Thursday, 23 October 2014

Best Western, TripAdvisor Form Booking Partnership

Best Western, TripAdvisor Form Booking Partnership

Best Western announced Wednesday a partnership with TripAdvisor, allowing the brand's more than 4,000 hotels in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide to participate in TripAdvisor's recently launched instant booking. The instant booking feature, which is currently available on the TripAdvisor app and mobile website, helps travelers book a room through TripAdvisor booking partners without needing to leave the TripAdvisor site experience. Instant booking is currently available to U.S.-based travelers. Through the partnership, TripAdvisor users are now able to tap a “Book Now” button to reserve rooms at Best Western hotels. “W
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Industry News

Hilton Unveils New Lifestyle Brand

Hilton Worldwide announced Wednesday the launch of Canopy by Hilton, a new lifestyle hotel brand. Christoph
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Best Western Teases Boutique, Soft Brand Concepts

Executives outline details of two new offerings during company's annual brand conference By Jonathan Springst
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Hilton Worldwide Achieves ISO 50001 Certification

Hilton Worldwide announced Tuesday that following a comprehensive upgrade to its LightStay global environmental manag
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India News

Wyndham Announces Ambitious Indian Expansion

image Wyndham Hotel Group announced Oct. 9 the signing of 10 properties in India, thereby expanding the company’s pre
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Starwood to India for Month-Long "Immersion" in 2015

image Starwood announced Tuesday that it will relocate its global headquarters from the United States to India in March 201
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Brands

Marriott Plans to Nearly Double Diverse-Owned Hotels by 2020

From its inaugural Women's Ownership Works (WOW) Summit at the Courtyard/Residence Inn Manhattan Central Park, Ma
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SBA Adds Magnuson to U.S. Franchise Registry

Magnuson Hotels announced Wednesday its certification to the U.S. Franchise Registry, the national listing of brands
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Best Western to Open First Extended Stay

By Judy Maxwell, for AAHOA Lodging Business After about two years in the “tweaking” stage, the first
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Trends & Issues

Study Reveals Travelers’ Deep Dependence on Mobile Devices

image Expedia.com and Egencia on Monday released the results of the 2014 Expedia/Egencia Mobile Index, a global study of mo
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The $18 Million Hotel that Foreign Capital Built

image Debt-free Homewood Suites by Hilton at the Atlanta airport supported by 30 EB-5 investors By Judy Maxwell, for A
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People

Nancy Johnson Retires from Carlson, Starts New Business

Johnson Hospitality Motivation to mentor, guide and advise hospitality professionals on industry matters By Judy
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Vision Hospitality Hopes to Develop Boutique Hotel

Property will be independently owned and operated and will enhance Chattanooga’s reputation as a destination ma
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AAHOA Board Member Jagruti Panwala Testifies Before Congress

AAHOA Female Director at Large, Eastern Region, Jagruti Panwala, testified before the House Education and Workforce S
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Community

AAHOA Donates $5,000 to Breast Cancer Research

image AAHOA donated $5,000 to Susan G. Komen on Oct. 14 during the Southeast Texas Regional Conference in Houston. AAHOA is
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AAHOA Donates $5,000 to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

image AAHOA donated $5,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on Oct. 14 during its Southeast Texas Region
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Gallery

AAHOA Southeast Texas Regional, Oct. 14, 2014, Houston, Texas
Best Western Convention 2014, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 8-9, 2014
AAHOA Southwest Regional, Oct. 2, 2014, Phoenix, Ariz.
AAHOA Florida Regional, Sept. 23, 2014, Orlando, Fla.

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