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News for November 30, 2016

Taj Hotels Resorts And Palaces And Shangri-La Hotels And Resorts Form Industry-First Alliance - Two Iconic Asian Hotel Companies Join Forces To Broaden Their Reach And Scale Across 200 Hotels, 27 Countries And 131 Destinations

Dawn Sweeney Tapped As Association Exec Of The Year

GBTA Announces Partnership With btTB To Deliver World-Class Education And Networking Opportunities To The Business Travel Community In The Region - Partnership Officially Launches In May 2017

Holiday Inn Resort® Brand Opens The Holiday In Resort Catalina Island - The Full Service Hotel Is Owned By Pacifica Catlan LTC And Managed By Pacifica Host Hotels

IHG Signs Australia's First Hotel Indigo In Brisbane

Accenture Opens Liquid Studio In Milan To Help Organizations Accelerate Digital Transformation With Rapid Prototyping And Application Development

Mahindra And IBM To Develop Blockchain Solution For Supply Chain Finance - Cloud-Based Blockchain app To Speed Invoice Discounting

News for November 29, 2016

Innovation Is Switching From A Product Focus To Differentiating The Customer Experience, With $1 Billion In Revenues Up For Grabs, Accenture Research Finds - Leading Companies Are Moving Beyond Products To Create A Superior Connected Customer Experience

Hilton Opens First Hotel In Seaside City Of Ningbo, China, The Hilton Ningbo Dongqian Lake Resort

Best Western Hotels & Resorts Introduces First Executive Residency In Africa The Executive Residency By Best Western Nairobi

American Airlines Selects IBM As Its Cloud Provider

AccorHotels Finalizes Acquisition Of John Paul

Kuwait Airways Announces Strategic Partnership With Amadeus To Transform Its Business Processes

News for November 28, 2016

Small Business Saturday® Results: 112 Million Consumers Shop And Dine Small On Small Business Saturday - More Than Ever Before - More Than 6,700 Small Businesses And Organizations Signed Up To Be Neighborhood Champions, A 63% Increase From Approximately 4,100 In 2015 According To The Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey

IBM Forecasts Global Shoppers Will Drive Double Digit Online Sales Growth On Cyber Monday - IBM Holiday Readiness Clients Set Engagement Records – Key Holiday Shopping Findings

IHG Opens Second Holiday Inn In Bandung, The Holiday Inn Bandung Pasteur West Java

Accenture Completes Acquisition Of A 47.4% Shareholding In OCTO Technology

News for November 25, 2016

Exhaustion And Lack Of Time Mean Sacrifice Is The New Norm For Canadian Parents – Mastercard Survey Reveals Parents Constantly Sacrifice Personal Time And Activities, Seek 'Life Hacks' To Make It All Work

Jumeirah Al Naseem Unveiled – The Final Chapter Of Madinat Jumeirah Resort Opens 1 December 2016

Marriott International Continues Expansion In Latin America With The Signing Of Four New Hotels In Mexico

Luxury Cyprus Boutique Hotel Optimizes Online Revenue With eRevMax

dusitD2 Project Launched In Phuket, The dusitD2 Phuket Aria In Surin Beach – Hotel Is Slated To Open In 2020

News for November 23, 2016

Wyndham Hotel Group Strengthens Leadership Team In EMEA With Two New Appointments: Patrick Divall As Regional Vice President, Western Europe, And Ignace Bauwens As Regional Vice President, Middle East And Africa

Richard L. Garwin, IBM Fellow Emeritus, Named A Recipient Of The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Mr Felix Bieger Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From École hôtelière de Lausanne

IHG® Marks Re-Entry Into Northern Territory With Signing Of Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters – Sign Franchise Agreement With Ford Dynasty Pty Ltd

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Announces DoubleTree By Hilton® Flag For Hollywood, Florida Hotel

Employer Penalties For Health Insurance Mandate Expected To Reach $31B For 2016, Accenture Finds - Penalties On U.S. Employers That Misreport Employees’ Coverage Could Reach $10B, Increasing Potential Penalties 50 Percent Over Original Estimates

IBM Closes Acquisition Of Promontory Financial Group

News for November 22, 2016

8 Big Travel Predictions For 2017 According To

Laurens Leurink Appointed Senior Vice President To Lead Distribution Business At Amadeus

Are Consumers Dining Out For Thanksgiving? NRA Research

InterContinental® Doha Residences Opens On Doha's Longest Private Beach

Park Hyatt Hangzhou Opens In East China

News for November 21, 2016

Hilton Appoints Katie Beirne Fallon As Senior VP And Global Head Of Corporate Affairs

Group Bookings In New Year Brighten Hotel Outlook - Slowing Transient Reservation Pace Continues Into November According To TravelClick’s November 2016 NAHR

Ian Schrager Expands His Global Influence With The Opening Of His First Hotel In China In December, The Sanya EDITION

The Coca-Cola System In China Completes Definitive Agreement To Reshape Bottling Operations In China - Transaction Will Result In A Divide Of The Coca-Cola’s Bottling System In China Between Two Franchise Partners: COFCO And Swire

The InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts Brand Opens New Luxury Hotel In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Real Hotels & Resorts

PwC’s Strategy& And SAP Collaborate To Revolutionize Trade Management

IBM's The Weather Company Adding 400 Jobs And Relocating Its Headquarters Within Atlanta

Consumer Goods Companies Can Tap A U.S. $700bn Growth Opportunity If They Understand The “Fluid Consumer” And Learn To Flex Their Operating Models Accordingly, Accenture Argues

News for November 18, 2016

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Appoints David Spooner As Executive Vice President For Asia Pacific

Aloft Hotels Continues Growth In New York City With Debut Of First Property In Long Island City - Aloft Long Island City Is Owned By Select Development And Managed By Real Hospitality

First-Ever Zipcar Urbanite Study, Conducted By KRC Research, Finds That "Generation City" Will Shape The Future Of Technology And Transportation - Results Show That City Dwellers, Regardless Of Age Are United By Their Attitudes And Behaviors

Rosewood Hong Kong Will Open In 2018, Adding A Graceful New Landmark To The Famous Harborfront

Contract For The Palma Congress Centre Signed In London With Meliá Hotels International

More Than 100 Affiliated Resorts Join RCI’s Global Network Year To Date

AccorHotels Finalizes Acquisition Of John Paul

News for November 17, 2016

Matthew Sparks Appointed As Chief Investment Officer Of Park Hotels & Resorts, The Planned Real Estate Investment Trust That Will Be Separated From Hilton Around Year-End

AHLA Announces New 2017 Officers & Board Of Directors Slate - Notable Additions Represent Full Spectrum Of Hotel Industry

New Study Identifies Business Traveler Perspectives On Company Travel Policies, Compliance And Valued Amenities – Four Of Five Business Travelers Report Company Travel Policy Has Greatest Impact On Booking Decisions According To Report From The GBTA Foundation In Partnership With HRS

Infor Announces Innovative Tethered Drone-Based Asset Management Solution - Drone Aviation And Infor To Provide A Complete, Efficient, And Safe Asset Maintenance Solution

Employer Penalties For Health Insurance Mandate Expected To Reach $31B For 2016, Accenture Finds - Penalties On U.S. Employers That Misreport Employees’ Coverage Could Reach $10B, Increasing Potential Penalties 50 Percent Over Original Estimates

Reliance And Cisco Jasper Launch Internet Of Things (IoT) Services Throughout India - IoT Partnership Makes It Simple For All Companies To Deliver Connected Services, Paves The Way For Smart Cities

Cisco Reports First Quarter Earnings

News for November 16, 2016

Koch Agrees To Invest Over $2 Billion In Infor - Provides Growth Capital For Cloud Software Leader To Drive Digital Transformation Across Industries

Brexit Impact Yet To Hinder Europe’s Growing Business Travel Market - Germany Continues To Lead The Charge Amongst Major Business Travel Markets In Europe According To The GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Western Europe Report, Conducted By The GBTA Foundation

Hyatt Affiliate Has Entered Into A Franchise Agreement With M&L Hospitality For A Hyatt Place Hotel In London, To Be Managed By Cycas Hospitality, The Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport

National Restaurant Association, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Combine Forces To Focus On The Future Of Hospitality - Partnership Enhances Hospitality Training And Certification Capabilities

Accenture And RichRelevance Expand Strategic Alliance To Bolster Personalization Services For Leading Brands - Accenture Ventures Has Made A Minority Investment In RichRelevance

News for November 15, 2016

AAA: 48.7 Million Americans To Travel This Thanksgiving – 1 Million More Travelers Than Last Year Will Take To The Highways, Skies And Seas

Hyatt Announces Entry Into Pakistan With Plans For Four Hyatt-Branded Hotels - Expansion Of Grand Hyatt And Hyatt Regency Brands In Pakistan In Co-Operation With Bahria Town

IHG And Al-Futtaim Sign Management Deal For UAE's Largest Holiday Inn® Hotel At Dubai Festival City

TravelClick Launches New, Responsive Booking Engine 4.0, Maximizing Conversion Across Devices And Driving More Direct Bookings For Global Hoteliers - New Room Hold Feature Brings Abandoned Guests Back To Direct Channel To Complete Bookings

Avis Budget Group And Didi Chuxing Establish Global Strategic Partnership

IBM Closes Acquisition Of Sanovi Technologies

News for November 14, 2016

Hilton Introduces Future Board Of Directors For Hilton Grand Vacations - Board Members Provide Lodging Industry Experience, Business And Governance Acumen

Best Western Selects BirchStreet - 2,100 North American Properties To Utilize P2O System

Connected And Budget-Friendly Swiss-Belexpress Kuta Opens In Bali

The Inspur-Cisco Joint Venture Is Officially Inaugurated

Comfort Brand Announces More Extensive Hotel Renovations Across U.S. - System-Wide Transformation Continues To Achieve Increased Customer Satisfaction

The Walt Disney Company Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Earnings For Fiscal 2016

News for November 11, 2016

Infor EzRMS Updated with Enhanced Forecasting Engine: New Forecasting Features Enhance Revenue Management Application

RLHC To Add Red Lion Inn & Suites In Fayetteville, North Carolina And GuestHouse Hotel In Warner Robins, Georgia

La Quinta Continues Strong Domestic And International Franchise Growth In Third Quarter 2016

Choice Hotels International Joins Ceres Enterprises, LLC, And The Orlean Company For The Groundbreaking Of A New Cambria® Hotel & Suites Property In Westfield, Indiana

Majority Of U.S. Small And Middle Market Retailers Expect Strong Sales This Holiday Season, According To The American Express Holiday Growth Pulse

Accenture Completes Acquisition Of DayNine To Boost Market-Leading Workday Capabilities

News for November 10, 2016

Cisco Global Cloud Index Projects Cloud Traffic To Nearly Quadruple Representing 92 Percent Of Total Data Center Traffic By 2020

Global Travel Trends Spark Expansion Of Amex Travel Hotel Program - FINE HOTELS & RESORTS Program Grows To New Markets In 2017

IHG's Candlewood Suites® Brand Debuts In Mexico, The Candlewood Suites® Queretaro-Juriquilla - Hotel Is Owned By OVQ Querétaro, S.A. de C.V. And Managed By Diamond Lodging

Accenture Acquires Nashco Consulting Ltd., Expanding ServiceNow Capabilities In North America - Acquisition Makes Accenture One Of The Largest ServiceNow Providers In Canada, Adds Key Cloud Experise To Provide Clients More Value From Their ServiceNow Deployments

Autograph Collection Hotels Expands Portfolio In Asia – Announce Its Debut Of Four Properties In Asia Next Year, In Early 2017

News for November 9, 2016

Wyndham Worldwide Welcomes Louise Brady To Board Of Directors

Chicago O’Hare, Atlanta Hartsfield And Los Angeles International Named Three Busiest Airports For Thanksgiving And Christmas, According To - Nearly Three-Quarters Of Americans Plan To Travel For The Holidays

IBM Launches Experimental Platform, Project Intu, For Embedding Watson Into Any Device - Developers Can Extend Watson Speech, Language, Vision And Empathy Capabilities To New Form Factors

The Ritz-Carlton Announces First Hotel In New Zealand – Sign Management Agreement With NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited

LODGE KOHLER ‘Tops Off’ Building In The New Titletown District In Green Bay, Wisconsin - Now Open For Reservations

Meliá Hotels International Results Improved 74% Up To September, Driven By The Positive Summer Season In Spain, Asset Re-positioning, And The Growing Strength And Diversification Of Its Business Model

RLHC Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

News for November 8, 2016

25hours Hotels And AccorHotels Announce Strategic Partnership - AccorHotels Is Acquiring A 30% Stake In Its Capital

Marriott International Inks Deal To Debut Tribute Portfolio™ In Latin America - Brand Will Add Two Independent hotels To Its Portfolio: The Arelauquen Lodge, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Will Debut In Patagonia, While Auberge du Vin, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Will Be Located In The Heart Of Argentina's Wine Country

Accenture Has Opened The Doors Of A New Accenture Delivery Center For Technology In Budapest, Hungary - Recruiting Efforts To Focus On University Graduates And Experienced Hires With Relevant Technology Skills

Marriott International Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Reports Financial Results For The Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2016

Emaar Properties Records 19% Growth In Net Profit To AED 3.620 Billion (US$ 986 Million) In 9-Months Of 2016

News for November 7, 2016

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Appointed As New Chairman Of US-Japan Business Council

Meliá Hotels International Chooses Telefónica As Its Technological Partner For Its Hotels Around The World

Choice Hotels Partners With Ctrip, China's Largest OTA, Expanding Reach In International Markets

The New 15-Story Tower Addition At The Protea Hotel by Marriott® Durban Umhlanga Is Open

Marriott Hotels Unveils the Transformation Of A London Icon, The London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Dutch Debut: Tribute Portfolio Says Hello To Holland With First Hotel In Amsterdam, The Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Oakwood Opens Second Branded Property In Beijing, The Oakwood Residence Damei Beijing

News for November 4, 2016

Hilton Hires 10,000 Veterans In Three Years, Reaching Operation: Opportunity Hiring Goal Two Years Early - Hilton Aims For Veterans And Their Family Members To Be 10 Percent Of New Hires In The U.S., And Expands Hilton HHonors Points Donation Program For Job-Seeking Veterans

Meliá Hotels International To Open Three More Hotels In Cape Verde - With The Three New Hotels, The Company Will Operate 8 Hotels With Almost 4,000 Rooms In The Archipelago

Rezidor Signs Radisson Blu Hotel In Brasov Romania, Carlson Rezidor's Third Hotel In Romania

Cornell Report Aims To Cut Restaurant Food Waste

Accenture Completes Acquisition Of Australian Security Company Redcore, Expanding Its Security Offerings And Presence In Asia-Pacific

Infor Unveils Infor Services Marketplace - Infor Customers Can Procure Skilled Consulting Talent In Real Time

Ashford Trust Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

Swisscom Delivers A Solid Performance - Interim Report For End September 2016

News for November 3, 2016

Accenture Appoints Herbert Hainer To Board Of Directors

Americans To Spread Holiday Cheer By Spending More Money And Shopping On Mobile This Year – Americans To Spend An Average Of $908 On Holiday Gifts, Up From $839 In 2015 - 76% Of Consumers Shopping On Mobile Devices, Significantly Up From 58% Last Season

Marriott International Targets Australia, New Zealand And Pacific Region To Reach 50 Hotels By End Of 2020

Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK Strengthens Portfolio With Acquisition Of Blue Chip Holidays

IHG Announces The Opening Of Holiday Inn Osaka Namba

Tribute Portfolio Debuts Third Florida Hotel, The Westshore Grand, In Tampa

Hyatt Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results - U.S. And Systemwide Comparable RevPAR Increased 3.8% And 2.5%, Respectively

The Walt Disney Studios Reaches Its Biggest Year Ever At The Global Box Office

Avis Budget Group Reports Third Quarter Results

News for November 2, 2016

Jim Abrahamson Named As Chairman Of The Board For Interstate Hotels & Resorts - Company To Expand Executive Leadership With CEO Search

Netflix, Apple, Google, Microsoft, YouTube Are Most-Loved Brands, Reveals The Love Index 2016 From Accenture Interactive - First-Ever Research Identifies Which Brands People Love Most, And What Companies Can Do To Heighten Love For Their Brands

Hyatt Place São José Do Rio Preto Opens In The State Of São Paulo, Brazil - Hyatt, In J/V With Elandis, Intends To Open Multiple Hyatt Place Hotels In Brazil

Alvarez & Marsal Appoints Patrick Siebert Head Of German Corporate Transformation Practice

Choice Hotels Announces Expansion Of The Cambria Hotels & Suites Brand In San Jose, Calif.

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

News for November 1, 2016

Emaar Appoints Veresh Sita As Chief Digital Officer To Drive Tech Strategy For Next Era Of Growth

China Solidifies New-Found Position As World’s Largest Business Travel Market - China Accounts For Nearly 25 Percent Of Global Business Travel Spending According To GBTA BTI™ Outlook – China 2016 H2

CMOs First In The Firing Line If Business Growth Targets Are Not Met, Accenture Strategy Study Finds – The Winner In The C-Suite Race To Becoming Indispensable Will Be The Executive That Leads The Disruptive Growth Agenda

FelCor Reports Third Quarter 2016 Earnings - Completes Two Hotel Sales

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