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June 1, 2017

Misery in the Skies

It is no secret that the competitive rigors of Wall Street and fierce battles for those top end bonuses are pitting tortured flyers against upticking airline companies in a conflict that seems to have no bottom in sight.


Summer Vacation's Planning Surge 

Summer is steaming ahead toward a profitable season for travel and hospitality companies, according to recent surveys. Demand for Packages is swelling, a trend revealed in Marriott's Summer Travel Trend Report 2017.


Summer Stays and Plays in Italy 

While visiting Italy is a feast for the senses in any season, Italy pops in spring and summer with endless blue skies, blooms of color, seductive strains of music and the sweet chaos of outdoor celebration. Best hubs for summer celebration: Armani Hotel Milan and La Fiermontina, Lecce.


New Hotels and Great Packages

Kempinski Hotels is opening a new luxury five-star hotel in Havana this month, called Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. The hotel will occupy the Manzana de Gomez building in central Old Havana. This is a historic landmark that opened in the early 20th century as the first European style shopping arcade in Cuba.


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These Hotels Have Legs

It takes a lot to become a member of the Historic Hotels of America collection and Historic Hotels Worldwide, least of all longevity. As 17 new historic hotels join the collection, each of them brings plenty of story and a sense of place to guests trying to get the most out of visiting a destination.


Hotel Pain Index: Heaven or Hell?

Most of us have had a terrible night in a hotel, whether it is from a broken air conditioner, a leaky pipe, or noisy and inappropriate neighbors. A survey of more than 1,000 recent hotel guests, conducted by Qualtrics, found out exactly what guests love and hate about staying in hotels.