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Should Zika Delay the Olympics?

According to a survey from Allianz Global Assistance, 14.8 percent of Americans polled said the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro should be canceled due to the Zika virus, and another 34.1 percent said the Olympics should be delayed. Additionally, 70.5 ...

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Interest in Food Tourism Increases

The World Food Travel Association’s 2016 Food Travel Monitor revealed that food and beverage are is increasingly significant motivator for travel, as 75 percent of leisure travelers have been motivated to visit a destination because of a culinary experience. For ...

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Made Hotel Coming to NoMad Neighborhood Fall 2016

Made Hotel Coming to NoMad Neighborhood Fall 2016

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Opening in Fall 2016, Made comes to life as the inaugural hotel project from hospitality entrepreneur Sam Gelin. Spread across 18 stories with 108 guest rooms at the intersection of 29th and Broadway in the NoMad neighborhood, Made ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

IHG’s Americas CEO Elie Maalouf has been appointed to the newly created Foreign Direct Investment Advisory Council by the Commerce Department, being the only hotel executive to be named in the group of 19 members. Here is a look at ...

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Boston Experiences Rise in Commercial Airbnb Activity

Boston Experiences Rise in Commercial Airbnb Activity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today released a new study that provides a detailed analysis of the rise in commercial activity taking place in Boston on Airbnb, one of the most trafficked short-term rental websites. The study ...

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Guests Ask for Better Functionality in Apps

Many consumers are underwhelmed by mobile hotel apps, according to a survey from QikServe. More than two-thirds of consumers use their phone to search and book rooms, but according to 81 percent of participants, hotel apps are not updated or ...

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