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News for July 29, 2016

Hyatt Strengthens Global Marketing Team With Addition Of Two Senior Leaders: Jen Acerra As VP, Global Brand Research And Insights, And Heather Geisler, VP, Creative And Field Marketing

Taj Hotels Resorts And Palaces Has Announced The Sale Of Taj Boston Hotel To A Consortium Comprising New England Development, Eastern Real Estate, Rockpoint Group, Lubert-Adler And Highgate - Taj Hotels Resorts And Palaces Will Retain Management

Cornell Study Outlines Improved Hotel Sustainability Benchmarks

Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants To Debut In The Fashion Capital Of Paris - IHG Unveils Plans For Second Kimpton Hotel In Europe

Hyatt Regency Brand Makes Its Return To Xi’an In Northwest China

IHG Expands In Kazakhstan With The Signing Of Holiday Inn Express® Astana, The Fourth IHG Hotel In Kazakhstan

IHG Set To Bring Crowne Plaza® To Yerevan, Armenia

NRA's RPI Index Continues To Show Mixed Results

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Reports Results For The Second Quarter 2016

News for July 28, 2016

AccorHotels Announces Iris Knobloch Appointed Vice-Chairman Of The Board Of Directors, Philippe Citerne Appointed Censeur

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Debuts 15th Hotel In Texas With The Grand Opening Of Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center

AAA Survey Reveals National Parks Can Expect To Welcome More Travelers In The Year Ahead - Visitation To The National Parks Reached An All-Time High In 2015, With More Than 307 Million Visitors, According To The National Park Service

IHG Signs Landmark Property Holiday Inn® London – Kensington - New Signing Will Become One Of Europe's Largest Europe’s Largest Holiday Inn® Hotels

Mexican Hotel Chain, Grupo Presidente, Selects eRevMax To Improve Online Sales

Marriott International Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

MasterCard Incorporated Reports Second-Quarter 2016 Financial Results

News for July 27, 2016

Four Seasons Announces New Area Presidents Of Hotel Operations: Christian Clerc, President, Hotel Operations – Americas; Simon Casson, President, Hotel Operations - Europe, Middle East And Africa; Rainer Stampfer, President, Hotel Operations - Asia Pacific

AccorHotels To Acquire John Paul, World Leader In The Concierge Market

IHG Signs Its First Hotel Indigo In Poland, The Hotel Indigo® Krakow - Florian Gate To Open Later This Year

Joint Venture Developers Grosvenor And The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Limited Change The Structure Of Their Partnership To Deliver The Peninsula London

Hilton Reports Second Quarter Results And Progress On Planned Spin Transactions

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

The Coca-Cola Company Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

News for July 26, 2016

IHG Strengthens Leadership With Two New Promotions: Karan Khanna, Has Been Appointed Vice President, Operations, UK&I, And Michael Walsh Has Been Appointed Vice President, Design & Engineering, UK & I

Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report Predicts Next Generation Of Ransomware; New Tactics Emerging To Maximize Profit

Sheraton Grand Debuts In London With Designation Of Revamped Sheraton Park Lane Hotel

Chief Strategy Officers Say Digital Disruption Is Inevitable, But Few Are Prepared, Finds Accenture Report - A Winning Business Strategy Will Be Built On Cross-Industry Platforms, Deeper Alliances, And More Collaborative Operating Models

Aloft Hotels To Debut In State Of Victoria With The Signing Of Aloft Melbourne South Yarra

IHG Signs Dual Branded Hotel Development Near Heathrow Airport

FelCor Reports Second Quarter 2016 Earnings – Two Hotels Under Hard Contract

Starwood Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

News for July 25, 2016

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Announces That It Has Been Selected To Manage The Holiday Inn Los Angeles –LAX Airport Hotel, Recently Acquired By U.S. OCG, A Subsidiary Of Esong Group Co. Ltd.

Accenture Launches Liquid Studio In France To Help Organizations Accelerate Digital Transformation With Rapid Prototyping And Application Development - Accenture Liquid Studio Is Co-Located With The Innovation Center In Paris

Oakwood Worldwide Sustains Global Momentum With Multi-Region Expansion, Launch Of New Oakwood Studios Offering

Visa To Open New Silicon Valley Office - Company Expands Technology Research And Development Of New Digital Commerce Solutions

News for July 22, 2016

The PGA Of America And Kohler Co. Announced The Appointment Of Herb And Natalie Kohler As Honorary Chairs And David Kohler As General Chair Of The 2020 Ryder Cup. Which Will Be Held At Whistling Straits

GBTA Announces New Board Of Directors At The GBTA Convention

Zika: Don’t Bite The Hands That Feed You - National Pest Management Association And Aaron Hobbs Of Responsible Industry For A Sound America Offered These Seven Takeaways

Visa Inc. Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2016 Results And Announces A New $5.0 Billion Share Repurchase Program

News for July 21, 2016

Expert Advice Busts Common Myths Surrounding Vacation Rental Homes - Wyndham Vacation Rentals Sorts Fact From Fiction When It Comes To Costs, Booking And Service Issues In Celebration Of National Vacation Rental Month

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Tech-Forward Aloft Brand Arrives In Syracuse, The Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor

MasterCard Announces Acquisition Of VocaLink - Enhancing Choice, Driving Innovation Across All Payment Types And Payment Flows

American Express Reports Second Quarter Earnings

Blackstone Reports Second Quarter Results

News for July 20, 2016

Accenture Acquires MOBGEN Expanding End-To-End Digital Services

CSC And IBM Expand Strategic Alliance With Collaboration Utilizing IBM Cloud For z To Enable Clients' Move To Cloud

Swiss-Belhotel International To Manage Two More Egyptian Properties,960,4669,0/swiss-belhotel-international-to-manage-two-more-eg.html?fgal=21

Despite Vehicle Advances, Break Downs At Record High - AAA Rescued A Record-Breaking 32 Million Drivers In 2015

Long Point Beach Club Of Ontario, Canada Joins The RCI® Network Of Affiliated Resorts

News for July 19, 2016

Alvarez & Marsal Hires Alan Oumansour As New Senior Director In Middle East

Four Points Opens Third Hotel In Virginia, The Four Points Virginia Beach Oceanfront – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Surfside Resort Inc.

Accenture And Tricentis Form Alliance To Bring Next Level Of Testing Automation To Enterprises

IBM Reports 2016 Second-Quarter Earnings - Continued Strong Growth In Strategic Imperatives Led By IBM Cloud

News for July 18, 2016

Small Businesses And Middle Market Companies Agree Growth Is The Top Priority, Says American Express Business Growth Pulse - Companies Seek Additional Financing In Pursuit Of Long-term Growth

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Announces Three Sales Executive Appointments: Emily Lynn As Senior VP, Global And Strategic Accounts, Sherry Serio As Senior VP, Sales And Marketing And Patrick Beron As Senior VP, Sales And Marketing

The Ritz-Carlton Tees Up Second Resort In China, The Ritz-Carlton, Nanyan Bay, Scheduled To Open In 2017 – Will Include Debut Of The First Ritz-Carlton Golf Club In China – Golf Course Will Be Designed By Jack Nicklaus

Four Seasons To Manage Exclusive Luxury Resort On Desroches Island, The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles At Desroches Island In Late 2017

Record First Half Of The Year For Merchandising In The Amadeus Distribution Channel

News for July 15, 2016

James E. Mikolaichik Appointed As Chief Financial Officer Of Hilton Grand Vacations

2017 Global Travel Price Outlook Identifies Key Risks For Global Market According To 2017 Global Travel Price Outlook Research From The GBTA Foundation

Construction Begins On Marriott’s First-Ever Triple-Brand Hotel, Located In Nashville’s Popular SoBro Neighborhood

Millennials’ Strong Interest In New Products And Services Will Drive The Most Future Value For Energy Utilities, But They Are Much More Demanding Consumers, Finds Research From Accenture

Meliá Hotels International Presents Its Annual Report 2015

Nearly 80 Percent Of Drivers Express Significant Anger, Aggression Or Road Rage Says New AAA Foundation Research

News for July 14, 2016

Accenture Appoints Nancy McKinstry To Board Of Directors

Jim Breyer To Join Blackstone’s Board Of Directors

Infor Announces Investment In India, Middle East, Africa - Tarik Taman Heads New IMEA Business Unit With Plan To Quintuple Market Share

AccorHotels Initiates Project To Turn HotelInvest Into A Subsidiary To Accelerate Its Transformation And Growth

How Costly Is Over-Regulation? More Than One In Five Restaurant Operators Now Say Government Is Their No. 1 Challenge, According To Recent NRA Research

AT&T And IBM Team To Bring Enhanced Internet Of Things Capabilities To Developers On IBM Cloud

RLHC Opens Hotel RL In Olympia After Extensive Transformation

News for July 13, 2016

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Announces The Election Of Sandeep L. Mathrani To Its Board Of Directors

Four Seasons And Mitsui Fudosan Announce Plans For Iconic Luxury Hotel In Tokyo In The Heart Of Otemachi

IHG® Announces New-Build InterContinental® Hotel In Houston - Set To Open In Late 2018, The Hotel Will Be Adjacent To The Texas Medical Center

winwinbooking Partners With eRevMax To Provide Hoteliers With Seamless Connectivity

Accor General Meeting July 12, 2016: Approval Of FRHI Transaction And New Directors Appointed - AccorHotels, Qatar Investment Authority And Kingdom Holding Company Establish The Principles For Their 
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Accenture Launches Accenture Digital Hub In Tokyo To Help Clients Drive Digital Transformation

News for July 12, 2016

AccorHotels Adds Global Luxury Brands With Landmark Acquisition Of Fairmont, Raffles And Swissôtel – Compay Has Appointed Chris Cahill As The Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Luxury Brands

Cornell Analysis Predicts Likely Boost For Hotel Profits

Boomtown Casino And Hotel Partners With Infor Hospitality To Enhance The Guest Experience

Meliá Salamansa, New Resort For Meliá Hotels International In Cabo Verde - The Hotel Will Be The Fifth For Meliá In Cabo Verde And Is Scheduled To Open In 2018

Whitbread PLC Announces The Sale And Leaseback Of Its 389-Room Hub By Premier Inn Hotel In Kings Cross, London

Accenture To Invest €500,000 In RoboValley To Create New Innovations In Robotics

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Limited Reports First Quarter 2016 Unaudited Operating Statistics

News for July 11, 2016

Omni Hotels & Resorts Appoints Ken Barnes As Chief Information Officer

IHG® And Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corporation To Bring Holiday Inn To Osaka - Holiday Inn Osaka Namba To Join Network By End Of 2016

Accenture Innovation Center For Technology Opens, Bringing Federal Tech Jobs To Baltimore Region

Hilton Worldwide Grows Pipeline In Vietnam With Signing Of Hilton Saigon In Ho Chi Minh City - First Hotel In Vietnam's Largest City To Open In 2019

Red Lion Inn & Suites Opens In Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Blackstone And Quantum Agree To Acquire A 90,000 Sqm Office Complex In Berlin

News for July 8, 2016

Hilton Worldwide Welcomes Travelers To The Yangtze River With Second Hotel In Wuhan, China - Hilton Wuhan Riverside Marks 75th Hotel In China From Hilton

Cornell Analysis Finds Reasons For Upscale Restaurants To Abandon Tipping

Hyatt Regency Shanghai, Wujiaochang Opens In East China

Keep That Vacation Feeling All Summer With Road Trip Ideas From And MapQuest - Top 20 Road Trip Destinations For Summer 2016 Based On MapQuest's Map Searching Trends Year Over Year

News for July 7, 2016

Bob Saada Tapped To Lead PwC’s US Deals Practice

Landal GreenParks Expands Into Denmark With Addition Of Dayz Resorts - Leading Holiday Park Player Expands European Footprint

IHG Opens The First Holiday Inn Express® Hotel in Mexico City's Airport Area - IHG’s Fifteenth Property In The City

Portuguese Hotel Chain, Continental Hotels, Selects eRevMax For Improving Online Revenue

Shipping Options And Delivery Partners Essential To Winning The eCommerce Battle, Accenture Study Shows

News for July 6, 2016

Blackstone Appoints Marc Bolland As Head Of European Portfolio Operations

Interstate Expands Global Footprint To The Netherlands And Germany In A Strategic Alliance With Odyssey Hotel Group

The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts Unveils Transformed Pine Cliffs Resort On Portugal’s Algarve Coast

Accenture Completes Acquisition Of Majority Stake In IMJ - Expands Digital And Marketing Capabilities Of Accenture Interactive In Japan

Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques In Madrid Opens Its Doors

Africa’s largest Coca-Cola Bottler, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, Begins Operations

News for July 5, 2016

Three Out Of Four Travelers Planning Vacations - New Study Conducted By GfK Custom Research And Commissioned By AH&LA Reveals Travel Trends, Spending Habits & High Satisfaction With Hotel Rewards Programs

IHG Brings Smart Travel To Singapore’s Heritage Town With Opening Of Holiday Inn Express® Singapore Katong

IBM And Cisco Tap The Power Of IBM Watson And Cisco Spark To Transform The Way People Work - Two Companies Unite To Redefine Everyday Work For Millions Of People

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Introduces Second Samoa Resort With Opening Of Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows

RLHC Announces Newest Hotel Opening In Fargo – Opening Slated For October 2016

CWT / BTN Group Research: 96 Percent Rank Strategic Meetings Management As Successful

Marriott's Acquisition Of Starwood Has Antitrust Authorization From Saudi Arabia And Mexico - With These Authorizations, The Only Remaining Country In Which Marriott And Starwood Require Pre-Merger Authorization Is China

News for July 1, 2016

AccorHotels Finalizes The Disposal Of A Portfolio Of 85 Hotels In Europe To A New Franchised Operator

Summer Travel Spotlight: What To Expect From American Travelers This Season - Choice Hotels Reveals The Top Findings From Its Annual Summer Poll Of American Leisure And Business Travelers

Business Travelers Embracing Self-Service Technology And Personalized Travel Options - New Study By GBTA Foundation In Partnership With Sabre Corporation Identifies What Apps Business Travelers Use And Why Reveals A Third Of U.S. Students Are Considering A Gap Year Before College

National Restaurant Association’s RPI drops in May

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