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U.S. Hotels Poised for Growth in 2014

ATLANTA, Ga.—After a slight deceleration in growth during the last half of 2013, U.S. hotels should see strong gains in revenues and profits in...
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Amadeus Acquires Newmarket International for $500 Million

MADRID—Amadeus, a technology provider for the global travel industry, announced that it is to acquire Newmarket International, a provider of cloud-based group and event...

Study: OTA Loyalty Program Membership Remains Low

In the past five years, online travel sales have grown from $93-Billion to over $160-Billion, with hotel reservations accounting for almost 40 percent of...
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Online Bookings Remain Strong in Third Quarter

NEW YORK—In the third quarter (Q3) 2013, online channels which include Online Travel Agents (OTAs) and hotel websites (Brand.com) continued to experience the most...

Marriott Mobile Check-In Goes Global

Mobile check-in from Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International is now available at 20 additional Marriott hotels in 19 countries including United...

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Domestic Leisure Travel Surges as Business Travel Declines

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Travel to and within the United States grew 2.2 percent year over year in October, according to the U.S. Travel Association's...
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Chicago’s Kimpton Gray Partners With Garfield Park Conservatory and Orbitz for Plant Pop-Up Hotel

It’s no secret that people care more about authentic experiences than ever before. Pop-up restaurants and shops have been meeting that need for years,...
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This Week’s Comings and Goings

Peter Kwong has been named board chairman for the 2020 year for the Best Western Hotels & Resorts Board of Directors. Kwong was previously...

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