Friday, 28 November 2014

What to Consider When Choosing a Hotel During the Holiday Season

What to Consider When Choosing a Hotel During the Holiday Season

With the start of the holiday traveling season, AAHOA on Nov. 24 announced a helpful list of considerations for travelers to use when selecting a hotel. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, long-distance travelers who make overnight trips at Thanksgiving spend an average of just under three nights away. The average stay increases to four nights for the Christmas and New Year holiday. Many travelers choose to stay in a hotel during their travels. The hospitality industry offers a number of options for selecting a hotel, including; amenities, star ratings, room types, and loyalty program rewards. However, it is also important to consider a number q
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Industry News

Hotel Industry Breaks October Rooms-Sold Record

Room demand for U.S. hotels excelled in October, reports STR Inc. “Room demand grew 6.3 percent in October,
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Shareholder Calls for IHG Value Review

One of the largest shareholders of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) on Wednesday publicly called for the hotel com
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Report: U.S. Room Rate Gains to Accelerate in 2015

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India News

GBTA Foundation Significantly Upgrades Business Travel Outlook for India

image The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the voice of the global business travel industry, on Monday
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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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Brands

Starwood, Hilton Embrace Mobile Room Key Technology

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), the loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., on Monday int
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IHG Unveils New Crowne Plaza Room Design

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, part of IHG, on Monday unveiled its next generation guest room - a design dev
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Best Western, TripAdvisor Form Booking Partnership

Best Western announced Wednesday a partnership with TripAdvisor, allowing the brand's more than 4,000 hotels in m
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Trends & Issues

Even in Cold Weather, Some Pest Pressures Stay Red Hot

image By Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D., B.C.E., director of quality systems, Orkin, LLC If you’ve worked in the hospitality
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Column: Creating a Secure Framework for Guest Data

image By Stewart Applbaum, senior vice president and general manager, Infor Hospitality Most hoteliers are busy determi
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People

AAHOA Congratulates Congressman Pallone on His New Committee Position

AAHOA congratulates Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) on his new position as ranking member of the House Energy and Commerc
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AAHOA Congratulates McConnell on Majority Leader Election

AAHOA congratulates Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on his unanimous election as the majority leader of the U.S. Senate
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Starwood Founder Sternlicht to Receive Prestigious Award

The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA) has selected Barry S. Sternlicht, founder of Starwood Cap
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Community

AAHOA Board Acts to Improve Operations

image The AAHOA Board of Directors has approved a series of measures aimed at improving operations, protecting the associat
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Nominations Open for Community Hotelier of the Year

image AAHOA and P&G Professional are now accepting nominations for the P&G Professional “Community Hotelier o
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Gallery

AAHOA Upper Midwest Regional, Nov. 6, 2014, Schaumburg, Ill.
IHG Conference, Oct. 27-29, 2014, Las Vegas
The Lodging Conference 2014
AAHOA Southeast Texas Regional, Oct. 14, 2014, Houston, Texas

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