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Protecting Guests from Safe-Crackers

Protecting Guests from Safe-Crackers

With videos circulating the internet of hotel safes being broken into with everyday items like pocket knives, screwdrivers and old key rings, and magnets, travelers are becoming increasingly aware of the possibility that their valuables are not as secure in ...

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Best Western Gives Guests 360-Views of Hotel Offerings

Best Western Gives Guests 360-Views of Hotel Offerings

PHOENIX—As part of Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ transformative brand refresh, the company will provide guests with an immersive 360 degree look into its hotel offerings. Through use of the Best Western Virtual Reality Experience (BWVRE), travelers will be able ...

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Fluorescent Lighting to Become Thing of the Past

Fluorescent Lighting to Become Thing of the Past

On Feb. 1, General Electric announced it would discontinue the compact fluorescent light (CFL) in the U.S. by the end of the year in favor of its eco-friendly, cost-efficient sibling, the light emitting diode (LED). Nick Diligente, marketing manager for ...

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IHG Teams Up with Futurist to Preview What’s Next in Luxury

IHG Teams Up with Futurist to Preview What’s Next in Luxury

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced that its InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand has sought the expertise of Fortune 500 Futurist Faith Popcorn. The collaboration comes as the InterContinental brand celebrates 70 years of pioneering luxury travel and looks ahead ...

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Online, Mobile Bookings Strengthen Hotel Performance

Online, Mobile Bookings Strengthen Hotel Performance

NEW YORK—Hotel industry performance is strengthening, with Q1 2016 revenue per available room (RevPAR) increasing 1 percent year-over-year, fueled by online and mobile bookings. According to data from TravelClick’s North American Distribution Review (NADR), bookings through online travel agents (OTAs), ...

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5 Gadgets to Enhance the Guest Stay

5 Gadgets to Enhance the Guest Stay

Hoteliers are always quick to employ new technology to help smooth operations and serve guests. Technology also can be used to help hotels standout from the crowd. While technology like free Wi-Fi and on-demand TV—once special features—have become commonplace amenities, ...

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