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Marriott Shifts To 48-Hour Cancellation Policy

Marriott has lengthened its 24-hour cancellation policy to one that requires guests to cancel their stay 48 hours in advance. According to Marriott’s statement, the move allows the company to better accommodate last-minute bookings. Read more about the cancellation policy ...

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Nashville Considers Hourly Hotel Rental Ban

The Nashville Metropolitan Council—the elected legislative body of Nashville and Davidson County—is considering legislation that would ban hotels from offering discounted rates or rebates to guests checking out of a room after less than 10 hours. The rule is meant ...

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FelCor Sells NYC Hotel As Part of RLJ Merger

FelCor is selling Morgans Hotel NYC for $41 million in its merger with RLJ Lodging Trust. Once sold, the property will be used for residential purposes. The merger, announced late April, will focus on hotels that are full-service and in ...

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U.S. Workers Take Slightly More Vacation

Even though U.S. workers took 5 percent more vacation days in 2016 vs. 2014, they still gave up a total of 662 million days, according to U.S. Travel’s Project: Time Off report. Taking those otherwise lost vacation days could mean ...

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The Cost of Online Booking Scams

A new poll commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) details the extent to which online booking scams are impacting consumers. Since 2015, the number of U.S. travelers who reported booking on what they believed was a hotel’s ...

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GOPPAR Increases For Branded Full-Service U.S. Hotels

Branded full-service hotels in the U.S. recorded a 2.4-percent increase in gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) year-to-date April compared with the same period in 2016, according to HotStats—a monthly hotel profit-and-loss benchmarking service that has recently launched its platform in ...

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