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IHG Owners Association Announces 2024 Global Board of Directors, Led by Chair Nellie Dhanji

The IHG Owners Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Nellie Dhanji as the Chair of its Global Board of Directors for 2024. Dhanji currently serves as Vice President …

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U.S. to Expand Visa Interview Waiver Authority in 2024

The U.S. State Department will expand its policy of waiving in-person interviews for select visa applicants next year. Set to expire on December 31, the travel industry had been pushing for an extension to the policy.

By Dawit Habtemariam for Skift

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IHG Hotels & Resorts Opens First Garner Hotel Less than Three Months after Brand’s Official Launch

IHG Hotels & Resorts is celebrating the opening of the first Garner hotel, the Garner Auburn – Seattle, less than three months after the midscale conversion brand’s launch. Located in the Seattle suburb of Auburn, Wash., the hotel's accelerated conversion signifies owners’ recognition of the brand’s strength and revenue potential.

By IHG Hotels & Resorts

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How US Travel Demand Could Withstand a Stalled Economy in 2024

Tourism Economics forecasts no growth in U.S. gross domestic product during the first two quarters of 2024, but travel demand is expected to remain despite the slowdown, a significant change compared to past slowdowns. 

By Bryan Wroten for Hotel News Now 

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AHLA Welcomes Jolyon Bulley as Executive Committee Member

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced today that Jolyon Bulley, Chief Executive Officer, Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts, has been appointed to its executive committee, which includes top leaders representing all segments of the hospitality industry.

By AHLA   

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IHG Hotels & Resorts Revolutionizes Booking Experience through Next-Gen Cloud Solutions

IHG Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the launch of a reimagined digital booking experience for its guests. Leveraging the power of cloud-based platforms, IHG is  providing a smarter, easier and faster way for guests to book and personalize their stays.

By IHG Hotels & Resorts  

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Market Spotlight on Canada

Recent data on the performance metrics of the Canadian hospitality market reveals a compelling story of resilience and recovery tinged with a note of warning on bottom-line conversion. 

By Jeannette King for HotStats  

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Inflation Abomination - How Inflation Affects Hotel Revenue Streams, Expenses

During the “Inflation Abomination” presentation at the 2023 Hotel Data Conference, Claudia Alvarado Cruz, Senior Analytics Manager of Financial Performance at STR, and Aran Ryan, Director of Lodging Analytics at Tourism Economics, spoke about how hotels have been managing rising costs against their revenue streams.

By CoStar

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Skift Research State of Travel 2023 Report

Skift Research's State of Travel 2023 Report highlights the many trends and opportunities of hospitality, including 250 insights defining the biggest consumer, business and investment trends, allowing you to stress-test, and where need alter, your strategies.

By Skift Research

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