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News for August 31, 2017

AccorHotels Introduces First ibis Styles Hotel In The United States, The ibis Styles New York LaGuardia Airport

Hyatt Announces Plans For Grand Hyatt Jeju – New Hotel Will Mark Hyatt's Sixth Property In The Country

PayPal And Synchrony Financial Introduce New Mastercard That Offers 2% Cash Back On Every Purchase

RCI Welcomes Encore Resort At Reunion In Orlando, Florida

Visa Brings Simple, Secure Payments To Garmin® vívoactive® 3 Smartwatch - Garmin PayTM Functionality Is An Early Product To Leverage The Visa Ready For Tokenization Program

News for August 30, 2017

An Update on Hilton’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Marriott’s Update On Hurricane Harvey

InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts Debuts In Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe’s Hidden Gem, The InterContinental® Ljubljana

NRA Foundation Outlines 4 Steps To Employing Your Next Apprentice

Syniverse Adopts VMware On IBM Cloud to Meet Customers Mobile Service Needs – Global Technology Provider Manages Up To Four Billion Transactions Per Day Using A Hybrid Cloud Environment

Swiss-Belhotel International Returns To The Philippines With New Premium Property In Heart Of Metro Manila

News for August 29, 2017

Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor Opens In East China, Marking The Seventh Hyatt-Branded Hotel In Shanghai

Choice Hotels Sign Agreement With S3D Partner To Develop Its First Cambria Hotel In Burbank, Calif.

Visa Enables On The Go Payments With The New Fitbit Ionic - “How We Will Pay” Study By PYMNTS And Visa Shows Consumers Who Own Wearables Buy More, Prefer Cashless Purchases And View Devices As Eliminating Buying Friction

Apple & Accenture Partner To Create iOS Business Solutions - Accenture To Create Dedicated iOS Practice Within Select Accenture Digital Studios; Apple To Co-Locate Experts With These Teams

Regal Software And American Express Deliver Seamless Integration For Accounts Payable

Heydar Aliyev International Airport Automates Its Operations With Amadeus Technology

News for August 28, 2017

Accenture Appoints Giorgio Migliarina, Former Telekom Malaysia CTO, As Communications & Media Industry Lead For Asia-Pacific

Blackstone Hires Japan Chairman Katsuyuki Kuki To Lead Blackstone’s Continued Growth In Japan

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Centric Yalikavak Bodrum In Turkey - Hyatt Affiliate Has Entered Into A Franchise Agreement With Özkent Girisim Gayrimenkul Yatırım ve Ticaret A.S. - Hotel To Be Managed By Access Tourism And Hotel Investment Consultancy Ltd.

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Signs Stunning Seafront Resort On Phu Quoc Island Off Vietnam’s South Coast

INNSIDE Hamburg Hafen Launches In Central Hamburg

News for August 25, 2017

Mary T. Barra, General Motors Co. Chairman & CEO, Elected To The Walt Disney Company Board Of Directors

Shangri-La Hotel, Xiamen Opens As A New Lifestyle Getaway

InComm To Become Exclusive Distributor Of American Express U.S. Prepaid Cards - InComm To Also Acquire Serve Technology Platform, American Express Remains Card Issuer And Network

Alpine Associations And Swisscom Enter Into Partnership To Bring State-Of-The-Art Telecommunications Services To Alpine Businesses And SAC Chalets

No Need To Get Tongue-Tied - Reveals Top 10 Most Sought-After Phrases Travelers Say They'd Benefit From Knowing In Local Translation During The First Day Of Their Trip

News for August 24, 2017

AAA Reveals True Cost Of Vehicle Ownership – Average New Vehicle Will Cost Nearly $8,500 Annually To Own And Operate

Southern Hospitality: Hilton Garden Inn Opens New Hotels In Kentucky And North Carolina: Hilton Garden Inn Louisville, Mall Of St. Matthews And Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville

IHG’s Staybridge Suites® Brand Debuts In Poland With The Signing Of Staybridge Suites® Warsaw Ursynów - New Build Hotel Will Operate Under A Franchise Agreement With WIK Capital – Signing Marks Brand's Eighth Property In Europe And IHG's Ninth Hotel In Poland

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Opens The New Best Western PremierHistoric Travelers Hotel In San Antonio, Texas

News for August 23, 2017

Wyndham Worldwide Announces Spin-off Hotel Company Executive Leadership Team

Rosewood Sanya, The First Ultra Luxury Resort Of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts In Mainland China, Opens

eRevMax Completes Integration With Hotel Management System Provider hoteliport - Seamless Connectivity To Facilitate Real-Time Data Transfer Between Hotels And OTAs

Hyatt Centric Expands Grubhub Collaboration Nationwide - The Hotel Brand Widens Reach Of Its Restaurant To Go Program By Offering More Guests The Ability To Order From Local Hot Spots, Hand-Picked By Hotel Colleagues

Meliá Hotels International Reports First Semester Results

News for August 22, 2017

Choice Hotels Appoints Raul Ramirez as Vice President, Strategic Finance and Financial Planning & Analysis

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Springpath - Acquisition supports Cisco's Transition Toward Software-Centric Solutions

Hilton Opens Urban Retreat On South Korea Coastline, The Hilton Busan

Grand Hyatt Changsha Opens In China’s Hunan Province

IBM Announces Major Blockchain Collaboration With Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick And Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever And Walmart To Address Food Safety Worldwide

News for August 21, 2017

Fourth Quarter Of 2017 Brings Brighter Outlook For North American Hoteliers According To TravelClick’s August 2017 NAHR

Choice Hotels International, Inc. Along With Developers SpringBridge Development, LLC And Landmark Enterprises Announce The Groundbreaking Of The Cambria Hotel Mount Pleasant In South Carolina

INNSIDE By Meliá Debuts In China With INNSIDE Zhengzhou - There Are 18 Hotels Currently In Operation In Asia Pacific And The Group Is Expected To Have Over 40 Hotels By 2022

Blackstone Agrees To Acquire Harvest Fund Advisors LLC

News for August 18, 2017

IHG Signs Two New Properties In Dubai Business Bay: The Crowne Plaza(r) Dubai Business Bay And InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay - Both Properties Are In Partnership With API Hotels & Resorts

Paciolan To Acquire TicketsWest And WestCoast Entertainment From RLH Corporation

Meet The Winners Of The 2017 Swisscom StartUp Challenge: Advertima, AlgoTrader, ecoRobotix, 1Drop And OneSky

Astoria Vacation And Leisure Club, Inc. Renews With RCI To Provide Vacation Exchange Services To Owners

Infor Achieves FedRAMP Ready Status

News for August 17, 2017

John A. Rubino Promoted To Executive Vice President Of Interstate's Crossroads® Hospitality Division

Amadeus Research Reveals Astounding Diversity Amongst Asia Pacific Travelers

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Uncovers Passport Holders More Likely To Be Content With Their Lives - Findings From The Study Revealed Three Key Themes About American Travelers Today

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo Set To Introduce A New Level Of Luxury In Sri Lanka – Set To Open On 16 November 2017

Swisscom Interim Report On First Half Of 2017

News for August 16, 2017

Omni Hotels & Resorts Names Daniel Surette New Vice President Of Sales

RLJ Shareholders And FelCor Stockholders Approve Merger

GBTA Announces 2017-2019 Global Board Of Directors

Accenture Launches Liquid Studio In Toronto To Help Clients Accelerate Digital Business Transformation

Comfort Brand Hotels Experiencing A Record-Setting Pipeline - Comfort Is On Track To Hit 56 Openings This Year

International Visitation In The United States - Top States & Cities Visited Estimates And Selected Top Country Profiles Reported By The National Travel And Tourism Office

News for August 15, 2017

Middle Market Companies Boosted U.S. Economic Health In Recent Years, According To New Research From American Express And Dun & Bradstreet - Finds That Mid-Sized Firms Are Responsible For More Than Half (51.7%) Of Total U.S. Job Growth Since 2011

5 Reasons Why Apprentices Are Good For Business According To The National Restaurant Association's Educational Foundation

Pan Pacific Beijing Will Open August 20 In Chinese Capital

RCI Welcomes 74 Newly Affiliated Properties In First Half Of 2017 To Its Global Exchange Network

AAA’s New ‘Best Of’ Designation Helps Travelers Find Top Rated Hotels And Restaurants


News for August 14, 2017

Belle(vue) Of The Ball: W Hotels Debuts W Bellevue, The Brand’s First New-Build Hotel In North America In Seven Years

Address Marassi Beach Resort, Emaar Hospitality Group’s Second Hotel Project In Egypt Celebrates Waterfront Lifestyle By The Mediterranean

Marriott International Debuts First-Ever Campaign For New Category Marketing Approach

U.S. Department of Commerce Reports International Visitors To The United States Spent $245 Billion In 2016 – 75.6 Million International Visitors Came To The U.S. In 2016 For Business, Medical, Education And Leisure Purposes - In 2016, Travel And Tourism Was The Largest Services Export For The U.S., Comprising 33 Percent Of Services Exports And 11 Percent Of Exports Overall

Emaar Properties Records 22% Growth In Dubai Property Sales To AED 10.814 Billion (US$ 2.944 Billion) & 15% Growth In Net Profit To AED 2.837 Billion (US$ 772 Million) In H1 2017

News for August 11, 2017

Rosewood Hotel Group Adds Margaret Yeung As Vice President, Brand Management And Communications

Holiday Inn Express® Brand Arrives In Tuxpan, Mexico – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Grupo Inmobiliario Ricsher, S.A. de C.V

Yareton Investment & Management (Washington) LLC And Interstate Hotels & Resorts Break Ground On Marriott Hotel, The Marriott Seattle Tacoma

Taj Hotels To Celebrate India’s 70th Independence Year Of 14 August 1947 With Throwback Menu - Some Iconic Taj Hotels Across India To Be Lit Up In The Indian Tricolour - Taj To Offer 70% Discount To Armed Forces Personnel For Bookings Made On 15th August.

News for August 10, 2017

Stewart Bainum, Jr., Choice Hotels Chairman Of The Board Of Directors, Announces Patrick Pacious To Become Chief Executive Officer And President Effective September 12

Residence Inn By Marriott Makes Its Debut In London With Opening Of London Bridge Property – Hotel Owned By A Controlled Affiliate Of Starwood Capital Group, Will Be Operated Under A Franchise Agreement With Cycas Hospitality

eRevMax Completes 2-Way Integration With Go Global Travel - New Interface To allow Hotels Push Direct Rates And Availability To 20000 Tour Operators

Accenture Acquires Marketing Agency Wire Stone To Deliver Connected Customer Experiences - Acquisition Expands Accenture Interactive’s Creative Marketing Capabilities And Talent In North America

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Adds Best Western Premier Detroit Southfield Hotel To Growing Portfolio

News for August 9, 2017

Hyatt Announces That A Hyatt Affiliate Has Entered Into A Franchise Agreement With Talbot Hotels S.A. For Two Hyatt Centric Hotels In Lima, Peru And Santiago, Chile

The Walt Disney Company To Acquire Majority Ownership Of BAMtech, A Global Leader In Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Technology And Marketing Services, Data Analytics, and Commerce Management

The Registry Collection® Program Adds Ali‘i Kai Resort In Hawaii To Exchange Network

FelCor Reports Second Quarter 2017 Earnings

The Walt Disney Company Reports Third Quarter And Nine Months Earnings For Fiscal 2017

Sony And Sony Global Education Develop A New System To Manage Students' Learning Data, Built On IBM Blockchain – New Cloud-Based Platform To Help Track And Manage Student Data To Improve Efficiencies In Education System

News for August 8, 2017

RCI Announces Agreement To Acquire DAE

IBM Study: 61 Percent Of Surveyed CMOs And Sales Leaders Say Cognitive Computing Will Be A Disruptive Force In Their Industries—But Are They Ready For The Disruption?

Accenture Acquires Concrete Solutions, Expanding Its Capabilities In Agile, DevOps, Mobility And Cloud Technologies - Acquisition Of Brazilian Company Strengthens Accenture’s Position As A Leading Innovation Partner Of Companies In Latin America

Banco Popular Agrees To Sell Majority Stake In Its Real Estate Asset Portfolio To Blackstone

Hilton Secures Landmark Hotel In New York City With Opening Of Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza On August 30

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Announce Interim Results To 30 June 2017

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Marriott International Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results Highlights

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Reports Financial Results For The Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2017 of Brazilian company strengthens Accenture’s position as a leading innovation partner of companies in Latin America 

Avis Budget Group Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

News for August 7, 2017

New Chief Financial Officer, Michel Checoury, Joins The Executive Team At Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Metro, Mortenson And Hyatt Break Ground On Hyatt Regency Portland At The Oregon Convention Center

Accenture Acquires Search Technologies To Expand Its Content Analytics And Enterprise Search Capabilities

Construction Set To Begin On 516-Room, Luxury JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Limited Interim Results For The Six Months Ended 30 June, 2017

Pearson Launches All New Digital Customer Experience With Accenture Interactive – Students And Educators Gain A Simpler Route To Online Resources

News for August 4, 2017

Disney Names Elissa Margolis To Head Enterprise Social Responsibility

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 23 New Member Hotels Between May And July 2017

Accenture To Build NYC Innovation Hub As Destination For Clients And Accenture People To Co-Create Industry Solutions For The Digital Economy - Move To Hudson Yards District Will Bring Together Company's 3,000 New York City-Based People

Mastercard And PayPal Expand Partnership In Asia Pacific To Spur Mobile And Digital Commerce

Ashford Trust Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

RLH Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

News for August 3, 2017

GE Power CEO, Steve Bolze, Joins Blackstone’s Infrastructure Business As Head Of Portfolio Operations And Asset Management

Digital Building Blocks: Swisscom Apprentices Take An Active Role In Shaping Their Own Futures

Accenture Acquires Marketing And Sales Consultancy Brand Learning To Help Organizations Drive Growth Through Enhanced Customer Experiences

Hyatt Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - Raises Full-Year Outlook For RevPAR And Adjusted EBITDA

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - Strong Top-Line Momentum; Increases Full-Year EPS Guidance; Announces Plan To Become Two Publicly Traded Hospitality Companies

News for August 2, 2017

FelCor Sells Royalton New York To A Joint Venture Between Rockpoint Group And Highgate

RCI Expands Offerings For Global Travelers With The Acquisition Of Love Home Swap

Automotive & Industrial Companies Could Unlock $1 Billion Each In Revenue, According To Accenture - The Competitive Agility Index Identifies Future Corporate Leaders Across Nine Industries Based On Strategy For Growth, Profitability, And Sustainability And Trust

Miller Homes To Be Acquired By Bridgepoint

Choice Hotels International Reports A 16-Percent Increase In Second Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share 176 Domestic Franchise Agreements Executed

SAB Holding Selects IBM Cloud To Accelerate Its Mission-Critical Business Processes

News for August 1, 2017

Marriott International And Mori Trust Group Further Footprint In Japan With The Grand Opening Of Five Marriott Hotels

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Relaunches Savannah Hotel Under Historic Name – The DeSoto - The DeSoto Is Affiliated With Preferred Hotels And Resorts

American Express And MineralTree Announce Partnership To Help Streamline B2B Payments - New Accounts Payable Automation Solution Can Improve Business Cash Flow, Simplify Invoice Processing And Streamline Supplier Payments

Cisco Completes Acquisition Of Viptela - Cloud-first SD-WAN Solution Offers Flexibility And Simplicity To Enterprises And Telecom Carriers

Hyatt Place Foshan Lishui Celebrates Opening – Hotel Located In Kung Fu’s Historic City Of Foshan In Southern China

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