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Outlook for 2024: the Rise and Rise of Experiential Travel

Hospitality Net

Seeking unique travel experiences will remain a robust trend in a growing global tourism market in 2024, which has major implications for hotel operators. Predictions paint a rosy picture for travel in 2024. UNWTO expects international arrivals to finally return to pre-pandemic levels, and even exceed 2019 figures by 2%. Airline connectivity may further rise this year from 89.5% of pre-pandemic levels in 2023, IATA said.

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Former JetBlue CEO Took Home $10.8 Million in 2023

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Robin Hayes raked in some of his highest compensation during his 8-year tenure as JetBlue CEO while the carrier struggled to reach profitability in 2023.

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HUNTER Conference Kicks Off With Market Report and Forecast

Lodging

The Hunter Hotel Investment Conference (HUNTER) is underway at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Celebrating its 35th milestone year, event attendees number over 2,100 from 950 companies across 48 states, including 100 college students. Event programming and speakers include underrepresented groups within the hospitality industry and new programming aimed at engaging attendees.

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Achieving Sales Team Excellence – The Will to Manage

Anthony Cole Training

It's difficult to choose what the toughest part of any sales manager’s job is and it can vary by company, industry or geography. Undoubtedly, it will be about people – finding the right salespeople, hiring and onboarding, coaching them on important deals and for skill development. And don’t forget about holding them accountable to the goals established and their activity to achieve those.

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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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‘It’s going to be outstanding’: Hilton boss reveals strong First Nations influence for Australia’s first Waldorf Astoria

Hotel Management

Hilton is gearing up to launch new brands into the region including urban micro-hotel brand Motto by Hilton, Hilton Area Vice President and Head of Australasia, Paul Hutton, told a small group of media at a roundtable on Thursday. The company’s focus on strategic and organic growth has resulted in 32 hotels operating across the region, with more on the way, the Australasia boss confirmed.

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Q&A: Why Vrbo’s New Brand Campaign Is Spotlighting Trust, Transparency, and Consistency

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Do vacation rental travelers prefer consistent experiences over quirky stays? Vrbo is betting they do, with a new brand campaign that aims to outshine the competition by highlighting traditional properties, price transparency, and loyalty rewards.

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Peachtree Group Thrives Amid Debt Market Dislocation, Anticipates Deploying $1.0 Billion in Real Estate Credit Investments

Hospitality Net

Peachtree Group (“Peachtree”), a diversified commercial real estate investment firm, announced it has closed approximately $660 million in credit investments since Dec. 1, 2023, with an additional $350 million anticipated closing over the next 30 to 45 days.

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Bleisure travel boosts Wyndham’s growth in Asia Pacific

Hotel Management

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is gearing up for further growth in Asia Pacific following a strong 2023 which saw 222 hotels signed and 158 new properties opened. During a short visit to the region from March 4-7, 2024, Wyndham President and CEO, Geoff Ballotti, participated in 27 signing ceremonies for new hotels – including properties in Greater China, Thailand, Cambodia – while also meeting with more than 30 owners across the region.

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Ryanair CEO Shares Social Media Strategy – And Two Topics Even He Won’t Touch

Skift Blog

Skift Take: In a sitdown interview with Skift, Michael O'Leary reveals some of the secrets to Ryanair's viral success, and tells us the two subjects that are absolutely off-limits.

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Procell InSite: Revolutionizing Hospitality With Operational Efficiencies, Sustainability, and Customer Satisfaction

Lodging

In the rapidly evolving landscape of the hospitality industry, businesses continuously strive for innovation to enhance operational efficiencies, customer satisfaction, and ESG goals. Procell InSite emerges as a pioneering solution, integrating cutting-edge technology to meet these demands. This comprehensive system offers a seamless approach to managing operational tasks, promoting environmental sustainability, and elevating the guest experience, making it a game-changer for hotels, resorts, en

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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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Baccarat Hotel & Residences Maldives Set To Open In 2027

Hospitality Net

SH Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality management company founded by visionary Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, today announced plans to redefine luxury and sophistication in the Maldives with the forthcoming debut of Baccarat Hotel & Residences Maldives in 2027. Spanning five interconnected islands across more than 111 acres in the South Malé Atoll, this one-of-a-kind resort will set a new standard of unprecedented luxury in one of the world’s most coveted travel dest

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Hilton’s US$210 million Graduate acquisition could result in over 500 new hotels, CEO Nassetta says

Hotel Management

Hilton is acquiring popular United States brand Graduate Hotels from Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners for US$210 million and the global chain’s CEO Chris Nassetta says the acquisition provides a significant growth opportunity across the globe and could result in the opening of over 500 new properties. The acquisition, which includes all rights to the Graduate brand worldwide, was the talk of this week’s (20 Mar) Hunter Hotel Investment Conference in Atlanta – an event which attracts a large

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FAA Steps Up Oversight of United Airlines Following Safety Incidents

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The FAA will be reviewing United’s work processes, manuals and procedures after a string of safety incidents the carrier experienced in March.

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Wyndham’s Women Own the Room Initiative Drives Over One Dozen Hotel Openings

Lodging

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is celebrating a major milestone for its award-winning Women Own the Room initiative, surpassing 15 hotel openings and more than 50 signings in just over 24 months. The first-of-its-kind offering—which has seen its network of current and prospective women hotel owners climb to more than 550—leverages Wyndham’s scale and influence to break down the unique barriers women face on the path to hotel ownership.

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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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US Solar Eclipse Hotel Occupancy Increases by Another 10%

Hospitality Net

On April 8th, there will be a total solar eclipse that traverses North America. Being able to witness this from land is incredibly rare, with astronomers at NASA saying that it could be as long as 375 years before a similar event occurs in this North American pathway.

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‘Playful’ luxury takes centre stage at The Darling’s new-look penthouse suites

Hotel Management

Boutique hotel The Darling at The Star Sydney has revealed a collection of 16 luxury suites following a major refurbishment project undertaken by design firm Fender Katsalidis. The bespoke penthouse suites, inspired by the concept of rest and restoration, have been designed to offer “high-impact experiential moments” for guests. Offering harbour views and luxurious height and scale, the executive suites are intended to take guests on a journey of discovery with playful elements layered throughou

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Oberoi Chief Plans New Ultra-Luxury Hotel Brand

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Oberoi Group's CEO wants to introduce more luxurious, boutique-style hotels in India, and he disclosed the company is working on a new ultra-luxury brand with a "nature" theme.

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Peachtree Group Thrives Amid Debt Market Dislocation, Anticipates Deploying $1.0 Billion

Lodging

Peachtree Group (“Peachtree”), a diversified commercial real estate investment firm, announced it has closed approximately $660 million in credit investments since Dec. 1, 2023, with an additional $350 million anticipated closing over the next 30 to 45 days. The credit investments primarily encompass originations for hotels, multifamily, industrial and student housing.

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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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Blink Design Group Breathes New Life Into A Mesmerising Maldives Legend At Huvafen Fushi

Hospitality Net

Huvafen Fushi is an icon of the Maldives and an enchanted hideaway at North Male Atoll which required some fresh thinking and love to bring its 44 lavish above-water and beach bungalow dwellings up to date and into the future. BLINK founder and creative partner Clint Nagata says the challenge facing his team was a complete refresh of the resort’s interiors while staying true to the brand’s essence of sophisticated island chic and effortless style and ensuring the disruption to a very loyal clien

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AI is here and it’s impacting hotel operations, starting with Housekeeping

eHotelier

AI-powered tablets can enable housekeepers to fill service requests, update room status, pinpoint their location in an emergency and more via voice command in multiple languages.

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Eric Garcetti on India Travel: Visa Wait Times, Growing Tourism, and Cricket

Skift Blog

Skift Take: A lot of Indians are waiting a long time to visit the U.S. Eric Garcetti wants to generate the same excitement in U.S. travelers about visiting India.

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Hampton by Hilton Looks to the Future with Innovative North American Prototype

Lodging

Hampton by Hilton, Hilton’s global powerhouse brand with 3,000 properties worldwide, is reinforcing its brand strength and dedication to innovation with the announcement of a new cutting-edge North American prototype and the unveiling of a refreshed global brand identity. These endeavors signify Hampton’s steadfast commitment to pushing boundaries and redefining the category which it pioneered.

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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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Marriott International Signs Agreement to Bring W Hotels to Sanya

Hospitality Net

Marriott International, Inc. recently announced it has signed an agreement with Hainan Qianrui Industrial Development Co., Ltd. to bring the W Hotels brand to Sanya, the popular tourist hub located on China’s southerly island province of Hainan. Located in Sanya Bay, W Sanya is slated to open in the second quarter of 2028. With its bold, detail-driven design, elevated service, and engaging always-on programming, the hotel is poised to become a new symbol of luxury hospitality in Sanya.

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The domino effect of training and development for hospitality employees

eHotelier

Recognizing the importance of education and utilizing different styles of teaching will eventually motivate the employees to higher performance and will lead to higher customer satisfaction and loyalty.

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U.S. to Review How Airlines Handle Passengers’ Personal Information

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The review into passenger data protections is the first of many the Department of Transportation plans to periodically conduct.

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Picking Up The Pace

Lodging

What initially inspired you to get into the hospitality business? I’ve always loved travel and frequently found myself fascinated by historic hotels from an early age. Like many, I began in food and beverage and transitioned into hotel operations before finally landing in the design and development world. I’m in love with this side of the business–it combines my passion for travel and my love for architecture and design.

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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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The Singer Oceanfront Resort To Debut This Spring After Multi-million-dollar Renovation, Conversion To Curio Collection By Hilton

Hospitality Net

A reimagined beach escape, The Singer Oceanfront Resort - located on a pristine, four-mile stretch of Singer Island, Florida’s hidden gem between Palm Beach and Jupiter and the eastern-most point in the state - will debut this spring following a transformative, multi-million-dollar renovation and rebrand. Just steps away from turquoise blue ocean on one side and the calm waters of the Intracoastal on the other, The Singer offers an unmatched retreat on the Atlantic Coast with easy access via Pal

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9 proven ways to grow your occupancy rates

eHotelier

Fortunately, price isn’t the only tool available to hoteliers looking to improve their occupancy rate. Here's a look at how to increase hotel occupancy with some tried-and-true approaches and introduce some important considerations to keep in mind when monitoring this common hotel performance metric.

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Dubai Tourism CEO on the Power of Bollywood, Indian Visas and Cricket

Skift Blog

Skift Take: India is one of Dubai's most important markets both culturally and touristically. Issam Kazim wants to bring the two closer in any way he can.

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Sleep Inn Unveils Newly Redesigned Guestrooms and Common Areas as Part of its Scenic Dreams Prototype

Lodging

Sleep Inn, a leading limited service, lifestyle brand from Choice Hotels International, Inc. known for its modern, nature-inspired, stylish design, has now revealed the interior details for its latest prototype, Scenic Dreams. Developed in collaboration with developers, owners, and operators, the refreshed Sleep Inn prototype features redesigned guestrooms and common areas that complement the iconic exterior tower and purple accent lighting previously announced in April 2023.

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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.