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News for March 31, 2017

Hilton Appoints Sumindi Peiris Vice President Of Global Marketing, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands - To Lead Brand Campaigns For Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts And Canopy By Hilton

Making a Difference: Accenture 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report Features Progress On Skills Training, Sustainability And Closing The Gender Gap

IHG And Australian Hotel Developer Pro-invest Group Announce Plans For A $60 Million Holiday Inn Express in the centre of Queenstown

Ericsson And Cisco To Strengthen NEXTEL IP Network In Brazil - This Is The First Deal After The Ericsson-Cisco Partnership Was Approved In Brazil

IBM Study: Cognitive Technology To Impact Key Human Resource Functions

News for March 30, 2017

IBM X-Force Finds Historic Number Of Records Leaked And Vulnerabilities Disclosed In 2016 - Cybercriminals Begin To Harvest Unstructured Data, Spam Skyrockets 400 Percent As Ransomware Runs Rampant

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Makes Its Debut In ‘Venice Of The North’, The Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum

Four Points By Sheraton Melbourne Docklands Opens

Mastercard Enhances Security Of The Internet Of Things With The Acquisition Of NuData Security Inc.

eRevMax Completes Integration With BridgeStreet Global Hospitality

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Opens Best Western Premier NYC Gateway In North Bergen, New Jersey

News for March 29, 2017

Weakening March Reservation Pace Creates New Challenges For Hoteliers - Still, Group Travel Holds Strong In First Quarter Of 2017 According To TravelClick’s March 2017 NAHR

New AAA Survey Reveals Impact Of Rising Gas Prices On Consumers’ Lifestyle – The Top Five Changes Drivers Would Make

One In Four European Internet Users Shops Online Every Week According To New Mastercard Research - Masterindex Reveals Strong Uptake Of e-commerce Across Europe With Different Trends From Country To Country

GBTA Foundation Study Examines Booking Behaviors for German, UK and French Business Travelers - Nearly Half Of Travelers Who Use Corporate OBTs Also Choose To Book Direct

PwC Expands Global Business And Digital Transformation Relationship With Microsoft -

W Marbella To Debut On Spain’s Sizzling South Coast - W Hotels Is On Track To Reach 75 Hotels By 2020

Visa And Viewpost To Accelerate Electronic Bill Payments For U.S. Businesses - Partnership To Simplify B2B Payments With Visa Virtual Credit Cards

News for March 28, 2017

Gabriel Escarrer, New Honorary Ambassador Of Brand Spain

MNC Land And Hyatt To Bring Park Hyatt Hotel To Indonesia, The Park Hyatt Jakarta

Three Group Signs Global Internet Of Things Connectivity Partnership With Cisco Jasper - CK Hutchison-Owned Three Group Extends Its Move Into Fast-Growing IoT Marketplace With Cisco Partnership

TravelClick Launches Media Intelligence Platform To Drive Direct Booking Revenue For Hotels

Residence Inn Set To Double Its European Portfolio In 2017

Melia Hotels International Reports Annual Results 2016, An Excellent Performance

News for March 27, 2017

The Management Of Potel & Chabot, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners And AccorHotels Have Begun Exclusive Negotiations With The Shareholders Of Potel & Chabot Group

Hilton Appoints Jonathan (Jon) Witter Chief Customer Officer – In This Newly Created Role, He Will Oversee The Global Brands, Marketing, Loyalty & Partnerships, IT And Strategy Teams

Mastercard Names Sandy Arkell As Executive VP, Corporate Controller And Principal Accounting Officer

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts To Make Moves In Oman As Firm Inks First Muscat Hotel Hotel Management Contract, The Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Al Azaiba Muscat

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

AHLA Reports Online Hotel Booking Scams Cost Americans $1.3 Billion Annually; Senate Subcommittee On Consumer Protection Pushes For More Action To Protect Consumers

News for March 24, 2017

RLHC Appoints Two New Independent Board Members: Bonny Simiand Joseph Megibow To Join Board Of Directors - New Directors Bring Extensive Experience In Travel And Digital Commerce

Hilton Expands Resort Footprint With Debut In Tibet Autonomous Region, The Hilton Linzhi Resort

The Coca-Cola Company Announces Senior Leadership Appointments - Creates New Chief Growth Officer Role, Elevates Innovation And Information Technology Functions And Three Senior Functional Leaders Announce Retirements

Marriott International Debuts Four Points By Sheraton Brand In Auckland, New Zealand

Swiss Post And Swisscom Team Up With A Joint Network For The Internet Of Things

Cisco Completes Acquisition Of AppDynamics - Together, AppDynamics And Cisco Will Give Customers Comprehensive Visibility From Code To Consumer And Everything In-Between

News for March 23, 2017

Michael Dojlidko Joins Rosewood Hotel Group As Senior Vice President - General Counsel And Group Head Of Legal

American Express Announces Strategic New Hires Within Global Commercial Payments: Andy Nicholas As VP And General Manager, Global Business Development – International, And Ken Sebastian As VP, Global Business Development, US

Comfort And Sleep Inn Accelerate New Construction Growth - Strongest New Construction Pipeline And Best Performance Metrics In Eight Years, Exceeding 200 Signed Contracts In 2016

Embassy Suites By Hilton Charlotte Uptown Debuts

W Hotels Worldwide Opens W Goa, Located On Vagator Beach

Chicago Hotel Jobs Drive City Growth, Revenue – IHLA And AHLA Release A Report By Oxford Economics

Nordstrom Partners With Infor To Run Point-Of-Sale In The Cloud

Accenture Reports Strong Second-Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

News for March 22, 2017

Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani joins AccorHotels’ Board Of Directors

New Study From The Cornell Center For Hospitality Research Compares Hotel Valuation Models

Marriott International Maps Future Growth - Company’s Three-Year Growth Plan Includes Opening Approximately One Hotel Every 14 Hours Around The World

Rosewood Hoi An To Open 2019 - Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® Expands Asia Footprint With Ultra-Luxury Resort In Vietnam

Accenture Acquires Focus Group Europe To Further Solidify Industry Leadership Of ServiceNow Capabilities Globally

Amadeus Technology Helps TUI fly Take Control Of Card Payment Processing To Drive Business Growth

Poland's Leading Table Porcelain Company, Lubiana, Invests In Infor M3

News for March 21, 2017

Marriott International Announces New Collaboration With Career Advancement Startup Amavitae - Amavitae’s Mobile-First Career Advancement Platform Addresses The Skills And Opportunity Gaps Of A New Generation Of Job-Seekers And Empowers Them To Find A Career They Love

JO&JOE Opens Its First Open House In Hossegor, France, In Partnership With Quiksilver And Roxy

Hilton Expands Resort Portfolio With New Resort On Shores Of The Dead Sea, The Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa

Internal Audit Functions Need To Disrupt Themselves, Says PwC In Its 13th Annual State Of The Internal Audit Profession Study

IBM And Red Hat Collaborate To Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption With OpenStack

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Limited Annual Results For The Year Ended 31 December, 2016

News for March 20, 2017

Business Travelers Rate How Safe Travel Feels To Top Developed And Emerging Destinations - Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, London, New York & Munich Top Destinations Travelers Feel Most Safe According To Study By GBTA Foundation

Blackstone Announces Acquisition Of The Windsor Atlantica Hotel In Rio de Janeiro – Upscale Hotel To Be Re-Branded And Managed By Hilton Following Transition Period

Homewood Suites By Hilton Galveston Opens – Hotel Is Managed By BH Hospitality Management, LLC

Countdown To The Opening, Just One Month Away, Of The Palau de Congressos Palma (Convention Centre)

Home2 Suites By Hilton Evansville Opens – Hotel Is Manage By Dunn Hospitality Group Manager Inc.

Accenture To Help Kimberly-Clark Latin America Operations Maximize Growth With Improved Trade Promotion Management And Forecasting

News for March 17, 2017

Choice Hotels Appoints Keith Biumi As Regional Vice President, Membership Development Of Ascend Hotel Collection

Hospitality Employee Turnover Rate Edged Higher In 2016 - Topped 70 Percent For The Second Consecutive Year According To The NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

Homewood Suites By Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea Opens – Hotel Is Managed By Colwen Hotels

Infor Acquires Accentia Middle East

Dusit To Bring Thai-Inspired Hospitality To Nanjing – Will Manage The Dusit Thani Wetland Park Resort Nanjing, Jiangsu

News for March 16, 2017

Worldwide Business Outlook On Economic Expansion At 10-Year High, According To American Express Survey Of Corporate Finance Leaders Around The World - U.S. Finance Executives Lead Global Expectations For "Substantial" Economic Expansion; North America Leads Forecast For Anticipated Hiring

Historic Wye River Conference Center Joins Premier Dolce Hotels And Resorts Brand

Accenture Launches North American Innovation Center For Finance & Risk - New York-Based Center Will Help Financial InstitutionsAccelerate And Scale Advanced Analytics, Data & Reporting Initiatives

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Brings BW Premier Collection® To Asia, A New-Build Project In Na Jomtien, On Thailand’s Popular Eastern Seaboard

Navisite Automates Data Centers Worldwide With Cisco ACI Platform, Enhancing Security And Agility

News for March 15, 2017

Michael J. Deitemeyer Named CEO Of Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Emaar Unveils Miami-Style Residences In Dubai Marina By Vida Hotels And Resorts

Singapore Fintech Startup, INVICTUS, Leverages IBM Blockchain And Bluemix Technologies To Help SMEs Raise Their Productivity And Competitiveness

NH Hotel Group Signs A New NH Collection Hotel In Germany

The Registry Collection® Program Grows Its Network And Expands Benefits In Asia Pacific Region

News for March 14, 2017

Cisco Appoints Brenton L. Saunders, Chairman, President And CEO Of Allergan plc, To Board Of Directors

Mastercard Names Randall Tucker As Chief Inclusion Officer

PwC’s 2017 M&A Integration Survey: How Today’s Business Leaders Can Choreograph M&A Success

Amadeus Invests In Start-Up FLYR To Help Travelers Lock The Price Of Flight Tickets Before Booking

Hyatt Announces Plans For First Hyatt Place Hotel In Japan – Hotel Located Near Tokyo Disney Resort In Chiba

News for March 13, 2017

Wyndham Hotel Group And GS Star Step Up European Expansion Of Super 8

Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants Announce Partnership In Major Silicon Valley Project At The Center Of San Jose Tech Museum Place Expansion

Marco Polo Hotels Has Appointed Mr. Martin Kwan As Group Director Of Purchasing

Employment-Based Plans Are A Shrinking Share Of Restaurant Employee Coverage According To NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

IHG Extends Its Footprint In Sydney’s CBD With Signing Of Holiday Inn

AHLA Report: New Study Shatters Airbnb Homesharing Myth

News for March 10, 2017

Omni Hotels & Resorts CEO Jim Caldwell Assumes Additional Role Of President - Caldwell To Continue To Lead The Vision And Strategy For The Luxury Hotel Brand

Marco Polo Hotels Has Appointed HR Specialist, Ms. Rosemary Tam, As Group Director Of Human Resources

AccorHotels Announces A Relaunch Plan For The hotelF1 Brand

Accenture Publishes 2016 U.S. Workforce Demographics, Sets Goal To Grow Percentage Of Women To 40 Percent By 2020

Shareholders Re-Elect 11 Directors At The Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting

Choice Hotels, Lieben Group, LP, And Nivea Hospitality Welcome First-Of-Its-Kind Sleep Inn Hotel – Hotel Opens In Galion, Ohio

Chinese Travel Search Engine iGola Partners With Amadeus To Make Travel More Inspiring, Simple And Affordable

Auricchio Invests In Infor M3 To Underpin Global Expansion

News for March 9, 2017

Wyndham Announces New Senior Leadership Appointments: Promotes Barry Goldstein To Chief Marketing Officer And Appoints Scott Strickland As Chief Information Officer

Host Hotels & Resorts Announces Acquisition Of The W Hollywood

IHG® Appoints Rajit Sukumaran As Chief Development Officer In AMEA

Nearly Half Of Chief Financial Officers Believe Digital Technologies Will Fundamentally Change Everything Finance Does, According To Accenture Strategy - New Studly Shows That Eight In Ten CFOs Are Seeing Measurable ROI From Digital Finance Investments

IHG And VHM Hotel Management Announce Signing Of Holiday Inn®Warsaw West Station

Florida’s First TRYP By Wyndham Hotel Arrives In St. Augustine

Choice Hotels International Brings Cambria Hotels To Southlake, Texas

Home2 Suites By Hilton Phoenix Glendale-Westgate Opens – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By North Central Group

Marriott International Announces 2020 Growth Vision In Europe Post Starwood Acquisition

UNIGLOBE Travel International Selects Amadeus As Its Preferred Distribution And Technology Partner

News for March 8, 2017

Three Critical Accelerators To Closing The Gender Pay Gap for Class Of 2020, Accenture Research Finds

Sheer Grit Spurs Women Entrepreneurs, But Supporting Conditions Are Crucial For Them To Thrive - Mastercard Index Of Women Entrepreneurs Reveals Top Countries Where Female-Owned Businesses Flourish

Accenture And Avanade Strengthen Microsoft Alliance To Expand Capabilities In Cloud And Digital Transformation; Debbie Polishook Appointed To Avanade Board Of Directors

Visa And Girl Starter Team Up to Empower Female-Led Startups

NRA: Predicting The Future Of Predictive Scheduling - Several U.S. States And Municipalities Are Eyeing Legislation That Could Change The Way Restaurant And Retail Employers Schedule Their Employees For Work

JW Marriott Phu Quoc, Emerald Bay Debuts On Vietnam’s Pristine Island Oasis

2016, Another Record Year In AccorHotels’ Development

Meliá Announces 2016 Results: Earned €100.7 Million In 2016 (+180%) Thanks To The Positive Performance Of The Hotel Business, Ending The Year With The Lowest Debt Ratio In Its History

RLHC Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016 Preliminary Unaudited Results

News for March 7, 2017

PwC Names Charlie Carr New US Family Enterprises Advisory Leader

IHG Signs Eight New Holiday Inn® & Holiday Inn Express® Hotels To The Holiday Inn Brand Family In Germany

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s Bold Experiential Hotel Brand, Debuts In London

Hyatt Announces Plans For First Hyatt-Branded Hotel In Algeria

Americans Feel Unsafe Sharing The Road With Fully Self-Driving Cars - New AAA Survey Reveals That Americans Still Leery Of A Driverless Future

Cisco And IBM Speed Client Transformation To The Cloud With Expanded VersaStack Offerings

IBM And Salesforce Announce Landmark Global Strategic Partnership

News for March 6, 2017

Choice Hotels Appoints Dominic Dragisich As Chief Financial Officer

AccorHotels And Rixos Hotels Announce A Strategic Partnership – Intend To Collaborate, Develop And Manage Rixos Branded Resorts & Hotels Worldwide – AccorHotels Will Own A 50% Interest In The Joint Venture Management Company

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Regency Chantilly – Will Mark The Eighth Hyatt-Branded Hotel And The Fourth Hyatt Regency Hotel Hotel In France – Hotel Expected To Open In 2018

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Achieves Record Growth Pace With BW Premier Collection® Portfolio Eclipsing 75 Properties Worldwide

News for March 3, 2017

Time For Organizations To ‘Get Real’ About Their Content Identity, Says Accenture Interactive Study

Hampton By Hilton Expands In America’s Heartland: Hampton By Hilton Will Debut Four Properties In The Midwest Region By Early March

Homewood Suites By Hilton Salt Lake City Draper Opens - Hotel Is Managed By The Hotel Group

Air Canada Turns To Amadeus Technology To Power Its New Online Global Shopping And Booking Experience

News for March 2, 2017

RLHC Names Douglas L. Ludwig As Chief Financial Officer

AHLA Announces 2017-2018 Executive Committee Roster

Flattening Reservation Pace Presents Ongoing Challenge For Hoteliers - Still, North American Markets See Uptick In Rates Across Travel Segments - Twelve-Month Outlook (February 2017 – January 2018)

Generation Z to Switch the Majority of Purchases to Retailers That Provide the Newest Digital Tools and Channels, Accenture Research Reveals – Young Consumers Seek Voice-Activated Ordering, Curated Subscriptions And Automatic-Replenishment Shopping Models

Emaar Hospitality Group Unveils ‘Address Boulevard,’ A Brand-New City Lifestyle Resort In The heart Of Downtown Dubai

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Set To Open In April

Ericsson And Cisco Transform Korek Telecom's Core IP Network

News for March 1, 2017

Marriott International Appoints David Flueck As Senior Vice President, Loyalty To Oversee Company’s Award-Winning Programs

PwC Releases 10th Anniversary Global Digital IQ® Survey - Despite 10 years Of Continued Investment And Commitment From Top Executives, PwC’s 2017 Global Digital IQ Reults Show Enterprises Struggling To Return Value, Overlooking Fundamental Integration Of Technology With The Human Experience

Consumers Voice Preferences, Wishes in Ways Technology Power Payments - Fifth Annual Mastercard Digital Payments Study Highlights Social Media Trends Around Digital Wallets, Artificial Intelligence And More

Rosewood Baha Mar In Nassau, Bahamas To Open In 2018

Verizon And Cisco Bring 5G Innovations To The Enterprise

Santander Boosts Client Experience With Enterprise iOS Apps Powered By IBM

Direct Wines Better Predicts Customer Demand With Infor

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016 Results - Company Grew Franchise And Other Fee Based Revenue 6.4 Percent In 2016; Pipeline At Its Highest Level Since 2008

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