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Heritage hotels: building a future by preserving the past

Insights into Tourism Branding Heritage hotels: building a future by preserving the past

By Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group/eTN

Ancient cobblestones, smoothed and rounded with the passing of time, stretch up over the hill to a place far beyond where the eye can see.

Au revoir Paris! Geneva has most expensive club sandwich

Club Sandwich Index Au revoir Paris! Geneva has most expensive club sandwich

TORONTO, Canada - The City of Light is no longer the most expensive city in the world to order a club sandwich, having lost the top spot to Swiss city, Geneva.

UK spending on hotel stays this summer expected to total £27 billion

UK Summer Travel UK spending on hotel stays this summer expected to total £27 billion

LONDON, England - UK holidaymakers aged 25 and older are expected to spend £27 billion+ on hotel stays this summer, whether it be for UK destinations, short or long haul travel.

UK hotel rates strong among mixed European results

Hotel Price Radar UK hotel rates strong among mixed European results

Statistics from the Hotel Price Radar show a general increase in average room prices in the UK in the first few months of 2013.

London hotel occupancy expected to drop during first post-Olympic summer

London hotels anticipate slow summer London hotel occupancy expected to drop during first post-Olympic summer

LONDON, England - Hotel industry experts anticipate a potential slump in London this post-Olympic summer.

10 highest-tech hotels in USA

These 10 wired hotels are tops among the gadget set 10 highest-tech hotels in USA

Whether you're on business or vacation, if you're sleeping in anything more sophisticated than a zippered sack, staying connected is a necessary part of travel.

Hilton celebrates 25 years in China

Hilton Worldwide Hilton celebrates 25 years in China

SHANGHAI, China – Hilton Worldwide is celebrating its 25th anniversary in China, marking a new milestone in Hilton Worldwide’s legacy of providing Chinese guests with exceptional hospitality ...

Atlanta hotel prices soar up to 215 percent higher for NCAA Final Four

NCAA Men's Final Four tournament Atlanta hotel prices soar up to 215 percent higher for NCAA Final Four

ATLANTA, Georgia - Basketball fanatics who are planning to make a trip to the NCAA Men's Final Four tournament this weekend in Atlanta better prepare themselves for some serious double teaming ...

UK hotels and restaurants can deliver 300,000 new jobs

British Hospitality Association Report UK hotels and restaurants can deliver 300,000 new jobs

LONDON, England - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) launches the industry's agenda for growth on Thursday 7 March.

Airlines versus hotels in the battle for the best pricing strategy

pricing it right Airlines versus hotels in the battle for the best pricing strategy

Pricing it right is challenging at the best of times but do hotels have a smoother ride than the airlines when it comes to pinning a number on deal or fare? Ritesh Gupta investigates.

Hoteliers not happy with quality of Irish tourism information

Irish Hotel Industry criticises policymakers for “lack of insight” Hoteliers not happy with quality of Irish tourism information

DUBLIN, Ireland - Ireland has more national data on the movement of cows than it does on tourists who contribute almost €6 billion a year to the economy, hoteliers have claimed.

9 hotels that make for award winning, star-kissed vacations

Movie star hotels scattered all over the world 9 hotels that make for award winning, star-kissed vacations

Hotels love to push the aura of movie-star glamor as part of their mystique, listing on their websites Hollywood royalty that have stayed in -- and sometimes trashed -- their rooms.

Hotels on wheels

Hotel History Hotels on wheels

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS, ISHC

When young people ask their parents, "What is a Pullman car?" they often receive a reply, "a railroad car you sit down in to have a meal on a train." However, the full story of the invention and ...

AAA extends Five Diamond honor to 13 additional hotels and restaurants for 2013

AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating AAA extends Five Diamond honor to 13 additional hotels and restaurants for 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. - AAA announced today the 178 select establishments that earned the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2013 Five Diamond Award® list.

MENA chain hotels market review

Middle East And North Africa Hotel Industry MENA chain hotels market review

Egypt’s race to recovery – Sharm El Sheikh sees highest occupancy and Cairo posts record profits since the Revolution.

Tourism industry growth shows signs of weakening

Global Travel Trade Tourism industry growth shows signs of weakening

SINGAPORE - After charging at breakneck speed in recent years, the gravy train to tourism gold is finally slowing down.

Hotels in San Francisco rise strongly for New Year's Eve

New Year Travel Hotels in San Francisco rise strongly for New Year's Eve

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Last-minute New Year's Eve revelers will be happy to learn that there are still plenty of hotel rooms available in San Francisco on December 31.

100 best blogs and businesses in hospitality

multi-billion-dollar industry 100 best blogs and businesses in hospitality

Making people feel welcome and comfortable is at the heart of the multi-billion-dollar hospitality industry.

Lebanon launches campaign to revive tourism sector

Lebanese tourism: 50 days of discounts Lebanon launches campaign to revive tourism sector

BEIRUT, Lebanon - In 2013 Lebanon can expect 50 days of discounts on airline tickets, hotels and at shopping centers as part of a campaign to revive the country’s tourism sector after months of ...

Hotel operators warned about unquoted 'resort fees'

Federal Trade Commission warns hotels Hotel operators warned about unquoted 'resort fees'

If you've ever been hit with one, you know how an unexpected "resort fee" can take your breath away.

New Orleans hotel rates up to 590 percent higher for Super Bowl

Super Bowl 2013 New Orleans hotel rates up to 590 percent higher for Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - Out-of-town football fans who plan to attend the Super Bowl in New Orleans and are on the hunt for a hotel room better prepare themselves for sky-high dollar signs.

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