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Adam Sacks of Tourism Economics
Tourism Economics Projects U.S. Likely Avoids Recession

Tourism Economics President Adam Sacks believes the travel recovery from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic has been nothing short of remarkable. But with gas prices reaching historic highs around the world, could that chill travel sentiment for what was expected to be a white-hot summer travel season?

By Sean McCracken for HNN 

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IHG Hotels & Resorts and Unilever join forces to spell the end of single-use bathroom miniatures

IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced a global collaboration with consumer goods company Unilever to replace bathroom miniatures with bulk amenities in over 4,000 hotels. The switch to full-size formats is expected to save at least 850 tons of plastic annually in IHG’s Americas region alone.

By IHG Hotels & Resorts

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Contrasting fortunes for tourism? What we know and don’t know as tourism ramps up

STR's consumer research findings discussed in recent blogs has uncovered contrasting fortunes for tourism and hospitality. Data from its latest consumer survey in May 2022 sheds light on aspects which are likely to influence tourism through 2022 and beyond.


Skift Travel Health Index
Half of the Biggest Tourism Economies Close to Full Travel Recovery

The "100 Club" now consists of seven members—seven countries where the travel industry performs at par or above 2019 levels. Another four countries are following closely behind. Things are starting to look almost "normal."

By Wouter Geerts for Skift Research

Laura Lee Blake
AAHOA Names New President and CEO

Laura Lee Blake, Esq., will be the new President and CEO of AAHOA, the nation’s largest hotel owners association. Blake will succeed Ken Greene, who served in the role for a short time in 2021 and part of 2022. 

By Heather Carnes of AAHOA

Spirt of Hospitality 2022
IHG Hotels & Resorts Honors Top Performing Americas Hotels with Spirit of True Hospitality Awards

IHG Hotels & Resorts recently recognized nearly 400 hotels and their respective teams as Spirit of True Hospitality Awards recipients for their 2021 accomplishments.

By IHG Hotels & Resorts

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Australia Welcomes Its First Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel

Australia’s first ever Holiday Inn Express & Suites branded property has officially opened its doors with the highly anticipated launch of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast.

By IHG Hotels & Resorts 

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IHG Hotels & Resorts Introduces IHG One Rewards

As travel returns and people make up for lost adventures, the industry’s first loyalty program reinvents itself – empowering members with more choice, value, and richer rewards than ever before.


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STR: February U.S. Hotel Performance Bounces Back

February U.S. hotel performance rebounded from January’s slump, according to STR. The three key U.S. hotel industry performance metrics in February each improved significantly from January 2022 levels as concern about the omicron variant began to fade.

By Terri Hardin for BTN

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