85 percent

85 percent  Percentage of  tour operators who told US Tour Operators Association that  ‘experiential travel’ – or the ‘E Factor’ – was important or...

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...

Optimism reigns at ALIS

Private equity and big hotel companies create new streams of funding as US lodging industry continues its recovery into 2012… Even torrential rain and unseasonable...

Hotel Web sites fast becoming popular with customers

Hotel Web sites were the fastest-growing booking channel, increasing 6.1 percent from last year, according to TravelClick’s third quarter 2011 North American Distribution Review....

IHG brands health and hospitality

  After opening the new year with the promise of new mid-scale brand for the US, InterContinental Hotels Group this week announced the $150m launch...

IHG expands mobile booking apps

InterContinental Hotels Group is expanding options that enable customers to find and reserve rooms using mobile devices, as revenue from mobile booking this year...

Hotel asks guests to name its mattresses

A Gujarat-born disc jockey turned hotel developer has launched what he hopes is an attention-getting promotional campaign for his new property in Brooklyn, N.Y. The...

Survey says: Business travelers need their space

 What matters most to business travelers when it comes to increasing their productivity on the road? Free Internet is wonderful, smart workspace design is...

Hyatt partners with health advocate on hotel menus

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) announced today, November 29, it has partnered with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, a leading global hospitality brand,...