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10 Ideas Shaping the Future of Travel Retail

By Kacey Bradley - Lifestyle Blogger for The Drifter Collective

Shifts in customer expectations and desires are changing the travel retail industry, but these innovations are positive developments for many entities. Luckily, companies are considering the limitations of time, space and convenience for travelers, and they're finding more effective ways to attract customers and offer merchandise.

INDIE Confab: Miami (2/7) Announces Speakers & Sponsors from Independent Hospitality Scene

The Independent Lodging Congress today announced additional speakers for the organization's first event in Florida, INDIE Confab: Miami. Taking place on February 7, 2019 in Miami's arts hub of Wynwood, INDIE Confab: Miami will connect creative provocateurs and disruptors from the worlds of hotels, food & beverage, design, and finance.

How Luxury Hotels Can Co-Design for Suite Success

By Karen Loynaz - MPS in Global Hospitality Leadership, Georgetown University By Gregg Rockett - Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Masters in Global Hospitality

Gregg Rockett, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Masters in Global Hospitality, contributed to this articleImagine walking into a hotel room designed by your favorite fashion brand, everything from the curtains to the bed linens emulates the brand perfectly.

Fixing Las Vegas' Millennial Problem

By Tucker Johnson - Instructional Assistant Professor at University of Houston

Last month I was an invited instructor for the Casino Resort Management course within the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. This was one of many experiential courses offered by the college and gave me the opportunity to visit Las Vegas for five days, getting a behind-the-scenes look at high-roller suites, gaming floors, and high-tech security systems.

Limited And Select Service Hotels: 5 Ways Your Front Desk Staff Can Increase Direct Bookings And Cut Distribution Costs

By Doug Kennedy - President of the Kennedy Training Network

Not only do reservations that are made directly have the lowest acquisition costs, but they also tend to have a higher ADR. The following are some action steps and then five training tips based on our KTN front desk sales training programs for your segment of the lodging industry.

True North Hotel Group Solidifies Industry Reputation at Marriott CONNECT Conference with Pair of Significant Awards

- True North Hotel Group has for an unprecedented seventh time received Marriott International's highest owner/developer honor, the elite Partnership Circle Award. Of the 800-plus ownership groups representing Marriott's Select Brands, only the top three percent - roughly 26 - received the Partnership Circle Award for 2018.

Choice Hotels Goes All-In on AWS

Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is moving its infrastructure to AWS--going all-in on the world's leading cloud--to boost its technology leadership position in the hotel industry.