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Week in Review


With the holidays just around the corner, Business Traveller reports on aviation strikes that may affect you. According to Buying Business Travel, risk management company iJet International acquired UK crisis management company Red24. Reuters reports American Airlines won $15 million in an antitrust case against Sabre. The jury awarded the airline $5.1 million, which will

2016 Hospitality Trends


From direct booking pushes to mergers and acquisitions, the hotel space was dramatically altered this year. AccorHotels entered the sharing economy with its acquisition of onefinestay, Marriott and Starwood officially completed their merger, and many hotels began actively pushing for direct bookings. Other companies like City Express Hotels (Hoteles City Express) expanded their portfolio with

Marking an Anniversary


Do you remember how you celebrated your last anniversary? Some couples enjoyed an extravagant dinner, gaming brands gave fans freebies in the form of computer games and console games, and Q&A Residential Hotel offered luxury accommodations in New York City for just $11.25. The Furnished Quarters hotel brand extended this offer to guests in honor

Week in Review


Mergers and acquisitions are all the rage this week! Reuters reports Alaska Air completed its acquisition of Virgin America in a $2.6 billion deal. According to Buying Business Travel, Lufthansa Group completed its acquisition of Brussels Airlines, purchasing the remaining 55 percent of shares for €2.6 million. Financial Times reports car rental company Europcar announced plans to acquire

Hoteliers Shift Focus to China


Hotel companies like Marriott International and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) are increasingly shifting their focus to Chinese travelers due to a surge in China’s travel market, according to a recent article by Business Vancouver. This shift in focus has resulted in major expansions in China, with some international hotel chains even launching brands tailored to

The Road to Successful Partnerships between Hoteliers and Travel Buyers


The success of most companies relies on the relationships built around it, whether that is with customers, suppliers or other partners. Successful partnerships are not built overnight, however, and can often take years to develop, requiring great effort by all parties. When it comes to establishing solid partnerships between hoteliers and corporate travel professionals, there

The Future of Marriott’s Brands


A couple of months ago, Marriott International became the largest hotel chain in the world after closing on a $13 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. With 30 brands now under one umbrella, there has been much speculation over Marriott’s plan to manage them all. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Marriott began implementing a strategy

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