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IHG Owners Association Launches Healthcare Program for IHG Franchised Hotels

The IHG Owners Association has announced a new member benefit, the IHG Owners Association Healthcare Program, which offers nationwide healthcare coverage and benefits options to employees of U.S. Association members.

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Lodging Companies Tout Strength of Recovery

Recent second-quarter earnings reports from the major lodging companies points to a sustained recovery within the global hotel industry. They reported significantly improved results over the first quarter of 2022, with many profitability metrics outpacing those in 2019.

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IHG's Interim Results for the Year to 30 June 2022

IHG's half-year results indicated continued progress toward recovery and growth. Globally, RevPAR is up 51% compared to last year while 96 properties were opened and another 210 were added to the pipeline.

By IHG Hotels & Resorts

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Macro-Level Obstacles Little Match for Global Hotel Industry

The global hotel industry is producing strong performance numbers all against a climate of financial unease. It’s an incongruity that hoteliers hope sustains. For now, consumers are still, it appears, willing to put them aside in order to travel.

By HotStats 

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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.

By STR

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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

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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

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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

Industry Events

Texas Hotel Conference powered by THLA & AHLA
October 04

The Texas Hotel Conference is Texas owners' opportunity to connect with the larger hotel community and hear industry leaders and experts share the latest hotel market trends and policy updates impacting your hotel. 

2022 HTNG European Conference
October 17 - 19

Throughout the years, the HTNG European Conference continues to bring together key industry decision makers in the European region.  Expect to network with some of the industry's top experts, attend diverse sessions focused on hospitality technology trends and expand your company's business development.

Hotel & Resort Innovation Expo
October 19 - 20

Hotel & Resort Innovation Expo is the UK's leading business event dedicated to the hotel sector. Every year the show connects the industry's most ambitions professionals with the solutions, services and innovations they need to achieve excellence and stay ahead of the curve. 

Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF)
November 02 - 04

AHIF has always been a platform for both learning and networking. Now, in a post-COVID world, this event is as much a source of reconnecting as well as a source of support and solidarity in driving business into Africa.

HX The Hotel Experience
November 13 - 14

The HX conference and expo offers unparalleled opportunities to experience today's must-have hospitality innovations. The exhibit floor gives hotel owners and operators direct access to a comprehensive range of operating supplies, equipment and managing expertise, from extraordinary guest amenities to back-of-house products and systems that improve overall profitability.