Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

Offshore investors driving Australia's hotel sales activity

7/22/2014

  • HotelNewsNow.com

Australia's lodging industry is on the upswing, and hotel sellers are seeing plenty of acquisition interest and capital from offshore investors, according to hoteliers at the Hotels Investment World c… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

Agents note widening booking window for leisure travel

7/22/2014

  • Travel Weekly

Agents are seeing some clients book farther in advance, with some booking as far ahead as 2016 -- something that has rarely been seen in the industry since Sept. 11. The proposed reasons for the surge… Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Airlines have differing business models regarding in-flight Wi-Fi

7/21/2014

  • Runway Girl Network

Airlines differ in their approach to in-flight Wi-Fi fee structures, with most charging passengers for the service. Some carriers, such as Nok Air, allow all passengers to use it free, while others, i… Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

A good business plan increases the odds of success

7/22/2014

  • Small Business Trends

Business plans can help entrepreneurs by forcing them to address difficult questions and better understand their market, writes Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University. "A business plan doesn't… Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

FRHI Hotels & Resorts' Jennifer Fox on the evolution of luxury

7/22/2014

  • HotelsMag.com (free registration)

Polls show people with high disposable incomes are more interested in spending on travel -- especially travel that gives them unique experiences -- than on anything else, says Jennifer Fox, president,… Read More