Worth Mentioning: December Brand News

NYC & Company, Tourism Toronto, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, NetJets, Emirates, and InterContinental Hotels Group—what do they all have in common? They’re big brand news.

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Mexico Certifies LGBT-Welcoming Destinations

Mexico is wrapping itself in the rainbow flag. Thirteen destinations have been officially certified as LGBT-friendly. To capture a bigger share of the LGBT travel market for both leisure and business—valued at $211 billion in 2016—Mexican tourism authorities intensified the focus on this lucrative segment two years ago, introducing a dedicated program of training and…

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Worth Mentioning: November Brand News

Hyatt Centric & Grubhub Is your tummy rumbling, but you’re too tired to leave the hotel room to satisfy the hunger? Grubhub’s collaboration with Hyatt Centric is here to deliver your craving. Knock, knock! As part of Hyatt Centric’s Restaurant To Go initiative, guests can order take-out from a wide variety of local restaurants online….

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miami open for business

‘We’re Open for Business!’ Say Destinations in Path of Hurricanes

It can feel like a double whammy. A destination mobilizes forces after being warned that it might be in the sights of a big storm. Then, on the heels of breathing a sigh of relief when the worst passes by, those in the hospitality sector have the burden of overcoming lingering marketing effects of headlines…

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What to Know Before You Go: Brand News

Club Med Club Med debuted its Group Advantage Program to make booking a meeting at its all-inclusive resorts in Cancun Yucatan, Mexico, Sandpiper Bay, Port St. Lucie, Florida and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic simple. Perks include a flat rate, free Wi-Fi, free upgrades, discounts, team-building activities and an hour-long cocktail reception. Large groups can buy…

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Top 5 Foliage Destinations

The time to plan for fall events has arrived! After all, the brisk season is only about a month away. So while our minds might be currently occupied by sunshine, pools and tan lines, organizing next season’s festivities will keep meeting and event planners ahead of the game. Plus, the extra time can be used…

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100 Destinations and Counting: Marriott’s CRN Continues to Grow

Cresent Terrace photo from Marriott’s press release Marriott International Convention & Resort Network (CRN) recently reached a milestone of 100 properties in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, was the latest property to come on board, the brand announced this week….

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100 Destinations & Counting: Marriott’s CRN Continues to Grow

In March 2017, the Marriott International Convention & Resort Network (CRN) reached a milestone of 100 properties in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, the brand announced this week. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Lake Buena Vista, Florida was the hundredth hotel to come on board. Its lobby is currently undergoing…

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Melia Hotels International

5 Hotel Brands with Big News

Who: Melia Hotels International What: After the Cuban government called for building more than 100,000 new accommodations in next 13 years, Melia Hotels International announced that it would be adding eight hotels in partnership with Cuban hotel groups for a combined total of almost 1,000 new rooms in three cities. Much of the attention will…

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Ohio is the New Comeback Destination

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Ohio is making a comeback as a meetings and tourism destination. Columbus is the state capitol. Cincinnati is famous for its big river, baseball and beer. Cleveland has the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Akron, where Goodyear is headquartered, is known as the city of inventions. All…

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