Marriott International Testing New Contactless Technology

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International, Inc. has debuted a pilot program for contactless arrival kiosks at several select-service hotels and launched a proof-of-concept for contactless grab-and-go marketplaces...

Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership Established at Howard University

BETHESDA, Ma. — The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has established of the Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership at Howard University in honour of Marriott...

Wyndham Launches La Quinta Brand in the Middle East

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is set to debut its La Quinta by Wyndham brand in the Middle East with a new 100-room property in...

Noah Brodsky Appointed Travel + Leisure Group President

ORLANDO, Fla. — Travel + Leisure Co. (formerly Wyndham Destinations) has appointed Noah Brodsky to the new role of President, Travel + Leisure Group and Chief Brand...

AHLA Releases Report on State of U.S. Hotel Industry

WASHINGTON — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released AHLA’s State of the Hotel Industry 2021 last week, outlining the forecasted state of the hotel industry...

Booking.com Enters Partnership with Crypto.com

HONG KONG — Booking.com and Crypto.com have partnered to offer travel deals to Crypto.com users exclusively through the Crypto.com app. Through the partnership, Crypto.com users who make Booking.com...

Best Western Partners with FranklinCovey to Elevate Hotel Leadership

PHOENIX — Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) has selected FranklinCovey’s ‘gold standard’ leadership-development curriculum to assist in further elevating leadership excellence in its general managers at...

Seven out of 10 Americans Unlikely to Travel for Holidays

WASHINGTON — A new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows many Americans are not expected to travel this holiday season. Results...

European Hotel Construction Pipeline Increases by Seven Per Cent

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. ─ According to the latest Europe Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), analysts report that at the close of the third quarter...

U.S. Set to Lose 9.2 Million Jobs in 2020 Due to COVID-19 and Travel...

LONDON, UK — A staggering 9.2 million jobs could be lost in the U.S. travel-and-tourism sector in 2020 if barriers to global travel remain in place, the...