I attended the HX: The Hotel Experience 2016 conference at the Javits Center in New York City between November 12th through November 14th where I had the opportunity to connect with industry executives from Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Group, Northcott Hospitality, and B.F. Saul Company Hospitality; hotel and restaurant operations managers; hotel owners; industry
Eric Hansen recently attended the Ohio Conference on Travel at the Hilton Columbus at Easton hotel in Columbus, Ohio. He joined approximately 500 other travel industry members to discuss tourism trends and opportunities, as well as to hear from national experts. The conference, sponsored by the Ohio Travel Association and Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association, was
John Kelley is attending the Hotel Experience Conference in New York City on November 12 – 14th. John will be touring IHG’s EVEN and InterContinental Barclay properties, having dinner and touring LAVO Restaurant, attending AHLEF’s invitation-only Alumni/CEO networking luncheon, and attending the trade show and educational sessions
Enthusiasm for the industry was evident through the interactions I had with individuals from various parts of the United States and Canada that represented a variety of segments within the industry. Successes from 2016 and expectations of another successful year in 2017 were clearly articulated by the energetic attendees and vendors.
H&LA President, David J. Sangree, was awarded the Executive Board Award form the World Waterpark Association (WWA)! This award is given “to an individual or organization for special accomplishments in the water leisure industry that have contributed to the knowledge and expertise for the benefit of WWA membership.”
David Sangree and Eric Hansen attended the International Society of Hospitality Consultants annual conference in Seattle, Washington in September 2016. Here are their takeaways from the conference: The global airline industry is projected to grow at a 4% growth rate over the next 20 years with a 2.6% growth rate for North America. This will
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Hotel News Now is reporting on Best Western’s entrance into the “white label” franchise model in the hotel industry. The new Sure Stay franchise will operate as a Best Western subsidiary and will offer three brands in two segments, with economy, mid-scale, and mid-scale soft brands.
Laurel Keller weighed with the Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding the Cleveland Convention Center. Since the RNC’s announcement that the 2016 Convention would take place in Cleveland, the convention center has landed hundreds of events.