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Terrorist Activity, Air Crashes Hurt European Travel

A string of terrorist attacks and airliner disasters across Europe and its borders are affecting the region’s travel industry. After a terror-related incident or headline-grabbing aircraft accident, tourism officials and airline executives typically brace for an abrupt drop in flight and ...

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Loyalty Members Increase, But Many Are Inactive

In 2015, major hotel chains saw the number of loyalty program members increase by an estimated 13.1 percent to more than 344 million members compared with 2014. However, more than half of the members are inactive, typically not redeeming points ...

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Energy and Commerce Committee Takes on Booking Scams

Energy and Commerce Committee Takes on Booking Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade today held a hearing in which it discussed the impact of hotel booking scams on consumers. The hearing focused on H.R. 4526, the Stop Online ...

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Simon Baron Development Acquires Stay on Main Hotel

Simon Baron Development Acquires Stay on Main Hotel

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Simon Baron Development (Simon Baron), a New York City developer and owner of commercial and residential real estate, has announced that they have expanded their footprint by acquiring the ground lease on the 600-room Stay on Main Hotel, ...

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Canopy by Hilton to Develop in Dallas

Canopy by Hilton to Develop in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas—Canopy by Hilton and The Javelin Group have announced plans to develop Canopy Dallas|Uptown. Canopy by Hilton, which launched a year ago, targets vibrant, culturally rich neighborhoods in select cities across the nation. Located at the intersection of Cityplace ...

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Protecting Guests from Safe-Crackers

Protecting Guests from Safe-Crackers

With videos circulating the internet of hotel safes being broken into with everyday items like pocket knives, screwdrivers and old key rings, and magnets, travelers are becoming increasingly aware of the possibility that their valuables are not as secure in ...

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