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Mar172020

‘When has arrived’ – impact of Covid-19 in hotel data

I flew out of London Heathrow on February 22, the day it was becoming clear there was a serious coronavirus epidemic accelerating through northern Italy. A week later the spread of Covid-19 through Europe and growing concern for outbreaks in Washington and California indicated a pandemic was happening. Multinational companies started shutting down travel. The…

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Mar012020

World’s largest travel conference canceled due to COVID-19

ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel trade show, was canceled Friday evening due to the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Europe. The travel conference and trade show brings together industry people from around the world for tourism promotiom was scheduled to begin March 4, 2020. The travel show was expected to attract 160,000 visitors…

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Jun052018

Third time’s a charm? Sheraton Hotels $500m transformation vision by Marriott

Marriott announced its $500 million transformation vision for Sheraton Hotels yesterday. Third time’s a charm? There have been two previous Sheraton brand transformation projects launched in the past decade. Since December 2006, Sheraton, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has invested $2.3 billion in opening new hotels, $1.5 billion in property renovations and an…

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Apr052018

Hotel and loyalty news April 2018

Here are bits and pieces of hotel industry news to share without a full article of details. These are some of the stories that caught my eye lately. Hilton Curio Collection hits 50 The Porter Portland, Oregon opens as the 50th Curio Collection property in the brand Hilton launched in 2014 to incorporate formerly independent…

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Aug152017

Hotel Data Conference consumer takeaways

The 9th annual Hotel Data Conference was held in Nashville Aug 8-11. I was not there. Data on the hotel industry intrigues me. I don’t follow it so much in the past couple years since it really makes little difference to Loyalty Traveler how much hotel chains make financially. My writing focus has been tailored…

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