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News for August 18, 2017

IHG Signs Two New Properties In Dubai Business Bay: The Crowne Plaza(r) Dubai Business Bay And InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay - Both Properties Are In Partnership With API Hotels & Resorts 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-signs-two-new-properties-in-dubai-business-bay

Paciolan To Acquire TicketsWest And WestCoast Entertainment From RLH Corporation

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1037627

Meet The Winners Of The 2017 Swisscom StartUp Challenge: Advertima, AlgoTrader, ecoRobotix, 1Drop And OneSky 

https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/medien/press-releases/2017/08/20170817-MM-Gewinner-Swisscom-StartUp-Challenge-2017.html

Astoria Vacation And Leisure Club, Inc. Renews With RCI To Provide Vacation Exchange Services To Owners

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/astoria-vacation-and-leisure-club-inc-renews-rci-provide-vacation-exchange

Infor Achieves FedRAMP Ready Status

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/fedramp-ready/

News for August 17, 2017

John A. Rubino Promoted To Executive Vice President Of Interstate's Crossroads® Hospitality Division 

http://interstatehotels.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/John-Rubino-EVP_pr_FINAL.pdf

Amadeus Research Reveals Astounding Diversity Amongst Asia Pacific Travelers

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/Amadeus-Home/Newsroom/Archive/2017-08-16-APAC-Journey-of-me-whitepaper/1319658626891-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319711813652&assettype=PressRelease_C

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Uncovers Passport Holders More Likely To Be Content With Their Lives - Findings From The Study Revealed Three Key Themes About American Travelers Today 

http://www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-hotels-resorts-uncovers-passport-holders-more-likely-to-be-content-with-their-lives

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo Set To Introduce A New Level Of Luxury In Sri Lanka – Set To Open On 16 November 2017 

http://www.shangri-la.com/corporate/press-room/press-releases/shangri-la-hotel-colombo-set-to-introduce-a-new-level-of-luxury-in-sri-lanka/

Swisscom Interim Report On First Half Of 2017 

https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/medien/press-releases/2017/08/20170817-MM-Q2-2017.html

News for August 16, 2017

Omni Hotels & Resorts Names Daniel Surette New Vice President Of Sales 

https://www.omnihotels.com/media-center/recent-news/170815-omni-hotels-names-new-vp-sales

RLJ Shareholders And FelCor Stockholders Approve Merger

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=118512&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2294091

GBTA Announces 2017-2019 Global Board Of Directors

http://www.gbta.org/PressReleases/Pages/rls_081617.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egbta%2Eorg%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems%5Fall%2Easpx

Accenture Launches Liquid Studio In Toronto To Help Clients Accelerate Digital Business Transformation 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-launches-liquid-studio-in-toronto-to-help-clients-accelerate-digital-business-transformation.htm

Comfort Brand Hotels Experiencing A Record-Setting Pipeline - Comfort Is On Track To Hit 56 Openings This Year 

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2293977

International Visitation In The United States - Top States & Cities Visited Estimates And Selected Top Country Profiles Reported By The National Travel And Tourism Office

http://travel.trade.gov/outreachpages/inbound.general_information.inbound_overview.asp

News for August 15, 2017

Middle Market Companies Boosted U.S. Economic Health In Recent Years, According To New Research From American Express And Dun & Bradstreet - Finds That Mid-Sized Firms Are Responsible For More Than Half (51.7%) Of Total U.S. Job Growth Since 2011 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2017/Middle-Market-Companies-Boost-US-Economic-Health-Says-Amex-Research.aspx

5 Reasons Why Apprentices Are Good For Business According To The National Restaurant Association's Educational Foundation 

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/5-reasons-why-apprentices-are-good-for-business

Pan Pacific Beijing Will Open August 20 In Chinese Capital

https://www.panpacific.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/global/2017/pan-pacific-beijing-opens-in-chinese-capital.html#.WZMaXdFGnIU

RCI Welcomes 74 Newly Affiliated Properties In First Half Of 2017 To Its Global Exchange Network

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/rci-welcomes-74-newly-affiliated-properties-its-global-exchange-network

AAA’s New ‘Best Of’ Designation Helps Travelers Find Top Rated Hotels And Restaurants

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/08/aaas-new-best-designation-helps-travelers-find-top-rated-hotels-restaurants/

AHLA STATEMENT ON GSA 2018 PER DIEM RATES

https://www.ahla.com/press-release/ahla-statement-gsa-2018-diem-rates

News for August 14, 2017

Belle(vue) Of The Ball: W Hotels Debuts W Bellevue, The Brand’s First New-Build Hotel In North America In Seven Years

http://news.marriott.com/2017/08/bellevue-ball-w-hotels-debuts-w-bellevue-brands-first-new-build-hotel-north-america-seven-years/

Address Marassi Beach Resort, Emaar Hospitality Group’s Second Hotel Project In Egypt Celebrates Waterfront Lifestyle By The Mediterranean

https://www.emaar.com/en/media-centre/detail.aspx?itemId=tcm:223-108235

Marriott International Debuts First-Ever Campaign For New Category Marketing Approach

http://news.marriott.com/2017/08/marriott-international-debuts-first-ever-campaign-new-category-marketing-approach/

U.S. Department of Commerce Reports International Visitors To The United States Spent $245 Billion In 2016 – 75.6 Million International Visitors Came To The U.S. In 2016 For Business, Medical, Education And Leisure Purposes - In 2016, Travel And Tourism Was The Largest Services Export For The U.S., Comprising 33 Percent Of Services Exports And 11 Percent Of Exports Overall 

http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/Fast_Facts_2016.pdf

Emaar Properties Records 22% Growth In Dubai Property Sales To AED 10.814 Billion (US$ 2.944 Billion) & 15% Growth In Net Profit To AED 2.837 Billion (US$ 772 Million) In H1 2017

https://www.emaar.com/en/media-centre/detail.aspx?itemId=tcm:223-108289

News for August 11, 2017

Rosewood Hotel Group Adds Margaret Yeung As Vice President, Brand Management And Communications

https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/media/press/2017/Rosewood-Hotel-Group-Adds-Margaret-Yeung-as-Vice-President-Brand-Management-and-Communications

Holiday Inn Express® Brand Arrives In Tuxpan, Mexico – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Grupo Inmobiliario Ricsher, S.A. de C.V 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/the-holiday-inn-express-brand-arrives-in-tuxpan-mexico

Yareton Investment & Management (Washington) LLC And Interstate Hotels & Resorts Break Ground On Marriott Hotel, The Marriott Seattle Tacoma

http://interstatehotels.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Tacoma-Press-Release-FINAL_08-09-17.pdf

Taj Hotels To Celebrate India’s 70th Independence Year Of 14 August 1947 With Throwback Menu - Some Iconic Taj Hotels Across India To Be Lit Up In The Indian Tricolour - Taj To Offer 70% Discount To Armed Forces Personnel For Bookings Made On 15th August. 

https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/about-taj-group/press-and-media/press-releases/press-releases/2017/taj-hotels-to-celebrate-indias-70th-independence-year/

News for August 10, 2017

Stewart Bainum, Jr., Choice Hotels Chairman Of The Board Of Directors, Announces Patrick Pacious To Become Chief Executive Officer And President Effective September 12 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2293266

Residence Inn By Marriott Makes Its Debut In London With Opening Of London Bridge Property – Hotel Owned By A Controlled Affiliate Of Starwood Capital Group, Will Be Operated Under A Franchise Agreement With Cycas Hospitality 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/08/residence-inn-marriott-makes-debut-london-opening-london-bridge-property/

eRevMax Completes 2-Way Integration With Go Global Travel - New Interface To allow Hotels Push Direct Rates And Availability To 20000 Tour Operators 

http://www.erevmax.com/ratetiger-news/ratetiger-news-archive/aug2017-erevmax-integration-globaltravel.html

Accenture Acquires Marketing Agency Wire Stone To Deliver Connected Customer Experiences - Acquisition Expands Accenture Interactive’s Creative Marketing Capabilities And Talent In North America

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-acquires-marketing-agency-wire-stone-to-deliver-connected-customer-experiences.htm

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Adds Best Western Premier Detroit Southfield Hotel To Growing Portfolio

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/about/press-media/2017-press-releases/bw-premier-detroit-southfield-added-to-portfolio.html

News for August 9, 2017

Hyatt Announces That A Hyatt Affiliate Has Entered Into A Franchise Agreement With Talbot Hotels S.A. For Two Hyatt Centric Hotels In Lima, Peru And Santiago, Chile 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/080717-Hyatt-Announces-Plans-for-Two-Hyatt-Centric-Hotels-in-Chile-and-Peru

The Walt Disney Company To Acquire Majority Ownership Of BAMtech, A Global Leader In Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Technology And Marketing Services, Data Analytics, and Commerce Management 

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/walt-disney-company-acquire-majority-ownership-bamtech-2/

The Registry Collection® Program Adds Ali‘i Kai Resort In Hawaii To Exchange Network

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/registry-collection%C2%AE-program-adds-ali%E2%80%98i-kai-resort-hawaii-exchange-network

FelCor Reports Second Quarter 2017 Earnings

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=118512&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2292965

The Walt Disney Company Reports Third Quarter And Nine Months Earnings For Fiscal 2017

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/walt-disney-company-reports-third-quarter-nine-months-earnings-fiscal-2017/

Sony And Sony Global Education Develop A New System To Manage Students' Learning Data, Built On IBM Blockchain – New Cloud-Based Platform To Help Track And Manage Student Data To Improve Efficiencies In Education System 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52970.wss

News for August 8, 2017

RCI Announces Agreement To Acquire DAE

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/rci-announces-agreement-acquire-dae

IBM Study: 61 Percent Of Surveyed CMOs And Sales Leaders Say Cognitive Computing Will Be A Disruptive Force In Their Industries—But Are They Ready For The Disruption? 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52962.wss

Accenture Acquires Concrete Solutions, Expanding Its Capabilities In Agile, DevOps, Mobility And Cloud Technologies - Acquisition Of Brazilian Company Strengthens Accenture’s Position As A Leading Innovation Partner Of Companies In Latin America 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-acquires-concrete-solutions-expanding-its-capabilities-in-agile-devops-mobility-and-cloud-technologies.htm

Banco Popular Agrees To Sell Majority Stake In Its Real Estate Asset Portfolio To Blackstone 

https://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/banco-popular-agrees-to-sell-majority-stake-in-its-real-estate-asset-portfolio-to-blackstone

Hilton Secures Landmark Hotel In New York City With Opening Of Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza On August 30

http://www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-secures-landmark-hotel-in-new-york-city-with-opening-of-millennium-hilton-new-york-one-un-plaza

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Announce Interim Results To 30 June 2017

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/interim-results-to-30-june-2017

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results 

http://ir.lq.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=89577&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2292330

Marriott International Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results Highlights

http://news.marriott.com/2017/08/marriott-international-reports-second-quarter-2017-results-highlights/

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Reports Financial Results For The Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2017

http://investors.sotherlyhotels.com/file/Index?KeyFile=389816872Acquisition of Brazilian company strengthens Accenture’s position as a leading innovation partner of companies in Latin America 

Avis Budget Group Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

http://ir.avisbudgetgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1036363

News for August 7, 2017

New Chief Financial Officer, Michel Checoury, Joins The Executive Team At Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

https://www.movenpick.com/en/press/news/detail/new-chief-financial-officer-joins-the-executive-team-at-moevenpick-hotels-resorts/

Metro, Mortenson And Hyatt Break Ground On Hyatt Regency Portland At The Oregon Convention Center

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/080417-Construction-Begins-on-Hyatt-Regency-Portland-at-the-Oregon-Convention-Center

Accenture Acquires Search Technologies To Expand Its Content Analytics And Enterprise Search Capabilities

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-acquires-search-technologies-to-expand-its-content-analytics-and-enterprise-search-capabilities.htm

Construction Set To Begin On 516-Room, Luxury JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/08/construction-set-begin-516-room-luxury-jw-marriott-hotel-orlando/

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Limited Interim Results For The Six Months Ended 30 June, 2017

http://www.hshgroup.com/-/media/Files/HSH/Press-Releases/2017/Interim-Results-Press-Release_EN1.ashx

Pearson Launches All New Digital Customer Experience With Accenture Interactive – Students And Educators Gain A Simpler Route To Online Resources 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/pearson-launches-all-new-digital-customer-experience-with-accenture-interactive.htm

News for August 4, 2017

Disney Names Elissa Margolis To Head Enterprise Social Responsibility

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/disney-names-elissa-margolis-head-enterprise-social-responsibility/

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 23 New Member Hotels Between May And July 2017 

https://preferredhotels.com/press/preferred-hotels-and-resorts-welcomes-23-new-member-hotels

Accenture To Build NYC Innovation Hub As Destination For Clients And Accenture People To Co-Create Industry Solutions For The Digital Economy - Move To Hudson Yards District Will Bring Together Company's 3,000 New York City-Based People 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-to-build-nyc-innovation-hub-as-destination-for-clients-and-accenture-people-to-co-create-industry-solutions-for-the-digital-economy.htm

Mastercard And PayPal Expand Partnership In Asia Pacific To Spur Mobile And Digital Commerce

https://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/mastercard-and-paypal-expand-partnership-in-asia-pacific-to-spur-mobile-and-digital-commerce/

Ashford Trust Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results 

http://www2.snl.com/Cache/1500102211.PDF?O=PDF&T=&Y=&D=&FID=1500102211&iid=4088185

RLH Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1036051

News for August 3, 2017

GE Power CEO, Steve Bolze, Joins Blackstone’s Infrastructure Business As Head Of Portfolio Operations And Asset Management 

https://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/ge-power-ceo-steve-bolze-joins-blackstone-s-infrastructure-business-as-head-of-portfolio-operations-and-asset-management

Digital Building Blocks: Swisscom Apprentices Take An Active Role In Shaping Their Own Futures 

https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/medien/press-releases/2017/08/20170802-mm-swisscom-lernende-gestalten-ihre-zukunft-aktiv-mit.html

Accenture Acquires Marketing And Sales Consultancy Brand Learning To Help Organizations Drive Growth Through Enhanced Customer Experiences

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-acquires-marketing-and-sales-consultancy-brand-learning-to-help-organizations-drive-growth-through-enhanced-customer-experiences.htm

Hyatt Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - Raises Full-Year Outlook For RevPAR And Adjusted EBITDA 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123592

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - Strong Top-Line Momentum; Increases Full-Year EPS Guidance; Announces Plan To Become Two Publicly Traded Hospitality Companies 

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-worldwide-reports-second-quarter-2017-results

News for August 2, 2017

FelCor Sells Royalton New York To A Joint Venture Between Rockpoint Group And Highgate 

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=118512&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2290844

RCI Expands Offerings For Global Travelers With The Acquisition Of Love Home Swap 

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/rci-expands-offerings-global-travelers-acquisition-love-home-swap

Automotive & Industrial Companies Could Unlock $1 Billion Each In Revenue, According To Accenture - The Competitive Agility Index Identifies Future Corporate Leaders Across Nine Industries Based On Strategy For Growth, Profitability, And Sustainability And Trust 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/automotive-and-industrial-companies-could-unlock-1-billion-each-in-revenue-according-to-accenture.htm

Miller Homes To Be Acquired By Bridgepoint 

https://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/miller-homes-to-be-acquired-by-bridgepoint

Choice Hotels International Reports A 16-Percent Increase In Second Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share 176 Domestic Franchise Agreements Executed

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2291005

SAB Holding Selects IBM Cloud To Accelerate Its Mission-Critical Business Processes

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52946.wss

News for August 1, 2017

Marriott International And Mori Trust Group Further Footprint In Japan With The Grand Opening Of Five Marriott Hotels 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/07/marriott-international-furthers-footprint-japan-grand-opening-five-marriott-hotels/

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Relaunches Savannah Hotel Under Historic Name – The DeSoto - The DeSoto Is Affiliated With Preferred Hotels And Resorts 

http://investors.sotherlyhotels.com/file/Index?KeyFile=389707130

American Express And MineralTree Announce Partnership To Help Streamline B2B Payments - New Accounts Payable Automation Solution Can Improve Business Cash Flow, Simplify Invoice Processing And Streamline Supplier Payments 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2017/Amex-and-MineralTree-Announce-Partnership.aspx

Cisco Completes Acquisition Of Viptela - Cloud-first SD-WAN Solution Offers Flexibility And Simplicity To Enterprises And Telecom Carriers 

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1870481

Hyatt Place Foshan Lishui Celebrates Opening – Hotel Located In Kung Fu’s Historic City Of Foshan In Southern China

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/073117-Hyatt-Place-Foshan-Lishui-Celebrates-Opening

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