TravelPerk completes Series C round with an additional $60M in funding

PhocusWire · 18 Jul

TravelPerk has raised about $134 million in three rounds since launching in 2015.

Travelport sells Travelwire brand to Dolphin Dynamics

PhocusWire · 17 Jul

U.K-based Dolphin Dynamics is looking to boost its presents in the Nordics through the acquisition of Travelwire from Travelport.

Robbie Ames - GM / COOSea Pines Country Club - Hilton Head Island, SC
Robbie Ames - GM / COOSea Pines Country Club - Hilton Head Island, SC

Golf Content Network · 14 Jul

BACKGROUNDER - Robbie Ames is the creative and highly involved point person for all aspects of club operations at Sea Pines Country Club and has a pr

Three Reasons the Economy Sector of Hospitality Is So Profitable
Three Reasons the Economy Sector of Hospitality Is So Profitable

Lodging Magazine · 12 Jul

Rob Palleschi, CEO of G6 Hospitality, the parent company of Motel 6 and Studio 6, shares some of the reasons the economy sector of hospitality is so

Sonder valued at $1B following $210M Series D round

PhocusWire · 11 Jul

The round puts the hospitality brand at $400 million in total funding and a valuation of more than $1 billion.

Authorities bare teeth on travel data breaches for second time, announce large fine for Marriott
Authorities bare teeth on travel data breaches for second time, announce large fine for Marriott

PhocusWire · 10 Jul

ICO, the information authority, plans to fine Marriott International more than PS99 million for the data breach it reported last year.

Hotel Marketing Budgeting Philosophy Part 1: Let Your Goals Be Your Guide
Hotel Marketing Budgeting Philosophy Part 1: Let Your Goals Be Your Guide

Tambourine Blog · 2 Jul

Every year, budgeting season rolls around and every year hotel marketers return to their crystal balls, asking themselves “Just how much should I be

Ask the Hotel Heroes: June 2019
Ask the Hotel Heroes: June 2019

Triptease Blog · 1 Jul

Each month, the Hotel Heroes - our panel of trusted hospitality industry experts - answer questions from hoteliers around the world about anything, f

What is night audit in hotel and how to do it with a cloud property management system

Hotelogix Blog · 1 Jul

In a hotel’s 24/7 business environment, guests check-in and checkout at all hours and pay their bills either through cash or cards. At the end of the

Travel payment startup ConnexPay raises $7M Series A round

PhocusWire · 28 Jun

Travel payment solution provider ConnexPay has raised $7 million in a Series A round led by BIP Capital.

Sabre broadens hospitality offerings with retail push, new lodging APIs

PhocusWire · 27 Jun

At the Sabre Technology Exchange, the company detailed how hotels can benefit from its Intelligent Retailing platform and announced the launch of Con

New Podcast - Actionable Steps: Help End Human Trafficking
New Podcast - Actionable Steps: Help End Human Trafficking

Cvent Hospitality Blog · 27 Jun

In this episode of How Great Events Happen, Cody and Brooke sit down with Tony Wagner from CWT Meetings & Events to discuss our role as industry prof

What Is Tip Credit? Here's What You Need to Know.
What Is Tip Credit? Here's What You Need to Know.

SevenRooms F&B Blog · 26 Jun

The Tip Credit, part of the Fair Labor Standards Act, is a pay rule that applies to the required federal, state and city minimum wage rates for peopl

Inspiring accountability
Inspiring accountability

Thrive Wired · 24 Jun

Accountability is not about taking the blame when something goes wrong. Accountability is about delivering on commitments. It's taking initiative wit

Travel payments, part 4: Hopes and hurdles for startups
Travel payments, part 4: Hopes and hurdles for startups

PhocusWire · 24 Jun

One of the key drivers of travel’s evolution from a primarily offline, manually processed business to one increasingly coordinated online has been th

Choice Hotels Rebrand Campaign Aims to Win Back Business Travelers
Choice Hotels Rebrand Campaign Aims to Win Back Business Travelers

skift.com - Hotels · 19 Jun

Choice Hotels realized years ago that Comfort Inn's look was outdated. The company has to hope that spending billions on renovations and new marketin

Almost 800,000 Travelers Affected by New Cuba Ban

Smart Meetings · 18 Jun

Travel between the United States and Cuba came to an abrupt stop last week when the Trump Administration imposed new travel-related restrictions.

6 Traits of Strong Family Businesses

harvardbusiness.org · 18 Jun

Family businesses are the cornerstone of most national economies, according to a recent report by Credit Suisse Research. They can create jobs, spur

Could Saudi Arabia's Social Transformation Include an Ease on Alcohol Ban?

skift.com - Destinations · 16 Jun

The loosening of social restrictions in Saudi Arabia has residents wondering if breaking the taboo on alcohol consumption could be next. That would s

Demystifying yield management in the hotel industry

SiteMinder Blog · 12 Jun

There has often been confusion for hoteliers around yield management and revenue management - until now. Learn everything you need to know about yiel

Why You NeeAnd How to Get It
Why You NeeAnd How to Get It

harvardbusiness.org · 11 Jun

Nathan Furr, assistant professor of strategy at INSEAD, researches what makes great innovative leaders, and he reveals how they develop and spend 'in

Spotlight on: property crowdfunding
Spotlight on: property crowdfunding

Click by booking.com · 11 Jun

Whether building an entirely new property or simply refurbishing, enterprising hoteliers are turning to crowdfunding to raise funds for their busines

UnderTheDoormat's Merilee Karr brings hotel standards to homesharing
UnderTheDoormat's Merilee Karr brings hotel standards to homesharing

Hotel Management · 10 Jun

At the upcoming Annual Hotel Conference, Karr will discuss the latest trends in alternative accommodations.

Payments month, part 2: Balancing friction and risk in fighting fraud
Payments month, part 2: Balancing friction and risk in fighting fraud

PhocusWire · 10 Jun

For part two in our series on travel payments, we explore issues related to fraud and how machine learning can help to solve them.

Weekly Roundup #23: Travel, Tech, and Social Media
Weekly Roundup #23: Travel, Tech, and Social Media

TrustYou brainTRUST Blog · 7 Jun

Week 23/2019Our trusted Weekly Roundup marks the end of another productive week in hospitality and travel. We summarized the most important news and