Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

PwC US predicts hotel occupancy will reach 64.8% in 2015

8/26/2014

  • Skift

PwC US has revised its forecast for U.S. hotel occupancy rate in 2015 to 64.8% -- the highest level for the metric since 1995. The group is projecting a 6.9% increase in revenue per available room -- … 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

Resorts offering treatments with farm-fresh ingredients

8/26/2014

  • JustLuxe

This article profiles four resorts -- two each in Hawaii and California -- that incorporate local farm products into their treatments. For example, the Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui i… Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Understanding how F&B profitability works

8/26/2014

  • HotelNewsNow.com

Food and beverage accounts for about 30% of a hotel's revenue, and higher occupancy doesn't guarantee higher F&B dollars. Those are two of the F&B truths detailed recently by Chris Crenshaw, STR vice … Read More