals from diverse roles and disciplines and helping them to continue their development. The Council provides a unique opportunity for emerging professionals to advance their skill sets, network with peers, and contribute to HSMAI and the industry

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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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Introducing Calimala the West

Hotel Designs

Hotel Designs Introducing Calimala the West Introducing Calimala the West The masterminds behind Florence’s much-loved Hotel Calimala have announced the acquisition of a 19th-century Gothic-style building, bringing to life an additional 65 guestrooms designed by architect Alex Meitlis… Florence’s boutique hotel, Calimala The East, formerly known as Hotel Calimala, is delighted to reveal its latest project to come to completion: Calimala The West.

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ibis Jakarta Raden Saleh Debuts in Central Jakarta

Hospitality Net

THE WORLD’S LEADING ECONOMY BRAND EXPANDS ITS PORTFOLIO OF CONTEMPORARY HOTELS IN THE LIVELY CAPITAL OF INDONESIA.

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Case study: Duravit steps into the Arne Jacobsen bath house

Hotel Designs

Hotel Designs Case study: Duravit steps into the Arne Jacobsen bath house Case study: Duravit steps into the Arne Jacobsen bath house Incorporating some contemporary design classics by Duravit, new life is being breathed into this architectural and design gem created by Arne Jacobsen… The men’s changing rooms at the Bellevue seaside resort were designed in the 1930s and are now being transformed into a beautiful bathing house.

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Urban hotel performance accelerating

Hospitality Net

While global hotel revenue per available room (RevPAR) remains elevated, surpassing 2019 levels by 11.7% through the first eleven months of 2023, performance has begun to normalize as some leisure travel contracts. Stabilization has weighed heaviest in resort markets, predominantly in the Americas and EMEA, with Asia Pacific continuing to accelerate as intraregional travel grows following border reopenings.

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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.