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March 14, 2013
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  • Rising tourism numbers drive hotel growth in Miami
    The Miami lodging market is experiencing an unprecedented development growth, spurred by rising average room rates and a surge in international visitors, this feature says. "As long as I've been here, in the community and at this company, I've never witnessed the type of growth, in general and in the tourism space, that we've all seen," said Rolando Aedo, chief marketing officer of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Travel Weekly (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 
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  • Little bottles of luxury matter in hotel bathrooms
    Luxury hotels have to pay attention to the toiletries they place in their bathrooms, especially because guests take the products home with them and share their reviews online. "People expect very high-quality brands when they stay in luxury hotels, and low-quality products will lower the hotel's image," said Didier Beltoise, CEO of Cs, a consulting company for the hospitality industry. AsiaOne News/The Korea Herald/Asia News Network (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • IHG to contribute to report on emerging travel trends
    InterContinental will contribute insights to a report by The Futures Company about market conditions and traveler behavior that will affect the travel industry over the next decade. The report highlights the new concept of the "invisible traveler," which is a guest who could potentially travel free of human interaction. TravelPulse (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Recovery progresses differently depending on area
    According to research, hotels located in tertiary and rural areas will attain higher growth in demand and occupancy during 2013. Hotels in larger metro areas will experience more increases in average room rates and revenue. Data also indicate that occupancy levels are still under 60% at hotels located outside the 50 major markets. Hotel Management online (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Spa travel is surging, travel agents say
    Travel to destination spas appears strong, according to a recent survey of travel agents, according to a SpaFinder Wellness poll. Some 68% of agents surveyed said 2012 bookings for spa travel were up, compared with 37% a year earlier. Many agents said gains were strong in travel to spas known for programs in fitness, weight loss and stress reduction. SpaOpportunities.com (3/13) , TravelPulse (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Sahara makes way for SLS Las Vegas
    The Sahara hotel in Las Vegas is but a memory as the SLS Las Vegas takes over its former spot. SLS will spend about $750 million to develop the hotel, which is under partial demolition and set to open next year. VegasInc.com (Las Vegas) (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Marriott eyes resort on Italian island
    Marriott will open a luxury resort on Sacca Sessola, a private island near Venice, Italy. The JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa will have 266 guestrooms, a spa and more than 13,000 square feet of meeting space. SpaOpportunities.com (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 9 pot-of-gold hotels in Ireland
    Enjoy a stay in Ireland at these nine hotels that exemplify the beauty and culture of the country. The Ballynahinch Castle Hotel boasts beautiful grounds while the Bushmills Inn in Antrim has quaint, cottage-style rooms. USA Today/Oyster.com (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Luxury Hoteliers is a partner in the International Herald Tribune's Luxury Hospitality 2013
    The Luxury Hospitality Summit agenda, to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, will address all aspects of luxury and present ideas as well as business models to new consumers. Read how you can be a sponsor and benefit. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Chief purser for luxury cruise line
    A cruise line is looking for a chief purser with human resources generalist skills. He/she needs to have a four-year degree with at least two years in a financial related qualification. This is a shipboard position with four months onboard and two months paid vacation. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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