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Don’t Drop the Ball on Big Wedding Business

According to a recent survey of newlyweds: 80 percent of wedding planning is done online (and 39 percent on mobile) 64 percent of couples...
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The B2B Tech Transforming Hotel Sales and Marketing

It’s no secret that hotel marketers and hotel DOSMs looking to increase meetings business in 2021 have a tough row to hoe. With meetings...
MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts Lays Out Health and Safety Plan for Meetings and Conventions

LAS VEGAS — MGM Resorts International this week announced a plan designed to facilitate the safe return of meetings and conventions at the company's...
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Alternative Options: Higher Education Offers Hoteliers a New Revenue Stream

In August, STR reported that U.S. hotel occupancy topped 50 percent for the first time since March. That this was a benchmark to celebrate...
Resilience

Planning for Resilience in Hospitality

The current pandemic is testing the resilience of the travel sector more than most other industries. While hospitality performance is expected to take a...

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State of the Industry: Travel Industry Leaders Share Outlook During AHLA Forum

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) hosted the latest edition of its Forum Speaker Series on January 21 just as the association released...
Travel Planning

Report: 6 in 10 Americans ‘Desperately’ Need a Vacation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of National Plan for Vacation Day on January 26, the U.S. Travel Association released data prepared by the research firm...
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VRL Hotels to Develop Cambria Hotels in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Choice Hotels International, Inc., has awarded franchise agreements to Victor Patel of VRL Hotels to develop new Cambria Hotels in Gatlinburg...