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Terror Attacks Take Toll on Travel Industry

According to MSN, about 10 percent of American travelers have canceled a vacation in response to the recent terror attacks in Paris, Russia, Mali, and San Bernardino, Calif., leading to the loss of about $8.2 billion in travel spending. This ...

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China’s BTG Acquires Homeinns for $1.7 Billion

Chinese economy hotel brand Homeinns Hotel Group has been acquired by BTG Hotels Group Hong Kong for $1.7 billion, reports Hotel Management. Upon approval, Homeinns will be a wholly owned subsidiary of BTG. Homeinns owns five brands and operates more ...

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Rapid Consolidation Sparks Industry Concern

A string of mergers over the past few months has sped industry consolidation considerably, leaving rival companies concerned about the reduction of competition, reports The New York Times. Between Expedia’s acquisitions of like-booking companies and the massive Marriott-Starwood merger, some ...

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Starwood Launches Two Family Programs

Starwood Launches Two Family Programs

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. announces today the launch of new family programs by Le Méridien and Westin Hotels & Resorts, in response to the growing global demand of family travel and evolving needs of family travelers today. Both ...

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AH&LA Addresses Visa Waiver Program Debate

Ahead of the House’s vote regarding the Visa Waiver Program, Katherine Lugar, president and CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, submitted the following letter to the House and Senate leadership, all members of Congress, as well as the ...

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