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Christine Killion

Christine Killion is the digital editor of LODGING.
Dr. Velma Trayham, CEO of U.S. Diversity Group LLC

‘There Is Still Hope’: Checking In With U.S. Diversity Group CEO Velma Trayham

Last week, the newly formed U.S. Diversity Group LLC launched the first Black-owned SEC-registered hotel investment fund. Led by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Velma Trayham, Chief Operating Officer Toshia Posey, and Chief Financial Officer...

‘Deliver on Your Promise’: Insights From AAA Inspectors’ ‘Advocacy Visits’ During COVID-19

Throughout its 80-year history, AAA’s Diamond Program has seen a good deal of industry-altering developments that impact the ways in which people travel and hotels operate. AAA Diamond Program Director Scott Hammerle says that...
Alternative distribution landscape

Diversifying Hotel Distribution Strategies: Insights from the Boutique Lifestyle Digital Summit

Amid the rise of OTAs and an increasingly competitive hospitality space, independent hotels have had to find ways to differentiate their marketing and distribution strategies from their branded counterparts, which often have the advantages...
Ian Schrager BLLA

“I Don’t Believe in Paradigm Shifts”: Ian Schrager Checks In at the Boutique Lifestyle...

Boutique hotelier Ian Schrager—founder of Ian Schrager Company and the mind behind brands including EDITION Hotels, in partnership with Marriott, and PUBLIC—is “quite convinced” of the industry’s inevitable return to normalcy. “Not a new...
Rafi Museri

Selina Is Betting on—and Redefining—the Future of Remote Work and Travel

At the end of 2018, Latin American startup Selina—a lifestyle brand that launched in 2015 and caters to “digital nomads” with its work, play, and live experiences—announced expansion plans to open 100 locations worldwide...