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Hotels Reconstitute, Restore Brand Standards With Business Travelers In Mind

Hotel executives say they are reconsidering and reinstating brand standards, potentially impacting business traveler expectations and corporate sourcing.  Brand standards govern the responsibilities of property…

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What’s The Price Of An Uncleaned Hotel Room?

By Concepción de León, a travel reporter for The New York Times based in New York. When Alex Diaz was furloughed last March, along with…

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Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

Marriott Again Wants To Skip Corporate Rate Negotiations As Hotel Pricing Remains Volatile

As it and several other hotel companies did last year, Marriott International told corporate accounts it would roll over current-year negotiated rates to next year…

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Sizing Up Predictions: It’s Not Dead, But Business Travel’s Long-Term Place In Commerce Could Diminish

Recent coverage in mainstream publications gave the casual observer the impression that business travel might be dead. Here’s a sub-headline in Fortune this month: “The…

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Tripbam Data: Hilton Passed Marriott In Corporate Travel Share

In January and February of last year, Tripbam clients made about 80 percent more bookings with Marriott properties than they did with Hilton brands. In…

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Why Did Four Big Hotel Companies Invest $50 Million In Third-Party Meetings Tech?

Buyers and sellers want an improved meetings sourcing process. They complain about the complexity and the volume of requests for proposals needed for the task….

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