93.3 million

Number of Americans who travel at least 50 miles from home from December 22 to January 1, an increase of 1.6 percent over last...

Room demand declines for first time since 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 – HOTEL ROOM DEMAND decreased slightly during August for the first time in almost six years, according to STR Inc. “Room...

School’s out for summer! But only for a little while

U.S. FAMILIES WITH children in public schools from elementary through college will get just three weeks in 2019 to take the traditional week-long summer...

Best Western’s Atrea model loses its appeal

Contemporary prototype takes back seat to the Plus and Premier roll-out… Before Best Western’s much-ballyhooed Descriptor Program, there was the Atrea Prototype. Rolled out four years...

US government can make or break US hotel industry, says CEO

    Arne Sorenson, head of Marriott International, urges hotel business people at Hunter Hotel Investment Conference in Atlanta to ‘be absolutely unapologetic about the value’...

Hyatt renews commitment to fight human trafficking with employing training program

  Hyatt celebrated Human Rights Day Monday by highlighting its renewed commitment to respecting fundamental human rights and advanced its campaign against human trafficking by...

Marriott Hotels to stream Netflix content

Special app created for guests Wednesday, June 10, 2015 – GUESTS AT CERTAIN Marriott Hotels are now able to stream Netflix shows on the guestroom...
Members of SIMA in Houston drove a trailer full of supplies and $10,000 in relief funds to Florida last month to aid victims of Hurricane Matthew.

When disaster hits, hotels first to help

WHEN DISASTERS HIT, hotels become home for thousands of displaced residents and the emergency workers who come to their aid. This was certainly the...

Hotels can pump up bottom line through healthy amenities

Wellness tourism generates billions in revenue Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – WELLNESS TRAVEL HAS evolved into a $34 trillion “mega-industry” worldwide; and more and more...

USTA: Domestic leisure travel survives hurricanes

SEPTEMBER’S HURRICANES DID not dampen domestic leisure travel, which led the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index for the month, though it was a...