Last year I participated in the research and illustration of the last 100 years of hotel technology in our series "The History of Hotel & Travel Technology" (read article). In many cases, we've seen hotel distribution and technology change during or after a global crisis.
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is proud to announce the members of its 2021 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The board is composed of senior travel and hospitality executives from a representative selection of HSMAI member organizations.
By Sandy James – Director Of Business Development at Zoox Smart Data
Cancelled flights, record lows for both international and domestic travel, longer wait times due to enhanced cleaning regulations — these are just a few of the hardships shared by airports around the world since the beginning of the global pandemic.
View by Holly Tuppen – Sustainable Travel Consultant and Writer and Communications Manager for The Long Run
"Lack of transparency remains a stumbling block for travelers who mostly don't have the time or inclination to spend hours researching a hotel's sustainability credentials. There are three ways in which we need greater transparency."
The Ryder Hotel – Charleston, South Carolina, United States
According to the latest Europe Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), analysts at LE report that at the close of 2020, Europe's hotel construction pipeline increased 2% by projects and 3% by rooms year-over-year (YOY) to end the fourth quarter with 1,905 projects and 307,093 rooms, a record high project and room count for the region.
Hospitality industry veterans Chris Manley, formerly with Stonebridge Companies, and Jeff Blackman, founder and president of Bedford Lodging, have launched hotel management company Five Senses Hospitality Management™.
Europe's largest hotel chain Accor has said that it plans to pay for all of its employees to be vaccinated by late summer as it tries to recover its business amid ongoing national lockdowns. "We are not going to wait for government.
InterContinental Hotels Group, owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, has warned that the difficulties of the "most challenging year" in its history have stretched into 2021 as new strains of coronavirus force countries to close borders and limit travel.
"During the pandemic, hospitality leaders have had to make some difficult decisions in an effort to keep business running. As part of that effort, they've had to reprioritize project portfolios and strategically choose where to focus their time and investments."
Louvre Hotels Group – Paris, France
The official association to the world's verified and authenticated boutique hotels and businesses, BLLA (the Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association), is proud to announce their inaugural list of leaders who make up what the group calls the 'boutique lifestyle.
Accor has set its ALL loyalty program as one of the business's strategic focuses for 2021.
- Inn-Flow, a hotel-specific software company, announced today the launch of Labor Management 2.0, its new and improved tool designed to create easy solutions for complex hotel challenges. While more than 15,000 individual users around the world have implemented Inn-Flow's original management tool, Labor Management 2.
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