Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park is full of natural gems, including snowcapped mountaintops, evergreen forests and fields of wildflowers. During the fall your outdoorsy clients can watch as leaves change colors, and in winter they can enjoy skiing and snowshoeing.
Utah's Deer Valley Resort will be acquired by the new parent company of Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley. The group will control 13 resorts, positioning it as a direct competitor to Colorado's Vail Resorts.
United Airlines is opening a a luxury restaurant at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport which requires an invitation to dine. The restaurant, CLASSIFIED, seats only 36 customers and offers high-end menu items, including a $98 tomahawk ribeye steak.
As the popularity of daytripping grows, hotels are looking for ways to get visitors to opt for more overnight stays. "Hotels that offer memorable encounters in authentic atmospheres can help win attention from short-term travelers," said JLL's David Holder.
After last week's attacks in the cities of Barcelona and Cambrils in Spain, ASTA stated that it had contacted its 24 member companies in the country to offer assistance. "Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones in the attacks and the people of Spain as a whole," said Zane Kerby, president and CEO of ASTA.
It can be hard to say no when you are trying to pursue an opportunity or provide a good service, but if you are not the best person for a project, respectfully declining is best, Richard Earls writes. Declining a request, and fully explaining why you must decline, shows concern for the person making the request and allows you to put your time into projects that best suit you.
Clients looking for authentic travel experiences want destinations that aren't overcrowded tourist traps, Richard D'Ambrosio writes. One way to meet clients' expectations is to suggest cultural experiences that aren't on the major tour companies' radar, according to Tracy Drechsler-Waite of Your Dream Travel Concierge.
Thanks to the transient occupancy tax and the fact that attendees spend more than other travelers, communities realize immense economic impact from meetings, conventions and other group events, hospitality consultant Robert Rauch observes. Younger consumers have led a rebound of face-to-face gatherings after a prolonged slump, he writes.
Functional design with a European flair characterize the 114 guestrooms of South Carolina's AC Hotel Spartanburg (S.C.), management said as the public took its first glimpse. The 10-story downtown hotel is set to open this fall.
Food rescue groups can locate unsold meals for pickup at Novotel and Novotel Suites hotels in seven French cities using a mobile app called Too Good to Go. AccorHotels and the app developer will extend the service to all of AccorHotels' French locations next quarter.
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