OYO report: Exploration and new experiences tops for U.S. travelers

TRAVELERS IN THE U.S. choose to explore local destinations and new experiences, followed by solo travel, according to a report from OYO Rooms. New...

Hospitality companies Ennismore, Accor form joint venture

LIFESTYLE HOTELS COMPANY Ennismore and French multinational Accor have formed a joint venture in the latest consolidation in the hospitality industry. The new entity will...

Greenman is Auro Hotel’s new EVP for investments and development

Aaron Greenman is now executive vice president for investments and development at Auro Hotels. He will oversee the growth strategy for the Greenville, South...

OYO seeking up to $1.2 billion in IPO

HOSPITALITY FIRM OYO is planning to raise up to $1.2 billion through an IPO and is expected to file the draft red herring prospectus...

Hoteliers cheer plans to end travel restrictions to U.S. for vaccinated passengers

THE U.S. ON Monday announced it will lift COVID travel bans on all air passengers in November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo...
smart room technology in hotels

OYO and Microsoft to develop ‘smart room’ technology

MICROSOFT AND OYO Hotels and Homes will work together to develop “smart room” technology including customized in-room experiences, self-check-in, guest ID verification and augmented...

Remnants of Hurricane Ida floods the Northeast, killing nearly 50

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN promised federal aid to storm-ravaged areas and urged national unity for the long recovery after Hurricane Ida devastated parts of the...

H-1B visa restrictions may impact job creation

THE U.S. HAS suspended the entry of workers on the H-1B and some other non-immigrant visa programs, ostensibly to protect American jobs according to...

Article emphasizes need to continue marketing during pandemic

IN AN ECONOMIC downturn such as the one underway now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the instinct of many is to cut...

Christel House International founder DeHaan has died

PHILANTHROPIST AND FOUNDER of Christel House International Christel DeHaan died June 6 at the age of 77. Christel House International, with support from companies...