Tourism Trade Mission to China Proves Successful

VANCOUVER — Destination Canada (DC) signed two memoranda of understanding during last month’s tourism trade mission to China, led by the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the...

Airbnb Aims to Wean Hotels off OTAs

AMSTERDAM — Airbnb has reiterated its intention to position itself as an alternative hotel-distribution channel to the big global OTAs, reports U.K.-based Travolution. At the Triptease Direct Booking...

Omni Hotels & Resorts Announce Partnership with PGA Tour

PONTE VERDA BEACH, Fla. — Omni Hotels & Resorts is partnering with the PGA Tour in a sponsorship agreement that will see the company donate four meals...

Four Seasons Pop Down coming to Philly, Miami and Hong Kong

TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced its next locations for its Pop-Down event, a global series of public installations designed to celebrate Four Seasons...

IHG Launches New Upscale Brand

LONDON, U.K. — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has unveiled a new upscale brand, Voco. The brand will focus primarily on conversion opportunities and will strengthen IHG’s offer...

Delta Hotels Opens First European Property

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International has opened its first Delta Hotels property in Europe. The launch of Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach marks a significant landmark...

HD Expo 2018 Boasts Record Attendance

LAS VEGAS — HD Expo brought industry professionals together for a three-day event, which featured new products, engaging show content and innovative booth exhibitions. With five-per-cent growth...

Hilton Featuring Bonus Offers on Hilton Honors American Express Cards

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Honors and American Express have launched special bonus offers for consumers and small business owners who sign up for their newly available co-branded...

New Castle President and COO Gerry Chase to Retire

SHELTON, Conn. — New Castle Hotels & Resorts (NCHR) has announced that longtime president and COO Gerry Chase will retire from the company effective June 30, 2018....

Best Western Unveils Findings of Second-Annual Hotel Loyalty Program Study

PHOENIX, Ariz. — An insight report commissioned by Best Western Hotels & Resorts and executed by U.S. News & World Report’s Marketing and Business Intelligence teams has...