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Facebook Launches Travel Planner App

Facebook has rolled out a new feature called “City Guides” that allows app users to view a list of cities their friends visited, along with recommendations of places to visit. The guides work best for individuals who have well-traveled connections, ...

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Study Suggests Hotel Gyms Are Unused

A study from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration reveals that even though 46 percent of travelers intend to hit the hotel gym, only 22 percent actually do so. The gym also yielded the lowest return on investment. Instead, many hotels ...

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EU Considers Suspending Visa-Free U.S. Travelers

The European Parliament said in a vote that U.S. citizens should be denied visa-free travel to the EU before summer because the U.S. does not allow some EU nationals to enter without a visa. For more information, click here.

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New York Revises 2017 Forecast

Due to changing attitudes about travel to the United States, NYC & Company, New York’s tourism marketing organization, has revised its 2017 travel forecast. The company now expects 300,000 fewer international visitors than last year due to the Trump administration’s ...

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Marriott Holds Largest U.S. Pipeline

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that at year-end 2016, Marriott had the largest pipeline in the country of any franchise company with 1,301 projects/167,641 rooms. Since its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Marriott has added 10 full-service brands ...

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