Looking back on a year’s worth of news in aviation paints a picture of an industry that is eager to innovate for the future. Now that airlines are more profitable,…

Looking back on a year’s worth of news in aviation paints a picture of an industry that is eager to innovate for the future. Now that airlines are more profitable, they can afford to be more ambitious with their passenger experience improvement programs. Let’s hope the industry continues rising, and moving closer to a better future of flight in 2016 and beyond.
-Marisa Garcia

Elegant Hotels group looks to expand

Barbados operator to make acquisitions after a jump in arrivals on Caribbean island

Barbados operator to make acquisitions after a jump in arrivals on Caribbean island

The time it will take to implement this is a stark reminder of how slowly the aviation industry moves. -Jason Clampet

The time it will take to implement this is a stark reminder of how slowly the aviation industry moves.
-Jason Clampet

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Interval Leisure Group (NASDAQ: IILG) (“ILG”), today announced that ILG filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) related to ILG’s proposed acquisition…

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Interval Leisure Group (NASDAQ: IILG) (“ILG”), today announced that ILG filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) related to ILG’s proposed acquisition of Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc. (“Vistana”), the entity which will hold the vacation ownership business of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (“Starwood”). The registration statement may be found on the SEC’s website, which is located at www.sec.gov, u


For online travel agencies and hotel chains, the new cryptic brand messaging in Google Hotel Ads is a quest for identity and differentiation. Little things -- and a handful of…

For online travel agencies and hotel chains, the new cryptic brand messaging in Google Hotel Ads is a quest for identity and differentiation. Little things — and a handful of characters — will mean an awful lot. Want to know the difference between Booking.com and sister company Priceline.com? It’s all there in the short bursts of brand blurbs.
-Dennis Schaal

PHILADELPHIA & MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Logan Philadelphia, a luxurious and modern hotel located in the heart of Logan Square, today joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton following a multi-million…

PHILADELPHIA & MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Logan Philadelphia, a luxurious and modern hotel located in the heart of Logan Square, today joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton following a multi-million dollar renovation. With 391 inviting, sophisticated guest rooms – as well as spacious suites complete with marble floors and French doors – The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton offers guests a luxury experience combined with unparalleled design. As Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT)


Silverthorne Opens Hampton by Hilton for 2015-16 Ski Season

SILVERTHORNE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Silverthorne, an 88-room hotel located at the Silverthorne exit off I-70, opens its doors today, ready for winter ski and holiday visitors.…

SILVERTHORNE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Silverthorne, an 88-room hotel located at the Silverthorne exit off I-70, opens its doors today, ready for winter ski and holiday visitors. The hotel is owned and operated by Silverwest Hotels of Denver. The hotel is the only Hampton property that serves the nearby Summit County ski areas including Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain. Introductory room rates are available now for the winter season. “


BOGOTÁ, Colombia & MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DoubleTree by Hilton, een van de twaalf marktleidende merken van Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), vierde vandaag de opening van het DoubleTree by Hilton Bogotá – Parque 93, zijn…

BOGOTÁ, Colombia & MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DoubleTree by Hilton, een van de twaalf marktleidende merken van Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), vierde vandaag de opening van het DoubleTree by Hilton Bogotá – Parque 93, zijn eerste hotel in Colombia. Het in Chico, een verfijnd deel van Bogotá’s financiële wijk, gelegen full-service hotel met 132 kamers biedt reizigers die een veelheid van bedrijven, restaurants, winkels en uitgaanslocaties in de nabijheid willen hebben een ideale locatie. Het Do