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Airbnb Launches New Host Tools

At today’s Airbnb Open conference, the home-sharing service has announced that hosts can now get a “Business Travel Ready” badge for their listings to entice business travelers. Such locations will have Wi-Fi, a designated workspace, an iron and hair dryer, ...

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Hotelier Ken Ford Dies at 44

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—Hotelier Kenneth Wayne Ford, 44, partner and officer of National Hotel Realty and New England Hotel Realty and a director and officer of Lodging Econometrics, died from complications following an automobile accident. Ford’s career spanned more than 20 years ...

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Following Accident, Airbnb Liability Questioned

Airbnb and other short-term online rental marketplaces are facing new scrutiny when it comes to customer safety. This comes after details surrounding the death of man at an Airbnb property came to light last weekend. Up until now Airbnb and ...

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Hotel Leaders Recognized in CMO Influence Study

In this year’s CMO Influence Study presented by Forbes, ScribbleLive, LinkedIn, two hospitality industry leaders have been recognized for their power in marketing. Dorothy Dowling, Best Western International’s senior vice president, marketing and sales, ranked 18th on the list, while ...

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HotelTonight Lays Off 20 Percent of Staff

HotelTonight, a leader in same-day booking apps, has laid off 20 percent of its staff, citing a necessary company realignment. Though company CEO Sam Shank told Fortune the company is on “strong financial footing,” and that hotel bookings are growing ...

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