Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

Starwood Hotels eyes Africa as expansion target

9/16/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide plans to expand in Africa and hopes to open as many as 20 hotels there by 2018. Neil George, Starwood's senior vice president for acquisitions and development in Af… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

State of the industry is strong, say ASTA panelists

9/16/2014

  • TravelMarketReport.com

Agencies that could add value, specialized trips and "high-touch" service, and agents who mandated a service fee, did well in the recent economic downturns, said Dan Sullivan IV, vice president of str… Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Flight upgrades are growing elusive

9/15/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Elite travelers who could once count on free upgrades to first class are feeling the squeeze as airlines cut back on perks in favor of raising revenues. Now those same travelers may be charged a fee t… Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

Nail artist Rita Remark talks autumn styles

9/16/2014

  • Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), The

Rita Remark, lead nail artist for Essie Canada, says elaborate nail art is out for the fall, while matte polish and metallic embellishments will have the spotlight. Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Las Vegas' Cromwell debuts with boutique feel

9/16/2014

  • TravelPulse

With rooms reminiscent of Paris apartments and a combination beach club-nightclub on the rooftop, the Cromwell is a 188-room Las Vegas hotel with a boutique-hotel feel. Another key feature: the Giada … Read More