Power Trip: TripAdvisor Continues to Reshape Travel

Social review giant TripAdvisor is reshaping the travel industry and hotels need to adjust to the new groupthink.
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How Hotels Could Benefit From Bacteria-Killing Lighting

After her grandmother contracted MRSA during a hospital stay, Colleen Costello co-founded Vital Vio, a company that makes bacteria-killing lighting to combat the spread...
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Five Things to Keep in Mind When Creating Contactless Guest Experiences

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many hoteliers are researching what it would take to create a contactless guest experience. A contactless hotel experience would...

Onity Supplies Mobile Access to Hilton Worldwide

SALEM, Ore.—Onity, a leading provider of electronic access solutions to the hospitality industry, today announced it is supplying its DirectKey mobile access solution to...
Red Roof PLUS Phoenix — As part of the brand's expansion, the company announced new headquarters

Red Roof Re-Platforms Digital Assets To Boost Direct Bookings

Red Roof had a busy year in 2017. In January, the company opened its 500th inn and its 50th PLUS+ location, and in September,...

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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...
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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...