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Hackers Hijack Hotel Smart Locks, Demand Ransom

A resort in Austria was targeted in a series of hacks, one of which involved compromising electronic smart locks on guestrooms. The hack prevented guests from accessing their rooms and staff from issuing new cards. The hackers have not yet ...

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Trump Hotels Outlines Hopes for Expansion

At the Americas Lodging Investment Summit, Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger shared the company’s ambitions to eventually have a presence in all 26 major metropolitan areas in the United States. Amid calls for President Trump to divest his business holdings, an expansion could ...

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Chinese New Year Travel Trends

Around 6 million Chinese are expected to travel outside the country this Chinese New Year, with family travel cited as the fastest-growing segment. While bookings to Europe were up by 56 percent for Chinese New Year travel, Asian destinations are ...

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Companies Play on Travel Stresses

A growing number of travel companies, such as Westin and HomeAway, are taking an atypical approach to marketing by acknowledging the disruption that vacations or business trips can bring to people’s everyday routines. The tactic can make a brand seem ...

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U.S. Hoteliers Keep Eye on Dip in Bookings from Europe

U.S. hoteliers are seeing a decline in bookings from European travelers in 2017. Possible reasons for the change could include economic uncertainty in Europe, in addition to a U.S. president who is unpopular with some European countries. Read more here.

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Hotels Hold Pricing Power Against Airbnb

Amid Airbnb’s robust supply growth, hotels have largely maintained compression nights and rate growth, new research from STR shows. While Airbnb and hotel occupancy were generally highest in the same markets, hotels achieved significantly higher occupancy levels. For more findings, click ...

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