Is the World's Worst Travel Fee About to Disappear?

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 11 Jul

The world's worst travel fee may be history. Mandatory resort fees could disappear if a lawsuit filed this week by the District of Columbia's Attorne

How Sunweb Is Taking On Europe's Biggest Tour Operators

skift.com - Travel Services · 11 Jul

Package holidays are still popular across much of Europe, and companies like Sunweb think there are plenty of opportunities for growth. Buying up riv

Google fear is looming on travel industry

hotelmarketing.com · 11 Jul

Several market experts suggest that regulatory bodies need to act proactively, otherwise it would be too late to get a hold of Google's dominance.

Hotels face growing backlash against resort fees

hotelmarketing.com · 11 Jul

Not so long ago, you mainly encountered resort fees at actual resort hotels. But over the last few years, they've started to pop up at hotels with no

Avani signs resorts for Krabi, Thailand
Avani signs resorts for Krabi, Thailand

Hotel Management · 10 Jul

The two hotels will be rebranded as Avani+ Koh Lanta Krabi Resort, set to open by 2020, and Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort, opening later this year

D.C. AG sues Marriott for 'misleading' resort fees
D.C. AG sues Marriott for 'misleading' resort fees

Hotel Management · 10 Jul

The lawsuit alleges Marriott International's practice of adding mandatory fees onto advertised daily rates illegally misleads consumers.

Marriott Facing Possible $123.7M Fine for Data Breach
Marriott Facing Possible $123.7M Fine for Data Breach

hotelbusiness.com · 10 Jul

The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) plans to fine Marriott International $123.7 million for infringements of the General Data Protection

AdLedger report: OTT has a problem with ad fraud
AdLedger report: OTT has a problem with ad fraud

clickz.com · 10 Jul

"A large portion of the industry was under the impression that fraud had not made its way to OTT yet," AdLedger Executive Director Christiana Cacciap

Deal Report: Four Hotel Financing Announcements

Lodging Magazine · 10 Jul

Sonnenblick-Eichner Arranges $29 Million Construction Loan for Cambria Hotel in California Sonnenblick-Eichner Company has arranged $29 million of co

ICO's One-Two Punch Hits Marriott with GDPR Fine
ICO's One-Two Punch Hits Marriott with GDPR Fine

Business Travel News (BTN) · 10 Jul

After sending a chill through the European business community on Monday by levying a record $230 million fine on British Airways for a June 2018 data

Inside IHG's Plan to Rejuvenate Regent

skift.com - Travel Services · 10 Jul

For years Intercontinental Hotels Group lacked the brands to truly compete at the luxury end of the hotels market but by buying Regent and Six Senses

Sorenson pushes back on fine regarding Starwood database theft

eHotelier.com · 10 Jul

Marriott intends to respond and vigorously defend its position regarding a fine in the amount of PS99,200,396 against the company in relation to the

How the hotel industry has adapted to GDPR

hotelmarketing.com · 10 Jul

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation went into effect in May 2018, but many companies outside of Europe are still playing catch up

Expedia Partner Solutions gets an API upgrade
Expedia Partner Solutions gets an API upgrade

hotelmarketing.com · 10 Jul

EPS Rapid Version 2.3 includes three major enhancements and more than 25 additional upgrades to better meet the needs of EPS's travel partners and to

Marriott Is Sued by D.C. as Hotel Resort Fees Come Under Renewed Fire

skift.com - Hotels · 9 Jul

Resort fees are embedded into many hotels' business models so it would take a lot to upend them. But the prospect is picking up a lot of momentum.

Thailand's Centara plans major growth in Vietnam
Thailand's Centara plans major growth in Vietnam

Hotel Management · 9 Jul

Centara Hotels & Resorts, part of Thai conglomerate Central Group, is looking to open at least 20 new hotels across Vietnam in the next five years.

Marriott Handed $124 Million Fine Over Starwood Data Breach

skift.com - Hotels · 9 Jul

The headline fine amount might seem pretty substantial, but as with the British Airways case, it's only an intention at this stage. Both companies wi

UK to fine Marriott over Starwood hack
UK to fine Marriott over Starwood hack

Hotel Management · 9 Jul

The UK Information Commissioner's Office intends to levy a $123 million fine over a security breach involving a Starwood reservations database.

Regent Wants to Reclaim Its Crown Under IHG

skift.com - Hotels · 9 Jul

With new hotel brands popping up every day, it can be a challenge to establish name recognition among consumers. That's one challenge InterContinenta

USC Relies on 'Trojan Spirit' to De-Flag Hotel

hotelbusiness.com · 9 Jul

After 18 years of owning--and eight years of managing--a hotel on its campus, the University of Southern California (USC) Auxiliary Services recently

Travel Advisors Book Sri Lanka Again Thanks to Downgraded Warnings

skift.com - Travel Services · 9 Jul

Tourism to Sri Lanka was riding high until the Easter massacre all but shut it down. Now that foreign governments are scaling back their travel warni

Marriott facing lawsuit over 'deceptive' resort fees that allegedly harm consumers

hotelmarketing.com · 9 Jul

The District of Columbia has sued Marriott International, alleging that the hotel company violated consumer protection laws for charging resort fees

Marriott faces $124 million fine from U.K. for data hacking

hotelmarketing.com · 9 Jul

U.K. cracks down on privacy breaches with second major penalty notice in two days, following proposed $230 million fine of British Airways.

KPIs every hotel executive should track daily

eHotelier.com · 8 Jul

Tracking key performance indicators is the secret to success in the hotel industry, yet many hotel managers who think they have KPIs really don't, be

BA Faces Hefty GDPR Fine
BA Faces Hefty GDPR Fine

Business Travel News (BTN) · 8 Jul

British Airways is facing a fine of 183.39 million pounds from the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office for infringements of the General Data Prote

British Airways Faces Fine Over Data Breach
British Airways Faces Fine Over Data Breach

CFO Magazine · 8 Jul

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has proposed a fine of $230 million against IAG, the owner of British Airways, over thefts of custom