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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

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This is What a Downturn Could Look Like Next Year

A booming labor market and steady wage gains are helping to sustain consumer confidence in the United States and thereby driving hotel performance to new peaks, according to recent reports.

Article by Alicia Hoisington on hotelmanagement.net

Industry Events

Hotel Data Conference
August 14 - 16

The 2019 Hotel Data Conference will feature a host of informative sessions, panels and workshops covering various topics, including revenue management, data visualization, compression analysis, anticipation of future performance trends, accommodations booking trends and more.

ELN Experience
ELN Experience
September 16 - 17

Join the Emerging Leaders Network for the ELN Experience and volunteer with the Association’s close philanthropic partner, Give Kids The World. Attendees will enjoy a fantastic professional development opportunity while giving back to a great cause. More details coming soon!

The Lodging Conference
September 23 - 26

The 24-year-old Lodging Conference hosts thousands of industry leaders and experts every year with an attendance of 1900+ in 2018. It brings together hospitality’s most influential owners, operators, CEOs and dealmakers to strategize about development, management, operations and much more!