Articles tagged “meetings and events”

Tourism

San Francisco’s New Tourism Chief Fights ‘Doom Loop’ Narrative

San Francisco has been somewhat of a poster child for urban decay. The city's new tourism chief has a lot of work to do to change that image.

San Francisco’s New Tourism Chief Fights ‘Doom Loop’ Narrative

Meetings

Q&A: Puerto Rico Pioneers Next-Gen Meeting Experiences

With U.S. business travel demand expected to finally approach pre-pandemic levels in 2024, Puerto Rico is showcasing its rich history, emerging cultural caché, and cutting-edge technological investments to attract a new generation of meeting and event planners.

Q&A: Puerto Rico Pioneers Next-Gen Meeting Experiences
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Hotels

Inside Las Vegas’ Newest Luxury Resort and Meeting Space: Watch Video

Designed with both guests and planners in mind, the new Fontainebleau Las Vegas is positioned to redefine luxury for the hotel meeting experience. In this video, Colleen Birch, COO of Fontainebleau Las Vegas, shares how the resort’s personalized approach to hospitality allows guests “to experience luxury on their own terms.”

Inside Las Vegas’ Newest Luxury Resort and Meeting Space: Watch Video

Business Travel

Hilton Extends Loyalty Program: Reward Small Businesses for Booking Direct

Hilton will simplify its process for booking small events and meetings, too. All told, it's a promising sign that hoteliers are finally taking the pain points of small and medium-sized businesses seriously.

Hilton Extends Loyalty Program: Reward Small Businesses for Booking Direct

Startups

Habyt Raises $42 Million for Home and Hotel Rental Platform: Startup Funding Roundup

Three tech-enabled property managers — typically less affected by increasing short-term rental regulations — have announced fundraises recently.

Habyt Raises $42 Million for Home and Hotel Rental Platform: Startup Funding Roundup

Travel Technology

Microsoft AI Upgrades: How They Help Tourists, Event Planners, and Business Travelers

Few of these features seem to have been designed with travel front-of-mind, except for the corporate booking tool — that's getting close to what travelers are asking for.

Microsoft AI Upgrades: How They Help Tourists, Event Planners, and Business Travelers

News Blog

Clarity Travel to Buy Corporate Travel Businesses Agiito and Evolvi

Clarity Business Travel, a corporate travel agency based in the UK, plans to purchase two corporate travel businesses for £36.5 million ($46 million). Capita, a publicly traded business IT company based in London, said Thursday that it plans to sell subsidiaries Agiito and Evolvi, pending regulatory approvals.  Agiito is a management agency for corporate travel,…

Business Travel

Hyatt’s Record Results Point to Rebound in Corporate Travel and Events

Hyatt is a leading indicator of corporate travel, given how its 1,250 hotels and resorts are popular places to hold meetings and events. In good news, the company sees a revival.

Hyatt’s Record Results Point to Rebound in Corporate Travel and Events

Hotels

Loews Hotels’ Contrarian Strategy Helps it Land Big Deals and Fend Off Short-Term Rentals

While other hotel groups shed assets, Loews keeps buying more. While others shy from convention businesses, Loews bets on big groups. When everyone is going one way, it opens up an opportunity for others to exploit contrarian paths.

Loews Hotels’ Contrarian Strategy Helps it Land Big Deals and Fend Off Short-Term Rentals

Hotels

Accor in Talks for Takeover of Events Organizer Potel & Chabot

This minor move will make Accor the single shareholder in an events specialist it had jointly owned. Several of Accor's recent moves feel like watching a homeowner fix up a house to make it easier to sell at a future date.

Accor in Talks for Takeover of Events Organizer Potel & Chabot