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March 18, 2013News for hotel and lodging professionals

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  • Winter, spring travel mostly on target, hoteliers say
    Despite a winter rocked with several storms -- not to mention Hurricane Sandy in the fall -- most hotels say winter and spring travel is right on target with projections. "We're still pacing behind a bit. We're not seeing that many plates from that area of the country -- and rightfully so," said Jim Eggen, general manager of Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts in South Carolina. "But it's hard to know what is impacting guests the most. Is it politics, the economy, the price of gas? We can't put our finger on it -- whether someone's house was destroyed in Sandy or their job has been impacted or they're afraid of what the government is going to do." Hotel Interactive (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Luxury-hotel development booming in Vienna
    Vienna is experiencing hotel growth, especially in the luxury hotel sector. Ritz-Carlton, Kempinski, Sol Melia, and a Park Hyatt will open this year and next. "Vienna's hotel industry is booming at the moment, particularly the premium segment with a constant flow of new rooms coming onto the market," said Astrid Pockfuss, media manager for the Vienna Tourist Board. HotelNewsNow.com (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Column: Mobile is in, but don't forget direct mail
    Using email, e-blasts and other electronic communication can be a great way for hotels to retain customers, but hoteliers shouldn't forget about direct mail. Some electronic communication doesn't show up the same way across different computers and mobile devices, so having something tangible can be beneficial, though it can be costly. HotelNewsNow.com (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Register today: Legislative Action Summit
    Join owners, CEOs and GMs April 23-24 in Washington for the AH&LA Legislative Action Summit. Highlights include appearances by key policymakers, a CEO panel, informative sessions, personal meetings with members of Congress and an evening reception on Capitol Hill. And a special tribute to industry icon Bill Marriott Jr. is planned. Get access, insight and influence, and show how Washington policies impact your bottom line. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Flu prevention time
    Everyone 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine, especially those at risk for complications from the flu, including pregnant women, children and infants, seniors, and people with some health conditions. AH&LA is helping the CDC spread the word on why the flu vaccine is so important. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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