Recent News

September, 2019

  • 17 September

    TripAdvisor Releases Data Detailing Fake Review Volumes

    TripAdvisor has today published its first-ever Review Transparency Report, revealing never-before-shared details about its review moderation processes, as well as statistical data on the volume of fake review attempts targeted at the platform in 2018. The report, which analyzed a full year’s worth of data on reviews submitted by the …

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  • 17 September

    Scott Beck Named President and CEO of Tourism Toronto

    TORONTO — Scott Beck is the new president and CEO of Tourism Toronto. For the past 14 years, Beck has served as the president and CEO of Visit Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, Utah and will begin his new role on October 15.   A proven leader in the destination-sales-and marketing industry, …

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  • 17 September

    React Mobile Expands Global Reach as Hotels Abroad Follow the Lead of US Hotel Industry to Protect Employees

    To meet the increasing demand for their innovative employee safety devices and panic button technology, React Mobile deploys record-breaking implementations in Canada, Europe, and the Middle East Hotels worldwide are turning to React Mobile enterprise-class hospitality safety solutions to help them protect their employees. The company today announced its global …

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  • 17 September

    The Unique Technology Challenges Faced by Large Hotel Chains (Part 1 of 2 Part Series)

    The hospitality industry, perhaps more than any other, is facing massive disruption. For large hotel chains, the continued onset and evolution of the digital age requires constant adaptation on behalf of brands. So as guest needs and expectations continue to evolve, hotels must establish nimble, flexible, agile hotel organizations. At …

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  • 17 September

    Picture Perfect Pasadena

    It all started with a desire to escape winter — and a dream of being citrus farmers. After a particularly miserable winter, Julia Long, the founder of Pasadena Walking Tours, explained that Pasadena as we know it today was founded by a group of people from Indiana who searched high …

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  • 16 September

    Oyo tops 100 hotels open in the U.S.

    Ritesh Agarwal. Photo credit: Oyo Hotels & Homes Oyo Hotels & Homes revealed it reached more than 100 hotels open in 21 states and more than 60 cities—including Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta and Miami—this summer. The hospitality company, with more than 20,000 properties open worldwide, formally launched its presence …

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  • 16 September

    Take our 2019 ADVISOR Third-Party Management Companies survey

    Hotel Management’s 2019 ADVISOR Third-Party Management Companies survey is now open. We publish this survey every year in April, then we publish an updated version of it in December. Even if you filled out the survey for the April publication, you MUST fill it out again, with your updated information, …

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  • 16 September

    August 2019 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

    U.S. airlines carried an estimated 78.2 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in August 2019, seasonally-adjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) first estimate, up 0.3% from the July second estimate. The BTS estimate of the August enplanement total of 78.2 million was a seasonally-adjusted all-time …

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  • 16 September

    ACI World Airport Traffic Report Shows Global Airline Passenger Growth Resilience Despite Global Uncertainty

    According to Airports Council International (ACI) World’s latest World Airport Traffic Report published today, passenger numbers are estimated to have reached 8.8 billion in 2018, an increase of +6.4% compared to the previous year. In addition, the world’s airports accommodated 122.7 million metric tonnes of cargo and almost 100 million …

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  • 16 September

    Vrancor Hospitality Opens New-Build Holiday Inn Express in Sarnia – Point Edward

    POINT EDWARD, Ont. — Vrancor Hospitality Corporation has opened a new 115-room Holiday Inn Express hotel in Sarnia – Point Edward, Ont. The hotel is owned and operated by Point Edward Venetian Blvd LP and managed by Vrancor Hospitality Corporation. “We’re thrilled to open the new Holiday Inn Express Sarnia – …

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  • 16 September

    A Walk In The Park

    The beauty of the ancient English countryside was on display this week as VisitBritain and The English National Park Experience Collection hosted a group of travel trade personnel for a scone making experience and presentation at The Glenerin Inn & Spa in Mississauga. The English National Park Experience Collection, launched …

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  • 16 September

    Luxury Gold Launches eLearning Program

    Created with travel agents in mind to help increase their earning potential, Luxury Gold has launched a new eLearning program, the Luxury Gold Masterclass, offered through The Travel Corporation’s Travel Agent Academy. The program has been designed with an interactive suite of user-friendly modules, providing agents the knowledge and tools …

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  • 13 September

    Wyndham expanding Dolce brand worldwide

    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is expanding its meetings-focused Dolce Hotels and Resorts brand. “With demand for meetings expected to climb 5 [percent]-10 percent this year around the world, it’s more important than ever to continue expanding our offerings in new, inspired travel destinations,” said Carol Lynch, VP/global sales for Wyndham. …

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  • 13 September

    Radisson opens new serviced apartments in Istanbul

    Less than a month ago, Radisson Hospitality AB, part of Radisson Hotel Group, announced plans to open the Radisson Residences Avrupa Tem İstanbul in Turkey following a partial renovation of the existing Avrupa Residence Suites. Just weeks later, the property has its first guests. The 140-apartment residence is located within …

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  • 13 September

    Orascom Hotels Management CEO discusses Mediterranean trends

    Orascom Hotels Management CEO Joachim Schmitt is scheduled to speak in Athens next month at the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum, which is sponsored by Questex, parent company of Hotel Management magazine. Schmitt is responsible for the executive management of Orascom‘s 34 hotels, ensuring the implementation of board …

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