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Inventory management and sustainability: A win-win strategy for the hotel industry

eHotelier

Inventory management and sustainability: A win-win strategy for the hotel industry - Insights - Insights Here are ways hotels can minimize secondary inventory waste in their rooms in order to reduce costs, increase profits and promote sustainability.

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Southwest Airlines: ‘Healthy’ Demand Alone Can’t Boost Profits

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Southwest is flying too much capacity for the current level of travel demand in the U.S. Management knows it and is under increasing pressure to slow things down and boost profits.

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Travel Predictions 2024

Are Morch

Booking.com 2024 travel predictions highlight that travel isn’t just an escape, but a catalyst for experiencing our best lives. With data from a global study involving 27,000 travelers across 33 countries, explore our top seven 2024 travel predictions, including local market insights from the UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, the US, and Latin America. We’ll (re)invent […] The post Travel Predictions 2024 appeared first on Are Morch, Digital Transformation Coach.

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Building a Security Culture: The Most Basic Best Practice Is to Train All Staff in Protecting Guests

Lodging

Discussions of guest expectations in today’s hotel industry often involve aspects such as hyper-personalization, digital transactions, guestroom entertainment, wellness, and sustainable practices. Perhaps because security is so fundamental to hospitality, it is less common as a trending topic. But the protection of guests and their assets will always be a priority, one that guests themselves are highly cognizant of.

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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: View Melbourne targets gamers with computer games, energy drinks and bottomless popcorn

Hotel Management

View Melbourne is tapping into Australians’ growing interest in gaming with the launch of a specially designed Gaming Room, in collaboration with computer hardware company MSI. Sleeping up to four guests, the View Melbourne Gaming Room is kitted out with state-of-the-art equipment and includes an in-room popcorn maker offering a bottomless supply of complimentary popcorn, a drinks trolley complete with a selection of energy drinks, as well as a minibar stocked with beer, wine, spirits and soft d

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Accor Now Expects Its 2023 Hotel Performance to Exceed Forecasts

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Accor is having a happy, "Emily in Paris" kind of year. High-spending Americans thronged Europe this summer, helping the hotel giant beat expectations for revenue and profit.

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Hilton Breaks Ground on First Project H3 Hotel

Lodging

MCLEAN, Virginia, and KOKOMO, Indiana—Hilton announced the groundbreaking of the first Project H3 by Hilton hotel in Kokomo, Indiana, signifying the start of construction on its new studio apartment-style extended-stay hotel brand. Operating under a working title as Hilton navigates the final stages of the trademark process, the 137-room property is owned by Sun Management & Development Corporation.

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Exclusive: EVT drops the curtain on freshly refurbished The Capitol Hotel

Hotel Management

EVT has unveiled the latest hotel in its fast-growing Independent Collection with the official reopening of The Capitol Hotel in Sydney’s bustling inner-city suburb of Haymarket. The heritage building, which was closed for two years, quietly reopened in March 2023 following an extensive refurbishment of all guest rooms and public spaces. Following its soft launch, The Capitol Hotel, General Manager Brad Worker and his team have improved and refined the offering over the last six months before pr

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Vrbo Kicked Out ‘A Large Number’ of Hosts for Cancelling Guest Bookings

Skift Blog

Skift Take: When online travel agencies trot out statistics on their numbers of properties, is it a vanity thing or something more strategic? If you take Vrbo at its word, it's going for quality over quantity.

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LTI announces the World’s Best Luxury Hotel Brands 2023

Hospitality Net

Welcome to our annual World’s Best Luxury Hotel Brands report. This is not just another World’s Best list. LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence – has used the past 12 months to apply the perfect assessment process: a rigorously defined algorithm that measures the performance and values of luxury hotel brands.

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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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Lodging Econometrics: U.S. Construction Pipeline Continues Moderate Growth

Lodging

According to the most recent Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the United States by Lodging Econometrics (LE), at the close of Q3 2023, the total U.S. construction pipeline stood at 5,704 projects/672,676 rooms, up 7 percent year-over-year (YOY) by projects and rooms. The hotel construction pipeline continues to grow at a moderate pace with current project counts 3 percent below and rooms 14 percent below the all-time high of 5,883 projects/785,547 rooms reached in Q2 […] The post Lod

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Key appointments: La Vie, Salter Brothers Hospitality, SH Hotels

Hotel Management

La Vie appoints Group Director of Commercial La Vie Hotels and Resorts has appointed Lachlan Harris to the role of Group Director of Commercial. Based out of La Vie’s Sydney Head Office, Harris will be responsible for delivering top line revenue for all Vie properties. His role will include management over everything from revenue and distribution to client and customer engagement, multi-segment contracting and negotiation, product analysis, partnerships and marketing.

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Certares’ Internova: Behind Its Strategy for Luxury Travel Agencies

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Internova Travel Group is owned by private equity firm Certares, and its CEO is the brother of Certares' CEO. How they are thinking about company strategy reflects insight into broader trends among the luxury travel agencies.

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Disney Opens Pixar Place Hotel on January 30th 2024

Hospitality Net

Playful Pixar elements have been coming to life over the past few months at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel at Disneyland Resort, and we’re excited to share that the property will officially transform into Pixar Place Hotel on Jan. 30, 2024, becoming the first fully Pixar-themed hotel in the United States.

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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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Marriott’s Capuano Weighs in on Newest Brand, Industry Issues

Lodging

Marriott International continues to grow its brand portfolio and expand its reach through new initiatives, such as the recent launch of a new extended-stay flag and a newly forged licensing deal with MGM Resorts. Marriott President/CEO Anthony Capuano recently sat down with LODGING to discuss some of those developments, as well as key issues impacting the lodging industry as a whole.

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Ovolo raises $24,000 for education of disadvantaged Balinese children

Hotel Management

Over 640 people from Ovolo Hotels teams across Australia, Bali and Hong Kong came together alongside suppliers for the company’s third Annual Ovo-Walk on October 21, raising nearly AU$24,000 for The Bali Children Foundation. The partnership between Ovolo Hotels and the Bali Children Foundation (BCF), established in 2022, is aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Bali through education – including the renovation of classrooms and providing funds for the children to attend schoo

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Choice-Wyndham: Debt? Private Equity? Other Bidders? What Comes Next

Skift Blog

Skift Take: If an alternative asset investor like Blackstone gets interested, things could get even more interesting. Same if European hotel giant IHG made a bid of its own.

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Come for the Home, Stay for the Heart with Four Seasons Private Retreats Luxury Villa and Residence Rentals

Hospitality Net

Four Seasons is expanding its Private Retreats collection of luxury villa and residence rentals with highly anticipated openings in Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol, Caye Chapel in Belize, Tropicalia in the Dominican Republic, New Cairo Capital at Madinaty, and Cartagena, Colombia. Offering tailored stays in world-class homes expertly crafted by renowned architects and designers, Four Seasons Private Retreats offer the very best of living, hosting, and vacationing for every lifestyle.

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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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Looming Recession, Rising Occupancy, and Other Hospitality Trends

Lodging

The key to keeping your business at the top of your game is knowing your customers and the larger trends shaping the industry you’re in. In the case of hospitality, that means understanding what event planners and travelers are looking for from their venues, but it also means understanding how venues are being selected, how and where rooms are being booked, current rates, and more.

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Nominees announced for the 2023 HM Awards presented by Sealy Posturepedic

Hotel Management

Following a record 1700 entries, the nominees have been announced in 44 categories for the 2022 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, the 21st annual event, presented by Sealy Posturepedic. In 2023, 52 HM Awards will be handed out, recognising excellence over a range of categories covering people and departments to properties and chains.

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The Saudis Are Building Their Own Lavish Private Island Fit For a Prince

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Behold, Thuwal Private Retreat: A private, buy-out-only island being developed in Saudi Arabia. While the kingdom's richest have been known to head to Maldives for such pleasures, they will now be available at home.

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9 Most in-demand soft skills for restaurant management jobs

Hospitality Net

Working in the hospitality industry can be incredibly fulfilling, especially if you have an inclination to provide exceptional service and create memorable experiences for guests. As a restaurant manager, you will have the opportunity to oversee the day-to-day activities of the restaurant, ensuring smooth operations and delivering a high standard of service.

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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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AHLA Speaks Out Against Expanding Joint-Employer Rule

Lodging

WASHINGTON—American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President and CEO Chip Rogers spoke after the National Labor Relations Board issued a final regulation expanding the “joint-employer standard” under the National Labor Relations Act. The standard is used to determine when two or more employers are jointly responsible for a shared group of workers’ essential terms and conditions of employment and thus jointly liable for violations of the National Labor Relations Act and have joint b

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7 Sales Coaching Best Practices

Anthony Cole Training

If you are in charge of managing a sales team to reach sales goals, you must ask yourself this critical question; “Am I an effective sales coach?

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Google Upgrades Maps With Photo-First Searches of Things to Do

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Google's push to visually immersive search on its maps app may boost the discoverability of hidden-gem tours, activities, and museums.

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2024’s Trending Destinations from Booking.com

Hospitality Net

Traveling reveals the best versions of ourselves that we sometimes don’t get to fully explore at home – and it’s not just a boost in Vitamin D that enables this. Booking.com’s annual Travel Predictions research* found that more than three quarters (78%) of travelers feel more alive than ever on vacation, transporting them out of autopilot and into their best life, whether that’s chilling out (literally) in cooler climes, chasing culture or cycling through the charming curves of unfamiliar city s

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Preventing Employee Burnout in Restaurants & Hospitality: An Integrated Approach

Speaker: Lissa Bowen - Chief People + Culture Officer, Full Course Executive Director, Full Course Foundation

Employee burnout is a pervasive issue in the fast-paced and demanding restaurant industry, resulting in decreased productivity, high turnover rates, and compromised mental well-being. Effectively addressing this challenge requires a comprehensive approach that combines conventional management techniques, insights from neuroscience, and stress management strategies.

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CoStar: U.S. Hotel Performance Increases and Shows Improved Comparisons

Lodging

WASHINGTON—U.S. hotel performance increased from the previous week and showed improved year-over-year comparisons, according to CoStar’s latest data through Oct. 21, 2023. U.S. Hotel Performance October 15-21, 2023 Percentage change from comparable week in 2022Occupancy: 69.0 percent (down 0.8 percent)ADR: $165.32 (up 3.8 percent)RevPAR: $114.04 (up 2.9 percent) Among the Top 25 Markets, Seattle saw the largest year-over-year lift in occupancy (up 8.5 percent to 76.1 percent).

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Hilton expands upscale full-service offering following strong third quarter in APAC

Hotel Management

Hilton has reported a strong performance across its Asia Pacific hotels in the third quarter of this year with a 39% lift in RevPAR against the same period last year. Recording 74.4% occupancy during the quarter, driven by leisure demand, and a solid forward booking pace, the company also noted a sustained uptick in corporate and group travel, with Tokyo, Bali and Shanghai standing out as its best performing markets.

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Saudi Prince Al Waleed Invests In Four Seasons Resort In Red Sea Project

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Saudi's Prince Al Waleed has invested in - or bought - some of the world's most famous hotels, including The Plaza in New York and Four Seasons in Paris. Now, he's adding hotels in his own country.

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Tambourine Honored To Receive Multiple Travel Weekly Magellen Awards

Hospitality Net

Tambourine, the Fort Lauderdale-headquartered digital marketing technology company serving hotels, resorts, and tourism destinations worldwide, is celebrating thirteen Travel Weekly Magellan Award wins with its clients.

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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.