International

Starwood Starpoints Can Now Be Redeemed at Design Hotels

by Josh Lieberman | March 04, 2016
Design Hotels and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) today announced the ability to redeem SPG Starpoints at participating Design Hotels properties.

So Your Group Wants to Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

by Matt Alderton | March 01, 2016
Popular protected sites like Italy's Cinque Terre and Peru's Machu Picchu have or are considering visitation limits. Here's what you need to know before you book a group excursion.

Seoul to Offer Free Citywide Wi-Fi by 2017

by Matt Alderton | March 01, 2016
South Korea's capital city plans to have free wireless Internet in all public areas, including subways and buses, by next year.

Thompson Playa del Carmen Debuts New Beach Property

February 23, 2016
Thompson Playa del Carmen, which opened last November in downtown Playa del Carmen, Mexico, has just opened a nearby sister property.

For Zika-Affected Areas, Maritz's Eduardo Chaillo Prescribes Information as Treatment

by Matt Alderton | February 10, 2016
Eduardo Chaillo of Maritz Travel Co. discusses Zika's impact on meetings and events in Latin America.

How to Protect Incentive Attendees From Zika

by Andrea Doyle | February 05, 2016
From the right mosquito repellant to appropriate clothing, prevention is key.

Incentive Travel Firms React to Zika Virus Scare

by Andrea Doyle | February 05, 2016
Planning firms say they have seen some individuals cancel because of Zika, but not groups.

U.S. Travel Association, Business Travel Coalition Respond to Zika Concerns

by Alex Palmer | February 03, 2016
The U.S. Travel Association (USTA) will serve as "a bridge between the travel community, administration, and public health officials" in managing the industry's response to the Zika virus.

Hyatt Welcomes Newest All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun

by Michaela Christensen | January 13, 2016

Hyatt celebrated the grand opening of the Hyatt Ziva Cancun in Mexico this week.


AccorHotels Expanding in Cuba, Plans New Sofitel So Havana Hotel

by Matt Alderton | January 04, 2016
AccorHotels already manages three hotels on the island, and is slated to open a fourth by the end of 2018.

New Air Transport Treaty Will Ease Travel Between U.S., Mexico

by Matt Alderton | December 22, 2015

The new agreement means airlines will be able to travel unrestricted between U.S. and Mexican cities.


St. Regis Makes Macau Debut on Cotai Strip

by Matt Alderton | December 22, 2015

At 400 guest rooms and suites, the hotel is the largest St. Regis in the world.