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A Look Ahead – The Lodging Conference 2019

By Andrew Hazelton and Matt Peterson

Later this month the 25th Annual Lodging Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, an event that historically caps off the "conference year" for many in the hotel business. It is a time to reconnect with industry friends and colleagues, but it also gives us a few days to pause and reflect on the past year and speculate on the year to come.

Penn State School of Hospitality Management and Alumni Society to Honor President and CEO of Hilton, Christopher Nassetta, in 2020

The Penn State School of Hospitality Management in the College of Health and Human Development and the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society (PSHRS) have named Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief executive officer for Hilton, as the 2020 Hospitality Executive of the Year.

Innovation and the Future of Business Travel Highlight GBTA Convention 2019

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the voice of the global business travel industry, wrapped up its 51st annual Convention this week in Chicago. Technology and the future of business travel management were the predominant themes throughout the five-day industry gathering that brought together over 7,000 travel professionals and industry leaders.

Managing Director at Google Travel will open Direct Booking Summit Miami

We're delighted to announce that Rob Torres, Managing Director at Google Travel, will deliver the opening keynote talk at this year's Direct Booking Summit in Miami! With decades of leadership experience at some of the biggest forces in online travel, including a tenure as Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Expedia, Rob will share his vision for the future of hotel online distribution and answer our delegates' most burning questions on how to drive even more direct revenue through metasearch.

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