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Trump Organization’s New Budget-Friendly Brand

This week during the NYU Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the Trump Organization announced its plans for a three-star hotel chain, American IDEA. The brand will debut in Mississippi with a design focused on U.S. icons and culture. Trump Organization CEO ...

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IHG To Launch Midscale Brand

InterContinental Hotels Group is planning a new brand that will add to the Candlewood Suites and Holiday Inn experiences. The details will be announced at a conference in Las Vegas on June 19, and the name of the brand has ...

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Study Finds Airbnb Hosts More Often Reject Disabled

A new Rutgers University study suggests that Airbnb hosts may be more likely to discriminate against those with disabilities. Researchers sent more than 3,800 varying requests to hosts and found that 75 percent of travelers who did not mention any ...

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Getting Back to Basics in Hotel Marketing

With so many marketing tools and strategies available, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the options. By focusing on what’s important—serving guests—hotels can better target their marketing efforts and improve efficiency. Read a breakdown of areas where marketing may have ...

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Out-of-Block Bookings Hurt Hotels, Planners

A Tourism Economics study from 2015 of U.S. group room nights found that more than one in three were booked outside an event’s contracted room blocks. This trend poses a challenge for both hotels and meeting planners who risk financial ...

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Travel Industry Reacts to Potential Brand USA Budget Cuts

Among the major cuts proposed in the Trump administration’s 2018 budget was the elimination of funding for Brand USA, the public-private partnership created by Congress to promote the United States as a tourist destination. Major travel and tourism entities—including the ...

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