August, 2023

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8 practical tips to increase your hotel’s occupancy rates

eHotelier

8 practical tips to increase your hotel’s occupancy rates - Insights With a little creativity and lots of data and insights, low occupancy periods can be more efficiently managed.

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Generative AI Could Be the End of OTAs

Hospitality Tech

In the months since ChatGPT was released, average monthly searches for top OTA brands have dropped in half, demonstrating a declining interest in their brands and presenting hoteliers with an unprecedented opportunity to capitalize on a new direct bo

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TikTok for Hotels: Top 9 Strategies | Mews

Mews

When people hear about TikTok, the first thing that comes to mind is teenagers dancing to the newest trending choreography. This type of content is loved and hated in equal parts (don't ask me which side I'm on).

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Airbnb vs. New York City: A Skift Timeline

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Airbnb and New York City have had many twists and turns in their dealings over the last decade, and here's a list of the major events in their often rocky relationship.

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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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Exclusive: Minor Hotels to debut NH and NH Collection in Australia

Hotel Management

Minor Hotels is taking its European-born premium lifestyle brand NH Hotels and boutique NH Collection to Australia for the first time with the launch of two hotels over the next three years. The first NH hotel in Australia will be a AU$55 million new-build airport hotel located at 102-106 Robey Street, Mascot in Sydney, set for completion in 2026. Meanwhile, boutique upper upscale brand NH Collection will debut in 2025 at Wentworth Street in Sydney.

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Atwell Suites Plans Hotel adjacent to The Pass Casino in Henderson, NV

Hospitality Net

Located adjacent to both The Pass Casino and America First Center, Atwell Suites Henderson - at the Pass will anchor the ongoing redevelopment of the city’s Water Street district. In addition to 90 guest suites, the hotel will offer a pool and fitness center, an inviting bar with small plates available in the evenings, and a TV lounge, board games and puzzles for further guest gathering and engagement.

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September hotel bookings in Spain off to strongest start in five years

SiteMinder

Barcelona, Spain – Data from SiteMinder, the world’s leading open hotel commerce platform, reveals that hotel bookings for September in Spain are off to their strongest start in five years. SiteMinder’s World Hotel Index shows that hotel bookings in Spain are currently at 116.3% of 2019 volumes – 10.8% higher than the global average. Among neighbouring countries, only Portugal is outpacing Spain’s momentum, with hotel booking volumes that are 127.7% of 2019 levels.

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RIDE with Red Roof signs first woman-owned franchise

Hotel Business

Red Roof has signed its first fully woman-owned franchise since launching its new RIDE with Red Roof initiative. The property is a Red Roof Inn & Suites conversion located in Richland, MS, and is the second hotel in owner Kalpana Patel’s portfolio. It brings the number of Red Roof properties owned or partially owned by women to more than 35%. RIDE (Road to Inclusivity and Diversity in Entrepreneurship) will expand and further diversify hotel ownership and entrepreneurial opportunities for un

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Speculation Blooms After KSL/Hersha Deal: Top Stories in Hotels

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The biggest story in hotel deals and development this week was that KSL Capital Partners said on Monday it wants to take Hersha Hospitality Trust private. But it was just one of many that the Daily Lodging Report newsletter covered.

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Key appointments: EVT, Sofitel, Salter Brothers, Crystalbrook, and more

Hotel Management

Jodi Brown takes the lead as GM of QT Wellington HM Awards 2022 General Manager of the Year Jodi Brown returns to EVT to take up the position of General Manager of QT Wellington and Museum Apartment Hotel. Brown has over 14 years of experience in the luxury hotel and hospitality industry under her belt including positions such as General Manager of Atura Hotel Albury – where she led the property through a 12-month full refurbishment and rebrand – General Manager of QT Sydney, and most recently a

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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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Sustainability for Hotels - The Impact on Profitability

Hospitality Net

Nowadays, we see sustainability touted across trade publication headlines and social media. But beyond the buzzword, what does sustainability actually mean, in practical terms, for your hotel? Why does sustainability in travel matter so much now – more than ever – to consumers? Most importantly, how can hotels ensure that they are upholding sustainability standards and effectively communicating them to stakeholders and customers?

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Enhancing decision-making: How data management empowers hotel asset managers

eHotelier

By utilizing data management tools, hotel asset managers can enhance their decision-making abilities, improve business operations, and increase profitability.

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How Smart Technology, the Human Touch Shape the Future of Restaurants

Hospitality Tech

Hospitality businesses must keep pace with the latest technology that guests have come to expect while maintaining the human touch that is at the heart of hospitality.

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Reetu Gupta Announces Fall Book Launch

Hotelier Magazine

TORONTO — Canadian business executive, Reetu Gupta, is sharing her decades of experience, affirmational habits, and messages of gratitude in her new book, Auspicious: Embracing the Path Toward Courage, Conviction and Confidence. The print and digital book will be published and released by Dolce Media Group on September 7, 2023. Gupta, a proven leader in the hospitality and real-estate industries, is also a successful life coach and mentor.

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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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Domestic U.S. Tourism Growth Levels Off as Americans Head Overseas

Skift Blog

Skift Take: If U.S. domestic tourism businesses want to hold on to the post-pandemic gains with Americans, they better upgrade their marketing strategies and experience offerings.

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New Zealand’s top hotel leaders to be honoured at inaugural Aotearoa Hotel Industry Leadership Awards

Hotel Management

HM Magazine in partnership with Hotel Council Aotearoa is set to recognise top performers in New Zealand’s hotel industry with the launch of the inaugural Aotearoa Hotel Industry Leadership Awards this October. The leadership awards will be celebrated at the second Aotearoa Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) which takes place in Wellington on October 10-11, 2023.

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Tambourine Expands Photo and Video Production Division

Hospitality Net

Tambourine, the Fort Lauderdale-headquartered digital marketing technology company serving hotels, resorts, and tourism destinations worldwide, is excited to announce the formal expansion of its in-house photo and video production division.

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7 steps to creating a guest journey for the first time

eHotelier

In an industry as competitive as hospitality, creating a seamless guest journey is essential for hotels. Here is a step-by-step recap on how to do it.

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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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MCR acquires NYC’s Gramercy Park Hotel

Hotel Business

MCR has acquired the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City. Morse Development, an MCR affiliate that developed the TWA Hotel at New York City’s JFK Airport, will renovate the five-star hotel. Areas of the hotel that will be renovated include the lobby; the first-floor restaurants and bars; and the 197 guestrooms and suites. The 7,000-sq.-ft. rooftop bar will also receive a full restoration.

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8 Things to Know About Bringing Alcohol on Airplanes

Hotels by Day

Stiff drinks at 35,000 feet? Many passengers want to know the rules on bringing alcohol onboard. We break down the need-to-knows for carry-on, checked bags, opened bottles, drinking your own mini-bar, and how international flight policies differ. You’ll be a pro at transporting and enjoying alcohol at altitude when we’re done. Alcohol in Carry-On Bags […] The post 8 Things to Know About Bringing Alcohol on Airplanes appeared first on HotelsByDay.

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Ask Skift: What is AI’s Impact on Travel?

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Artificial intelligence is fundamentally altering how travel brands operate, and here's a look at a few ways the rapidly booming technology has already done so.

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Exclusive video: STR President Amanda Hite’s global performance expectations

Hotel Management

It’s a mixed bag at present when it comes to global hotel performance, with key segments booming and others now lagging, but the outlook overall is positive. That’s the outlook from STR President Amanda Hite, who exclusively spoke on camera to Wayfarer Host and HM Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, at the Hotel Data Conference in Nashville recently. In the exclusive video interview below, she says thanks to economic uncertainty, it’s challenging to forecast the key metrics of RevPAR, rate and occ

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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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Don’t Fake the Personal Touch

Hospitality Net

One of the most powerful customer service and CX tactics is personalization. We interviewed more than 1,000 consumers for our CX research, and 71% said a personalized experience is important to them. When personalization is used correctly, customers feel as if you recognize them. Using their name, remembering their past purchases, their buying patterns, and more can build confidence and trust.

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A beginners guide to lead generation for hotels

eHotelier

A beginners guide to lead generation for hotels - Insights - Insights By generating leads, hotels can reach out to a larger audience, increase brand awareness, and drive sales and profits.

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Tripadvisor: Vegas, Cancun top Labor Day weekend destinations

Hotel Business

More than 80% of Americans have been traveling this summer, and more than half (55%) have increased their travel since last year, according to Tripadvisor ’s Summer Travel Index. But where are they heading this Labor Day weekend? Major U.S. cities can expect the most travelers this long weekend, while Mexico tops international travel for those looking to soak up a bit of sunshine before the fall.

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Canopy by Hilton Cannes Hotel Opens on the French Riviera

Hotel News Resource

Canopy by Hilton Cannes has opened with panoramic views over the Mediterranean from one of the city’s best rooftop terraces, interiors designed by designer Ramy Fischer and a swimming pool that flows from indoor to outdoor.

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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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Ask Skift: Does Extreme Weather Deter Tourism?

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Destinations across the globe have experienced searing heat this summer, and are those soaring temperatures putting people off from traveling? Ask Skift looks into the impact of the blistering heat on tourism.

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Exclusive video: Minor Hotels CEO Dillip Rajakarier talks global expansion across the brand portfolio

Hotel Management

Minor Hotels have rapidly taken the accommodation world by storm in recent years and are now the tenth largest operator on the planet. The group, led by popular CEO Dillip Rajakarier, have had major growth and interest across the portfolio that includes Anantara, NH Hotels, NH Collection, Oaks, Avani, Tivoli and more. In an exclusive video interview with Wayfarer Host and HM Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, Rajakarier looks at the hot brands, key markets and his global expectations for growth.

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Canopy by Hilton makes its debut in the south of France

Hospitality Net

Canopy by Hilton Cannes has opened its doors to guests from around the world. With panoramic views over the Mediterranean from one of the city’s best rooftop terraces, interiors designed by acclaimed designer Ramy Fischer and a relaxing swimming pool that flows from indoor to outdoor, the hotel is set to be the new key feature in Cannes. This opening marks Hilton’s entry into the city and is the latest addition to the growing portfolio of Canopy by Hilton properties across Europe.

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Restaurant Tech Community Remembers SONIC’s John Robinson

Hospitality Tech

John Robinson, director of retail technology at SONIC Drive-In, died August 15. He is remembered as a "passionate brand ambassador" and an "incredible contributor to the advancement of technology in the restaurant industry.

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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.