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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.

By IHG 

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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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Tourism Enjoys Strong Start To 2022 While Facing New Uncertainties

International tourism continued its recovery in January 2022, with a much better performance compared to the weak start to 2021.However, the Ukraine conflict adds pressure to existing economic uncertainties, coupled with many COVID-related travel restrictions still in place, could hamper the recovery of tourism.

By UNWTO

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The Keys to Keeping Talent in a Hotel Labor Shortage

The labor market for hospitality is what it is right now. As travel recovers, a top goal should be reducing your employee churn rate and developing a culture that retains good hires so that you are protected as much as possible from the current labor shortage.

By Larry Mogelonksy 

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Leading the Way: Hotel Owners & GMs Share Their Stories for International Women’s Day

As we continue to strengthen our commitments to creating more opportunities for all people in the hospitality industry, IHG is highlighting women leadership in hotels worldwide and sharing their stories of delivering True Hospitality.

By IHG

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The Pandemic Has Been Tough on Luxury Hotels. The Upside is Great.

Full-service hotels and luxury hotels were conspicuously hit hard in the early stages of the pandemic, but luxury hotels tend to hit a growth spurt more quickly and more pronounced than other asset types.

By David Eisen for HotStats 

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Travel & Tourism could grow to $8.6 trillion in 2022, says WTTC

Major new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the global Travel & Tourism sector’s contribution to the global economy could reach $8.6 trillion this year, just 6.4% behind pre-pandemic levels.

Article by WTTC 

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avid hotels Celebrates 50th Open Property

avid hotels announced its 50th property with avid hotel Ft. Lauderdale Airport – Cruise, located in one of Florida’s in-demand travel destinations, carrying the momentum of the fast-growing brand into 2022. 

Article by IHG

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IHG Owners Association Announces 2022 Global Board of Directors, Led by Chair Norman Leslie

The IHG Owners Association has announced that Norman (Norm) Leslie has assumed Chairmanship of its Global Board of Directors for 2022, succeeding 2020-2021 Chair Wayne West III.

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Hotel Industry Foundation Leads Effort to Address Labor Shortage with National Ad Campaign

As the nationwide labor shortage continues to make headlines, the AHLA Foundation (AHLAF) is launching a new, nationwide ad campaign to help fill the tens of thousands of open jobs across the country.

Article by AHLA

Industry Events

44th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference
June 05 - 07

Hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference features general sessions, and networking events that provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights and opportunities. Meet, mingle and network with the professionals who drive this stimulating, evolving and fascinating industry.

ILTM Asia Pacific
June 20 - 23

The highest-end suppliers, buyers and media in the new world of APAC luxury travel gather at ILTM Asia Pacific in Singapore to create exciting new itineraries, do business and build lifelong bonds. Four days of high-quality pre-scheduled appointments, educational sessions, networking, parties and invaluable exposure sum up the ILTM Asia Pacific experience.

HITEC Orlando
June 27 - 30

The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference is the world's largest and oldest hospitality technology event. Produced by HFTP, HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education and brings together the brightest minds and hottest technologies from across the globe to one place

Women in Travel & Hospitality Conference
July 11 - 12

This in-person Los Angeles event will gather women in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries to focus on "Money, Abundance, and Manifestation" and is designed to spark discussion about how the greatest accomplishment in our careers is how we think about and take action on our financial wellness. 

Hotel Data Conference (HDC) 2022
August 10 - 12

The 14th Annual Hotel Data Conference, hosted by Strategic Partner STR and Hotel News Now, will provide expert analyses, new strategies and tangible best practices. Considering the current environment, the need for such insights is greater than ever.