Building a sustainable future for travel

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to booking travel: price, health and safety, environmental impact and more. Last year, we shared travel tools to help you find health and safety information. Now we want to make it easier for you to find sustainable options while traveling — no matter what you’re doing or where you’re going.  To make that happen, we’ve created a new team of engineers, designers and researchers focused solely on travel sustainability. Already, this team is working to highli...
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The Road Ahead for Hotels in 2022 and Beyond | By Bob Rauch

Before we jump into 2022 plans, please take the quick survey/debate above of how you view the business and feel free to opine on why. Answers will appear on and on the website.
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Meliá Hotels International Promotes The Recovery Of Business Travel: “Let’s Make The World Spin Once Again”

According to a recent survey by SAP Concur, 96% of business travellers are ready to travel again, and 65% are very willing to do so
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Crave T3 Tablet Range Launch

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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Global Business Travel Association Canada Looks Forward to Working with New Federal Government

Today, the Global Business Travel Association Canada (GBTA Canada) congratulated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on forming Canada’s new Federal government. GBTA Canada also commended the other party leaders, candidates and volunteers for their effort in this historic election.
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Cloudbeds Returns to HITEC

Cloudbeds, the hospitality industry’s fastest-growing technology provider, today announced its attendance at the HITEC, the world’s largest hospitality technology show. Company executives, including Adam Harris, CEO and Co-Founder, and Sebastien Leitner, VP of Partnerships and President of HEDNA, will be attending. Event attendees will learn about the innovative products and services the company added to its award-winning Cloudbeds Hospitality Platform, including the recently released Clo...
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The World Tourism Organization and the Catalan Tourist Board of the Government of Catalonia Launch the First World Sports Tourism Congress to Discuss the Future Expectations of the Sector

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, and the Minister of Business and Labour of the Government of Catalonia, Roger Torrent, presented the first World Sports Tourism Congress and its programme, within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, at a press conference held in Lloret de Mar and Barcelona.
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A Temperature Check On Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals were the undoubtable success story of the travel industry in the first year of the pandemic.
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Some of the best hotels in Las Vegas aren't on the Strip - here's where to find a great stay starting at $30

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor The Las Vegas Strip draws millions, but locals know that's not the real heart of the city. Downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street, and suburbs are more authentic with cheaper casinos and hotels. Some of the best Las Vegas hotels are off-Strip, from retro motels to luxury amid the Red Rocks. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The Las Vegas Strip is the city's glitzy, showy draw, luring ...
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 18 September

U.S. hotel occupancy reached a 4-week high, according to STR‘s latest data through 18 September.
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Standing Up to Bullies

In this video, Page Provan Fertility & Family Lawyers Director and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Stephen Page shares insight on how to stand up to bullies. The post Standing Up to Bullies appeared first on
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Godspeed Julie

  Godspeed cousin Julie. When I saw my cousin Linda's name appear on my phone I knew why she was calling. The news was no surprise yet it was hard to believe, hard to feel, hard to hear the words: Julie died early this morning. Stardust to stardust. A new journey begins for you and those of us who love you. Writing this is surreal... life without you Julie is feels strange and sad.                       [Author: French la Vie]
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Pandemic Pushed Hoteliers To Rethink How They Operate

Pragmatism will drive the hotel industry forward, according to hotel executives who spoke during the International Hotel Investment Forum.
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Hoteliers Applaud Lifting of COVID-19 Ban on Foreign Travelers

America’s hoteliers applauded the Biden administration’s announcement that it would lift a ban implemented on foreign travelers as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The policy would require travelers to be fully vaccinated and to test negative for the virus. It will take effect in early November. Earlier this year, AAHOA called for new measures to restart international travel safely and pressed the administration on the financial toll the travel ban took on small businesses. AA...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Uniworld: Two Category Upgrade

Uniworld: Two Category Upgrade Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is offering a two-category upgrade on select 2021 European river cruises. That’s right. Enhance your next trip by booking an all-inclusive, luxury river cruise with Uniworld now. When you book any non-suite stateroom on select cruises departing by December 31, 2021, you will enjoy a complimentary upgrade of up to two categories . Further, when you book any Uniworld river cruise through Roaming Boomers Travel Services, we’ll add a...
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Is the PMS long overdue?

Munich, September 22, 2021 –– Traditionally, hotel technology has been complex and fragmented. With a lack of technology integration resulting in a set-up that’s clunky and inefficient at best and non-compliant with data privacy law at worst. However, as hotels gear up for the post-Covid hospitality boom, competition will be fierce and new avenues need to be explored.
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The Culture Challenge | By Shep Hyken

Culture is one of the most important parts of customer service and customer experience. I’ve written numerous articles about this and have included a chapter on this topic in my latest book, I’ll Be Back: How to Get Customers to Come Back Again and Again, which by the way, is finally out. (Shameless plug: Get it today!)
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Quore Announces Leadership Promotions

Quore, a leading hospitality-technology company, today announced the promotions of three senior leaders within the organization - Scott Barber, Richard Bradbury, and Flip Lukens. This is part of Quore’s growth strategy to cultivate internal talent and strengthen the long-term flexibility of their product.
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Supporting a diverse and inclusive tourism economy in South Africa

Today, Airbnb is announcing a new three-year commitment in South Africa to address barriers to becoming a tourism entrepreneur, and to help rebuild a more inclusive and resilient domestic tourism economy. The commitment, focused on infrastructure, training and investment, builds on Airbnb’s 2017 USD $1 million commitment in Africa to boost community-led tourism projects, and the Africa Academy, which has trained more than 300 Hosts who earned more than R2.8 million in 18 months*.
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ProfitSword Inspires Hotelier Success With Empowering Insights into Business Intelligence Technology Trends During HITEC Dallas 2021

ProfitSword, a premier developer of business intelligence and data integration software, is thrilled to be returning to this year’s HITEC Dallas as one of the industry’s leading technology providers committed to providing hoteliers with the advanced tools they need to effectively reduce costs and optimize performance during recovery. From September 27 – 30, ProfitSword representatives at booth #3018 will offer attendees the opportunity to discover the latest trends and best practices in b...
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Post COVID-19 Hospitality: 8 Proven Digital Marketing Strategies For Smart Hoteliers

Over the last few months, the world has seen a steep rise in the number of Coronavirus cases again. Most of us thought the pandemic had come to an almost complete stop. Who would have thought we would have to go back to social distancing? Experts today are suggesting we might soon be expecting a new wave with the Delta variant. Well, this is the world we live in - completely unpredictable. But the vaccine drives across nations have been successful and travelers are beginning to prepare fo...
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OpenKey Partners with Adrift Hospitality to Drive Innovation in Boutique Hotels

OpenKey, the industry standard for universal Digital Key in hotels, is excited to announce its partnership with Adrift Hospitality, a collection of boutique coastal properties in the Pacific Northwest. With OpenKey’s commitment to transforming contactless hospitality experiences through digital key technology, and Adrift’s initiatives to provide guests with contactless services across their portfolio, this partnership will drive innovation in the hospitality industry.
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Latest Hurricane Ida Analysis Reflects Vast Reopening in New Orleans

Following up on STR’s initial Hurricane Ida analysis from 10 September, a vast majority of hotels in the New Orleans MSA have reopened with improving occupancy levels, especially in the core city center/central business district. This high volume of reopenings was to be expected because most closures were due to short-term power outages rather than property damage. Remaining short-term temporary closures are mostly concentrated in submarkets outside of the city.
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An update on’s work to support Afghan refugees

To help support the resettlement of Afghans here in the United States and elsewhere, last month announced it would provide temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide. The cost of these stays are funded by contributions to from Airbnb and Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky, as well as donors to the Refugee Fund.
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Pop of Color

Pop of color perfect dose to brighten the spirit. To poke, "Live brightly, boldly, be beautiful you!"                     [Author: French la Vie]
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Cornell Hotel School Report Reveals Continued Carbon Footprint Reduction in Hotels Around the World

Data from the latest Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (CHSB) Index shows that the average carbon footprint of a hotel stay decreased by 3% between 2018 and 2019, following a decrease of 10% between 2015 and 2018.
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Faded flowers

As it does at the end of every summer, our daisy patch has gone from vibrant yellow, white, and green to a ghostly brown. The flower stalks stand in the garden like otherworldly sentinels of doom. They'll remain until I cut them down to prepare for spring's new growth. A dead head, grateful or otherwise. Today is the first day of astronomical autumn. That is, it is the season that begins with the autumnal equinox, one of two days each year when the amount of daylight is equal to the amount of ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses claw back; #Saudi extends losses | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses claw back; Saudi extends losses | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf rebounded on Wednesday, amid rising oil prices and ahead of the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting due later in the day.Investors are waiting for the Fed's announcement, during which it will announce its position regarding its monetary policy and how it intends to handle its asset purchasing program, said Wael Makarem, senior market strategist at Exness."Investors r...
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