Marriott Bonvoy and BetMGM Launch Unprecedented Rewards Collaboration

Unprecedented collaboration between sports betting and hospitality leaders to reach millions with real-world rewards. Features sweepstakes for the opportunity to win VIP Los Angeles vacation curated by Blake Griffin. (IN SHORT) Marriott Bonvoy and BetMGM have teamed up to introduce a groundbreaking rewards collaboration in the online sports betting and iGaming industry. Through this partnership,… Read the full press release

Marriott International Partners with Hainan Qianrui to Introduce W Hotels to Sanya, China

Marriott International, Inc. recently announced it has signed an agreement with Hainan Qianrui Industrial Development Co., Ltd. to bring the W Hotels brand to Sanya, the popular tourist hub located on China’s southerly island province of Hainan (IN SHORT) Marriott International has inked a deal with Hainan Qianrui Industrial Development Co., Ltd. to bring the… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Accelerates Midscale Segment Expansion at HUNTER Hotel Investment Conference

Strategic brand evolution and segment expertise drive growth with more than 3,600 open properties and nearly 800 in the Americas pipeline (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts highlights its leadership in the midscale segment at the HUNTER Hotel Investment Conference, showcasing significant growth with over 150 openings and 300 signings globally in 2023 for its… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Partners with RB Leipzig to Offer Exclusive Rewards for Loyalty Members

IHG One Rewards invites its loyalty members to access exclusive club matches and experiences to remember (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has teamed up with German football club RB Leipzig to provide unforgettable experiences for its IHG One Rewards members, offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities throughout the season. Members can now redeem their loyalty points for… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Makes Landmark Return to Mainland China with Maiden Call of MSC Bellissima

MSC Bellissima celebrates her maiden call in Shanghai and departs on first sailing, making her the first international cruise ship to resume local home port sailings MSC Cruises the only international cruise brand to deploy two ships in China in 2024 with MSC Bellissima and MSC Splendida Cruise line confirms Winter 2024-25 deployment in China… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises to Unveil Flagship MSC World America in Miami

Guests attending the naming ceremony and celebratory inaugural sailing will be among the first to experience a new world of cruising aboard MSC World America – Miami’s newest flagship – on April 9, 2025 The ceremony will be held at MSC Cruises’ new state-of-the-art cruise terminal, highlighting the Company’s commitment to the North American market… Read the full press release

AHLA’s On the Road Series Renamed “The Hospitality Show” for Regional Events Across the US

Events to provide high-value networking and industry updates for hospitality professionals (IN SHORT) The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has rebranded its successful On the Road series of regional events as “The Hospitality Show,” offering exclusive networking and industry updates to hospitality professionals nationwide. These free events, open to anyone in the hospitality industry,… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ Women Own the Room Initiative Surpasses 15 Openings and 50 Signings

Surpasses 50 hotel signings while growing community base to more than 550 (IN SHORT) Wyndham Hotels & Resorts celebrates a significant achievement with its Women Own the Room initiative, surpassing 15 hotel openings and over 50 signings in just over two years. This groundbreaking initiative aims to address the gender disparity in hotel ownership by… Read the full press release

Weeva’s Sustainability Standard Attains Prestigious GSTC-Recognized Status, Validating Commitment to Global Sustainability Principles

Weeva's Sustainability team (from left) Nwabisa Mjoli, Dr Andrea Ferry, Emma Bracher and Aimee Henning.

(IN SHORT) Weeva’s Sustainability Management Standard has achieved GSTC-Recognized status, marking it as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria for sustainable tourism. Weeva, a SaaS platform, aids tourism businesses in implementing holistic sustainability practices across various parameters. This recognition reflects adherence to the four pillars of the GSTC Criteria: Sustainable Management, Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Environmental… Read the full press release

Stride Across the Equator: Uganda’s Rwenzori Marathon Returns, Showcasing Stunning Scenery and Cultural Riches

(IN SHORT) Uganda is gearing up for the third Tusker Lite Rwenzori Marathon on August 24, 2024, inviting runners worldwide to experience the scenic and challenging course amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains. Organized by Ugandan entrepreneurs, the marathon aims to promote healthy living, boost tourism, and support local communities. Featuring full and… Read the full press release