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  1. Princess Cruises raises bet on China market with plan to add second shipRead the original story

    1 min ago | Times-Herald

    The company, part of Carnival Corp., the world's No. 1 cruise company, said Wednesday that the unnamed vessel will be the first full-time luxury international liner designed and built with Chinese travellers in mind.


  2. Princess Cruises raises China bet with plan to add 2nd shipRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | The Fresno Bee

    Princess, part of Carnival Corp., the world's No. 1 cruise company, said Wednesday that the unnamed vessel will be the first full-time luxury international liner designed and built with Chinese travelers in mind.


  3. Princess Cruises raises bet on China market with plan to add second shipRead the original story

    11 min ago | Canadian Business Magazine

    Princess, part of Carnival Corp., the world's No. 1 cruise company, said Wednesday that the unnamed vessel will be the first full-time luxury international liner designed and built with Chinese travellers in mind.


  4. Rotorua tourism opportunity set to eruptRead the original story

    35 min ago | Scoop

    A two-storey character building opposite the entrance to Rotorua's most iconic tourism attraction Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village - has been placed on the market for sale. Right in the cultural heart of Rotorua, the property borders the geothermal reserve of Whakarewarewa - home to some 500 hot springs and 65 geyser vents set amongst sinter terraces and pools.


  5. Tony and Jason PotterRead the original story

    44 min ago | Hotels

    Welcome to, the online home of HOTELS Magazine. This is a membership-based community of global hotel industry professionals and we hope that you'll join us.


  6. Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Double Middle East Portfolio in the Next Five YearsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Business Wire

    Al Habtoor City to introduce St.Regis and W Hotels brands to Dubai along with a new Westin )--From the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced it will double its portfolio in the Middle East, aggressively expanding its luxury, upper upscale and mid-market brands with plans to open 50 hotels by 2019. Reaffirming its growth commitment to the region, the company has signed five new projects under its Aloft and Element brands in Dubai , Doha and Muscat , adding up to a total of seven signed deals to date.


  7. Daesh is ready to host your five-star stay in the caliphate with a newly refurbished hotelRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Al Bawaba

    Depraved militants fighting for the Islamic State [Daesh] have released images of the refurbishment and reopening of a five-star hotel once voted the best place to stay in Iraq. In a series of artistic images released by the terror group's local ministry of propaganda, the once-renowned Ninawa International Hotel in extremist stronghold Mosul is seen being prepared for use.


  8. The Al Habtoor Group partners with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Al Bawaba

    Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice-Chairman & CEO, Al Habtoor Group; Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman, Al Habtoor Group; Arne Sorenson, President & CEO of Marriott International Al Habtoor Group, the UAE based conglomerate, has signed a deal with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., which will see the opening of the first property from the luxury brand in the Hungarian capital. The announcement was made at the Arabian Travel Market 2015 , currently underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.


  9. HeyLets, A Personalized Location Discovery App, Raises Seed FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | TechCrunch

    With the number of location discovery apps out there already, the question might not be "Where should we go?" but "Why make another one?" The developers of HeyLets , however, believe there is still room to stand apart by delivering more personalized recommendations to people based on their interests and profile information. The startup recently received a vote of confidence in the form of $1.65 million in seed funding from BlueSky Funds and five angel investors.


  10. Global cruise market is driven by an ageing populationRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    Cruising has expanded in recent decades from serving only the very rich to providing activities and entertainment options even for the middle-class vacationer. Also, the modern cruise industry has responded to extensive market and consumer research with the presentation of innovative design concepts, new ship lengths, more exotic destinations around the globe, and new on-board and onshore activities and themes, developed to offer a vacation alternative that satisfies the expectations of everyone.


  11. US Hotels Raise Rates As Travel Picks UpRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Airwise

    Guests checking into a hotel run by one of the big chains in the United States can expect to pay 5 percent more this year than last as a stronger economy pushes occupancy rates higher. Occupancy rates at more expensive hotels are expected to hit 65.1 percent in 2015 as travel spending in the United States grows 5.2 percent, according to statistics firm Statista.


  12. Investor's Corner: How To Employ Monthly Stock ChartsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Investor's Business Daily

    That's one reason why sometimes it pays to step out of the moment and look at the bigger picture. That's the idea behind looking at a monthly price chart.


  13. Charleston expected to gain Starwood-affiliated hotel in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Post and Courier

    A long-planned hotel deal for the mixed-use Concord Park site in downtown Charleston is stirring back to life. An affiliate of Rockbridge Capital LLC recently purchased a piece of land that's expected to accommodate a new lodging flag being launched by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.


  14. Wotif not yet meaningful contributor to Expedia's bottom line.Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | 4 Hoteliers which Expedia bought for AUD703m last November is still to hit stride under its new owner after transitioning to a new platform and user interface over the past couple of months. "Wotif is not yet a meaningful contributor to the bottom line due to negative FX trends, purchase accounting adjustments and elimination of certain consumer booking fees," Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told analysts this morning.


  15. Amelia Island Hotel Offers Fun in the Sun Deals for Florida VacationersRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Market Wire

    It's summertime! Time to slip in to those flip-flops and soak in the warmth of sunny Florida. Time to catch up with the friends and family you miss so much.


  16. NASA Astronaut Touches Down at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International...Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Market Wire

    Today, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre welcomed former NASA astronaut Dr. Donald Thomas , as a special guest for its Succeed Through Service program, designed to help children in the local community to imagine futures not previously envisioned, aid career exploration, and learn valuable life skills. The program is part of the luxury hotel company's global youth engagement program, and its Community Footprints social responsibility commitment.


  17. Why you should stop giving your customers to FacebookRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | VentureBeat

    Would you turn over your family to some third party to act as an intermediary if you really cared for them? How about renting them back to get to know them better? Sounds pretty absurd right? But that is what most major brands have done the world over with their 1.6 billion customers. And the costs of getting them back are only rising.


  18. Evolving Hotel Market Poses Challenge for HostRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

    Shares of Host, the largest real-estate investment trust in the lodging sector, have struggled since Feb. 19, when it reported disappointing fourth-quarter results and warned of weaker performance than analysts had expected for 2015. Host's total returns are down about 15% since those earnings, while the S&P 500 index is flat in the same period.


  19. Princess Cruises basing next new ship in ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    Princess Cruises became the latest cruise line to make a big move in China on Tuesday, announcing plans to base its next new ship in Shanghai. The California-based operator, part of Doral's Carnival Corp., said the 3,600-passenger vessel is being designed and built specifically for Chinese passengers.


  20. Chatham Lodging Promotes Dennis Craven to COO and Jeremy Wegner Joins Company as CFORead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Hotel Interactive

    Chatham Lodging Trust , a hotel real estate investment trust focused on investing in upscale, extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels, today announced that it has promoted Dennis M. Craven from chief financial officer to executive vice president and chief operating officer. The company also announced that Jeremy Wegner is joining the company as senior vice president and chief financial officer.