Sunday, 19 April 2015

Report: Travel and Tourism in 2015 Will Grow Faster Than the Global Economy

Report: Travel and Tourism in 2015 Will Grow Faster Than the Global Economy

In advance of this week's 2015 Global Summit in Madrid, Spain, the World Trade & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that the tourism sector's contribution to global GDP is expected to grow by 3.7 percent this year. Every year, the WTTC forecasts the economic impact of the travel and tourism sector in 184 countries and 24 regions. For 2015, these forecasts show a sector that is again growing strongly, creating jobs and driving growth.   In 2014, the industry contributed $7.58 billion in GDP and 277 million jobs to the global economy.   During 2015, the industry’s contribution to global GDP is forecast to grow by 3.7 percent an
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Industry News

AAHOA Partners with Avendra on Procurement Solutions

AAHOA and Avendra have entered into an agreement to bring Avendra’s procurement and supply chain management ser
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Take It to the Bank

A co-branded credit card partnership with MasterCard is AAHOA's latest initiative to help members make money, sav
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Report: U.S. Hotel Occupancy to Hit Record in 2015

Rising average daily rates - more than occupancy - to begin fueling RevPAR growth next year  The U.S. lodgin
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India News

Vantage Bringing Value Brands to India

image Vantage Hospitality Group has entered into an exclusive master license agreement with Miraya Hotel Management to intr
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Carlson Rezidor Accelerates India Growth

image Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced this week it is growing its presence in state capitals and accelerating its gro
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Brands

Starwood Introduces Second Independent Hotel Collection

Starwood once again jumped into the soft branding space this week when it introduced the Tribute Portfolio, the compa
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At a Tipping Point

Wyndham Hotel Group gets serious about the future of its business; teary eyes on stage as leaders share their inspira
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La Quinta’s "Sol" Focus

Company will stay with one brand, growing through its new design Del Sol prototype as well as franchising By Judy
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Trends & Issues

U.S. Business Travel Volume Projected To Rise Over Next Two Years

image U.S. business travel volume is expected to increase over the next two years, as the U.S. economy moves into higher ge
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People Solving Problems is an Essential Component of CHO

image A look at sample discussions around hotel safety and security By Dr. John Hogan and Kathleen Hogan The AAHOA
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People

Go Big, Or Go Home

Outgoing Chairman Pratik Patel, the hard-charging Texan with high expectations and an eye for detail, reflects on AAH
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AAHOA Members Elected to Days Inn FAC

AAHOA members Akshat Patel and Janak Patel were elected to serve on the Days Inn Franchise Advisory Committee (FAC) d
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Mike Leven Honored During Hunter Conference

By Jonathan Springston, AAHOA Lodging Business Organizers of the Hunter Conference awarded Mike Leven, an industr
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Community

Galaxy of Stars to Entertain at AAHOA Convention

image Renowned singer Alka Yagnik is part of an impressive line up of entertainers who will excite thousands of hoteliers d
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The Time Is Now

image Hunter Conference presents hoteliers with good news and also tips on how to create an even brighter future By Jon
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Gallery

Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, March 25-27, 2015, Atlanta, Ga.
Vantage Conference, Dec. 8-10, 2014, Las Vegas, Nev.
AAHOA Gulf Regional, Dec. 2, 2014, Little Rock, Ark.
AAHOA Upper Midwest Regional, Nov. 6, 2014, Schaumburg, Ill.