Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

Concord Hospitality sells 13 hotels to investment fund

4/22/2014

  • HotelsMag.com (free registration)

Concord Hospitality Enterprises said it has sold a portfolio of 13 hotels to an unnamed buyer for $240 million. The select-service properties that changed hands are in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ne… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

Agents look to faith to find their niche

4/22/2014

  • TravelMarketReport.com

Agents and agencies interested in selling trips to Muslims seeking to make the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia must first be approved by the country's Hajj ministry and certified by the IATA … Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Startup is designed to give space to travelers who need a "Breather"

4/22/2014

  • Atlantic Cities, The

Frequent business traveler Julien Smith founded Breather out of pure frustration with the lack of places to go to simply take a break or make an uninterrupted call aside from coffee shops and hotel lo… Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

The hair accessories trending for summer

4/22/2014

  • Hindu (India), The

This year's trends in hair accessories include flowers and shiny gold bling. Shoppers can adapt the newest hair bands and jewelry to their own style. "Everyone has their own distinct sense of dressing… Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Construction on 5-star Abu Dhabi waterfront hotel now underway

4/22/2014

  • HotelierMiddleEast.com (United Arab Emirates)

Construction has launched on a five-star hotel situated on the waterfront in Abu Dhabi, part of a larger complex which will include retail. Abu Dhabi Marina, the creation of Bloom Properties, will hav… Read More