Experts point to changing demographics’ impact on hotel industry

Travel and hospitality experts presented on micro trends and the democratization of travel on the final day of the sold-out 2017 Hotel Data Conference.

US Department of Commerce reports international visitors to the US spent $245 billion in 2016

US Department of Commerce has revealed that 75.6 million international visitors came to the United States in 2016 for business, medical, education and leisure purposes.

Wealthy Walker joins IBC Marketplace to help independent hotels in India manage rates & inventory

IBC (InnDependent Boutique Collection), a leading provider of hospitality technologies for independent hotels and alternative lodging, is working with Wealthy Walker Technologies to provide channel management services to IBC member hotels in India.

ICE Portal partners with Fliggy to distribute hotel visuals to Chinese travelers

Visual content curator and distributor, ICE Portal, has recently partnered with Fliggy, Alibaba Group’s travel business and the largest online travel service platform in China, to provide its database of hotel visuals and metadata for distribution to Chinese travelers online.

FPG acquires Drake Beil & Associates, solidifying its position as world leader in frontline revenue consulting

Incremental revenue consulting firm Frontline Performance Group (FPG) has announced its acquisition of Drake Beil & Associates LLC, expanding the company’s global footprint to over 500 properties across dozens of countries.

Cox Communications acquires Blueprint RF

Cox Communications has announced that it has finalized its acquisition of Blueprint RF, a leading managed network solutions provider serving major hotel brands and hotel properties across the United States.  

UK sees record level of room openings as Q2 2017 reports strong results for hotel sector

The first six months of 2017 has seen the highest number of hotel bedrooms opening in the UK since 2012 according to Hotel Bulletin Q2 2017.

Hotelspeaker supports Derby Hotels Collection to respond to public reviews

Derby Hotels Collection has signed an agreement with Hotelspeaker to improve responses on all public online reviews published on TripAdvisor, and Expedia, increasing its commitment with online reputation and customer satisfaction.

HTNG introduces Business Analytics Transactional Extract and Voice Interaction workgroups

HTNG has chartered two new workgroups: Business Analytics Transactional Extract Workgroup and Voice Interaction Framework Workgroup to solve emerging industry challenges.

Gault&Millau co-founder Christian Millau has passed away

Gault&Millau co-founder Christian Millau passed away in his home in France on the weekend.

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