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Seattle Minimum Wage Battle Continues into 11th Hour

Seattle Minimum Wage Battle Continues into 11th Hour

On March 10, a U.S. District Court Judge heard oral arguments in Seattle concerning an injunction filed by the International Franchise Association last June against the city’s minimum wage law, set to go into effect April 1. The law requires ...

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Travel Jobs Increase as Labor Market Gains Momentum

Travel Jobs Increase as Labor Market Gains Momentum

It was a strong month for employment in the travel and hospitality industries, which both experienced gains in February in an overall growing job market. U.S. employers added 295,000 jobs in February, according to the latest report from the Bureau ...

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HSMAI Presents 58th Annual Adrian Awards Winners

HSMAI Presents 58th Annual Adrian Awards Winners

At the 58th annual Adrian Awards, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) honored 2014’s outstanding hospitality advertising, public relations, and digital marketing campaigns. The event, held at the New York Marriott Marquis on Feb. 23, drew nearly 1,000 ...

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Big Hotel Companies Recap 2014 Performance

Big Hotel Companies Recap 2014 Performance

This was a big week for the brands with Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and InterContinental Hotels Group reporting 2014 earnings and Starwood’s Frits van Paasschen stepping down from his position as president and ...

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Travel Industry Jobs Grow by 13,500 in January

Travel Industry Jobs Grow by 13,500 in January

The year started off strong for the job market, with employment rising by 257,000 in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor. Of the new job additions, the travel industry expanded by 13,500. The unemployment rate was 5.7 percent, ...

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