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IHG Owners Association Announces 2023 Global Board of Directors, Led by Chair Navroz Saju
The IHG Owners Association has announced that Navroz Saju has assumed Chairmanship of its Global Board of Directors for 2023, succeeding 2022 Chair Norman Leslie.
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The Biggest Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: 2022 Year-End Edition

Skift is back with another installment of inspiration in hotels and hospitality. Female-led luxury seemed to be a common theme this year, alongside those maintaining standards, leading teams and executing on subtle touches for the people who notice. Here are a few brands, ideas and services that deserved a hat tip in 2022.

By Colin Nagy for Skift 

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The U.S. Sees Continued Travel Demand Through Holiday Season, Ending 2022 on a High Note

Amadeus, a global leader in travel technology, is seeing a positive trend in U.S. hotel bookings for the 2022 holiday season, with their business data showing that U.S. occupancy for the last two weeks of the year (Dec 18-31) is currently at 27%, pacing 1% behind the same time in 2019.

By Alison Guillot for Amadeus 

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U.S. Hoteliers Gradually Make Headway Against Labor Shortage

Hoteliers are benefiting from a loosening labor market as perks such as higher salaries, retention bonuses, finder’s fees for new workers, more flexible work schedules, and same-day payments appear to be drawing workers back into the hospitality industry.

By Danny King for CoStar 

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UKHospitality Scotland Calls on the Scottish Government to Implement Business Rate Support

With a third of Scottish hospitality business owners concerned about survival this winter, UKHospitality Scotland has called upon the Scottish Government to allocate support on business rates quickly, making the difference between survival or closure for hospitality venues across Scotland. 

By HospitalityUK Scotland 

US Hotel Occupancy for Thanksgiving Mirrors 2019 Volumes

Amadeus, a global leader in travel technology,  is seeing a positive trend in US hotel bookings for the Thanksgiving holiday as U.S. occupancy for Thanksgiving week is at 29%, pacing 1% higher than 2019 (pre-pandemic) levels.

By Alison Guillot for Amadeus 

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Fragile Global Economy Clamps Down on Hotel Performance

HotStats’ August performance data showed that both revenue and profit were following a normal, typical summer seasonal pattern, but unrestrained inflation, higher interest rates and foundering financial markets augur a potential global recession that could derail the ongoing hotel comeback.

By HotStats 

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IHG CEO at Skift Global Forum 2022

IHG CEO Keith Barr covers a lot of ground in this conversation at Skift Global Forum. Watch him discuss the global hotel brand's headwinds, evolution, strategy and more.

By Dawit Habtemariam for Skift

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87% of Surveyed Hotels Report Staffing Shortages

 According to a new member survey conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), 87% of survey respondents indicated they are experiencing a staffing shortage, 36% severely so. The most critical staffing need is housekeeping, with 43% ranking it as their biggest challenge.


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