Marriott International Fined for Database-Security Incident

BETHESDA, Md. — The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is set to fine Marriott International £99,200,396 (US$125 million) in response to the unauthorized access of the Starwood guest-reservations...

Marriott Launches In-room Virtual Reality Experience

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott Hotels has launched a new guest service — VRoom Service — allowing guests to order virtual reality experiences to their rooms. Created in collaboration...

CTC Records Travel-heavy June

OTTAWA — International visitors flocked to Canada in June, according to the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC). In comparison to June 2013, Canada received 10-per-cent more visitors, totalling...

Red Roof Launches Soft Brand

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Red Roof has launched The Red Collection — the company’s first soft brand — which is set to debut in 2018. The Red Collection is...

Four Seasons Partners with Noma for New Private Jet Experiences

TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has launched three new Four Seasons Private Jet journeys for 2017 featuring Culinary Discoveries, a first-of-its-kind journey developed in partnership...

Wingate by Wyndham Expands in Canada with New Kamloops Hotel

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wingate by Wyndham’s expansion in Canada continues with the newly constructed Wingate by Wyndham Kamloops in British Columbia. The hotel, which is owned by Super...

Fairmont Vancouver Airport Reveals New First-Class Amenities

VANCOUVER — Fairmont Vancouver Airport has launched enhanced, first-class features for guests staying on its newly renovated Fairmont Gold floor. The enhancements include a 24-hour lounge, priority...

Ontario’s First BW Premier Opens in Hamilton

HAMILTON, Ont. — C Hotel by Carmen’s, on Stone Church Road East, in Hamilton, Ont., has opened as the first Best Western Premier hotel in Ontario. ...

Opus to Launch Richmond, B.C. Hotel

VANCOUVER — Come autumn 2017, there will be a new Opus Hotel in Richmond, B.C. The Opus Hotel Corporation announced it will be working with...

TripAdvisor Acquires Vacation Rental Sites and Cruise Site Assets

NEWTON, Mass. — TripAdvisor is continuing to corner a new area of the hospitality market, acquiring the vacation rental site, Niumba.com, along with technology and talent from...