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Brexit Hurting London Hotel Occupancy

Many companies are worried U.K. economic growth will slow in the wake of Brexit and are cutting travel budgets in response, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Occupancy rates are expected to drop to about 80 percent, the lowest in nine years. ...

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A Look at European Development

According to Europe’s Hotel Construction Pipeline from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the three cities with the largest pipelines are: London with 78 projects/14,070 rooms, Istanbul with 35 projects/6,310 rooms and Moscow with 31 projects/7,805 rooms. The leading franchise companies in Europe’s ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Dream Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Kevin Rohani as vice president of development. Rohani has over a decade of experience in portfolio expansion and expertise in hotels, restaurants, and nightlife. In his new role, he will be responsible ...

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Red Lion SVP Talks Development Fundamentals

Red Lion SVP Talks Development Fundamentals

LODGING recently sat down with Brian Quinn, senior vice president and chief franchise officer for Red Lion Hotels Corporation to talk development fundamentals. Red Lion Hotels Corporation has five brands that fulfill various price points. Why is it important to ...

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Congress Urged to Act on Zika

According to AH&LA and the U.S. Travel Association, the U.S. Congress, mired in election-year politicking, has failed to advance a Zika funding measure. This failure to act could be consequestial for the travel industry, as many tourists could become increasingly ...

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New Ads Accuse Airbnb of Dodging Taxes

A new ad campaign claims that Airbnb uses more than 40 subsidiaries as tax havens, allowing the company to only pay a small amount of the taxes it owes governments. The ads are being paid for by ShareBetter, a coalition of elected ...

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