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IHG reports $138M profit, plans luxury and lifestyle brand
By Linda Fox | August 10, 2021
IHG reports gradual improvement, especially in the U.S. and China with groups, meetings and events beginning to book. Read More
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Can technology help hospitality labor shortages?
By Linda Fox | May 18, 2021
Hotels are dealing with huge staff shortages because of the pandemic, technologies are emerging to help and some say it's a short-term issue. Read More
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Hotels want to capitalize on the direct trend - but for how long?
By Linda Fox | March 8, 2021
Hotel giants are looking to push their loyalty schemes to continue any advantage in direct bookings built up over the pandemic. Read More
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IHG looks to mid-market brands and digital developments to help recovery
By Linda Fox | February 23, 2021
IHG is continuing with the phased rollout of its Guest Reservation System, developed in partnership with Amadeus. Read More
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Room for improvement - diversity in the hospitality boardroom
By Linda Fox | February 19, 2021
A new report says about a third of publicly listed hospitality companies have just one or no women in board of director positions. Read More
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VIDEO: How the pandemic might impact travel loyalty programs
By Linda Fox | January 5, 2021
Travel loyalty programs will have to add flexible elements to their schemes to keep members with them. Read More
Top travel CEOs call for Trump, congressional leaders to step up COVID-19 testing efforts
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Top travel CEOs call for Trump, congressional leaders to step up COVID-19 testing efforts
By Jill Menze | July 28, 2020
Fourteen travel CEOs from brands including Hilton, Marriott, IHG and Wyndham are calling for federal action on COVID-19 testing. Read More
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Hospitality and travel companies sign workplace diversity pledge
By Linda Fox | July 7, 2020
Fifteen travel and hospitality companies have signed up so far, including Bourne Leisure, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group. Read More
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Sabre partners with Accor to develop property management and reservations platform
By Linda Fox | January 23, 2020
Sabre is working with Accor on the development of what the distribution company is calling a “full-service property management capability.” Read More
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VIDEO: Hotels hold fast to direct distribution and the power of loyalty schemes
By Linda Fox | November 27, 2019
Perhaps a semblance of calm has arrived in the hotel distribution landscape as large hotel groups become more comfortable with their third-party strategies. Read More
Opinion / Distribution
Rethinking hotel distribution with attribute-based selling
By Simone Puorto - Simone Puorto Consulting  | June 4, 2019
How the development of systems to offer room attributes might impact distribution. Read More
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Hotel loyalty should be more than just rewards and favored partners
By Linda Fox | April 30, 2019
A discussion on loyalty in hotels sparked interesting comment around how program members should be treated. Read More
amadeus drivers of change in hospitality
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Welcome to next-generation hospitality: Attribute-based booking, tech-led services and achieving cult status
By Jill Menze | April 30, 2019
According to the new Drivers of Change in Hospitality report, produced by Amadeus in collaboration with InterContinental Hotels Group, Foresight Factory and Cornell University, there are three key... Read More
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Rate parity issues continue to challenge hotels in key markets
By Linda Fox | March 25, 2019
OTA Insight's Annual Hotel Parity Review shows independent hotels and local chains are more likely to suffer losses from rate parity issues. Read More
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Highly connected hotel industry continues to be vulnerable to cyber attacks
By Linda Fox | March 20, 2019
Fraud in travel is on the up, according to a number of recently released reports from experts in the field. Read More