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Zoom SeatSwapr Wants To Create an Open Market For Buying & Selling Your Airline Seat
Startup SeatSwapr wants you to trade your airline seat with another passenger and make money from it. All of this without any involvement from the airline.  You check into your flight through their app, see who is selling their seat on the seat map, you purchase it (seller sets the price) through the app, and go to your new seat.  
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SeatSwapr Wants To Create an Open Market For Buying & Selling Your Airline Seat

Startup SeatSwapr wants you to trade your airline seat with another passenger and make money from it. All of this without any involvement from the airline.  You check into your flight through their app, see who is selling their seat on the seat map, you purchase it (seller sets the price) through the app, and go to your new seat.  

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Zoom Brand Vulnerability High for Some Hotel Loyalty Programs
Based on the results of the Brand Vulnerability Study conducted by CG42, the leading US hotel groups are projected to lose a combined $10B in annual spending over the next 12 months if existing frequent traveler frustrations are not addressed. Of the leading hotel groups, the Big Three (Hilton, Marriott, and Hyatt) have the most frequent traveler spending at risk over the next 12 months.
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Brand Vulnerability High for Some Hotel Loyalty Programs

Based on the results of the Brand Vulnerability Study conducted by CG42, the leading US hotel groups are projected to lose a combined $10B in annual spending over the next 12 months if existing frequent traveler frustrations are not addressed. Of the leading hotel groups, the Big Three (Hilton, Marriott, and Hyatt) have the most frequent traveler spending at risk over the next 12 months.

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Zoom Hilton’s New Campaign- “Go Chill,” “Go Refresh” or “Go Foodie.” 
Hilton rolled a new advertising campaign for its Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand expanding on the brand’s “Stay Hilton. Go Everywhere.” slogan.
Developed in collaboration with Cramer-Krasselt, the new campaign is based on three creative executions — “Go Chill,” “Go Refresh” or “Go Foodie.”
“Rolling out now in the U.S., our latest evolution of the campaign shifts from highlighting our global footprint to a focus on the experiences guests can have in our hotels,” said Andrew Flack, vice president, global brand marketing, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “The campaign illustrates how the Hilton brand connects travelers to the world in amazing and unexpected ways.”
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Hilton’s New Campaign- “Go Chill,” “Go Refresh” or “Go Foodie.” 

Hilton rolled a new advertising campaign for its Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand expanding on the brand’s “Stay Hilton. Go Everywhere.” slogan.

Developed in collaboration with Cramer-Krasselt, the new campaign is based on three creative executions — “Go Chill,” “Go Refresh” or “Go Foodie.”

“Rolling out now in the U.S., our latest evolution of the campaign shifts from highlighting our global footprint to a focus on the experiences guests can have in our hotels,” said Andrew Flack, vice president, global brand marketing, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “The campaign illustrates how the Hilton brand connects travelers to the world in amazing and unexpected ways.”

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Zoom New Hotel Brand: Harrods to Become a Hotel Chain
Qatar Holding announced on Tuesday that it plans to launch a Harrods hotel chain. The famous Harrods retail company, which also has ventures in aviation, banking and real estate, was purchased by Qatar Holding, Doha, Qatar, in 2010.
“The target plan is to open Harrods hotels at sites in key cities such as Kuala Lumpur, New York and Paris as well as in China.” Qatar Holdings said in a statement. 
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New Hotel Brand: Harrods to Become a Hotel Chain

Qatar Holding announced on Tuesday that it plans to launch a Harrods hotel chain. The famous Harrods retail company, which also has ventures in aviation, banking and real estate, was purchased by Qatar Holding, Doha, Qatar, in 2010.

“The target plan is to open Harrods hotels at sites in key cities such as Kuala Lumpur, New York and Paris as well as in China.” Qatar Holdings said in a statement. 

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Zoom What Are The Top Hotel Brands Focusing On?
For hotel owners and developers looking for the right brand to fit their box, today there is a brand for every kind of traveler, and it’s important for owners to position their hotel correctly, brand leaders said during the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference.
Much of Marriott’s focus surrounds ramping up the Edition brand.
For Hyatt, the focus has been on building the framework for the Andaz brand.
Re-energizing Howard Johnson is a priority for Wyndham Hotel Group.
For Jumeirah Group, the recent focus has been on increasing the geographical spread of the brand.
Howard Johnson needs to be re-energized, and that is a priority for Wyndham Hotel Group.
David Kong, CEO of Best Western International, said it is important for brands to not introduce frivolous upgrades just to do so. Owner investments should have positive ROI.
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What Are The Top Hotel Brands Focusing On?

For hotel owners and developers looking for the right brand to fit their box, today there is a brand for every kind of traveler, and it’s important for owners to position their hotel correctly, brand leaders said during the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference.

  • Much of Marriott’s focus surrounds ramping up the Edition brand.
  • For Hyatt, the focus has been on building the framework for the Andaz brand.
  • Re-energizing Howard Johnson is a priority for Wyndham Hotel Group.
  • For Jumeirah Group, the recent focus has been on increasing the geographical spread of the brand.
  • Howard Johnson needs to be re-energized, and that is a priority for Wyndham Hotel Group.
  • David Kong, CEO of Best Western International, said it is important for brands to not introduce frivolous upgrades just to do so. Owner investments should have positive ROI.

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Zoom Hotels Turn to Lifestyle Advertising Agencies To Market to Young, Hip Guests
Renaissance Hotels and Revel, a new resort and casino in Atlantic City, are running lifestyle campaigns intended to attract young, hip guests.  To develop these campaigns, the hotels have turned to agencies that specialize in lifestyle advertising. 
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Hotels Turn to Lifestyle Advertising Agencies To Market to Young, Hip Guests

Renaissance Hotels and Revel, a new resort and casino in Atlantic City, are running lifestyle campaigns intended to attract young, hip guests.  To develop these campaigns, the hotels have turned to agencies that specialize in lifestyle advertising. 

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04.20.12 0
Zoom The Hotel Brussels Announces Mobile Phone Check-in/Key
Guests checking into The Hotel Brussels in Belgium will be able to skip the front desk and open their hotel room simply with any mobile phone. The 424-room luxury hotel will be the first in its industry to adopt the Mobile Key by OpenWays.
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The Hotel Brussels Announces Mobile Phone Check-in/Key

Guests checking into The Hotel Brussels in Belgium will be able to skip the front desk and open their hotel room simply with any mobile phone. The 424-room luxury hotel will be the first in its industry to adopt the Mobile Key by OpenWays.

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