International

Hard Rock Plans Berlin Hotel

by Matt Alderton | December 14, 2015
Hard Rock International will open its first German hotel in Berlin in 2020 near the city's historic Checkpoint Charlie.

Terrorism, Turmoil Biggest Travel Deterrents, Survey Shows

by Matt Alderton | December 14, 2015
Terrorism, war, and disease top travelers' list of concerns, according to a new survey by the CMO Council and AIG Travel.

AccorHotels to Acquire Luxury Brands Fairmont, Raffles, Swissôtel

by Matt Alderton | December 10, 2015
French hotelier AccorHotels will acquire FRHI Holdings Ltd., parent company of Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel, for $840 million.

New Tools Will Help Starwood Employees Embrace Sustainable Seafood

by Matt Alderton | December 10, 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has published a series of new guides to help associates purchase sustainable seafood from purveyors.

Starwood Announces Berlin-Based Design Hotels as 11th Brand

by Matt Alderton | December 01, 2015
Members of Starwood's SPG loyalty program can now earn points for stays at select Design Hotels member properties.

A Novel Way to Avoid Luggage Fees

by Andrea Doyle | December 01, 2015
Travelers wishing to avoid dreaded airline baggage fees will soon have a new option: displaying advertisements on their luggage.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Officially Reopens

by Vincent Alonzo | November 25, 2015
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos in Mexico, which suffered damage from Hurricane Odile last year, has reopened.

American Express Global Business Travel Forecasts Moderate Price Increases in 2016

by Matt Alderton | November 24, 2015
American Express predicts North America will see small increases in airfare, strong gains in hotel prices, and flat growth in car rental rates in 2016.

State Department Issues Global Travel Alert Due to Terror Threats

by Matt Alderton | November 24, 2015
The U.S. Department of State is urging Americans to exercise increased vigilance when traveling.

Hyatt Ziva Cancún Welcomes First Guests

by Matt Alderton | November 19, 2015
Following an $85 million renovation and expansion, Dreams Cancún is now Hyatt Ziva Cancún.

Marriott to Acquire Starwood, Forming World's Largest Hotelier

by Matt Alderton | November 16, 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will merge with Marriott International following a $12.2 billion acquisition.


Report: Travel Industry Has Cut Carbon Emissions by 20 Percent Since 2005

by Leo Jakobson | November 11, 2015

The World Travel & Tourism Council has published a new report analyzing the travel industry's contribution to climate change alleviation.