WITHorg Summit Tackles Issues of Gender Equality in the Tourism and Hospitality Industries

TORONTO — The second-annual Women in Tourism and Hospitality (WITHorg) summit, the first of its kind in Canada, was held June 25 at the Four Seasons Hotel,...

Ethisphere Institute Announces Most Ethical Lodging Companies

PHOENIX — The Belgium-based Rezidor Hotel Group, Bethesda, Md.-based Marriott International and Parsippany, N.J.-based Wyndham Worldwide have earned the designation of The World’s Most Ethical Companies in...

Hotel Franchises Named on 2016 Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking

ATLANTA — Four hotel franchises claimed top-10 status in the 2016 Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking by Franchise Direct, an online platform where entrepreneurs can connect with...

Hilton Worldwide Makes Changes to Improve Animal Welfare in Supply Chain

  MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide has announced plans to stop buying food from companies, which use cages for egg-laying chickens and gestation crates for breeding pigs. “We are...

William Gray to Open in Old Montreal

MONTREAL — Old Montreal is getting a new boutique hotel, the William Gray. Set to open this summer, William Gray includes eight floors incorporating a new glass tower...

Booking.com Launches Travel App for Apple Watch

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Booking.com announced today the launch of its Booking Now app for the Apple Watch. "At Booking.com, we're dedicated to empowering travellers to simply search and...

Airbnb Profiting from “Compression Nights”

ZURICH, Switzerland — A recent UBS report claims Airbnb is making it harder for hotels to charge higher rates on what the industry calls “compression nights” —...

Great Wolf Resorts Names Ruben A. Rodriguez CEO

MADISON, Wis. — Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced Ruben A. Rodriguez as its new CEO, effective September 22. Rodriguez will be taking the place of Kimberly K. Schaefer...

Teambuilding, Technology and Wellness Are Top Meeting Trends

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Integrating teambuilding and adventure into meetings is shaping up to be a top trend in 2015, according to the U.S.-based Benchmark Hospitality, whose...

HAC Announces 2015 Board of Directors

OTTAWA — Philippe Gadbois, SVP of Operations at Atlific Hotels, has been re-elected chair of the Board of Directors at the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). Nine Board...