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U.S. Travel Association | November 16, 2017
The pair join 94 previous recipients of the travel industry's highest honor WASHINGTON (November 16, 2017)—Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, and Randy Smith, co-founder and chairman of data and analytics firm STR, were inducted into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders Tuesday night. Inclusion in the Hall of Leaders, widely regarded as the highest honor in the travel industry, is bestowed to recipients by the U.S. Travel Association for "sustained, noteworthy contributions that have positively impacted the travel industry, stimulated greater achievement and raised industry-wide standards." "...
U.S. Travel Association | June 29, 2017
ATLANTA – June 29, 2017 – The Avison Young Hospitality Group announced today that it has brokered nine hotel transactions, including one full service hotel and eight select service hotels, in June. Marriott, IHG and Choice franchise systems were notable hotel brands the hospitality group helped close. Assets were primarily located in the Pacific Northwest and Southeast, with one in New York. Chris Stark, Wendy Blissett, Rex Cagle, Andy Broad, Joe Jones and Keith Thompson represented Avison in the transactions. "Our closings this month illustrate buyers' desire for well-located hotel assets," said Andy Broad, principal at Avi...
U.S. Travel Association | November 21, 2016
Both leaders inducted into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders during a dinner celebrating the association's 75th anniversary WASHINGTON (November 21, 2016)—Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California, and Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, were inducted Wednesday night into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders, at a dinner marking the association's 75th anniversary. Beteta and Nassetta will join 92 previously inducted industry luminaries in the Hall of Leaders, which was established in 1969. U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow presents Beteta and Nassetta with the Hall of Le...
U.S. Travel Association | July 28, 2016
WASHINGTON (July 28, 2016)—Longtime travel industry leaders Caroline Beteta and Christopher J. Nassetta are the 2016 inductees into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders, the U.S. Travel Association announced today. This is the single highest honor the association can bestow upon members of the travel community. The selection of Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California and a past national chair of U.S. Travel, and Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide and chairman of U.S. Travel's CEO Roundtable, was announced at U.S. Travel's summer board meeting today. Both Beteta and Nassetta will be officially inducted during a dinner...
U.S. Travel Association | July 23, 2015
WASHINGTON (July 23, 2015)—Travel industry veterans Michael A. Leven, chairman and chief executive officer of Georgia Aquarium, and W. Stephen Maritz, chairman and chief executive officer of Maritz Holdings Inc., have been selected as the 2015 inductees into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders, the single highest and most revered honor an individual in the travel industry can receive. Leven and Maritz will be honored during a dinner on November 18 attended by more than 100 travel industry leaders during the U.S. Travel Association's fall board meeting in Washington, D.C. Distinguished individuals are named to the Hall of Leaders for "sust...
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