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The Direct Booking Battle Continues

Recently, hotel companies like Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, and Hyatt have offered lower rates on their websites to entice guests to book direct. Now, online travel agent Expedia is claiming that hotel owners are the ones who lose out when chains push for direct ...

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20 Percent of Millennials Book Through Mobile

According to a new survey from Oracle Hospitality, 20 percent of millennials polled checked into a hotel using a mobile device, while 46 percent had booked a room using similar means. When evaluating employers’ use of technology, 36 percent of ...

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Spring Break Scams Trick Would-Be Vacationers

Authorities are warning travelers to be cautious when booking hotels and vacation homes online with discounted deals that are too good to pass up. Last year, 15 million trips were booked under false pretenses, costing hopeful travelers millions of dollars, according ...

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The Urban Hotel Market Challenge

The Urban Hotel Market Challenge

The U.S. hotel industry finished 2015 at its highest occupancy ever. Hotel demand continues to outpace supply, and although the industry is experiencing firmer headwinds from the weakening global economy, the hotel industry’s macro fundamentals remain sound. Despite these positive ...

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Booking Scams Create Rift Between Hotels and Travel Sites

The American Hotel & Lodging Association is urging for legislation to take action against fraudulent online booking sites it claims are conning travelers into purchasing hotel rooms with no actual relation to the hotels. These scams cost travelers up to $1.3 billion ...

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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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