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Industry News

Europe Travel
It’s Peak Holiday Season in Europe But Are Europeans Really Traveling?

Europe opened its internal borders six weeks ago. Bookings are up, but there’s a big difference between booking a trip and actually taking one.

Article by Rosie Spinks for Skift

Shanghai Skyline
IHG Scales Up Presence in Greater China

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the IHG is pushing ahead with plans to launch new brands and properties in Greater China, in preparation for the rebound.

Article by Yvonne Chang for TTG

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Holiday Inn Set to Grow by 23,125 Rooms

Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts is planning to open 85 new hotels in the coming years, putting the brand on course to expand rapidly over the next decade, with 85 new properties lined up.

Article by Julianna Hahn for Top Hotel News

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Revenue Managers Hit Reset Buttons and Dive into Data

To succeed during the COVID-19 crisis and once the pandemic fades, hotel revenue managers know comp sets need to be enlarged, with a much wider picture of the industry required to make the right decisions as revenue strategies are essentially reset.

Article by Terence Baker for HNN

hotel cleaning
Can Hotels Ever Have Enough Cleaning Standards?

With an ever-growing array of hotel cleaning programs launched in response to coronavirus, a governing body may be what gives travelers the biggest confidence boost to return to vacationing.

Article by Cameron Sperance for Skift

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Legal Issues of Operating Hotels During the Pandemic

An online forum by the International Society of Hospitality Consultants addressed the numerous legal issues hoteliers face as they reopen and operate during the coronavirus pandemic.

Article by Bryan Wroten for HNN

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Hotel CEO’s See Enhanced Role for Travel Advisors

Chief executives of major hotel companies speaking on a virtual panel see an enhanced role for travel advisors as the industry navigates its way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Article by Harvey Chipkin for Travel Pulse

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Hotels Using Virtual Tours to Woo Corp Travel Managers

Whether it’s Zoom, FaceTime or VR, it’s essential that hotels continue offering site visits to travel managers and meetings planners to plan for growth in the coming months.

Article by Matthew Parsons for Skift

Krabey Island
IHG Recognized with ‘Green Hotel Chain of the Year’ Accolade

The award recognizes IHG’s innovation across its entire estate, with Finder measuring all category nominees against broad environmental metrics including greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy usage.

Article by James Wilkinson for Hotel Management

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Why Asia Is Still the Future of Travel in a Post-Coronavirus World

Understanding the geopolitics of Asia and how it intersects with the world helps explain why travel is resilient—and why its center will continue to be in Asia—in a post-coronavirus world.

Article by Rafat Ali for Skift

Industry Events

44th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference
June 05 - 07

Hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference features general sessions, and networking events that provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights and opportunities. Meet, mingle and network with the professionals who drive this stimulating, evolving and fascinating industry.

ILTM Asia Pacific
June 20 - 23

The highest-end suppliers, buyers and media in the new world of APAC luxury travel gather at ILTM Asia Pacific in Singapore to create exciting new itineraries, do business and build lifelong bonds. Four days of high-quality pre-scheduled appointments, educational sessions, networking, parties and invaluable exposure sum up the ILTM Asia Pacific experience.

HITEC Orlando
June 27 - 30

The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference is the world's largest and oldest hospitality technology event. Produced by HFTP, HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education and brings together the brightest minds and hottest technologies from across the globe to one place

Women in Travel & Hospitality Conference
July 11 - 12

This in-person Los Angeles event will gather women in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries to focus on "Money, Abundance, and Manifestation" and is designed to spark discussion about how the greatest accomplishment in our careers is how we think about and take action on our financial wellness. 

Hotel Data Conference (HDC) 2022
August 10 - 12

The 14th Annual Hotel Data Conference, hosted by Strategic Partner STR and Hotel News Now, will provide expert analyses, new strategies and tangible best practices. Considering the current environment, the need for such insights is greater than ever.