Hilton Launching New Hybrid-Meeting Solutions

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MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton is introducing a set of Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions to address shifts in how people meet and celebrate. The new suite of offerings, which...

Toronto Airport Launches COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program

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TORONTO — As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb and more international travellers arrive from overseas, the Ontario government has implemented a new pilot program...

Canadian Hotel Occupancy at 19.9 Per Cent

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — Canadian hotels saw slightly higher occupancy for the week ending January 2 compared to the prior week, according to STR data. In a year-over-year comparison,...

Tourism HR Canada Reports November Tourism Employment Declines

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OTTAWA — According to the latest data from Tourism HR Canada, tourism employment decreased by 34,400 jobs in November, representing a 2.1-per-cent decrease from October and the...

Pacific Reach Re-Brands Westin Grand Hotel

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VANCOUVER — Pacific Reach Properties has announced the re-branding of the former Westin Grand Hotel to Hilton Vancouver Downtown, becoming the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property...

Wyndham Destinations Acquires Travel + Leisure

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Destinations has acquired the Travel + Leisure brand and all related assets from Meredith Corporation in a deal worth $100 million. This acquisition is...
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Red Lion to Merge with Sonesta International Hotels

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DENVER — RLH Corporation has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Sonesta International Hotels Corporation under which RLH will be acquired by Sonesta in an all-cash...

U.S. Hotel Occupancy Falls to 32.5 Per Cent

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — U.S. weekly hotel occupancy fell to its lowest level since early May, according to STR‘s latest data for the week of Christmas. For the week...

U.S. Travel Industry Mourns Passing of Disney’s Richard Bates

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WASHINGTON — Last week, the American travel industry was saddened by the passing of Richard Bates, longtime senior vice-president of Government Affairs for The Walt Disney Company. U.S....

Choice Hotels Adjusts Loyalty Status Requirements for 2021

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ROCKVILLE, Md. — Choice Hotels International, Inc. is reducing the elite status qualifications for its Choice Privileges program for 2021 and introducing new changes to allow guests...