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KEYPR and Intelity to Participate in The Lodging Conference

KEYPR® will participate in one of the world's top hotel industry events, The Lodging Conference which kicks off today in Phoenix, AZ. At Wednesday's think tank session focused on tech, the company's CEO Robert Stevenson will have the opportunity to speak about the merger between KEYPR and Intelity and the vision for the newly combined company. The company will also offer live demos of the platform for the duration of the conference.
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Bob Habeeb Launches New Management Company

Hospitality Industry News - 3 min 58 sec ago
Industry veteran Bob Habeeb announced today the launch of his new Chicago-based hotel and restaurant management company, Maverick Hotels & Restaurants (Maverick). With a particular focus on unique, lifestyle hotels, Maverick also announced that it will develop and manage the seven-story, 222-room Curio Hotel on Chicago's Navy Pier Hotel, which recently celebrated its groundbreaking. The property is set to open in early 2020 and will include over 50,000 square feet of restaurant and rooftop space.
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Introducing Masterpiece Estates by Oetker Collection

Hospitality Industry News - 15 min 21 sec ago
Masterpiece Estates by Oetker Collection is the latest, most exclusive offering from Oetker Collection launching September 2018. Grand historical houses and unique estates in outstanding locations in the UK and eventually around the world, available for completely private use.
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How the hospitality industry should approach online reviews and citations

Hospitality Industry News - 57 min 2 sec ago
We all know that when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), every industry has its quirks but the restaurant and hospitality industry are very much their own beast.
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Can Artificial Intelligence And Networking Transform The Hospitality Industry?

Hospitality Industry News - 1 hour 48 sec ago
These days we often take finding directions for granted. Easy smartphone apps like Google Maps and Waze all but make paper maps and standalone GPS devices obsolete. Why then hasn't mapping found its way indoors? Historically, companies used sensors (commonly referred to as beacons) to accomplish the task, but hardware becomes obsolete quickly, battery maintenance is a challenge, and staffing is required to manage it all. Bottom line, these solutions haven't scaled and provided the necessary accuracy to deliver a tangible return on investment or any compelling use cases.
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Scheduling conflicts preventing some students from enrolling at CTEC - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Technical Education - 1 hour 5 min ago

Scheduling conflicts preventing some students from enrolling at CTEC
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
The inaugural school year of the new East Baton Rouge Career and Technical Education Center on the campus of the Ardendale urban village in Melrose East is off to a good start, though the school is enrolling about 25% fewer students than originally ...

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Refreshed WTM Ministerial Summit to Tackle Innovation & Technology Investment

Hospitality Industry News - 1 hour 7 min ago
Investment in innovation and smart management for tourism will form the major theme of the Ministerial Summit of this year's World Travel Market, to be held in London, UK (6 November 2018). The 2018 Summit, a joint initiative of World Travel Market and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will debut a revamped format
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OHM BOCES among top 20 schools in auto technology competition - Rome Sentinel

Technical Education - 1 hour 29 min ago

OHM BOCES among top 20 schools in auto technology competition
Rome Sentinel
NEW HARTFORD — The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison (OHM) BOCES Career and Technical Education Center has bee named one of the top 20 schools for 2018 by the WIX Filters and O'Reilly Auto Parts School of the Year Competition, BOCES announced.

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Cendyn is North America’s Leading Hotel CRM Technology Provider & Data Driven Marketing Agency for 2018, as voted by prestigious World Travel Awards

Hospitality Industry News - 2 hours 9 min ago
Cendyn, the leading provider of hotel CRM and hotel sales platforms in the hospitality industry, has been voted as North America's Leading Hotel CRM Technology Provider and North America's Data Driven Marketing Agency for 2018. The prestigious World Travel Awards recognizes companies, organizations and brands that push the boundaries of hospitality industry excellence."We are truly honored to have won these awards. Cendyn was founded over 20 years ago in North America, so these awards really resonate with our continued efforts to innovate and evolve with the hospitality industry," says Charles Deyo, CEO & President of Cendyn. "Day-in-day-out, we see hoteliers across the globe now embracing technology systems, such as CRM and data-driven digital marketing, to improve how they engage with, and acquire their guests. It is becoming a 'must-have' as hotels that implement these technologies not only see more direct, higher yielding bookings, but they are also able to watch those guests become returning, loyal guests."The awards in North America follow Cendyn's win of Leading Hotel CRM Technology Provider in Europe and Leading Data Driven Marketing Agency in Europe and Asia 2018. Cendyn is also in the running for these categories, as well as Events Management and Sales Proposal Platforms, in the Worldwide competition, with winners announced in December at a gala reception in Lisbon, Portugal.Cendyn's CRM Suite caters to every hotelier from large brand to small boutique properties. Using multiple integrations, Cendyn consolidates numerous data points from disparate data transactions to engage with travelers throughout the guest journey. Business rules-based automation combined with dynamic personalization and upsell opportunities drive revenue through multiple channels and helps hotels acquire new customers.eInsight CRM provides enterprise marketing automation and guest intelligence for multi-property/multi-brand hotels and Cendyn's Guestfolio CRM provides intuitive marketing automation and guest intelligence for boutique and independent hotels.Cendyn's unique Data-Driven Digital Marketing Suite enables hoteliers to learn about and target their most valuable guests. By targeting the right guests, at the right time, with the right message, hoteliers cut through the noise of the crowded hospitality industry with personalized multi-channel campaigns that showcase and drive awareness of your brand. Hotels are continuing to evolve in how they engage with their guests. By using technology and data to drive this engagement, hoteliers are able to revolutionize how they interact with guests, use tools to drive direct bookings, maintain brand presence and stay competitive in their market. Cendyn's integrated Digital Marketing Suite and Hotel CRM Suite enables hoteliers to keep their guests at the forefront of what they do and concentrate on providing exceptional, personalized customer service at all times.
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STR: Central/South America hotel performance for August 2018

Hospitality Industry News - 2 hours 11 min ago
Hotels in the Central/South America region reported positive performance results during August 2018, according to data from STR.U.S. dollar constant currency, August 2018 vs. August 2017Central/South America
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How hotels can take advantage of Instagram business profiles | By Nancy Huang

Hospitality Industry News - 2 hours 14 min ago
The meteoric rise of Instagram continues. Just recently, it reached an incredible one billion monthly active users for the first time in its history—up from 800 million back in September 2017. In comparison, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat all announced slowing or declining growth.
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$3 million Belle Fourche school tech building dedicated - Associated Press (press release) (blog)

Technical Education - 2 hours 15 min ago

$3 million Belle Fourche school tech building dedicated
Associated Press (press release) (blog)
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) — The Belle Fourche School District has dedicated a nearly $3 million Career and Technical Education building after about a year of construction. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the building will be used to educate ...

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Blurred Lines Between Hotels and Airbnb | By Luigi Major

Hospitality Industry News - 2 hours 26 min ago
In this new day in age, the meaning of travel has taken an interesting turn in terms of what is driving consumers away from home. The generation of material pleasantries has come and gone, and what people are really looking for these days are new and engaging experiences. Curiosity is driving interest away from the status quo. While the necessities, like having a great location, providing safety and security while keeping a high standard for quality, will always hold value, consumers are seeking ways to leverage their travel by experiencing and becoming one with the surrounding environment. A new fine line has been created between simply staying somewhere overnight and taking advantage of and enjoying the nuances of the surrounding environment.
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Global manufacturer Seco Tools joins OMIC R&D as 20th member - St. Helens Chronicle

Machining - 2 hours 28 min ago

St. Helens Chronicle

Global manufacturer Seco Tools joins OMIC R&D as 20th member
St. Helens Chronicle
Seco is part of Sandvik Machining Solutions. Matt Carter, chair of ... Its mission is to bring together manufacturing companies and higher education in an innovation environment to solve challenges off-production-line for advanced manufacturers ...

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Global Construction Pipeline Projects Have Been Ascending for 4.5 Years and Have Reached Record Highs

Hospitality Industry News - 2 hours 31 min ago
Lodging Econometrics (LE) has released its bi-annual Global Construction Pipeline Trend Report, which compiles the construction pipeline counts for every country and market around the world, states that the total global construction pipeline stands at 12,839 projects/2,158,422 rooms which are at all-time highs. The construction pipeline is up an extraordinary 86% by projects over the cyclical low established in 2011 when global counts were at 6,907 projects/1,257,296 rooms.There are 5,988 projects/1,133,017 rooms currently under construction worldwide. Projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months are at 3,945 projects/570,731 rooms, both counts are at record highs. Projects in the early planning stage stand at 2,906 rooms/454,674 projects, just 134 projects short of the record high established in the fourth quarter of 2017. The top countries by project count are the United States, which has been rising since 2011, with 5,312 projects/634,501 rooms and China with 2,523 projects/556,645 rooms which has been topping out for the last 4.5 years. The U.S. accounts for 41% of projects in the total global construction pipeline while China accounts for 20%, resulting in 61% of projects in the global pipeline being concentrated in just these two countries. Distantly following are Indonesia with 394 projects/66,759 rooms, Germany with 247 projects/47,155 rooms, and the United Kingdom with 247 projects/36,487 rooms.The cities with the largest pipeline counts are New York with 169 projects/29,365 rooms, Dubai with 163 projects/47,783 rooms, and Dallas with 156 projects/18,908 rooms. Followed by Houston with 150 projects/16,321 rooms, and Shanghai with 121 projects/24,759 rooms. Of the top 10 cities having pipelines with more than 100 projects, 6 are located in the U.S. while 3 are located in China. The leading 5 franchise companies in the global construction pipeline by project count are Marriott International with 2,324 projects/391,058 rooms, Hilton Worldwide with 2,202 projects/327,723 rooms, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 1,653 projects/244,038 rooms, AccorHotels with 809 projects/147,647 rooms, and Choice Hotels with 705 projects/58,512 rooms. Hyatt, at 212 rooms/45,117 projects, is also significant with their portfolio of large luxury and upper upscale projects as well Best Western with 275 projects/29,243 rooms which are concentrated in the middle three chain scales. The twenty-five-year explosion of hotel brands now totals 610 globally. Marriott leads with 29 labels, followed by Accor with 25, Hilton and Choice with 15 each, and IHG and Hyatt with 12 each. Leading pipeline brands for each of these companies are Marriott's Fairfield Inn with 345 projects/37,224 rooms, Hilton's Hampton Inn with 604 projects/77,193 rooms, IHG's Holiday Inn Express with 713 projects/88,689 rooms, AccorHotels ibis Brands with 358 projects/53,387 rooms, and Choice's Comfort Suites with 138 projects/12,155 rooms.As a result of record pipeline totals, new hotel openings continue to hit record levels. In 2020, totals could reach a lofty 3,000 new hotel openings, approximately 1,250 of them being in the U.S.
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Cider Swig quenches thirsts and helps pay for local environmental programs - The News Tribune

Environmental Education Issues - 2 hours 32 min ago

The News Tribune

Cider Swig quenches thirsts and helps pay for local environmental programs
The News Tribune
Money raised during the event go to the Lu Winsor Memorial Environmental Grant Program, which supports local efforts to create environmental education programs. Groups receiving money include Harbor Wild Watch, Anderson Island Parks and Citizens for ...

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One Of New York's Finest Showcases Of Contemporary Art Is A Hotel

Hospitality Industry News - 2 hours 34 min ago
The Loopy Doopy rooftop bar of the Conrad hotel, in New York's Battery Park, is probably the only hotel rooftop bar in the city named after a Sol LeWitt art work.
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