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News for July 21, 2017

Accenture Appoints Tracey T. Travis, CFO Of The Estée Lauder Companies, To Board Of Directors

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-appoints-tracey-t-travis-cfo-of-the-estee-lauder-companies-to-board-of-directors.htm

Summer Continues With Inconsistent Rates And Bookings For North American Hoteliers - Group And Transient Leisure Travel Stand Out With Rate And Occupancy Growth In Third Quarter Of 2017 According To TravelClick’s July 2017 NAHR

https://www.travelclick.com/press-releases/summer-continues-with-inconsistent-rates-and-bookings-for-north-american-hoteliers

State Of The Industry: 5 Things You Need To Know – NRA's State Of The Industry Report Analyzes Those Issues And More

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/The-State-of-the-Industry-5-things-to-know

Mammoth Resorts Turns To IBM Cloud And Watson Customer Engagement To Bring Personalized Offers To Vacationers

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52850.wss

Autograph Collection Hotels Debuts In Estonia, The Hotel Telegraaf In Tallinn’s Historic Centre 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/07/autograph-collection-hotels-debuts-estonia/

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

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

Curio Collection By Hilton™ Opens First Hotel In The Eternal City - Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company’s Newly Renovated Aleph Rome Hotel Reopens As Part Of Hilton’s Collection Of Distinctive, One-Of-A-Kind Properties 

http://news.curio.com/index.cfm/news/curio-collection-by-hilton-opens-first-hotel-in-the-eternal-city

Visa Inc. Reports Strong Fiscal Third Quarter 2017 Results

http://investor.visa.com/news/news-details/2017/Visa-Inc-Reports-Strong-Fiscal-Third-Quarter-2017-Results/default.aspx

News for July 20, 2017

A. William Stein Appointed To Board Of Directors Of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. 

http://ir.hosthotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=60734&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2287174

Travel Industry Must Overcome Economic And Political Disruption To Harness Future Growth - New Report From A.T. Kearney, ‘What if? Imagining The Future Of The Travel Industry’, Identifies Trends Of Personalisation And Seamless Travel As Key Drivers Of Success In The Next Five To Seven Years

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/Amadeus-Home/Newsroom/Archive/20-07-2017-What-if-ATKearney-Amadeus/1319658626891-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319710941517&assettype=PressRelease_C

Global Business Travel Poised For Strong Advance But Uncertainty Lingers In The United States - Global Business Travel Spend Approached $1.3 Trillion In 2016 According To The GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls_071917.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egbta%2Eorg%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems%5Fall%2Easpx

IBM Expands Global Cloud Data Center Presence With Four New Facilities: Two In London, England; One In San Jose, California; And One In Sydney, Australia

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52838.wss

Dusit International To Manage New Five-Star Resort In The Philippines, The Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu

https://www.dusit.com/news/

Pegasystems And Accenture Team To Offer Communications Service Providers Intelligent Customer Decisioning As A Service To Improve Customer Engagement – New Solution Empowers CSPs To Rapidly Implement Intelligent Marketing Practices Based On Industry-Specific AI And Decisioning Capabilities 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/pegasystems-and-accenture-team-to-offer-communications-service-providers-csps-intelligent-customer-decisioning-as-a-service-to-improve-customer-engagement.htm

American Express Reports Second Quarter EPS Of $1.47 Reflecting Higher Revenues, Strong Credit Quality And Operating Expense Discipline 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2017/amex-reports-q2-2017-earnings.aspx

News for July 19, 2017

Wyndham Hotel Group Strengthens Its Midscale Bench With Acquisition Of AmericInn - AmericInn’s Portfolio Consists Of 200 Primarily Franchised Hotels With Approximately 11,600 Rooms In 21 States, Predominately In The Midwestern U.S. - Brand's U.S. Pipeline Consists Of 23 Hotels

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-hotel-group-strengthens-its-midscale-bench-acquisition-americinn

Marriott International Expands In Italy With The Opening Of Four Points By Sheraton Venice Mestre As Part Of A Franchise Agreement With The Italian Management Company DHotels - Marriott International Has A Total Of 47 Hotels In Italy Operating Under 14 Brands 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/07/marriott-international-expands-italy-opening-four-points-sheraton-venice-mestre/

Visa And PayPal Extend Partnership To Europe: Enhances The Online, in-app And In Store Payment Experience For Consumers In Europe And Enables PayPal In Europe To Issue Visa Accounts

http://investor.visa.com/news/news-details/2017/Visa-and-PayPal-Extend-Partnership-to-Europe-7182017/default.aspx

FelCor Sells Morgans New York

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=118512&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2287129

Mastercard Enhances Artificial Intelligence Capability With The Acquisition Of Brighterion, Inc.

https://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/mastercard-enhances-artificial-intelligence-capability-with-the-acquisition-of-brighterion-inc-2/

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes The Garrison Hotel – The Port Hospitality Group Owns And Operates The Hotel, And Also Owns And Operates Two Other Ascend Hotel Collection Properties In Portsmouth, NH And Kennebunk, ME. 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2287346

News for July 18, 2017

Choice Hotels Appoints Maria Uy As Vice President, Treasurer 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2287052

Strength In Global Economy Means Higher Travel Pricing In 2018 - Air, Hotel And Ground Transportation All See Upticks On Back Of Rising Inflation, Higher Oil Prices And Emerging Markets, According To The 2018 Global Travel Forecast

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls_071817.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egbta%2Eorg%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems%5Fall%2Easpx

IHG Announces The Opening Of The Largest Holiday Inn Express®Hotel In The Americas, The 44-Story, 596-Room Holiday Inn Express Waikiki, The Third IHG Hotel In Hawaii

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-announces-the-opening-of-the-largest-holiday-inn-express-hotel-in-the-americas

Jumeirah Group To Manage New Hotel Minutes Away From Masjid-al-Haram In Holy City Of Makkah

https://www.jumeirah.com/en/jumeirah-group/press-centre/press-releases/press-releases-for-2017/jumeirah-group-to-manage-new-hotel-minutes-away-from-masjid-al--haram-in-holy-city-of-makkah/

Destination Hotels Announces Partnership With Babierge - Collaboration Marks The First Hotel Brand To Partner With Leading Baby Gear Rental Service For Hassle-Free Family Travel

https://www.destinationhotels.com/media-center/press-releases/babierge-press-release

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts To Debut In Korea With Signing Of Le Meridien Seoul

http://news.marriott.com/2017/07/le-meridien-hotels-resorts-debut-korea-signing-le-meridien-seoul/

H-2B Workforce Coalition Statement On Limited Additions To DHS H-2B Visa Expansion

https://www.ahla.com/press-release/h-2b-workforce-coalition-statement-limited-additions-dhs-h-2b-visa-expansion

News for July 17, 2017

Business Travel Responsible For $547 Billion In U.S. GDP In 2016, Creates Over 7.4 Million Jobs - U.S. Business Travel Spending Reached $424 Billion In 2016 According To New Report By GBTA Foundation

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls_071717.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egbta%2Eorg%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems%5Fall%2Easpx

Accenture Interactive, Marriott International And 1776 Launch The Travel Experience Incubator – New Program Challenges Startup Community To Develop Innovative Solutions That Enhance The Travel Experience 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-interactive-marriott-international-and-1776-launch-the-travel-experience-incubator.htm

Avis To Launch Voice-Powered Car Reservation Capability With Amazon Alexa - Make A Car Rental Reservation, Review Current Reservations And Retrieve Receipts With The Help Of The Popular Voice-Activated Platform 

http://ir.avisbudgetgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1033317

Sky And Cisco Strengthen Video Security Bond To Increase Content Protection For Any Screen

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1866443

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Expands Landmark Hotel In Southern China: The Nanhai Wing, An Incorporation Of The Historic Nanhai Hotel In The Heart Of Shenzhen

http://news.hilton.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-hotels-resorts-expands-landmark-hotel-in-southern-china

The World's First Hotel Indigo® In A Resort Location Opens On Bali’s Seminyak Beach In July 2017

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/hotel-indigo-bali-seminyak-beach

News for July 14, 2017

Choice Hotels Announces Senior Leadership Succession Plan - Patrick Pacious To Succeed Stephen Joyce As Chief Executive Officer In January 2018

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2286400

Hyatt And Oceanwide Holdings Announce First Park Hyatt Residences On West Coast: The Park Hyatt Los Angeles Residences At Oceanwide Plaza, Set To Launch Early 2018 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123588

IBM And Automation Anywhere Team Up To Help Businesses Streamline Operations

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52763.wss

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington At Seattle's Southport Makes Its Debut

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123589

IHG® Expands Boutique Portfolio In London: Hotel Indigo® London - One Leicester Square – Hotel Will Operate Under A Franchise Agreement With Criterion Capital 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-expands-boutique-portfolio-in-london

News for July 13, 2017

Booking.com Reveals The Top Places To Go For Your Favorite Foods And How To Capture The Perfect Foodie Photo - 44% Of Global Travelers Consider Exploring Global Cuisines A Hobby Of Theirs 

http://ir.pricelinegroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1032745

Study By New York Genome Center And IBM Demonstrates Potential For AI And Whole Genome Sequencing To Scale Access To Precision Medicine

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52770.wss

Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants Announces Plans For Toronto In The High End Neighborhood Of Bloor-Yorkville - Hotel Is Owned And Developed By InnVest Hotels LP And Is Slated To Open In Mid-2018

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/kimpton-hotels-and-restaurants-announces-plans-for-toronto

The Fairfield By Marriott Brand Premiers In China With Fairfield By Marriott Nanning Nanhu Park - Marriott International And Dossen International Group Partnership Targets Aggressive Growth In Different Cities Across China In The Next Five Years 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/07/fairfield-marriott-brand-premiers-china-fairfield-marriott-nanning-nanhu-park/

Shangri-La Hotel, Putian Breaks Ground In Fujian China

http://www.shangri-la.com/corporate/press-room/press-releases/shangri-la-hotel-putian-breaks-ground-in-fujian-china/

Visa To Help U.S. Small Businesses Go Cashless

http://investor.visa.com/news/news-details/2017/Visa-to-Help-US-Small-Businesses-Go-Cashless/default.aspx

News for July 12, 2017

Rezidor Appoints Chema Basterrechea As Its Chief Operating Officer 

http://www.investor.rezidor.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205430&p=mediaRelease&ID=2286029

The Fletcher School And Mastercard Unveil The Digital Evolution Index 2017, An In-Depth Look At Technology Adoption And The State Of Digital Trust Around The World 

https://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/singapore-uk-new-zealand-and-uae-among-worlds-stand-out-digital-economies/

Pan Pacific Hotels And Resorts Brand Returns To Australia’s East Coast – Parent Company UOL Group Has Acquired Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, Which Will Be Rebranded To Pan Pacific Melbourne and Will Open 28th July 2017 

https://www.panpacific.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/global/2017/pphr-brand-returns-australia-east-coast.html#.WWTjc-lGnIU

IHG Signs Another Hotel Indigo® In The Capital Of The UK - Hotel Indigo® London - One Leicester Square With Criterion Capital 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-signs-another-hotel-indigo-in-the-capital-of-the-uk

Hotel Century Old Town Prague Reveals Its Inner Beauty After A Complete Renovation Of This Historic MGallery Hotel 

http://press.accorhotels.group/hotel-century-old-town-prague-reveals-its-inner-beauty-after-a-complete-renovation-of-this-historic-mgallery-hotel/

Cisco Chosen By O2 To Launch Free, Public Access Wi-Fi In The City Of London

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1865416

Infor And LinkedIn Partner To Help Boost Sales Productivity - LinkedIn Sales Navigator For Infor CRM Poised To Help Deliver Customer Relational Insight To The Enterprise

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/infor-crm-integration-linkedin-sales-navigator/

News for July 11, 2017

Koch Industries To Move Key Business Processes To The Cloud With Infor - Scalable Cloud Applications For HR And Financials Drive Digital Transformation 

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/koch-industries-infor-cloudsuite/

Holiday Inn Mutare Opens Its Doors In Zimbabwe - The Franchised Property Is Owned By African Sun Limited 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/holiday-inn-mutare-opens-its-doors-in-zimbabwe

Choice Hotels Has Signed An Agreement Wtih Cloud Nine Hospitality, LLC, To Develop New Cambria Hotel In Austin, Texas 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2285688

Pets At Home Creates An In-Store Digital Experience With iPad App Developed By IBM

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52767.wss

DoubleTree By Hilton Shenzhen Longhua Debuts As First International Full-Service Hotel In The Transportation Hub Of Shenzhen

http://news.doubletree.com/index.cfm/news/doubletree-by-hilton-shenzhen-longhua-debuts-as-first-international-fullservice-hotel-in-the-transportation-hub-of-shenzhen

Marriott International’s Convention & Resort Network Soars To 100 Properties Across The Americas

http://news.marriott.com/2017/07/marriott-internationals-convention-resort-network-soars-100-properties-across-americas/

News for July 7, 2017

W Hotels Electrifies The Shanghai Skyline With The Debut Of W Shanghai – The Bund- Marks The Brand's First Hotel In Shanghai And The Third In Mainland China

http://news.marriott.com/2017/07/w-hotels-electrifies-shanghai-skyline-debut-w-shanghai-bund/

Hilton To Become First Global Hospitality Chain Operating In Niger, The 142 Guestroom Hilton Niamey Scheduled To Open In 2019

http://news.hilton.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-to-become-first-global-hospitality-chain-operating-in-niger

Crowne Plaza Makes Its Return To Christchurch, New Zealand – The Hotel Location Radiates History. One Of Christchurch's First Hotels Opened On The Same Site In 1851 After The Legendary ‘First Four Ships’ Arrived With The City's Early Settlers 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/crowne-plaza-makes-its-return-to-christchurch-new-zealand

Blackstone To Acquire International Market Centers, Inc.

https://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/blackstone-to-acquire-international-market-centers-inc

News for July 6, 2017

Infor Names Mayumi Hiramatsu Senior Vice President Of Cloud Operations

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/infor-names-senior-vice-president-cloud-operations/

IBM Report: Half Of Surveyed Chief Executive Officers Plan To Adopt Cognitive Computing By 2019 - 73 Percent Of Surveyed CEOs Also Say Cognitive Computing Will Play A Key Role In Their Organizations’ Future 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52753.wss

Golf Fitness Pioneer Roger Fredericks Creates New Programming At Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - “How Posture Affects Every System In Your Body – And Your Golf Swing”

https://www.omnihotels.com/media-center/recent-news/170705-roger-fredericks-programming-at-omni-la-costa

Global Online Travel Agency Kiwi.com Plans For Exponential Growth With New Search From Almadeus

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/Amadeus-Home/Newsroom/Archive/PR-2017-07-05-Kiwi/1319658626891-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319710357746&assettype=PressRelease_C

TravelClick And Vacatia Integrate Systems To Serve The Resort Industry - TravelClick’s OTA Connect, A New API For Distribution Partners, Allows For Faster, Easier Connections To Hotels And Resorts

https://www.travelclick.com/press-releases/travelclick-and-vacatia-integrate-systems-to-serve-the-resort-industry

News for July 5, 2017

Iconic Sheraton Cairo Reopens After Extensive Renovation

http://news.marriott.com/2017/07/iconic-sheraton-cairo-reopens-extensive-renovation/

Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, Re-opens Its Iconic Doors After An Extensive Four-Year Restoration 

https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/media/press/2017/2017-Hotel-de-Crillon-A-Rosewood-Hotel-Reopened

IBM & Ponemon Institute Study: Business Continuity Management Helps Drive Time And Cost Savings Following Data Breaches

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52734.wss

Swiss-Belhotel International Returns To The Philippines With New Premium Property In Heart Of Metro Manila The Valero Grand Suites By Swiss-Belhotel 

http://www.swiss-belhotel.com/en-gb/news/opening-valero-grand-swiss-belhotel?fgal=21

Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley And Kirkton Park Hunter Valley In Australia Join The IHG Family

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/crowne-plaza-hawkesbury-valley-and-kirkton-park-hunter-valley-join-the-ihg-family

News for July 3, 2017

Mr Keith Barr Appointed To The Board As Chief Executive Officer Of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/mr-keith-barr-remuneration-arrangements-on-promotion-to-chief-executive-officer

Hyatt Announces Leadership Transition Following Successful Integration Of Miraval Group 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123585

Tru By Hilton Opens First Location In Pennsylvania, The Tru By Hilton East, Located In The Heart Of Amish Country 

http://news.trubyhilton.com/index.cfm/news/tru-by-hilton-opens-first-location-in-pennsylvania

AC Hotels By Marriott® Welcomes Its First Property In Germany, The AC Hotel Mainz

http://news.marriott.com/2017/06/ac-hotels-marriott-welcomes-first-property-germany/

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes Curtiss Hotel In Buffalo, New York – Hotel Was Conceived And Developed By Mark D. Croce, President & CEO Of Buffalo Development Corporation 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2284412

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