Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

IHG to expand in Kuwait with 3 new hotels

5/6/2015

  • HotelierMiddleEast.com (United Arab Emirates)

A planned hotel complex in Kuwait City will be composed of three hotels under brands by InterContinental Hotels Group. IHG has agreed to manage the 232-room Crowne Plaza Kuwait Farwaniya and the 120-r… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

Sailing, wineries make for a serene getaway at Lake Champlain

5/6/2015

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A sailing trip across Lake Champlain offers a touch of history through a visit to Plattsburgh, N.Y., wine tastings in Vermont and hiking at Valcour Island, Eric Vohr writes. Regular crossings offered … Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Airlines' focus on yields benefits business fliers

5/4/2015

  • Travel Weekly

As the airline industry shifts its focus toward yield as a measure of success, the resulting improvements on amenities designed to appeal to affluent travelers have resulted in a better flying experie… Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

Mexico's One&Only Palmilla launches renovated salon, spa

5/6/2015

  • Luxury Travel Advisor

One&Only Palmilla has updated and relaunched its 22,000-square-foot spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The facility features a salon, fitness center, juice bar, Jean-Georges Vongerichten steakhouse and 13… Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Relay robot takes care of hotels' "boring work"

5/6/2015

  • Hotel Interactive

Savioke's Relay room delivery robot -- dubbed The Butler in at least one location -- is currently in operation at two Aloft properties and so far has made 1,500 successful trips at one hotel in Cupert… Read More