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Public, Private Sectors Support Halting Proposed Overtime Rule

Public, Private Sectors Support Halting Proposed Overtime Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The introduction today of legislation halting the U.S. Department of Labor’s anticipated overtime rule reflects mounting and widespread concerns of public-sector, nonprofit, and private-sector employers about the unintentional damage to workers and the U.S. economy such a rule would ...

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Survey: Consumer Trust in OTAs is Waning

Survey: Consumer Trust in OTAs is Waning

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Fuel, specializing in digital hotel marketing, has announced the survey results of the 2016 Leisure Travel Trends: What Smart Hotels Need to Know. Key findings illustrate that consumer’s trust with Online Travel Agents (OTAs) is waning, leading to ...

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AH&LA Applauds Bill Aimed to End Booking Scams

AH&LA Applauds Bill Aimed to End Booking Scams

Washington, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the nearly two million-employee lodging industry, today applauded a group of bipartisan congressional leaders on the introduction of a bill aimed at stopping online ...

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Ask Anthony: Thoughts on the Marriott-Starwood Merger?

Ask Anthony: Thoughts on the Marriott-Starwood Merger?

Anthony Melchiorri, host and creator of Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible and Five Star Secrets, loves dishing out advice. From sharing best practices to tackling operational issues, he’s here to answer your questions. What are your thoughts on the Marriott and ...

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Forming Alliances to Gain Leverage over OTAs

Forming Alliances to Gain Leverage over OTAs

Marriott International’s acquisition/merger with Starwood has created the world’s largest hotel company with 30 brands, about 5,500 properties, and roughly 1.1 million available rooms in over 100 countries. The new company will offer a huge variety of locations, property types, ...

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