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...

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,...

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” —...

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...

CBRE Releases 2018 Canadian Hotels Outlook Report

TORONTO — Strong investor demand for Canadian hotel assets is projected to continue in 2018, underpinned by robust operational performance, according to CBRE Canada’s 2018 Hotels Outlook...

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...

Fairmont Royal York Completing Final Phase of Renovations

TORONTO — The Fairmont Royal York is preparing to reveal its transformed look this summer, to coincide with the hotel’s 90th-anniversary celebration. Now in...

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...

Travel + Leisure Announces 2018 World’s Best Awards

TORONTO — Travel + Leisure has released the 2018 edition of its World’s Best Awards. Every year, Travel + Leisure asks readers to identify their favourite travel destinations...