Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

Hotels react to shift in priorities for meetings

7/29/2014

  • Hotel Interactive

Conference-goers and planners have different priorities regarding meeting facilities today compared to what they had two decades ago, and this is driving a shift in investment priorities among hotelie… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

Airbnb launches service for business travelers

7/29/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Home-rental firm Airbnb has made its move on the business travel segment with the launch of a new section for business travelers on its website. The new service complements earlier upgrades to its cor… Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Security measures apply to liquids purchased in airport duty-free shops

7/29/2014

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

U.S.-bound travelers who buy liquid items at airport duty-free shops should ensure that their purchases are placed in a secure, tamper-evident bag. Items improperly packed in carry-on luggage may be … Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

Browless celebs stand out among bushy-browed fashionistas

7/29/2014

  • Daily Life (Australia)

Kathleen Lee Joe writes that full, bushy brows may be on the way out, replaced by brows covered in concealer or even bleached. "Where strong brows have become the editorial norm, no brows definitely s… Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Roxburghe hotel in Scotland is acquired by Starwood Capital

7/29/2014

  • Hotel Owner online (U.K.)
  • Hotel Management online

Starwood Capital has acquired the Roxburghe hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland's Charlotte Square. Details of the deal for the 199-room hotel have not been disclosed, but it's reported to be the largest sin… Read More