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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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Landlords Running Unregulated Airbnb Hotels

Landlords Running Unregulated Airbnb Hotels

A growing number of commercial landlords are using Airbnb to run unregulated hotels in major cities, a new study released by the American Hotel & Lodging Association claims. The report, which was conducted by researchers at Penn State University’s School ...

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Restaurant Industry Not Hurt by Minimum Wage Increase

Restaurant Industry Not Hurt by Minimum Wage Increase

ITHACA, N.Y.—Federal and state minimum wage increases over the past twenty years have not resulted in fewer restaurants or lower employment in the United States, according to an analysis published by the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) at Cornell’s School ...

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Top Hotel Trends for Driving Guest Loyalty in 2016

Top Hotel Trends for Driving Guest Loyalty in 2016

In 2015, many hotels focused on introducing new technology, investing in new property layouts, and driving revenue through increasing direct bookings. Each of these will remain priorities in the upcoming year, as hotels leverage new technologies to personalize the guest ...

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