Forbes Names Marriott International One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

August 15, 2017 – Marriott International, Inc., was recently named to the Forbes 2017 World’s Most Innovative Companieslist, joining the ranks of Tesla, Amazon and Netflix.  Forbes’ proprietary evaluation ranks companies according to their “innovation premium” or the difference between their market capitalization and the net present value of cash flows from existing businesses (based on…

NAVIS Introduces First-to- Market Solution to Recent Vacation Rental Listing Site Changes

August 15, 2017 – NAVIS, the No. 1 reservation sales and marketing technology provider for the hospitality industry, this week revealed the first-to- market solution in response to the recent HomeAway changes that have created concern and uncertainty for many vacation rental owners and property managers. On June 21st of this year, HomeAway announced that…

Connect Travel Launching Marketing Leadership Summit

August 15, 2017 – Connect Travel is pleased to announce Marketing Leadership Summit, a new event for North America’s top destination marketers. The Marketing Leadership Summit will take place Feb.19-21, 2018, at Hyatt Regency Orlando. “The explosion of marketing technology presents tourism marketers with newfound challenges and enormous opportunities,” said Will Seccombe, president of Connect Travel. “The Marketing…

Comfort Brand Hotels Continue Category Dominance with Hotel Openings and Strongest Pipeline in History

August 15, 2017 – The Comfort hotel brand is experiencing a record-setting pipeline while successfully executing on the brand’s growth strategy to open one hotel per week in 2017. Developer interest in the brand remains strong due to the Comfort brand’s  appealing prototype, category-leading results, and the proven leadership in the upper midscale segment of Choice Hotels…

Meliá Hotels International Partners With Duetto to Transform Revenue Strategy

Meliá goes even deeper into its ongoing digital transformation, to enhance the personalized guest experience August 15, 2017 – Duetto, the hospitality industry’s leader in Revenue Strategy technology, and Meliá Hotels International have partnered to implement Duetto’s cloud-based solutions as part of the company’s ongoing digital transformation. Meliá, one of the largest hotel companies in…

Diamond Resorts International Announces Peter Crage as Chief Financial Officer

Crage brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality and entertainment industries August 15, 2017 – Diamond Resorts International®, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, announces that Peter Crage will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer effective August 21, 2017. In his most recent position as Chief Financial…

Blue Diamond Resorts to Take over Management of Antigua’s Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

August 14, 2017 – Blue Diamond Resorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company, is proud to announce that it will be taking over the management and operation of Antigua’s largest all-inclusive resort, the 464-room Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, beginning September 1, 2017. “We look forward to bringing our operations to the beautiful Island of Antigua, and to applying our management experience to this…

Marriott International Debuts First-Ever Campaign for New Category Marketing Approach

August 14, 2017 – Marriott International announced a new strategic advertising approach to connect guests with its brands and associates. “Golden Rule,” the multi-dimensional campaign debuted today in the U.S., and will for the first time feature four of Marriott International’s brands together: Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Four Points by Sheraton and SpringHill Suites. The campaign represents…

The 2017 International Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports Conference to kick off in Qianxinan, Guizhou province, China

Southwest Guizhou province is home to a mountain resort that can deliver an energetic, thrilling and adventurous experience  August 14, 2017 – The 2017 International Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports Conference will kick off in Xingyi, the capital of Qianxinan prefecture, a region in the southwestern part of China’s Guizhou province, on August 15, 2017. Olivier Balma, a French alpine guide…