Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

UFO hotel project breaks ground in Calif., seeks funding via Kickstarter

5/29/2015

  • American City Business Journals
  • Las Vegas Weekly

A spaceship-like hotel has broken ground in Baker, Calif., a vision of businessman Luis Ramallo. However, he still needs to raise funding for the $30 million for the project to advance, which is why h… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

European attractions are expecting huge summer crowds

5/29/2015

  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

European museums and landmarks are seeing record numbers of bookings as tourists are expected to flock to the area for their summer vacations. Some venues are hiring extra crowd control staff to help … Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

Spa expert: Integrated design key to a profitable spa

5/29/2015

  • SpaOpportunities.com

Architecture and design firm owner Alberto Apostoli says the key to creating a profitable spa is controlling the entire spa design process, ensuring that engineers, investors, architects and interior … Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Japan’s Ryokans offer glimpse into culture

5/29/2015

  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

Looking for a unique travel experience in Japan? This article explores the Ryokan experience. These traditional guesthouses in rural parts of the country let travelers experience authentic Japanese cu… Read More