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Updated: 33 min 52 sec ago launches Collections - the best hotels for every experience

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Expedia® has launched Collections, a new resource to help travelers find the best hotels for every experience.
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Top 5 Boutique Hotel Projects to Know About Before 2019

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The boutique hotel is having a moment. As the millennial generation becomes in the biggest and most influential spender of hospitality dollars, owners and operators in the hospitality space have launched significant efforts to attract that demographic.
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HEBS Digital Wins 5 WebAwards for Industry-Leading Technology and Design

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HEBS Digital has won five WebAwards from the Web Marketing Association in the Hotel and Lodging category, including two Hotel and Lodging Standard of Excellence awards and 3 Outstanding Website awards. The firm that provides best-of-class hotel technology and solutions fundamental to engaging and acquiring hotel guests, increasing direct bookings, and lowering acquisition and distribution costs is proud to be included on the list of 2017 WebAward winners.
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Are Hotels Coveting only Half of the Millennial Market? Part Two | By David M. Brudney

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Part I dealt with understanding the millennials and their mindset - - now spending more than $200 billion annually on travel - - the influence of personalization, local expertise, location, and technology on their travel preferences - -
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STR: Asia Pacific hotel performance for August 2017

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Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during August 2017, according to data from STR.U.S. dollar constant currency, August 2017 vs. August 2016Asia Pacific
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STR: Europe hotel performance for August 2017

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Europe's hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during August 2017, according to data from STR.Euro constant currency, August 2017 vs. August 2016Europe
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The Definitive Guide to Hotel Blockchain Technology

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In the past few months, blockchain technology has become the new buzzword in hotel technology. Nearly every day, the travel technology press publishes a story touting the coming wave of innovation in this space, and how blockchains might be at the crux of that for the travel industry.
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4 Step SIMPLE Sales Process | By Katie Scheer

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So often people tell me that selling is one of the scariest and toughest parts of their jobs. The #1 reason why they feel this way is because they aren't prepared enough. To be prepared, you have to have thorough knowledge, a winning game plan, and lots of practice. These things, coupled with actually engaging in several real sales conversations, will diminish these fears greatly. I do say that if someone in sales does not have at least a slight amount of nervousness, he/she has lost the edge and passion behind gaining a sale, so don't allow yourself to get complacent.
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The importance of using social media to engage with travellers | By Alysha Nadine Smith

5 hours 52 min ago
Social media has become a tool that's a vital part of the marketing mix for all businesses. For hotels, it offers a great chance to build up a connection and get their name noticed by potential customers and stay in the minds of those that have visited you before.
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 16 September

September 21, 2017 - 6:40pm
The U.S. hotel industry reported positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 10-16 September 2017, according to data from STR. In comparison with the week of 11-17 September 2016, the industry recorded the following:
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Germany Update: Three Historic Cities Power the Country to Hospitality Success [Infographic]

September 21, 2017 - 6:35pm
The hospitality industry in Germany has been one of the biggest success stories in recent years not just in Western Europe but throughout the entire world. To really understand the breath of Germany's success, one must have a solid impression of the three cities that currently have the most active hotel project pipelines: Hamburg, Berlin and Munich.
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Chatham Lodging Acquires Hotel in Historic Downtown Portsmouth, N.H.

September 21, 2017 - 6:05pm
Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in upscale, extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels, today announced that it has acquired the 131-room Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown in N.H., for $43.5 million, or approximately $332,000 per room.
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An Analysis Of Franchise Fees | By Robert Mandelbaum

September 21, 2017 - 6:01pm
In the current market environment of modest growth in revenue, hotel owners and operators are paying extra attention to their operating expenses. Per the June 2017 edition of Hotel Horizons®, RevPAR growth in the U.S. is forecast to remain under 3.0 percent from 2018 through 2021. Therefore, it will be management's ability to control expenses that will enable profits to grow.
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STR: Central/South America hotel performance for August 2017

September 21, 2017 - 3:51pm
Hotels in the Central/South America region reported nearly flat occupancy with year-over-year rate declines during August 2017, according to data from STR.U.S. dollar constant currency, August 2017 vs. August 2016Central/South America
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Tourism is growing despite terror fears

September 21, 2017 - 3:50pm
Fear of terrorism is a major factor in holiday planning – Large variation in safety perceptions of different destinations – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global shifts in travel behaviour – People's enthusiasm for travel remains unbroken
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Amy Mierzwinski Receives Third Annual Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting

September 21, 2017 - 3:43pm
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) today announced Amy Mierzwinski, MSc CHDM, as the recipient of the third annual Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting. Mierzwinski was honored at the ISHC annual conference, held this year in Bangkok, Thailand. The guest of honor received a complimentary registration and travel allowance to attend the three-day event, including access to global hospitality experts featured throughout the conference program and exclusive ISHC member networking events. Mierzinski also was awarded a complimentary one-year Associate Membership to the ISHC to further professional relationships and continue experiencing all that the Society has to offer through events and interacting with top hospitality industry consultants from around the globe.
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Amadeus and MTCO Launch Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar

September 21, 2017 - 2:27pm
Amadeus and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) is jointly organising the first Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar, which is scheduled to take place in Bangkok on the 10th of October.
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Small Luxury Hotels Of The World™ Relaunches Loyalty Programme – INVITED

September 21, 2017 - 12:40pm
Small Luxury Hotels of the World has launched an evolved loyalty programme – INVITED. The free-to-join programme replaces The Club of SLH and offers all members access to exclusive rates, guaranteed benefits and 'Small Luxuries' right from their first stay at any of its 500 small, independently minded hotels worldwide.
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The Hotel in the Clouds: Paths to Innovation in Hospitality

September 21, 2017 - 12:17pm
In today's world of AI and smart technology, it's time for hotels to again lead the way in embracing innovation. Never has so much technological capability been available at low cost, with huge potential to build brand loyalty and counter increasing commercial pressure from Online Travel Agents (OTAs).
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UK hotels forecast 2018: As good as it gets?

September 21, 2017 - 11:48am
Hotels good fortune continues but as uncertainty weighs in, is this as good as it gets? UK hotels have enjoyed record trading, underpinned by the boom in overseas leisure travel. PwC forecast a slower pace of growth in 2018 as the stimulus of the weak pound starts to weaken, and new supply kicks in. Add into the mix, global political volatility, an expected deceleration in UK economic growth and continued Brexit policy uncertainty, and we look to a more cautious, but still reasonably strong growth forecast in 2018.
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