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Cuba and Priceline Make a Deal

Priceline has become the first U.S. online travel company to strike a deal with the Cuban government. The terms of Cuba and Priceline’s agreement make it possible to book Cuban hotel rooms on Priceline’s subsidiary, Booking.com. This deal has been ...

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Travel, Tourism Add 7.2 Million Jobs in 2015

In 2015, 7.2 million jobs were added to the travel and tourism industries, reports the World Travel and Tourism Council. Travel and tourism spending grew by 3.1 percent overall, while spending in the U.S. increasing by 6.3 percent and spending ...

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Opal Sands Resort Debuts New Event Spaces

Opal Sands Resort Debuts New Event Spaces

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla.—The newest resort on Clearwater Beach, Opal Sands Resort, has just debuted 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space for hosting conferences, conventions, and board meetings that require delectable catering, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, and professional event ...

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The Dylan Amsterdam Introduces New Bar and Brasserie

The Dylan Amsterdam Introduces New Bar and Brasserie

AMSTERDAM—The Dylan introduces Bar Brasserie Occo, a distinct cosmopolitan eatery with menus highlighting handcrafted cocktails and creative cuisine drawn from local Dutch influences and producers. The new bar and brasserie is a welcome gathering place for locals and guests of ...

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Terrorists Target Brussels

More than 30 people have been killed and more than 100 have been seriously injured following three explosions in Brussels today—two blasts at Zaventem airport, and one more at the Maelbeek metro station. These attacks follow the arrest of Salah ...

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Marriott CEO Talks Merged Loyalty Program

After Starwood Hotels & Resorts accepted Marriott International’s sweetened $13.6 billion merger offer, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson hopped on an analyst call from Cuba yesterday to discuss the new deal, which has a meaningfully higher cash component to it. In ...

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