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20th May 2019
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Goldman Is in Talks to Buy B&B Hotels for $2.2 Billion

By Sarah Syed, Bloomberg The chain has more than 486 hotels and reported revenue last year of 580 million euros. Bloomberg Skift Take: PAI Partners has been attempting to offload...

20th May 2019
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Hospitality Financial Leadership - What Do Indy Car Racing and the Hotel Business Have in Common? | By David Lund

I am a big fan of professional car racing. I follow the major series; Formula One, NASCAR and my favorite times 10 is Indy Car. When I think about what...

20th May 2019
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Dorint Hotels & Resorts Extends Its Partnership With HotelREZ

Leading hotel representation, sales, marketing and distribution provider HotelREZ deepens its successful two year partnership with leading hospitality business Dorint Hotels & Resorts, based in Germany, hosting their private-label chain...

20th May 2019
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Marriott International Unveils Category Marketing Campaign, "Room For Possibility"

Marriott International today announced its first-ever longer stays category marketing campaign, “Room for Possibility,” spotlighting the portfolio’s brands that enable business travelers the freedom to maintain their lifestyles, uninterrupted on...

20th May 2019
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IndiGo Co-Founder Distances Himself From Control Question

By Pratik Parija, Bloomberg An IndiGo aircraft. The airline’s shares fell after rumors of a dispute emerged. Alex Wilson / Flickr Skift Take: Hmmm. This statement looks designed to quell...

20th May 2019
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Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers

By Patrick Whyte, Skift Two Ryanair aircraft. The airline group is setting itself up to take advantage of further European airline consolidation. Dylan Agbagni (CC0) / Flickr Skift Take: It...

20th May 2019
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A new way of thinking about property management systems: the API first approach | By Margaret Ady

Legacy PMSs make it difficult and costly to connect all systems. Even some modern, cloud-based PMSs aren’t developed in a way that makes connectivity as easy and painless as it...

20th May 2019
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Europe Hotel Transactions Bulletin - Week Ending 17 May 2019

Westmont acquires the Park Inn Amsterdam City West and B-Aparthotel WestgateWestmont Hospitality has acquired the VEN Amsterdam, a business and entertainment complex located in Amsterdam’s Sloterdijk area, from real estate...

20th May 2019
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Netherlands Will Continue Tourism Promotion Despite Media Reports

By Andrew Sheivachman, Skift Tourists in Amsterdam. Contrary to recent media reports, the Netherlands has not enacted any new policy initiatives regarding tourism promotion. _dchris / Flickr Skift Take: Forget...

20th May 2019
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Cape Town Hopes Muslim Travelers Can Stave Off Winter Woes

By Richard Holmes, Skift Mosque Dargan Kramat on Signal Hill Craig Howes / Cape Town Tourism Skift Take: Touting the city’s attractiveness for Muslim travelers — particularly in markets that...