Business Travel


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    Sports tourism drives meetings growth in Las Vegas: report

    The sports entertainment category isn’t just driving leisure tourism. It’s also boosting meetings travel for events related to the industry, according to Knowland.

    By July 11, 2024
  • Marriott International launched Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy, an online program designed to ease the travel management process for small- to medium-sized businesses.
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    Marriott unveils digital tools to ease business travel planning, booking

    Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy was designed to simplify the travel management process for small- to medium-sized businesses, which report frustrations with current platforms.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Las Vegas led top 25 US markets for events volume growth in May: Knowland

    The market outpaced Oahu Island, Hawaii, which saw increased events volume in the month from weddings as well as education and consulting events.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Business travel ‘major boost’ to US economy: report

    Business travel supported more than 600,000 accommodations jobs in 2022 and contributed to a significant number of hotel stays, according to the Global Business Travel Association.

    By June 6, 2024
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    As business travel rebounds, hotels win: report

    Business travel isn’t back to pre-pandemic levels, but conferences are gaining and Gen Z is making an impact on recovery, according to Morning Consult.

    By June 3, 2024
  • A 1,000-room hotel operated by Omni Hotel & Resorts could soon anchor the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
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    Omni Hotels & Resorts to invest $500M in New Orleans convention hotel

    Local travel pros expect the 1,000-room property adjacent to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to set the city apart as a meetings and events destination.

    By May 29, 2024
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    Family-friendly Nickelodeon-branded resort coming to Orlando in 2026

    The more than 400-key Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Orlando will offer kid-focused amenities, catering to increased travel demand in the Florida market.

    By May 23, 2024
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    US hotel RevPAR to grow 3% for remainder of 2024: CBRE

    Despite a “weaker than expected” first quarter, CBRE analysts forecast an uptick in international visitors, election-related events and muted supply growth will drive RevPAR results.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Q&A

    How Hilton is courting small- and medium-sized businesses

    The company needed a way to “recognize and reward” the guests making up 85% of its business transient segment, VP of global business travel sales Christiane Cabot Bini tells Susibu.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Fontainebleau Miami Beach to open convention center

    Coastal Convention Center will cater to the growing number of meetings and events travelers visiting the metro area.

    By May 15, 2024
  • Cvent named the Grand Hyatt Nashville the top meetings hotel in North America.
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    Top hotels and destinations for meetings in North America: Cvent

    Several Nashville hotels led other U.S. properties in the category, while Orlando was the overall best meetings destination, according to the hospitality tech provider.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Business travel trends hoteliers need to know: Amex GBT

    As corporate trips resurge, professionals want more sustainable hotel options, integrated technology and local, authentic experiences, according to American Express Global Business Travel.

    By April 29, 2024
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    Dual-branded Marriott hotel underway in North Phoenix

    The property will feature an AC Hotel by Marriott and Element by Westin under one roof as developers cater to growing business travel to the area.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Wyndham expands rewards to business program

    The extended program is a bid to drive direct bookings to franchisees amid positive growth trends for business travel, the hotel company said.

    By April 17, 2024
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    St. Louis led US for year-over-year events volume growth in March

    The market saw 24.3% growth in events volume last month bolstered by sports and national association happenings, outpacing major cities like Las Vegas and Seattle, according to Knowland.

    By April 9, 2024
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    US hotel RevPAR will grow 3% in 2024: CBRE

    The recovery of international travel, plus heightened group and meetings business, will fuel U.S. hotel performance, particularly in urban markets.

    By March 25, 2024
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    HEI Hotels & Resorts expands Atlanta presence

    The hospitality management company hopes to capitalize on the metropolitan area’s hotel boom with two additional properties.

    By March 18, 2024
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    Marriott exec shares top meetings and events trends for 2024

    Large group meetings are back, bleisure travel is here to stay and creative, outdoor spaces are in, according to Marriott Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Julius Robinson.

    By March 14, 2024
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    After historic highs in 2023, NYC RevPAR will continue to grow: JLL

    The city’s hotels could gain up to $380 million in revenue this year following Local Law 18’s crackdown on short-term rentals.

    By Michele Laufik • Feb. 22, 2024
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    Nearly three-fourths of Americans will maintain or increase hotel stays in 2024: AHLA

    Inflation, however, is preventing the hotel industry from reaching its full potential, according to President and CEO Chip Rogers.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Travel buyers expect business trip growth in 2024: GBTA

    The results of a Global Business Travel Association poll reflect a continued resurgence of business travel, though rising travel costs and economic uncertainty could affect buyers’ budgets this year.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    2024 Outlook

    Hotel industry forecast 2024: development, F&B, technology and more

    Leaders in the hospitality industry shared with Susibu what trends will drive progress at hotels this year, impacting everything from on-site amenities to hotel workforce management.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Urban markets, sustainable tourism to drive global hotel investment in 2024: JLL

    Global hotel investment will accelerate this year, exceeding 2023’s volume by from 15% to 25%.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
  • 90% of Business Travelers File Expense Reports Within 7 Days of Returning from Their Trip
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    Group business fully recovers in 20 US markets: report

    Las Vegas, Miami and Dallas were among the cities that saw more than 100% recovery in group business performance in Q4 2023, according to Knowland and Amadeus.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    ‘Solid travel fundamentals’ to drive hotel performance growth in 2024: report

    STR and Tourism Economics raised their ADR growth projections slightly for the year and expect RevPAR and occupancy to increase due to heightened group business demand.

    By Jan. 23, 2024