MMGY Global’s 2017-18 Portrait of American Travelers Study – Not All Affluent Travelers Are Luxury Travelers

Some interesting data points are included in the latest release from MMGY Global’s 2017-18 Portrait of American Travelers survey. Also, luxury travelers spend 62% more on travel than affluent travelers and are significantly more likely to try services like Airbnb....Read more

GTA Officially Joins Hotelbeds Group

Hotelbeds Group, a global bedbank and business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry, has confirmed that following the closure of the customary regulatory and legal procedures, GTA has officially joined the Group. In other company related news a strategic...Read more

AAA Survey Shows One In Four Americans Expected to Travel This Fall and Lists Top Destinations

Summer’s over and kids are back in school, but many people are making plans for at least one more getaway this fall, before the arrival of another busy holiday season. According to a new survey from AAA, more than one...Read more

AMRewards Launches New Online Booking Engine

AMResorts, a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group, continues to make innovations to AMRewards, the hotel company’s travel agent loyalty program. Their brand-new booking engine makes it easier than ever for agents to redeem their points for a stay at one...Read more

Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Honored as Best All-Inclusive Family Resort with a 2017 Crystal Apple Award

For the fifth consecutive year, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts – a leading all-inclusive hotel chain with properties in Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica and Spain – was recognized by Apple Vacations, one of the United States’ leading vacation companies, for...Read more

One Aldwych Appoints Simon Hirst Managing Director

One Aldwych, Covent Garden, one of London’s leading independently-owned hotels and member of Leading Hotels of the World, has announced the appointment of Simon Hirst as Managing Director. Home to 93 guestrooms and 12 suites plus two renowned restaurants: the...Read more

Blue Diamond Resorts to Take over Management of Antigua’s Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

Blue Diamond Resorts will be taking over the management and operation of Antigua’s largest all-inclusive resort, the 464-room Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, beginning September 1, 2017. “We look forward to bringing our operations to the beautiful Island of Antigua,...Read more

USTOA Adds Premier World Discovery As Newest Active Member

Premier World Discovery, based in Redondo Beach, California and specialists in worldwide guided group travel, has joined The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) as its newest tour operator member. The membership brings the association’s current total to 54 Active...Read more

Mexico’s Hyatt Zilara & Hyatt Ziva Voted Best Hotel Chain: Mexico by Travel Weekly’s Readers Choice Awards

Travel Weekly’s readers have voted Playa Hotels & Resorts with “Best Hotel Chain: Mexico” for Hyatt Zilara (pictured above) and Hyatt Ziva all-inclusive resorts at its fourteenth annual Readers Choice Awards that were recently held in New York. The award...Read more

MMGY Adds West Coast Operation and Global Expertise, Acquires Myriad Marketing

MMGY Global, a leading integrated travel and hospitality marketing firm, announced today that it has acquired Myriad Marketing, a Los Angeles-based integrated marketing firm also specializing in the travel and tourism industry. The firm, founded by recognized industry leader Al...Read more