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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

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Under Pressure, Airbnb Adjusts Pricing Model Across EU

Following a call from the European Commission and European Union consumer authorities to align its terms and conditions with EU consumer rules and to improve pricing transparency, Airbnb has initiated several changes to its services.

Article by Jena Tesse Fox on hotelmanagement.net

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Brexit Uncertainty Threatens UK Development

Hotels in London recently reported their highest RevPAR and ADR in an August since 2012, when the capital hosted the Olympics.

Article by Katherine Doggrell on hotelmanagement.net

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IHG Plans First UK Kimpton in London

IHG is bringing its boutique Kimpton brand to the UK in late October with the opening of the Kimpton Fitzroy London.

Article by Jena Tesse Fox on hotelmanagement.net

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Moody’s: U.S. Occupancy Decline Not a Trend

STR recently reported that occupancy for the United States hotel industry declined in July for this first time in the past 12 months (-0.2 percent to 73.6 percent), fueled by a 1.9-percent decrease in demand.

Article by Alicia Hoisington on hotelmanagement.net

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How Hoteliers Navigate Evolving Distribution Channels

As hoteliers navigate the different distribution channels available to them, their goal is to guide guests to the one that costs their companies the least.

Article by Bryan Wroten on hotelnewsnow.com

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Hotel Marketers Look Beyond Usual Guest Demographics

It is time to finally place the tag “millennial” in the bottom drawer when it comes to discussing, analyzing and planning hotel development, marketing and distribution, according to hoteliers.

Article by Terence Baker on hotelnewsnow.com

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U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

An unprecedented gathering of major U.S. hotel leaders on Thursday announced a new industry-wide pledge to enforce stronger safety and security measures for their hotel employees.

Article by Deanna Ting on skift.com

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Katherine Lugar to Depart the AH&LA

The American Hotel & Lodging Association's President and CEO Katherine Lugar will depart the organization later this year to become president and CEO of the American Beverage Association.

Article by Elliott Mest on hotelmanagement.net

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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The Americas Lodging Investment Summit
January 28 - 30

ALIS is the leading and largest hotel investment conference in the world. ALIS in January 2018 had nearly 3,000 attendees. ALIS features numerous networking opportunities and an extensive array of seminars and panels by hotel industry experts, who discuss important trends and identify new opportunities for the year ahead. We hope you will join us at ALIS as we focus on today, look ahead to tomorrow, and catch a glimpse at what is beyond.

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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!