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Israeli hoteliers address changing demand

Carmit Bar-On, a partner at Israeli law firm Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal, is set to speak on the “Getting a Deal Done” panel during the Israel Hotel Investment Summit in Tel Aviv this week. The Summit is presented by Questex, parent company of Hotel Management magazine. Bar-On heads the …

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October 2019 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

U.S. airlines carried an estimated 78.1 million system-wide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in October 2019, seasonally-adjusted, reaching a new seasonally-adjusted all-time high, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) first estimate, up 0.9% from the September second estimate. BTS estimated 68.5 million domestic passengers, which was also …

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7 training tips for improving workplace culture

For the hotel and lodging industry, providing ongoing employee training on preventing sexual harassment, discrimination and other workplace misconduct is a cornerstone of creating a safe, positive environment for staff and guests. Organizations that prioritize training and other initiatives to strengthen workplace culture can benefit from improvements in recruitment and …

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A Match Made in Heaven: How Group and Meeting Planners Can Find the Right Venues for Any Kind of Event – By Lauren Hall, Founder & CEO, IVvy

Let’s take a glimpse inside the mind of a modern event planner. On any given day, they’re likely consumed with thoughts of budgets, guest lists, event size, space requirements, locations, venue options, amenity requirements, contracts, confirmations and, of course, steadily shrinking timelines. Cue the check-lists that never end, and clients’ …

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Marriott signs 3 new hotels for Thailand

Marriott International has signed agreements with Thai integrated lifestyle real estate group Asset World Corp. to bring three of its brands to Thailand.  Under the agreements, AWC is expected to open a 248-room Courtyard by Marriott in Phuket late next year, as well as both a 900-room Marriott Marquis hotel and …

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European Hotel Construction Pipeline Up 44.3% in October

STR’s hotel pipeline data for Europe showed 1,620 projects accounting for 205,383 rooms in construction as of October 2019. This represented a 44.3% year-over-year increase in the number of rooms in the final phase of the development pipeline. A majority of the region’s rooms in construction are in three segments. …

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