Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

IHG launching Hualuxe brand, culturally specific for Chinese guests in China

5/26/2015

  • BBC

In this interview with Richard Solomons, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group, he discusses why the company is moving forward with the launch of the culturally specific Hualuxe brand in China. When… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

Make a business plan for unexpected events

5/27/2015

  • Travel Research Online

Travel agents who work independently need to consider the possibility that something might go wrong and plan accordingly, writes Susan Schaefer. A detailed business plan can be invaluable to clients a… Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Game of Drones

5/26/2015

Unmanned aerial vehicles will intersect with the meeting industry in countless ways. But with proposed U.S. Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the future of drones faces a changing horizon. Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

FarmHouse Fresh Goods offers tasty beauty products

5/26/2015

  • Haute Living online

Beauty products made by Farmhouse Fresh Goods feature natural ingredients sourced from U.S. farms. "We craft products from a whimsical place, hand-packaging them into beautiful gifts, and partnering w… Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Mandarin Oriental, Olayan buy Madrid Ritz

5/26/2015

  • BusinessTraveller.com (U.K.)

Mandarin Oriental has purchased Madrid's Hotel Ritz in partnership with Olayan Group. The new owner plans to refurbish the 167-room property in 2017. Read More