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The Rise of Nomadism and How Travel and Hospitality Are Responding

David Ryan | May 13, 2019

By David Ryan "The question you should be asking isn't, "What do I want?" or "What are my goals?" but "What would excite me?" Tim Ferriss Like the overall theme in Tim Ferriss's best seller "The 4 Hour Work Week", more and more people are becoming dissatisfied with spending their lives seemingly stuck in one place, working at the same job for years, while yearning for true experiences that connect deep in their soul. Following the great recession of 2008 and the increased effect of globalization, more and more people have the opportunity to combine travel and work. Who wouldn't want the chance to combine travelling, working, meeting new...

How Hotels Are Meeting the Demand for Quality Meeting Space

JLL Real Views | May 9, 2019

Whether they're hosting a conference for 300 out-of-town guests or an away-day for a 30-strong team from a local company, hotel meeting and event spaces are in high-demand. The global market for meetings and events is currently growing at seven percent per year, in turn driving up prices for meeting space across North America, Asia, and Europe. Yet not all facilities are in the same league. As hotels look to gain the edge in winning new and repeat business, many are considering how they can modernize, refresh or add to their meeting and events spaces to extend their appeal to companies and business travelers. "Tired, old facilities won'...

Olympia Hotel Management to Operate Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center in Northport, Maine

Olympia Hotel Management | March 20, 2019

New Owners & New Management Will Continue the Maine Coastal Legacy March 20, 2019. Northport, ME. Olympia Hotel Management announced today that they will assume management of Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center in Northport, Maine. The dramatic 387 acre conference center and resort property is set on mountainside terrain overlooking Penobscot Bay, in Maine's scenic Mid-Coast region. The new owner of Point Lookout is Deep Creek Grazing Association. David and Tami Hirschfeld, of Camden are the principals of Deep Creek Grazing Association. They are proud to take the helm of such a majestic property, one that offers guests, weddi...

Miami’s Iconic Raleigh Hotel Purchased by Joint Venture Between Deutsche Finance America, Bilgili Holding, and SHVO

SHVO | February 25, 2019

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2019 -- The historic Raleigh Hotel property in Miami was purchased today by a joint venture between Deutsche Finance America, Bilgili Holding and SHVO. The partnership purchased the property for $103 million from Tommy Hilfiger and Turkish conglomerate Dogus Group, which had owned the Raleigh since 2014. The 83-room hotel is an icon of South Beach art deco, known especially for its ornate beachside swimming pool, which LIFE Magazine called "the most beautiful pool in America" in 1947. The new joint venture purchased the property in an all cash transaction in partnership with a number of Germany's largest...

Travel Tripper and Pegasus to Unveil a Newly Enhanced Suite of Products at ITB Berlin

Travel Tripper | February 25, 2019

The newly combined Travel Tripper & Pegasus now offers hotels a holistic suite of industry-leading reservations, distribution, business intelligence, and e-commerce solutions New York, NY – February 25, 2019 – Fresh off the news of their merger, leading hospitality tech providers Travel Tripper and Pegasus announced that they will debut their newly enhanced suite of solutions at next month's ITB trade show in Berlin. The new combined offerings will bring together and leverage the strengths of two world-class brands in a recharged product suite that encompasses award-winning platforms and services for reservations, distri...

3 Steps to Successfully Move Your Small Group Bookings Online

Amadeus | November 8, 2018

By John-Michael Jenkins There is a valuable customer demographic that is often overlooked by many in the hospitality industry – Small meetings. Small meetings are often single day events for 25 people or less that may or may not have guestrooms. If properly cultivated, this customer base offers a low risk, high reward for your property. These groups, which make up 50% of the market, pose a unique opportunity to secure repeat business, fill need periods and generate steady revenue. A key to landing and expanding small group business is to start offering these groups online bookings. The advancement of technology in the hospitality ...

CEO of iVvy Lauren Hall Talks Groups and Event Technology and Making the RFP a Thing of the Past

iVvy | October 16, 2018

The events and meeting segment of the hospitality industry has come a long way in the last few years. With the rapid progression and disruption of mobile and consumer-centric technology changing the way in which hotels approach their business, the rise of group booking technology appears to be the last piece of the puzzle to fall into place. And if there is anyone who knows a thing (or many) about the long-awaited revolution of the events booking process, it's Lauren Hall, the CEO of iVvy. Hall began her journey into entrepreneurship with a background in programming, accounting, marketing and business management with expertise spanning ...


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