Wyndham Destinations Named to Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity

Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world's largest vacation ownership and exchange company, was named to Forbes magazine's Best Employers for Diversity list.
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France, Saint Maur des Fossés

11h Frédérique Vidal , ministre de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Hotel Cap Rates Hold Steady - Values Under Pressure | Suzanne Mellen | By Suzanne Mellen

Following a year of robust transaction activity, hotel capitalization rates remain stable, while hotel NOI and values are under pressure due to slowing RevPAR growth and increasing operating expenses. This article looks at hotel sales and capitalization rate trends, the impact of slowing RevPAR growth on hotel values, and the outlook for 2019. [1]
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Black Oak Casino Resort to Implement INTELITY’s Guest Experience and Staff Management Platform

INTELITY™, the global travel industry's first and most powerful enterprise guest engagement and staff management platform, announced today that it inked a deal with The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort in Tuolumne, Calif.
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Why you need to visit Valencia

In Valencia, wide plazas connect narrow streets, ultra-modern buildings stand alongside medieval monuments, and exquisite food is sold on the cheap. Add to that a mild Mediterranean climate and endless beaches, and you’ll wonder why Valencia is still overshadowed by Barcelona. Sure, Barcelona’s cultural attractions and nightlife are legendary, but so are the crowds. For a less touristy and more authentic experience on your Spanish getaway, look no further than Valencia. Here’s what to do. Va...
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The Orange Jello Obsession (And Much Tastier Brazilian Foods in Pictures)

In São Paulo, around New Year’s Eve, Mark became obsessed with orange jello. It’s a fairly common dessert in “por kilo” buffet-style restaurants, although it’s not as much as in North America (… because Brazilians have better options?) We had the jello discussion several times in Canada. Some of his friends apparently eat gelatin but I refuse to buy Jell-O cups because the nutritional contents of his lunchbox already makes me want to scream. But Mark was really craving Brazilian jello. One night...
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Aussie Travellers Predicted To Holiday At Home In 2019, According To Oaks

As Australians ring in 2019, goals are being set for the New Year, and without a doubt, 'work less; travel more' will be the resolution topping many of these lists. So where are Aussie holidaymakers headed this year? Leading accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts is lifting the lid on some of the hottest trends in travel for 2019, along with the destinations that are set to benefit the most from domestic tourism, according to the hotelier.
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Conchs may soon extinct in Bahamas

If you visited the Bahamas and bought a pretty conch shell as a souvenir, hang onto it tight. The archipelago is known for its large conch population, but that’s exactly where the creatures are finding it difficult to reproduce. Many conch communities have been devastated by overfishing, making reproduction, an already-demanding affair for these sea slugs, extremely difficult. Some studies even suggest that Bahamian conchs could be extinct within 10 years. The extinction of the conch would be...
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Covering France from Head to Toe with Antique Quilts

  If I took every quilt I have ever seen from the French brocantes and laid them out  they would cover France from head to toe. Can you imagine how beautiful that would look from up above? The women and maybe a few men who over the hundreds of years have created  a national treasure with their handiwork, stitches, their creative force, choice of color and pattern. Needless to say, if I laid out the monogrammed laced sheets, pillowcases and why not throw in the dishtowels the entire planet wou...
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‘You can’t go home again’: A one-time Denver local confronts a gentrifying city

Travel and outdoors reporter Crystal Paul confronts the new face of her old stomping grounds in Denver, Colorado.
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Beach Views in Puerto Vallarta

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Massive great white shark in Hawaii

Divers in Hawaii found themselves in a very mellow, real-life version of The Meg this week. While monitoring a rotting sperm whale carcass off the shore of Oahu, the divers encountered a huge great white shark that had come for a bite and to relieve an itch, apparently. Ocean Ramsey, a shark and marine biologist, as well as the diver who came face-to-face with the 20-foot-long, eight-foot-wide, possibly pregnant female shark, said, “She was just this beautiful gentle giant wanting to use our ...
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Sonoma County, CA: 3 itineraries

3 travel itineraries that take in the best of Sonoma County Sonoma and Petaluma Heart of Wine Country Westward into Nature Photo: Wildly Simple/Sonoma County Tourism #wedge-0 { background-image: url('') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('
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An Encouraging Note From My Niece

Guess what I got?           [Author: French la Vie]
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STR: Canada Hotel Results For Week Ending 12 January

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee — The Canadian hotel industry recorded negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 6-12 January 2019, according to data from STR.
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The World Travel and Tourism Council announces 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards finalists

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the 15 finalists for its 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The 2019 finalists are organised into the following new categories: Climate Action, Investing in People, Destination Stewardship, Social Impact and Changemakers.
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Russell's links love affair in full swing

Conor Russell, Head Professional, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links They say that if you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life and that's undoubtedly true of Conor Russell as he prepares to celebrate two years as Head Professional at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links.A native of Blackrock, just outside Dundalk, the 41-year old Louth man is loving every minut...
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Local restaurants improving airports

For decades, airport food choices were dismal. Your options basically came down to greasy chains or peanuts on the plane. That stayed true even as people in the US started to care more about where they ate and where their food came from in the mid-1990s. But now airports are starting to catch up. Flight hubs across the country are bringing in local restaurants to give travelers a taste of the city without leaving the airport — and not just in fancy airport lounges. Today’s travelers can get l...
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Major Trends to Watch for at HSMAI NY Conference | By Raj Singh

As I think about what to get excited about at HSMAI's Digital Marketing Strategy Conference 2019 taking place later this month in New York, the fast-evolving guest experience comes to mind. And, of course, hotel guest experience in 2019 will be enabled by more and better technologies. Here's what I see trending:
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Traveling to the Secluded and Cozy Perhentian Islands in Malaysia

Malaysia, a delightful and charming Southeast Asian country, boasts of many things to see and do for its visitors. One trip that you must absolutely do is a visit to the Pula Perhentian, a batch of islands located 21km off the coast of Terengganu. Covered by pristine forests, unspoilt white beaches, and a fantastic marine life, it is the epitome of a perfect beach vacation. Beaches, Jungles, and Wildlife On the two main islands, Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil, there’s no shortage of love...
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PHOTO: National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara) in Kuala Lumpur

I was hot, tired, and sweaty after a day of exploring the Colonial Walk along the Gombak River in central Kuala Lumpur. I could have hopped on the Metro, but the city’s historic Railway Station, with its lacy onion domes and turrets, was on the way to my hotel, so I set off on foot. The main road I was following, Jalan Kinabalu, suddenly became flooded with hundreds of men walking in the opposite direction. I dodged and wove through the oncoming masses, wondering what on earth was... The post PH...
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IDeaS Revenue Solutions Honored as 2019 HotelTechAwards People’s Choice Winner

Hotel Tech Report has named IDeaS Revenue Solutions as the 2019 People's Choice Award winner in its annual HotelTechAwards. Recognized as last year's top-rated revenue management software provider, IDeaS continues to dominate the revenue technology category with far more satisfactory client reviews than any other vendor. Based on data from thousands of hoteliers in more than 120 countries, IDeaS was recognized as the most esteemed hotel technology provider, across all categories.
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Kolkata for Breakfast

Kolkata Breakfast. A trip to the Chinese Market, the Teretti Bazaar, Flurys,Gangaur for Indian breakfast specialties like dosa and kachuris.
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Becoming French

(Photo French Flag found on Pinterest no link was available)   I did it!   Nearly, eighteen months ago I applied for my French citizenship. Yesterday, in Nice, I had an interview with the immigration authorities. I was anxious that I might not answer something correctly and be told I wasn't accepted. To be safe I read everything I could online and went over hundreds of questions that they could ask me. Questions such as: "Why I wanted French citizenship? Name five French philosophers? What is la...
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HSMAI Announces 2019 Americas Board and Executive Committee

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) proudly announces its 2019 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The board is composed of a diverse range of travel and hospitality executives from a representative mix of HSMAI members."As we look to the year ahead, we're happy to report that the individuals on the 2019 HSMAI Americas Board are well suited to leading our organization during a time of innovation and rich possibilities for the hospitality ...
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Tolkien exhibit coming to NYC

Fans of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion are in for a treat. The largest collection ever assembled of J.R.R. Tolkien’s original illustrations, manuscripts, and maps is coming to New York City’s Morgan Library and Museum from January 25 to May 12. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Morgan Library & Museum (@themorganlibrary) on Jan 3, 2019 at 7:46am PST ...
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Virgin Hotels Ramps Up Customer Experience Marketing and Personalization Through Partnership with Local Measure

New York and Sydney - 17 January, 2019 - Virgin Hotels, one of the most loved consumer brands, has implemented new Wi-Fi infrastructure at its first hotel in Chicago in partnership with Local Measure, the leading customer experience platform for the hotel industry.
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What Corked Wine Teaches You About Service Excellence | By Larry Mogelonsky

There's an important lesson in the form of what corked bottles - that is, wine that's gone off - can present as an opportunity to wow your restaurant patrons and hotel guests.
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Rio de Janeiro first city to be designated World Capital of Architecture

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay has announced that the Brazilian city will be the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. As part of the program, Rio de Janeiro will host several events on the theme "All the worlds. In collaboration with local institutions, UNESCO and UIA will organize activities to highlight projects that bring together architects and urbanists with decision makers, civil society representatives, professionals from other sectors, and artists and writers.
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Is this mistake hurting your hotel tech sales? | By Jeremiah Magone

If sales haven't been as strong as you'd hoped in 2018, there are probably as many reasons for that as there are ads on the Internet… But over the past 6 years, as a copywriter and marketing strategist for hospitality tech companies, I've found that a lack in sales generally comes down to one key problem: sending the right message, but at the wrong time. The big problem with this is - if you don't address that issue first, you're going to keep struggling. Because even if you have the be...
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