Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

Accor buys 13 U.K. hotels for $117 million

8/27/2014

  • Hotel Management online

Accor took another step in line with its asset-heavy growth strategy with the $117 million purchase of 13 U.K. hotels by its hotel-ownership arm, HotelInvest. The portfolio has been under Accor's mana… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

Celebrity Cruises plans cruise tours for high-end passengers

8/27/2014

  • Travel Weekly

Celebrity Cruises has unveiled Celebrity Explorations, a series of high-end cruise tours that the line will offer regularly starting in 2015. The program will debut in January with a sailing from Aust… Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Flight is diverted after passengers fight over legroom

8/26/2014

  • KUSA-TV (Denver)
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A United Airlines flight was diverted because of an argument over legroom centered on one passenger's use of a "knee defender," which prevented the passenger in front of him from reclining her seat. F… Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

Spa Envy aims to pamper clients in Alaska

8/27/2014

  • Homer Tribune (Alaska)

Kimberly Royce and Jackie Dentz have opened Spa Envy in Homer, Alaska. Guests can choose services such as massages, facials, teeth whitening, nail care and health coaching. "We wanted to be a place wh… Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Accor's HotelInvest adds 13 hotels for $117M

8/27/2014

  • HotelsMag.com (free registration)
  • Reuters

Accor has continued its expansion strategy with the $117 million purchase of 13 hotels in England, a move that will allow the company to turn some of its nearby properties into extensions of the Ibis … Read More