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Culture, Leadership, Performance: How Are They Linked?

The culture of any social unit includes group norms, shared perceptions, espoused values, and consensus around goals and objectives. Culture includes the way people interact with each other, how they solve problems, and how they justify themselves.

Article by Rodger Dean Duncan on forbes.com

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IHG and IHG Owners Association Announce Renovation Donation Initiative

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and the IHG Owners Association have launched the Renovation Donation Initiative, an industry-leading reuse program that is part of a shared commitment to operating responsibly.

Article on hotelnewsresource.com

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Cashless Travel is the Future

As a society we are all becoming more and more aware of the fact that we no longer need ‘real’ cash in our pockets. As we move forward with technologies such as touch payments and payments via apps on our phones, let’s explore what this means for hoteliers and what we all need to do to make sure we can accommodate the future of travel.

Article by Steve Sydenham on insights.ehotelier.com

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How Keith Barr wants to make IHG faster, more agile

Keith Barr, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group, sees a lot of opportunity to bring IHG’s brands to the Asia/Pacific region and capitalize on one of the fastest-growing travel segments in the world.

Article by Jeff Higley on hotelnewsnow.com

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IHG’s Q3 opening pace the highest in a decade

IHG is powering forward with continued portfolio growth, the expansion of Voco and Avid and the relaunch of luxury brand Regent Hotels & Resorts.

Article by Elliott Mest on hotelmanagement.net

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Will Revenue Managers Be Ready For Next Downturn?

There are at least a few industries where the price of the product is totally or substantially disconnected from the cost of production. Oil is a good one, for instance. Even though low prices eventually tend to choke off “new” supply (exploration and drilling), countries dependent on oil revenue generally keep on pumping to make up in volume what they lose on price.

Article by Richard Warnick on hotelnewsnow.com

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IHG executives detail relaunch of luxury Regent brand

Seven months after acquiring a 51% stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts from Formosa International Hotels Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group executives on Thursday unveiled the first look at the brand’s relaunch, in conjunction with the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific.

Article by Jeff Higley on hotelnewsnow.com

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IHG’s avid hotel brand to launch in Europe

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a Multiple Development Agreement (MDA) with existing partner GS Star GmbH (GS Star) to bring 15 avid® hotels to the German market.

Article on insights.ehotelier.com

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IHG to remove plastic straws from hotels worldwide

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced that they will remove plastic straws from their global estate by the end of 2019, representing more than 5,400 hotels in nearly 100 countries.

Article on insights.ehotelier.com

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The Promise of China’s Enormous Corporate Travel Market

Despite an economic slowdown and a potential trade war, China has become important for Western travel managers not just as a destination, but also as an offshore operational base.

Article by Allan Leibowitz on skift.com

Industry Events

Customer Experience Management Meet
January 21

The business trends have changed significantly and so are the customers, its more than new offers and products that make the market impact. In the ever-changing world, the game changer for business is not only about getting customers now but also about their loyalty and retention, placing the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) at an integral part. The CRM further drives with it the Customer Experience (CX) at the focal point of an enterprise.

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Night of a Thousand Stars
January 27

A Night of a Thousand Stars will help opportunity youth and aspiring hotel employees pursue a career in hospitality through scholarships and training programs. Attendees will include: AHLEF's Board of Trustees, AHLA's Board of Directors, winners and finalists of the AHLA Stars of the Industry Awards, past AHELF scholarship award winners and other leading hotel industry executives.

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Global Distribution Conference
January 28 - 30

The Global Distribution Conference is organized by HEDNA. The 2019 HEDNA Global Distribution Conference will be held in Los Angeles, California, January 28 - January 30, 2019 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Register Here It is the only global forum exclusively dedicated to the advancement of hospitality distribution through strategic collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast
January 29 - 31

The Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast show floor has provided Independent Owners and Operators access to the leading Hospitality Industry Suppliers for over four decades. Connect face-to-face with producers of the products and services, and find competitive pricing for all of your supply and service needs.

CLM Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference
February 06 - 08

The CLM Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference is a fully reinvented event that offers unprecedented access to knowledge leaders in the retail, restaurant and hospitality claims resolution profession. This conference offers the attendees the unique professional opportunity to share their expertise in partnership with other authorities from across the country while building relationships.

IHG Americas Leadership & Investors Conference
May 13 - 16

Save the Date - We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 IHG Americas Leadership & Investors Conference in Las Vegas in May 2019!