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Travel, Tourism Add 7.2 Million Jobs in 2015

In 2015, 7.2 million jobs were added to the travel and tourism industries, reports the World Travel and Tourism Council. Travel and tourism spending grew by 3.1 percent overall, while spending in the U.S. increasing by 6.3 percent and spending ...

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Terrorists Target Brussels

More than 30 people have been killed and more than 100 have been seriously injured following three explosions in Brussels today—two blasts at Zaventem airport, and one more at the Maelbeek metro station. These attacks follow the arrest of Salah ...

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Marriott CEO Talks Merged Loyalty Program

After Starwood Hotels & Resorts accepted Marriott International’s sweetened $13.6 billion merger offer, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson hopped on an analyst call from Cuba yesterday to discuss the new deal, which has a meaningfully higher cash component to it. In ...

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Airbnb Looks to Expand Its Reach

Not content to simply offer home rentals anymore, Airbnb is looking for ways to give customers the full vacation experience with packages that include services such as personal chefs, restaurant reservations, art gallery tours, and bicycle rentals. Sources say that ...

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Quarter of American Tourists Considering Cuba Visit

According to the latest Skift Survey of American adult Internet users, the appeal for a U.S. tourist to spend a vacation in Cuba skyrocketed to 25 percent following the media coverage of the historic visit made by the sitting president ...

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Starwood Chooses Marriott’s Sweetened Deal

Today, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide agreed to Marriott International’s raised $13.6 billion merger offer, topping Chinese insurer Anbang’s $13.16 billion offer. This news comes just three days after Starwood said it would terminate Marriott’s buyout agreement in favor of ...

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