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Parisian Hotels Struggle After Terrorist Attack

Following last weekend’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the city’s five-star Le Bristol hotel lost more than $530,000 because of canceled reservations. The property is just one of many suffering from tourists and business travelers cutting trips short or cancelling travel ...

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Carlson Rezidor Comments on Radisson Blu Attack

This morning, gunmen stormed a Radisson Blu hotel around 7 a.m. in Bamako, Mali, taking a number of hostages. In the latest report from The New York Times, three are dead. Security forces have launched a counterattack, reports CNN in ...

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U.S. Travel Continues Support of Visa Waiver Program

The U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement in response to congressional moves that would undermine the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) in the wake of terror activity in Europe: “It would ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Hilton Worldwide has announced the appointment of Ronen Nissenbaum as vice president of operations, luxury hotels–Americas. In the newly created position, he will be responsible for all Hilton Worldwide luxury properties within the region inclusive of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & ...

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Execs Expect Brands to Be Cut in Marriott-Starwood Merger

If the Marriott-Starwood merger is successful, there will be 19 overlapping full-service brands under one umbrella. According to Forbes, most executives expect some of these brands to be eliminated. “A number of brands will become obsolete. A number of hotels ...

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Starwood, Marriott Face Loyalty Program Questions

When Marriott International announced plans to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion this week, loyalty members on both sides of the equation began to question the fate of their respective rewards programs. Once the deal closes, two of ...

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