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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

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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

Industry Events

International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF)
March 02 - 04

The three-day event attracts senior leadership across the industry including nearly every major hotel chain CEO, global tourism ministers, investors and owners. 

Hunter Conference
March 18 - 20

The Hunter Hotel Investment Conference hosts hotel investors and industry influencers with a lineup of conference sessions, speakers and networking opportunities. 

Owner Summit - Chicago
April 20 - 21

The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North hosts this immersive two-day experience with Association members, IHG executives and Allied Partners. 

Owner Summit - San Diego
May 04 - 05

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar will hosts this immersive two-day experience with Association members, IHG executives and Allied Partners.

Owner Summit - Atlanta
May 11 - 12

The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown hosts this immersive two-day experience with Association members, IHG executives and Allied Partners.

NYU Conference
May 31 - June 02 2020

The 42nd annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference convenes top industry executives who discuss the latest trends, economic influences and projections. 

Owner Summit - Toronto
September 30 - October 01 2020

The InterContinental Toronto Centre hosts this immersive two-day experience with Association members, IHG executives and Allied Partners.