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Boutique Hotel Group's Investment Conference Celebrates Sector's Success, Name Change

New York - Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association's (BLLA) annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference last week featured testimonies about "staying boutique" from fashion leader John Varvatos, lifestyle hotel pioneer Jason Pomeranc, streetwear guru Jeff Carvalho and high-end coffee roaster Todd Carmichael, while announcing a name change to the nine-year-old trade organization.

ASFONA Announces Transition to an Independent, Non-Brand Affiliated Hotel Owner/Operator Association

Washington D.C. -- ASFONA, a hotel industry association originally formed in 1997 to interface with Starwood Hotels & Resorts on behalf of their constituents doing business with Starwood's brands in North America, has announced the official implementation of its "Diversification Strategy" which lays the groundwork for its evolution to an independent, non-brand affiliated hotel owner/operator association.

UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism - Seizing the Power of Technology

Around 600 participants from 52 countries gathered at the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (Bangkok, Thailand, 30 May to 1 June 2018). Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of Thailand, in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, participants addressed topics ranging from the role of technology in achieving sustainable development, to linking the whole tourism value chain to gastronomy.

What's Hot at HITEC This Year

By Pierre Boettner - founder and CEO, hospitality pulse

The hospitality industry is constantly on the cusp of progressive, guest-centric reform -- but we're seeing this push for technological change influencing this more than ever before. With the widespread emergence of intelligent solutions, mobile technology and more, hoteliers and guests alike have an exciting hospitality experience in store as we move into the future.