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U.S. to Top $100 Billion in Vacation Spending This Summer

U.S. to Top $100 Billion in Vacation Spending This Summer

U.S. vacationers are spending more on summer travel this year, topping $100 billion for the first time, according to the eighth annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index. This is the first time in the survey’s eight year history that vacation spending ...

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Hotel Kabuki Gets Ready To Unveil $28 Million Renovation

Hotel Kabuki Gets Ready To Unveil $28 Million Renovation

Joie de Vivre Hotels’ boutique San Francisco property, Hotel Kabuki, will soon unveil the first phased of its $28 million renovation in September 2017, with the full completion set for November. Located in the city’s Japantown, the hotel’s renovation takes ...

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Research Shows That OTA Consolidation Is Harmful To Consumers

Research Shows That OTA Consolidation Is Harmful To Consumers

When online travel agencies (OTAs) intentionally modify and reorder search results based on commission fees, the manufactured bias on their websites ultimately costs consumers choice and value, says a new report by Harvard Business School Professor Benjamin Edelman. Edelman’s report, the Impact of ...

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Hoteliers Upgrade to EMV Readers

Upgrading to EMV credit card readers has been slow going for many hotels, due to a combination of limited reader supply and other factors. However, several hotel chains in particular are catching up with the conversion and training to implement ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Two Roads Hospitality has named Sherri Gilligan as chief marketing officer. In this position, Gilligan will focus on the company’s brands, customer relations, and public relations all over the globe. Gilligan joins Two Roads from Capital One, where she served ...

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NYC Hotel Association Launches Its Own Booking Platform

NYC Hotel Association Launches Its Own Booking Platform

NEW YORK—The more than 60 million visitors who travel annually to New York City are now able to search and book hotel accommodations in the Big Apple via FindHotels.nyc—a full service, one-stop booking site featuring members of the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC). ...

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