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Airbnb Acquires Travel Activities Marketplace

Airbnb has been advising and partnering with Trip4real, a Barcelona-based travel startup—and now it has aquired it. Trip4real offers a markeplace of activities for tourists to browse and book ahead of their trip to experience the locale. To read more ...

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Hyatt Centric Continues Expansion

Hyatt Centric Continues Expansion

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced three hotels are transitioning to the Hyatt Centric brand from the Hyatt brand, accelerating the Hyatt Centric brand’s growth. The three hotels include Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, Hyatt Centric Times Square New York, ...

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New Endowment to Honor Contributions of Industry Vet

New Endowment to Honor Contributions of Industry Vet

MIAMI, Fla.—Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is reaching out to its global alumni base to support the Rocco Angelo Legacy in Leadership Campaign. The new fundraising campaign was created to recognize the contributions and ensure ...

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Best Western Launches Virtual Reality Tours

Best Western Launches Virtual Reality Tours

PHOENIX, Ariz.– As part of Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ virtual reality (VR) experience, guests now have an immersive 360 degree look into all of the company’s North American hotels. Through the Best Western Virtual Reality Experience (BWVRE), guests are ...

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With RLHC Acquisition, Vantage’s Model Will Remain the Same

The latest consolidation move in hospitality—this time, RLHC’s acquisition of Vantage Hospitality Group—will not alter the model Vantage has set forth since its founding in 1999. According to Hotel News Now, CEO Greg Mount says Vantage’s “freestyle lodging” approach that ...

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San Francisco Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Airbnb

The battle between Airbnb and its hometown of San Francisco continues. A coalition, including AH&LA, ShareBetterSF, local tenants and apartment owners, launched an ad campaign calling out Airbnb for suing San Francisco and failing to obey local laws as the ...

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