Airbnb Partners With IOC

TORONTO — Today the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Airbnb announced a significant agreement to support the Olympic Movement through to 2028.

Accor and Alibaba Group Enter into Strategic Partnership

PARIS — Accor has entered a strategic collaboration with China-based retail commerce business, Alibaba Group, to develop a series of digital applications and loyalty programs to...

Dubai Hosts the Arabian Travel Market

The Arabian Travel Market (ATM), is the leading global event for the Middle East travel and hotel industry. The event, a quarter of a century old, generates...

Condé Nast Traveler Reveals 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

NEW YORK — Condé Nast Traveler has released the winners of its 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, naming the top hotels, resorts and destinations in the world, as...

W Hotels Names New North America Music Director

NEW YORK — W Hotels Worldwide has appointed Leah Chisholm (a.k.a. LP Giobbi) as Music director, North America under the brand’s Global Music Collective.

HostMilano Returns October 18 to 20

MILAN — The 41st edition of the HostMilano exhibition is kicking off this fall at the Fieramilano Exhibition Centre in Milan, Italy from October 18 to 20, 2019 and is expected...

Marriott Rebrands and Expands Well-Being Program

BETHESDA, Md. —Marriott International has rebranded and digitally expanded its Healthy Hotel Certification program with the launch of TakeCare Certification. The new program recognizes organizations of...

Accor Launches Non-Standardized Brand

PARIS —Accor has launched a new community-based, responsible and non-standardized economy-hotel brand, greet. The brand was created in response to traveller demand fora high-quality and affordable hotel...

Industry Mourns Passing of Barron Hilton

LOS ANGELES — Hotelier and philanthropist Barron Hilton passed away at the age of 91 on September 19 at his home in Los Angeles.

Expedia Group to Become Optimized Distributor of Marriott Wholesale Rates

BETHESDA, Md. — Expedia Group and Marriott International have announcesd that as part of a new agreement signed in April 2019, Expedia Group will become...