Expedia, Inc. Q2 2017 Earnings Release Available on Company’s IR Site

July 28, 2017 – Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:  EXPE) posted its second quarter 2017 earnings release in the Investor Relations section of its corporate website at http://ir.expediainc.com. The earnings release is also available on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at http://www.sec.gov. As announced previously, the company will host a conference call today to discuss financial results at 1:30 PM…

The Ivey’s Hotel Celebrates Official Grand Opening

Historic Photo Installation and Week-Long Public Event Schedule Benefitting Charities in Charlotte July 28, 2017 – The luxury, boutique hotel brand, the MRK Hotel Collection, along with 5Church Charlotte, Sophia’s Lounge and several local non-profits have partnered to celebrate the The Ivey’s Hotel‘s official grand opening this month with a week full of public events from Monday, July 31 to Thursday, August…

Travel Leaders Group and ALTOUR Announce Merger

The two travel agency powerhouse organizations represent nearly $24 billion in annual sales July 28, 2017 – Today, it was officially announced that Travel Leaders Group and ALTOUR have signed an agreement to unite under common ownership to form a single, powerhouse travel agency organization with nearly $24 billion in annual sales. There will be no substantive operating changes or name…

Cambria Hotels Debuts in California with Grand Opening Celebration in Los Angeles – LAX

July 28, 2017 – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, joined Fillmore Capital Partners and Fillmore Hospitality to celebrate the grand opening of the Cambria Hotel Los Angeles – LAX yesterday. The property, which opened on May 2, leads the Cambria brand’s expansion in California, and is the first of several projects in the LA area. The upscale…

Global Force Wrestling and Wyndham Volunteers Bring Annual Charity Event to Camp Boggy Creek

July 28, 2017 – For the sixth year in a row, associates from the Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO) Legal Services team joined superstars from Global Force Wrestling to provide an unforgettable experience to campers at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Fla. The camp, founded in 1996 by Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, welcomes…

16 Vistana Signature Experiences Resorts Recognized with TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards

July 28, 2017 – VistanaTM Signature Experiences, developer of Sheraton Vacation Club and Westin Vacation Club resorts, received 16 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence awards. Now in its seventh year, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recognizes businesses that consistently earn great reviews on the site and is intended to help travelers more confidently make their booking…

Reflect, Pray and Love: Greece Is a Top Destination for Spiritual Experiences & Faith-based Tourism

July 27, 2017 – One of the most rapidly growing sectors of the travel industry is spiritual tourism, with approximately 300 million travelers annually. The U.S. Travel Association (USTA) reports that 25% of U.S. travelers are interested in some sort of faith-based tourism, and the market in this $18 billion industry is expected to double by 2020. “Today, more…

Sunstone Hotel Investors Acquires the 175-Room Oceans Edge Hotel & Marina Key West, Florida

Completes Disposition of the 199-Room Marriott Park City July 27, 2017 – Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (the “Company” or “Sunstone”) (NYSE: SHO) announced that it has acquired the fee-simple interest in the 175-room Oceans Edge Hotel & Marina in Key West, Florida for $175 million.  In addition, the Company announced that it had recently completed the disposition of the…

Taos Ski Valley Celebrates Environmental Sustainability Success with Golden Eagle Award

After a milestone year of environmental achievements, Taos Ski Valley takes home top honors in annual SKI Magazine Golden Eagle Awards July 27, 2017 – Following a dedicated and ongoing effort to enhance sustainability and environmental efforts throughout the resort, Taos Ski Valley received top honors in the 2017 Golden Eagle Awards for Environmental Excellence in the medium-sized ski…

Croatia Always on the Rise: Olive Tree Escapes Unveils Top Summer Destinations Based on Bookings

Where in Croatia are US travelers going this summer? The Chicago-based luxury travel company ranks its clients’ favorite destinations. July 27, 2017 – As the Croatian coast is registering another record tourism summer, Olive Tree Escapes (https://otescapes.com/), a Chicago-based bespoke luxury travel company, unveils the most popular 2017 travel destinations in Croatia. With its culture and tradition, fine and…

Generali Global Assistance Launches Three New Travel Insurance Plans

Adds Direct to Consumer Website to Round-out Sales and Service Offerings of New Plans July 27, 2017 – Generali Global Assistance’s Travel Insurance division (“the Company”), formerly CSA Travel Protection, announced today that it has expanded its product offerings to provide additional plans with enhanced coverages for consumers to help protect themselves and their belongings while travelling, as…

Hilton Atlanta Completes Multi-Million Dollar Public Space, Meeting and Guest Room Renovation

Reconfigured event space raises the bar for large-scale meetings and contemporary room upgrades pay homage to Atlanta’s historic past July 27, 2017 – Hilton Atlanta, the 1,249-room landmark downtown hotel, unveils the completion of its multi-million-dollar redesign featuring upgraded guest rooms, meeting spaces and public areas. The refresh is the first of a three-phase renovation program…