Del Nomade Eco Named Greenest Hotel in Argentina

Eco-friendly hotel, offering whale-watching tours and other marine-life sightings, wins first prize in Argentinian contest. July 28, 2017 – The owners of Del Nomade Eco Hotel are delighted to have their efforts recognized by winning the first prize in a contest to find Argentina’s greenest hotel. “Bearing in mind the natural landscape, extreme weather, and scarcity of resources, we…

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine Opens First Las Vegas Restaurant, Robert Irvine’s Public House Inside Tropicana Las Vegas

Chef Robert Irvine redefines the dining experience at the iconic property with the opening of all-new restaurant concept July 28, 2017 -Tropicana Las Vegas has officially opened its highly anticipated restaurant in partnership with Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine – Robert Irvine’s Public House. The renowned chef and TV personality celebrated opening day in true Robert Irvine fashion by descending upon Las…

Timeshare Industry Applauds Justice Department for Cracking Down on Fraudulent Timeshare Scheme

Four-Year Sentence Given to Lawyer Sends Clear Message July 28, 2017 – The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and the ARDA Resort Owners’ Coalition (ARDA-ROC) applaud federal prosecutors for sentencing a Williamsburg-area lawyer for taking part in a scheme that made hundreds of thousands of dollars off fraudulent timeshare transactions. The sentencing – four years…

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…