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News for April 28, 2017

Mastercard Names Ed McLaughlin President Of Operations And Technology - Succeeds Rob Reeg, Who Was A Driving Force In Evolution Of Mastercard Over The Past Two Decades

The Board Of Directors Of The Coca-Cola Company Elects Officers:Francisco Crespo, Robert Long, Jennifer Mann, Bea Perez Elected As Senior Vice Presidents; Barry Ballow Elected As Vice President

Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong Opens - Shangri-La Hotels And Resorts Fourth Property In The City

Restaurants Could Tap Seasoned Labor Pool - According To The Bureau Of Labor Statistics, The Labor Force Participation Rate Of Adults 65 Or Older Reached 19 Percent In 2016 – The Highest Level Since 1961 – Report By NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

BCD Travel, Amadeus And AirPlus Work Together To Revolutionize Daimler’s Corporate Travel Process

To Use Or Not Use Technology: That's The Question – NRA Research Finds Human Touch Still Important

St. Regis Expands Presence In Mexico With Signing Of 120-Room St. Regis Los Cabos

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Reports Strong Results For The First Quarter 2017

News for April 27, 2017

Wyndham Hotel Group grows to 200 properties in Latin America, Caribbean

Omni Hotels & Resorts Announces Full Acquisition of The Omni Atlanta Hotel At CNN Center From Time Warner, Inc.

Infor To Acquire Birst, A Pioneer Of Cloud-Native, Business Intelligence, Analytics, And Data Visualization

Rates Hold Steady In First Half Of 2017 Despite Decline In Bookings - Transient Leisure Travel Remains Strong In Second Quarter Of 2017According To TravelClick’s April 2017 NAHR

Hilton Expands U.S. Military Hiring Commitment, Will Hire Additional 20,000 By 2020 - Original Operation: Opportunity Goal Of 10,000 Veteran Hires Achieved Two Years Ahead Of Schedule

Hyatt Plans To Double Brand Presence In The Middle East

IHG Unveils New HUALUXE® Hotel As 300th Opening For Greater China, The HUALUXE® Zhangjiakou

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Signs Agreement To Manage Its First Resort In The Maldives, The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives, In Noonu Atoll

Rezidor’s Quarterly Business Development Report - 3,100 Rooms Signed And Almost 1,000 Rooms Open In Q1-2017

News for April 26, 2017

Infor Hospitality Announces New Integration with CeloPay: New Collaboration to Offer More Secure Payment Processing Options for Hospitality Industry

Foodie Travelers Are Embracing The Culinary Travel Trend – AAA Survey Reveals An Estimated 22 Million Americans Will Take A Culinary Vacation This Year – Seventy-Five Percent Feel That Food And Dining Are An Important Part Of Their Travel Experiences

Emaar Hospitality Group Sets new Industry Model In Hotel Management Contracts To Drive Long-Term Value Creation

PwC Releases Report On Global Impact And Adoption Of AI

Emaar Hospitality Group’s Vida Hotels And Resorts To Operate Upscale Urban Lifestyle Resort In Abu Dhabi; Partnership With Aldar Expands UAE Footprint

IHG: Chinese And Indian Travelers Continue To Rise In The UAE

eRevMax Completes 2-Way Integration With ResAvenue

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s Experiential Hotel Brand, Opens Its Fourth Property In Germany

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Resort Now Accepting Reservations For Guests' Arrival On May 8, 2017

News for April 25, 2017

Robert J. Mylod, Jr. Named To The Priceline Group's Board Of Directors

Hilton Adds To Resort Portfolio With Opening Of First Hotel In Picturesque Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan Province

IBM Names Three Blockchain Adoption Principles Essential For Every CEO To Consider

Omni Frisco Hotel Now Open For Bookings – The Cornerstone Of The Star, Which Is Anchored By The Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters And Ford Center Will Open In July 2017

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Debuts First New-Construction Dual-Branded Property - Best Western Plus Elk City/Executive Residency By Best Western Opens Doors In Elk City, Oklahoma

Middle East Momentum Continues As IHG Signs Four New Hotels

TravelClick’s Demand360 Business Intelligence Solution Expands International Reach By Adding Eight Key Data-Providing Brands

The Coca-Cola Company Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

News for April 24, 2017

Choice Hotels Appoints Eleonora Tarzibachi As Head Of Brand Development And Management For Ascend Hotel Collection

New Accenture Survey Reveals 55 Percent Drop In Consumers Who Prefer To Watch TV Shows On TV Sets - Laptops And Desktops Overtake TVs As Preferred Devices For Watching TV Shows

Emaar Hospitality Group Unveils 6 New Hotel Projects In The UAE And Global Markets

Infor Hospitality Announces New Integration With CeloPay - New Collaboration To Offer More Secure Payment Processing Options For Hospitality Industry

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Unveils Cutting-Edge Upscale Hotel In Batam, The Best Western Premier Panbil - Best Western Now Operates 15 Hotels Across Indonesia

News for April 21, 2017

NRA: Consumers Want More Control Over Their Dining Experience - The ‘Where’ And ‘When’ Of It All – What NRA's Research Found Regarding The Use Of Technology

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Pakistan Presence Blooms As Firm Signs New Property In The ‘City Of Gardens’ - Will Manage Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore – Movenpick's Third Property In Pakistan

IHG Announces Opening Of First Holiday Inn® Hotel Featuring Brand's New H4 Design, The Holiday Inn(r) Hotel & Suites Bellingham - Hotel Is Managed By Hotel Services Group, LLC

Oakwood Worldwide® Ushers In New Era Of Premium Accommodation With Oakwood Olympic & Olive In Downtown Los Angeles

Accor Reports Robust Growth In First-Quarter 2017 Revenue: Like-For-Like Increase Of 7.4%

Visa Inc. Reports Strong Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Results And Announces New $5.0 Billion Share Repurchase Program

News for April 20, 2017's First Customer Call Centre Officially Opens In Toronto - Aims To Recruit More Than 200 New Jobs Locally In The First Full Year

PwC Survey: Millennials Mature With Their Finances

IBM Study: CxOs Set Their Sights Back On Traditional Targets – Unlike Two Years Ago, CxOs Now Expect More Competition From Within Their Same Industry

Accenture Selects UM As Strategic Media Buying And Planning Partner - Integrated, Cross-Channel Approach Helps Accenture To Reach The Right Audiences With Relevant Messages

Thumbs Up: Mastercard Unveils Next Generation Biometric Card - South African Trials Demonstrate Convenience And Security

Homewood Suites By Hilton New Hartford Utica Opens

American Express Reports First Quarter EPS Of $1.34; Card Member Spending And Revenue Performance Accelerate; New Card Acquisitions And Credit Quality Remain Strong

Blackstone Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

News for April 19, 2017

IBM Study: Empowering Women's Success In Technology Requires Inclusion Reveals 2017 Sustainable Travel Intentions, Goals and Considerations - Top-5 Reasons Global Travelers Choose Eco-Friendly Accommodations

Artificial Intelligence Set To Transform Insurance Industry But Integration Challenges Remain, According To Accenture Report - Insurers Are Investing In AI Technology To Enhance The Customer Experience, Empower Their Own People

AccorHotels Opens Flagship Skyscraper Hotel In Canary Wharf

Dusit Hotels & Resorts Reports It Has Become First Hotel Group In Thailand To Accept WeChat Pay

IBM Reports 2017 First-Quarter Results

News for April 18, 2017

Managing Risk From The “Front Line” Correlates To Higher Revenue And Profit Growth, Says PwC - Sixth Annual PwC Report Highlights Growing Risk Areas, Vulnerabilities And A Mandate To Share Risk Ownership

Four Points By Sheraton Debuts In Montenegro Wth The Opening Of The Four Points By Sheraton Kolasin, A Mountain Stay For All Seasons – Hotel Is Owned By York Hotels & Resorts D.O.O.

More Restaurants Byte Into Technology – NRA Study

Brings Anaconda Open Data Science Platform To IBM Cognitive Systems

India - Cisco Inaugurates Cyber Range Lab In India

New Wearables Revolutionize Detection Of Health Issues – Article By Stephanie Ellen Chan, The Editorial Producer At Cisco

News for April 14, 2017

Real Estate Investors Name The UK As Top Target For Hotel Investment In 2017 According To CBRE’s ‘European Hotels Investor Intentions’ Survey

Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts And Mabrouk Group To Open New Luxury Hotel In Tunisia In Late 2017, The Four Seasons Hotel Tunis

Andy Cohen, Co-CEO Of Gensler On Driverless Cars And Their Impact On Real Estate

Indonesia Based OTA Pegipegi Completes Integration With eRevMax - Interface To Provide Hotels Seamless Data Transfer In Real-Time

Details Revealed: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Mammoth Resorts To Be Acquired By Affiliates Of Aspen Skiing Company And KSL Capital Partners From Starwood Capital Group

Mastercard Gains Regulatory Approval To Acquire VocaLink

News for April 13, 2017

Many Business Travelers Staying At Home-Sharing Properties Unsupported By Travel Policy - Home-Sharing Properties Are Allowed In One Out Of Six Travel Policies, According To A New Study Released By The GBTA Foundation, The Research And Education Arm Of The Global Business Travel Association

Restaurant Middle-Class Job Growth Nearly Four Times Stronger Than Overall Economy According To The NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

Hyatt Regency Amsterdam Marks Debut Of The Hyatt Regency Brand In The Netherlands, The Hyatt Regency Amsterdam

Comcast Business Now Provides Enterprises With Dedicated Links To IBM Cloud - Up To 10 Gbps Connections To IBM Cloud For Public, Private Or Hybrid Cloud Deployments

Homewood Suites By Hilton St. Louis Westport Opens

News for April 12, 2017

Live La Dolce Vita: La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena Joins Curio Collection By Hilton - Storied Tuscan Resort Joins Exclusive Upper Upscale Collection Brand

Deals, Dollars To United States VC-Backed Companies Rise, The First Quarterly Uptick In A Year, According To The MoneyTree™ Report From PwC And CB Insights

Holiday Inn Express® Arrives In The Heart Of Berlin’s Diverse Mitte District

Four Points Grows Portfolio In Florida With Second Miami Property - Opens The Four Points Miami Airport

Mastercard Gains Regulatory Approval To Acquire VocaLink

Accenture Completes Acquisition Of 62% Majority Shareholding In SinnerSchrader AG, Expands Customer Experience Offering In Germany

News for April 11, 2017

DoubleTree By Hilton Debuts In Sharjah – Sign Management Agreement With Al Marwan Group For New Build Sharjah Waterfront Hotel & Suites – Hotel Set To Open In 2020

AccorHotels Expands Its Luxury Footprint In Africa With The Management Of Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech – Sign Hotel Management Agreement With New Mauritius Hotels Limited

Avis Budget Group Completes Transaction To Operate Budget In Poland - The Transaction Will Add More Than 300 Vehicles To The Avis Budget Group Fleet And Seven Airport Rental Locations, Including Warsaw, Krakow And Gdansk

Hyatt And SONIFI To Deliver A Personalized In-Room Streaming Experience Powered By Google Chromecast To Travelers Around The Globe

Compliance Costs For Financial Institutions Will Continue To Increase Over The Next Two Years Driven By Regulations and Emerging Risks, According To Global Accenture Survey Of Executives

News for April 10, 2017

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Opens New Denver Resort Complete With Championship Golf Course, Spa And Restaurants, The Hilton Denver Inverness

Visa Launches Enhanced Transaction Data For Amazon Business Customers In The U.S. - Bank Of America Merrill Lynch, Citi And PNC Bank First To Help Their Corporate Customers Streamline Expense Management

IHG Opens Candlewood Suites® Hotel In Celaya, Mexico – Hotel Is Owned By OVQ Querétaro, S.A. de C.V. And Managed By Diamond Lodging

AccorHotels Announces Rebrand Of Iconic Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai Property - The Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel Suites & Apartments To Be Largest Mercure Property In The Group's Global Network

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Unveils New Upscale Collection In Japan – The Former Best Western Premier Hotel Nagasaki Re-Launched As The BW Premier Collection Hotel Nagasaki

Ascend Hotel Collection Opens Newest enVision Hotel, The enVision Hotel Boston-Everett, A Member Of The Ascend Hotel Collection

News for April 7, 2017

RLHC Opens 18 Hotels, Executes 11 Franchise License Agreements Since The Start Of 2017

Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong - The City's First Urban Resort Opens 28 April On Victoria Harbour Front

Choice Hotels International Brings Cambria Hotels & Suites To Durham, N.C.

Jumeirah Group Appoints Blue Square Consultants In India – Jumeirah Group Currently Operates 21 Hotels In 9 Destinations Across The Middle East, Europe And Asia

AccorHotels Unveils The First Low Carbon BBCA Labeled Hotel: JO&JOE Paris

Visa Checkout Reaches Milestone Of 20 Million Enrolled Consumers - Samsung Pay Agrees To Integrate With Visa Checkout’s Open Platform

News for April 6, 2017

AccorHotels Acquires Availpro And Creates The European Leader Of Digital Services For Independent Hotels

IHG And Greenland USA Open Global Flagship Hotel Indigo® Hotel In The Heart Of Downtown Los Angeles, The Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s Bold Experiental Hotel Brand, Debuts In Austria’s Vibrant Capital, The Moxy Vienna Airport

Speed Is This Season’s Hottest Fashion Trend, According To Research From Kurt Salmon, Part Of Accenture Strategy - Retailers Need To Get In Shape To Meet Consumer Demand For A Fast Fashion Fix

PayPal And Visa Extend Partnership To Accelerate Adoption Of Digital And Mobile Payments Across Asia Pacific - Digital Partnership Will Enhance The Payment Experience Online, In app And In Store

News for April 5, 2017

IBM Names Three Blockchain Adoption Principles Essential For Every CEO To Consider

Bus Booking Made As Simple As Flight Booking - Amadeus Agrees Partnerships With Distribusion And Betterez To Drive Global Bus Sales And Enhance Bus Operators' Offer Worldwide

Best Western ® Hotels & Resorts Advances Group Business With New RFP Tool - Best Western Partners With HotelPlanner To Launch BWGroupsâ„  RFP Tool

Hyatt Place Rameswaram Celebrates Official Opening – Hotel Located In One Of India's Holiest Pilgrimage Destinations

DoubleTree By Hilton Opens In Popular U.K Destination, The Cotswolds, The DoubleTree By Hilton Cheltenham

The Coca-Cola Company Congratulates China Bottling Partners On Significant Refranchising Milestone - All Coca-Cola Bottling Territories In China Now Majority Owned By Local Franchise Partners

IBM Invests To Accelerate Innovation, Collaboration And Fast-Track Healthcare Solutions In Finland - 150 Finnish Consultants Will co-Create With Clients, Start-ups And Developers To Boost The Finnish Health Ecosystem - New Watson Health Center Opens In Helsinki

News for April 4, 2017

Hilton Appoints Greg Hartmann New Senior Vice President – Luxury, Lifestyle, Resort And Corporate Development

AccorHotels Acquires VeryChic, A European Leader In The Private Sale Of Luxury And Upscale Hotel Rooms And Breaks

PwC Commits $320 Million To Help Improve Technology & Financial Capability Of More Than 10 Million Students - Doubles Impact Around Advancing Financial Capability In The U.S. - Releases Study That Shows Startling Gaps In Workforce Preparedness

Double Tree By Hilton Hotel Minneapolis – University Area, Opens On The Campus Of The University Of Minnesota

IBM Opens Budapest Software Lab To Develop Cloud Video Solutions - IBM Estimates Cloud-Based Video Will Be A $105 Billion Market By 2019

One-In-Three U.S. Drivers Cannot Pay For An Unexpected Car Repair Bill – AAA Advises Drivers To Save $50 Per Month For Car Care Fund

Blackstone Completes Acquisition Of OfficeFirst

News for April 3, 2017

Mastercard Names Erika Brown Lee As Senior Vice President And Assistant General Counsel For Privacy And Data Protection

Marriott International Sells The 759-room Westin Maui Resort & Spa And Retains Long-Term Management Agreement – The Buyer Is A J/V Among Funds Managed By Trinity Investments LLC And Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris Announce The Opening Of Taj Swarna, Amritsar, The Group's First Hotel In Amritsar

MoodMatch: And Travelsify Offer Internet Users A New Way Of Finding The Hotel That Suits Them Best - Launch Of Search Engine For Travel Experiences Without Pre-Selecting A Destination

Accenture Acquires Genfour, Expands Its Capabilities In Intelligent Automation Services

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