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Marriott Details Starwood Deal to Shareholders

At Marriott International’s annual shareholders meeting on May 6, openly broadcast to the public, CEO Arne Sorenson updated shareholders and listeners about the highly talked-about Starwood deal. He said that the transaction still needs to clear regulatory hurdles, is expected ...

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Ashford Hospitality Prime Reports Q1 Growth

In line with the performance of the broader hotel industry, Ashford Hospitality Prime reported 2.1 percent RevPAR growth for Q1. Despite facing a relatively tough year-over-year comparison, Prime generated strong adjusted EBITDA and adjusted funds from operations per share growth ...

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Online Bookings Up, But So Are Booking Scams

Although online hotel booking numbers continue to grow, a study released in 2015 by AH&LA found that an estimated 15 million hotel bookings are fostered through fraudulent websites and call centers that have no affiliation to the hotel being advertised. ...

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Miami Hotel Demand Weakens

Miami hotels are now experiencing a lack of demand for the thousands of rooms developers added to the market in an attempt to take advantage of interested wealthy travelers. As a result, greater Miami’s revenue per available room has fallen ...

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Can Travel and Tourism Drive Peace?

With the attacks in Paris, Brussels, Turkey, and elsewhere, terror and security scares have filled many headlines in the past few months, raising challenges for the travel and tourism industry. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a ...

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AH&LA Combats Fraudulent Hotel Sites, Airbnb

AH&LA is continuing to fight against deceptive entities in the hospitality space–namely, third-party OTAs and home-sharing companies that are growing networks of illegals hotels. At a press event this week, AH&LA CEO Katherine Lugar vowed that the association is making ...

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