STR: U.S. hotel performance for August 2021

As the summer leisure travel surge subsided, the U.S. hotel industry reported performance declines from the month prior, according to August 2021 data from STR.
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Above Property® to Showcase Game-Changing Microservices Platform at HITEC 2021 in Dallas

Above Property®, a full-service provider of innovative, scalable, and services-oriented platforms, will showcase its latest innovations for travel and hospitality — including Hotel in a Box and Above Property Services (APS), a web service-based multi-cloud platform — at the annual Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC).
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React Mobile Integration with Amadeus’ HotSOS Housekeeping is Improving Effectiveness of Employee Safety Devices

Together React Mobile and Amadeus are making it easier for hoteliers to adopt and implement municipal and state mandated employee safety devices (ESDs). Integration between the Amadeus HotSOS Housekeeping platform and the React Mobile panic button solution is aiding hoteliers in creating safer work environments by leveraging innovative technology.
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Q at the Empress reopens at Victoria's Fairmont Empress Hotel

©SueFrausePhoto Victoria BC's Fairmont Empress is reopening its signature restaurant, Q at the Empress, for dinner service beginning October 1, 2021. As Victoria's most storied dining room, the hotel is welcoming back locals and visitors alike to enjoy Pacific Northwest inspired cuisine.  Led by Executive Chef Morgan Wilson, Q at the Empress highlights the best of British Columbia's farmers and artisans -- utilizing locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. "The menu direction of Q a...
Tags: Travel, Victoria, Pacific Northwest, Columbia, Wilson, Fairmont Empress, Fairmont Empress Hotel, Eat Play Sleep, Executive Chef Morgan Wilson Q, Farro Flax Bread, Olive Oil Poached Chinook Salmon, Watercress Potato Gnocchi, Venison Osso Bucco, Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding, Fairmont Empress Tourism Victoria

The company making a $50,000 camper to turn the Tesla Cybertruck into an RV reveals its first prototype as it hits 2,000 preorders

The Cyberlandr prototype. CyberLandr Stream It has unveiled a prototype of its Cyberlandr camper that can turn a Tesla Cybertruck into a RV. The teaser video shows the exterior of the camper attachment but no look at the interior. Stream It has received over 2,000 preorders for the Cyberlandr, Insider confirmed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Stream It has unveiled a prototype of its $50,000 Cyberlandr camper van attachment that can turn the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck into...
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Radisson Hotel Group announces 100 operating hotels in India

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to achieve a historic milestone of 100 operating hotels in India with the opening of Radisson Bhopal. With more than 20 years in operation, Radisson Hotel Group is one of the leading international hotel groups in the country with seven distinct brands and a presence across over 60 locations encompassing key business, leisure and gateway centers. Boasting one of the most widely connected domestic network in India, the Group has been growing at an exceptional m...
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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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Traditional marketing strategies for hotel chains

Having the right marketing strategy is crucial for today's highly competitive hotel business. It helps attract guests in different ways, sell more rooms, increase occupancy, and drive profitability. Marketing conveys your hotel brand's USPs and lets your target audience know why you are better than others, and it also gives them compelling reasons to book with you. This copy will help you find some of the traditional marketing strategies for your hotel chain to consolidate your effort in ...
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Bill Gates' investment firm to take control of Four Seasons in $2.21 bln deal

Bill Gates' Cascade Investment LLC is taking control of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts by buying about half of Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's stake for $2.21 billion, the hotel operator said on Wednesday.
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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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Visual Matrix Celebrates Hospitality’s Recovery by Showcasing Latest Advances in Hotel PMS Technology at HITEC 2021

Visual Matrix, an industry-leading hotel property management software providing an all-in-one PMS, today announces its official participation at HITEC 2021, which will take place in Dallas from September 27-30. Set to exhibit the latest advances in cloud-based PMS technology at Booth #4911, Visual Matrix will provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in the continuation of the company’s “Hospitality ROCKS!” theme, successfully used to boost industry morale and collaboration at...
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Hotel Bookings Globally Hit Their Highest Point Since The Start Of The Pandemic | By Mike Ford

While uncertainty continues to dominate headlines, there is a new constant that remains chronically underreported. Booked travel. In fact, it’s now been four consecutive months that hotel bookings globally have remained over 60% of 2019 levels. As I write this, they’re sitting at 70% – their highest point since the pandemic began. Let’s examine why.
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WTTC responds to the latest announcement from the U.S. government

Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, said: “The U.S. lifting travel restrictions to restore transatlantic travel between the EU and the U.K. is welcome news - not only for hard-pressed airlines, but for the wider Travel & Tourism sector, which has been decimated by COVID-19."
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Cloudbeds to make HITEC debut

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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Statement on the US Decision to Lift COVID-19 Travel Restrictions from Certain Countries

The International Air Transport Association welcomed the decision by the Biden Administration to enable vaccinated travelers to enter the US with a negative COVID-19 test result prior to travel from early November. Importantly, this supersedes the so-called 212f restrictions which prevented anyone from entering the US if they had been in 33 specific countries including the UK, Ireland, all Schengen countries, Brazil, South Africa, India, and China within the last 14 days.
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Paris Photos

I got out and met a friend the other day here in Paris. Here are a few photos that I took. I don’t know if this bench is meant to look like a flying carpet or not, but it did to me. A very common sight around Paris in front of restaurants. A door across the way. I need to come back one evening and get a photo with that blue neon light over the door making everything interesting. These look yummy. Meringue balls inside a dough of some sort, then rolled in nuts. Ru...
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The Ultimate Guide to Hotel CRM & E-Mail Marketing Software from HotelTechReport

Hotel Tech Report launched the “Official Hotel CRM & E-Mail Marketing Software Guide 2022” featuring dailypoint™. The guide is now available free of charge to the entire hotel community, for which – gearing up for the post-Covid hospitality boom – competition will be fierce and new avenues need to be explored.
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AHIC 2021 a platform for industry firsts and exclusive signings

Dubai, UAE. 22 September, 2021. The 17th edition of the Arabian and African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC), currently underway at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, has welcomed 800 delegates from 54 countries to the live in person event, ready to Rise Together and navigate the way forward for the hospitality and tourism sectors in Middle East and Africa.
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TSA, airlines given more time to comply with vaccine requirements, librarians harassed, state employee pension fund sees record return, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

State gives Transportation Security Administration and airlines exemptions to Hawaii’s COVID emergency orders. Gov. David Ige’s order requiring that contractors and visitors at state facilities and property provide proof of their vaccination or testing status prior to entry has already been in effect for a week, but thousands of workers at state airports still aren’t in compliance. Star-Advertiser.Name calling, property damage: Public librarians harassed over vaccine mandate enforcement. Public...
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Onyx CenterSource Develops Payment Platform for’s Travel Agency Affiliates

Onyx CenterSource, a leading global provider of B2B payments and business intelligence to the hospitality industry, today announced it will launch a payment platform for travel agencies working as affiliates of, one of the world’s largest online travel marketplaces.
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Marriott International Announces Agreement with Saxum Group to Develop Residence Inn by Marriott and Fairfield by Marriott in Costa Rica

Marriott International, Inc. today announced it has signed an agreement with Saxum Group to develop the first Fairfield by Marriott and second Residence Inn by Marriott in Costa Rica, growing its portofolio to 17 hotels in this sought after market. The new properties will feature 125 and 117 rooms respectively.
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The 5 best coolers of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Whether you're an occasional picnicker or an itinerant outdoorsperson, a cooler is a must-own item. The best coolers should retain ice for at least 24 hours, have a durable design, and be easy to transport. Our top pick, Yeti's Tundra 75, is durable and has the best ice and temperature retention of any cooler we've tested. Buying a cooler these days can be perplexing. Type "best cooler" into Google and amidst a sea of advertisements, you'll als...
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ProfitSword and Duetto Partner to Provide Hotels With Latest in Time-Saving Revenue and Performance Forecasting Accuracy

Alpharetta, Ga. and San Francisco, Calif. – (September 21, 2021) – ProfitSword, a premier developer of business intelligence and data integration software, is proud to announce the integration of its BI platform with Duetto, a leading innovator of advanced revenue management technology for the hospitality industry. Properties of any size and market segment type can now take advantage of this integration that eliminates the time-consuming process of compiling projected hotel performance da...
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Knowland and Amadeus Partner to Provide Industry-Leading Meetings and Events Insights

Knowland, the leader in AI-powered meetings and events data for hotels, convention and visitor bureaus, and conference centers, and Amadeus, the leading provider of hospitality technology solutions, today announced a partnership to enhance meetings and events insights and increase sales efficiency for hospitality companies focused on growing their share of group revenue as business rebounds.
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More than 700 hospitality investors, owners and operators from the Middle East and Africa gather at AHIC 2021

Dubai, UAE. 21 September, 2021. More than 700 hospitality owners, investors, developers and operators from across the Middle East and Africa gathered today to kick off the 17th edition of AHIC, being held from 20-22 September at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai live in person.
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HITEC TV: Guest Messaging and In-Room Technology – The New Frontier

Guest messaging used to be a “nice to have” but due to COVID-19, it is now front and center when hoteliers are making technology decisions. Also top of mind are in-room tablets, casting capabilities and of course, mobile keys and most things contactless. Join Raj Singh, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Go Moment along with Robert Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer of INTELITY who discuss what the future looks like for contactless guest interaction and how messaging, combined with AI...
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People Don’t Leave Companies, They Leave People | By Prince Sanders

When businesses experience high turnover, business leaders typically have a bad habit of blaming the deficiency on anything, but themselves. If leaders find themself constantly losing competent team members, it’s time to look inward because the fact is that people don’t leave jobs they leave leadership.
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HITEC TV: The Future of The Property Management System - Panel #3

Back in the “olden days”, hotel technology partners would have a hard time working together, there was finger pointing and most of the time, it was the hotelier that suffered when their systems had an issue. Today, due to COVID-19 and its impact on the world and the hotel industry, this mindset has changed.
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US Hoteliers Pivot To Meet Cities' Proof of Vaccination Rules

Hoteliers in several U.S. cities have had to quickly adapt to new COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements over the past few weeks.
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Blow up your Instagram with these 10 over-the-top hotels in the US

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The Saguaro When choosing a hotel, social media-minded travelers place a high value on a visual appeal. Many hotels design with Instagram in mind, with decor ranging from highly curated to eccentric. We found the most photogenic hotels across the US with options for all budgets and travelers. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The saying goes, "pics or it didn't happen," and when it comes to trav...
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