The AC Punta Cana makes its debut in the Dominican Republic through the investment group EGI Business Group and will be operated by Highgate.

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In an unexpected turn, U.S. demand and occupancy advanced in the latest week of reporting (12-18 September 2021) to the best levels of the past four weeks. Weekly demand increased 1.2 million rooms to 24.3 million, which was the largest weekly gain of the past nine weeks, pushing occupancy to 63.0%. Subdued demand was expected this week due to the mid-week observance of Yom Kippur.

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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) today announced that it acquired the 369-room oceanfront Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida for $270 million from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, LLC. The lifestyle resort will continue to be managed by Davidson Hospitality Group.

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Following a unanimous vote by the AAHOA Board of Directors, Ken Greene is the new President & CEO. Greene has been serving in that role on an interim basis since June.

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While this year has been anything but normal, time marches on and budget season has arrived. While the past 1.5 years may be hard to use for future planning, there are certainly lessons to be learned for 2022. Let’s look at some trends and strategies to keep in mind as you begin your 2022 planning.

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The comprehensive report from MMGY Global reveals the importance Hispanics place on representation in travel marketing and the power of travel to connect with family and culture

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Delta Hotels by Marriot announced yesterday the opening of the Delta Hotels by Marriott Santa Clara Silicon Valley, debuting the brand's refreshed guest room design. This is Delta Hotels' first property in the Northern California area and second in the Golden State.

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Arash brings to Highgate more than 30 years of hotel leadership experience with world-class luxury brands including Four Seasons, St. Regis Hotels, SLS Hotels and W Hotels.

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A leading provider of Janitorial, Institutional, and Retail Textiles has developed a new microfiber mop dispenser box for commercial and home use.

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The outlook for fall and winter remains optimistic with short-term rental demand up 18% compared to the same time in 2019 and 88% higher than in 2020. In general, people are booking well ahead for their holiday travel this year. The week of Thanksgiving is booking 38% higher than in 2019 and 85% higher than 2020.

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The airline intends to offer service between points in the U.S. and Asia, via Anchorage, Alaska.

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The voluntary pause will apply to cruises scheduled to depart from 18 December, 2021 through to 14 January, 2022 (for Brisbane) and 18 January, 2022 (for Sydney).

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As a result of the pause extension, Coral Princess voyages through January 17 are cancelled and Royal Princess and Sapphire Princess seasons through to March 2022 are being cancelled.

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Groups360 today announced that GroupSync™, the company’s cloud-based solution for meeting planners and suppliers has achieved SOC 2 compliance. This recognition represents the highest level of security and trust for service organizations and is especially critical in the meetings and events industry due to the vast amounts of data processed for group travel.

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As the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic ebb, many indicators point to travel coming back - with a vengeance - as people look to explore new destinations or revisit reliable favourites. In this blog, we look at the key steps hoteliers need to be taking in order to be prepared for the looming travel boom.

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