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Global Tourism Resilient in 2016, Despite Challenges

Despite challenges from terrorism, political turmoil, global economic developments, and the Brexit decision, the travel and tourism sector is still expected to grow by 3.1 percent in 2016, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council. This ...

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Dallas Pipeline Growth Continues

Lodging Econometrics reports that according to its most recent Construction Pipeline Trend Report, Dallas has 128 projects/15,682 rooms in the pipeline, the third highest in the U.S. Projects under construction are at 40 projects/5,170 rooms, those scheduled to start construction ...

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Element Huntsville Opening in 2017

Element Huntsville Opening in 2017

Huntsville, Ala.—At a special event, plans for the formerly vacant top floors of the Westin Huntsville were just revealed. Element Huntsville, from the high-end brand of boutique hotels by Starwood, will open on floors 7-11 as a separate extended stay ...

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Zika Threatens Miami’s Tourism Image

A cluster of possible Zika cases in Miami Beach could hurt Florida’s tourist-dependent economy, especially if fears of local transmission spread. The Miami area drew 15.5 million visitors in 2015, a 6.4 percent increase over the prior year, according to ...

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Hotel RL Spokane Opens

Hotel RL Spokane Opens

SPOKANE, Wash.—Inspired by Spokane’s local culture, Hotel RL Spokane at the Park opens. The 402-room property is the most vivid representation of how RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) aims to reimagine the lodging experience. Visitors and locals alike can look ...

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