Doug Kennedy Announces Next Topic in His Webcast Training Series: Hospitality Training: Bringing Out the Best in Our Guests Brings Out the Best in Our...
Doug Kennedy | June 7, 2023
Complimentary Registration Sponsored By Travel Outlook, Better Talent, and Track Hospitality Software Kennedy Training Network Inc. (KTN) announced today the topic for Doug Kennedy’s next training webcast, which this month features a hospitality theme: Bringing Out The Best In Our Guests Brings Out The Best In Ourselves, scheduled for Monday, June 12 from Noon – 12:40pm. REGISTER HERE According to Doug, “Most guests don’t start their day with the intention to complain, whine, and create conflict. However, the challenges along the way can bring out the worst side of even the nicest personalities.” This KTN training webcast...
IDeaS Supports Women in Travel THRIVE Organization
IDeaS | June 7, 2023
Leading revenue management software provider supports women’s advancement in hospitality, technology, and business careers through its corporate Women’s Initiatives Network MINNEAPOLIS—June 7, 2023—IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the world’s leading provider of automated revenue management software and services, announced today its corporate sponsorship of the Women in Travel THRIVE. THRIVE is an organization that propels women closer to equality in travel industry careers by providing a community, a network, and tangible resources designed to support women's empowerment. In addition to being a corporate sponsor, IDeaS is a silver s...
Satisfying Customer Expectations: What About Employee Expectations?
Ana McFee | June 6, 2023
By Ana McFee Today's employee expectations Similarly to customers, employees' expectations have also evolved, and never more so than in the post-Covid/Gen Z landscape. Today's employees are prepared to switch careers or companies, and so expect more than just a regular paycheck and access to good benefits. From a talent retention perspective, creating equally tailored experiences for your employees as for customers will therefore help attract and keep the best talent and lead to improved productivity and business performance. It will above all communicate to employees, even as early as the hiring process, that company culture is geared...
2023 ISHC Young Leader Award Goes to Florian Montag
ISHC | June 6, 2023
Berlin — 6 June 2023 — The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) in partnership with the International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF) presented the prestigious ISHC Young Leader Award to Florian Montag, Vice President of Business Development at Apaleo. Florian co-founded Hotelhero, a successful hotel tech startup that was eventually purchased by Apaleo. He is an industry thought leader, advocating for the importance of technology in the hospitality sector and providing innovative solutions to complex problems. He has been a panelist and keynote speaker at leading industry conferences including HITEC 2018 and IHI...
Women in Hospitality Technology Celebrated at HITEC 2023; With Sponsorship Support From Corporate Spending Innovations
HFTP | June 6, 2023
Beyond the dual core components of exhibits and education at the 2023 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), attendees will have multiple opportunities for networking when they are in Toronto on June 26–29. A highlight is the newly-added HFTP Women in Hospitality Technology Reception on Wednesday, June 28. The elegant affair is designed to bring together women from across the industry leading the way in technology and innovation. Corresponding with the event, HFTP will distribute a publication highlighting the influence of women industry professionals. Supporting this program as sponsor is Corporate Sp...
82% of Surveyed Hotels Report Staffing Shortages
AHLA | June 5, 2023
Hotels on hiring spree with record wages, better benefits, flexibility WASHINGTON (June 5, 2023) – As over 80% of hotels experience staffing shortages, hoteliers are offering potential hires a host of incentives to fill vacancies, according to a new survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Seventy-five percent of respondents are increasing wages, 64% are offering greater flexibility with hours, and 36% are expanding benefits – but 87% say they are still unable to fill open positions. Eighty-two percent of survey respondents indicate they are experiencing a staffing shortage, 26% sever...
New Report From Cvent and GBTA Sheds Light on the Transforming Role of the Corporate Travel Manager
GBTA | June 2, 2023
Latest research from GBTA and Cvent explores the critical and evolving role of travel managers including reshaped responsibilities, compensation insights, DE&I advances, and career satisfaction Like most of us, corporate travel managers can divide their careers into two distinct eras: before COVID and after COVID. And like most professions, the ongoing adjustments for travel managers to their responsibilities, compensation, and job satisfaction reflect an industry that’s ripe for change while still adhering to some past truths. This is according to a new report – “The Life and Times of a Corporate Travel Manager: Travel Ma...
HFTP Announces HITEC 2023 International Perspectives Headliner Panelists to Explore Tech Trends for Today’s Global Traveler
HFTP | June 1, 2023
AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (June 1, 2023) — Coming up later this month is the 2023 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) with a packed schedule of industry expertise. Topping the program is the Tuesday morning Headliner, “International Perspectives – Tech Future Proofing: Planning for The Global Traveler.” The Headliner stage that day will feature six executive hoteliers who have seen it all from localities that span the globe. “HITEC is the one time of the year where you can hear directly from the individual experts who are in the midst of planning strategy for the most significant hotel companies from acr...
AHLA Statement in Support of the Essential Workers for Economic Advancement Act
AHLA | June 1, 2023
WASHINGTON (June 1, 2023) – American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President & CEO Chip Rogers is speaking out today in support of the Essential Workers for Economic Advancement Act (H.R.3734), which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Lloyd Smucker. “The Essential Workers for Economic Advancement Act is an important bill that would help improve one of the most challenging labor markets we’ve seen in decades,” said AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers. “By creating a new, H-2C nonimmigrant visa classification as part of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the bill would connect employers wi...
AAHOA | May 30, 2023
ATLANTA, Ga., May 25 – New Jersey lawmakers today voted in favor of legislation to help restore balance to the relationship between hotel Franchisors and Franchisees, advancing a bill backed by the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) that would ensure greater fairness in the system and strengthen protections for franchise businesses. New Jersey’s Assembly Bill 1958, which passed the Assembly today, supports AAHOA’s four core pillars of franchise advocacy to reform rules for mandated vendors, rebates, loyalty programs and new fees. AAHOA represents more than 60% of U.S. hotel owners and nearly half of all New Jersey hot...
Nomadix Passpoint Named Semi-Finalist in HTNG TechOvation Awards
Nomadix | May 30, 2023
Bringing Connected Experiences to Life at The Hospitality Show LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 30, 2021 - Nomadix® Inc., bringing connected experiences to life, today announced the Nomadix Passpoint solution has been named a semi-finalist in the HTNG TechOvation Awards, which recognize and reward leading technology innovations throughout all sectors of the hospitality industry each year. Nomadix is the first and only technology provider to commercially productize Nomadix Passpoint for hospitality and deliver with real-world deployments globally for a major brand. The benefits and momentum of Nomadix Passpoint will be presented during...
Agilysys to Participate in 20th Annual Craig-Hallum Capital Group Institutional Investor Conference May 31st in Minneapolis
Agilysys | May 30, 2023
ALPHARETTA, GA — May 30, 2023 — Agilysys, Inc., (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of hospitality software solutions that deliver High Return Hospitality, today announced it will participate in the 20th Annual Craig-Hallum Capital Group Institutional Investor Conference, which will be held in person at the Depot Renaissance Hotel Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. This multi-industry investor conference features the opportunity for Craig-Hallum’s institutional clients to meet formally with corporate management from more than 130 public companies. Agilysys Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Srinivasa...
HFTP Announces PROVision Partners as Exclusive Sponsor of Entrepreneur 20X Toronto
HFTP | May 25, 2023
The hospitality technology start-up pitch competition will present innovative solutions to a panel of judges and audience at HITEC Toronto on June 28 Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce PROVision Partners as the exclusive sponsor of Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) Toronto. The successful pitch competition featuring hospitality technology start-ups will take place as a Headliner presentation at HITEC Toronto on Wednesday, June 28 beginning at 8:15 a.m. Now entering their second consecutive year as t...
U.S. Travel’s IPW in San Antonio Sets Stage for Future Inbound Travel Growth
U.S. Travel Association | May 24, 2023
Nearly 5,000 attendees from more than 60 countries gathered in San Antonio, Texas, May 20-24 for the 54th annual IPW—the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of inbound travel to the United States. “The thousands of attendees we welcomed this week is indicative of the strong demand we are seeing for inbound travel to the U.S.,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman. IPW convened domestic travel professionals together with international tour operators, buyers and wholesalers from around the world, to meet under one roof—the Henry B. González Convention Center—for...
Tripadvisor Reveals Top-Rated Hotels in 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards
Tripadvisor | May 23, 2023
Accommodations Recognized in 10 Subcategories - in the U.S., Regionally and Globally 2023 Awards include Two Brand New Categories: The Best Hotels with Spas and the Best Hotels for Sleep Rambagh Palace in India World's No.1; Perry Lane in Savannah Best in U.S. NEEDHAM, Mass., May 23, 2023 -- Today, Tripadvisor® announced the winners of its 2023 Travelers' Choice® Best of the Best Hotel Awards. In its 21st edition, the awards align with the kickoff of the summer travel season, providing inspiration by revealing the best places to stay in the U.S. and around the world. Tripadvisor analyzed 12 months of review data (January 1, 2022�...
HSMAI Announces Marketing Award Honorees
HSMAI | May 23, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: McLean, VA (May 23, 2023) – The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will celebrate three remarkable marketing leaders during HSMAI’s Marketing Strategy Conference in Toronto on June 27. Jay Hubbs, CHDM, Vice President-Advertising, Marketing, Innovation and Analytics of BWH Hotels, and John White, CRME, CHBA, CHDM, Director of Sales & Marketing at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, will be presented with the Marketing Professional of the Year Awards for corporate and single/multi-unit categories, respectively. Dr. Makarand Mody, Associate Professor of Hospitality Marketing at Boston University, ...
IHG Hotels & Resorts Underlines Commitment to Growth and Leadership in the Premium Category
IHG Hotels & Resorts | May 22, 2023
ATLANTA (May 22, 2023) – IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) recently outlined its strategies to help premium portfolio owners drive hotel performance and revenue and elevate the guest experience during its first IHG Americas Premium Investors & Leadership Conference. Held May 8-10 at the voco Chicago Downtown hotel, the Conference brought together more than 500 owners, general managers, sponsors and corporate colleagues for three energizing days of networking, presentations and discussions on super-charging brand delivery and profitability. The Conference focused on the recent successes and continued evolution of four key brands –�...
SURVEY: Most Americans More Likely to Stay in Hotels, Vacation This Summer vs. Last
AHLA | May 22, 2023
WASHINGTON (May 22, 2023) – This summer, most adults are more likely than they were in the summer of 2022 to stay in a hotel and take vacation trips, according to a new national Hotel Booking Index survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and conducted by Morning Consult. Thinking about the summer ahead, most adults report being more likely than they were in 2022 to stay in a hotel (56%), take more frequent (55%) and longer (52%) leisure or vacation trips, the survey says. According to the findings, hotels are the top lodging choice among those planning to travel for business (77%) and leisure (54%)...
ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions Named “Overall TravelTech Company of the Year” in 2023 TravelTech Breakthrough Awards Program
ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions | May 22, 2023
Prestigious Annual Awards Program Recognizes Standout Travel Technology Companies, Products, and Services Around the World Stockholm – May 22, 2023 – ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions today announced it has been selected as “Overall TravelTech Company of the Year” in the inaugural TravelTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by TravelTech Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that evaluates and recognizes standout travel technology companies, products and services around the globe. Recent advances by ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions that led to its being named this year’s winner include the unveiling o...
HFTP Announces Participating Startups for Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) at HITEC Dubai Co-Located With The Hotel Show Dubai
HFTP | May 19, 2023
AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (May 19, 2023) – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), has announced the nine outstanding startups participating in Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) Dubai held on May 23, 2023 at HITEC Dubai, co-located with The Hotel Show Dubai. As the premier hospitality technology pitch competition for nearly a decade, Entrepreneur 20X is a unique opportunity for startups to gain visibility and credibility in the industry and network with fellow solution providers and influential industry professionals. Participants will have fou...
AHLA, IFBTA Announce Technology Partnership
AHLA | May 19, 2023
WASHINGTON (May 19, 2023) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the International Food and Beverage Technology Association (IFBTA) today announced a new strategic partnership that will more closely align the two associations to benefit their respective members and advance technology within the hospitality and foodservice industries. The partnership will enhance AHLA’s connectivity to food and beverage technology content and key industry suppliers while expanding IFBTA’s organizational reach by aligning it with America’s largest hotel association. The new agreement includes the following areas of collaborati...
Hundreds of Hoteliers Lobby Congress for More Workers
AHLA | May 19, 2023
WASHINGTON (May 19, 2023) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) this week hosted its Hotels on the Hill fly-in on Capitol Hill. More than 200 hoteliers representing 30-plus states met with members of Congress to share how labor shortages are impacting hotels and lobby for policies to help grow the hotel workforce. The event took place May 15-17 and included more than 100 meetings with House and Senate offices, including House and Senate leadership. During the event, hoteliers urged Congress to: Expand the legal H-2B guestworker program by including an H-2B Returning Worker Exemption in the Fiscal Year 2024 Depar...
American Hotels Support Nearly One in 25 U.S. Jobs
AHLA | May 18, 2023
New research highlights hotel industry’s significant economic impact Click here for state-by-state economy-wide hotel guest spending Click here for state-by-state hotel wages and salaries Click here for state-by-state hotel federal, state, and local taxes WASHINGTON (May 18, 2023) – American hotels support 8.3 million American jobs, which is equivalent to nearly one in 25 U.S. jobs, according to an economic analysis released today by the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Oxford Economics. The study, which includes a breakdown of the hotel industry’s economic impact in every state and congressional dis...
Exhibit Space for HFTP’s HITEC 2023 Is Sold Out, Wait List Added; 325+ Hospitality Technology Companies Represented
HFTP | May 18, 2023
The largest and longest-running hospitality technology event will be held June 26-29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. The 78,000-square-feet exhibit hall will showcase the industry’s most innovative technology. Exhibit Space for HFTP’s HITEC 2023 is Sold Out, 325+ Hospitality Technology Companies Represented Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has just announced that exhibit space for the 2023 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) is sold out, and a waiting list for interested companies has been started. The status is a signifier of the contin...
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