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Oyo Axes Staff and Pares Back Ambitions: Where Does It Go From Here?

Oyo's founder Ritesh Agarwal on Monday sent an internal note to all its India employees confirming rumors that surfaced recently that the budget hotel chain was laying off staff. He also offered a new

Hotel Development Plans in Washington, D.C. Hit a Supply-and-Demand Snag

The Washington, D.C., hotel market has always been a safe bet for developers because the nation's capital can usually withstand any economic downturns or political upheaval. That is still true to some

Will Marriott and British Airways Ever Pay Those Huge Proposed Data Breach Fines?

Remember those massive headline-grabbing fines that the UK's data protection regulator handed out to Marriott and British Airways last year? The two proposed penalties — Marriott at $130.4 million (£99.2

Is the Future of Wellness Travel in Going Niche?

Yoga retreats and spa getaways used to be the definition of wellness travel. Guests would fill their days with beachside yoga classes or couples' massages, dine on healthy fare, and lounge poolside. And

Travel Advisor Execs Bullish on 2020 Sales Outlook Despite Politics

There may be turmoil on Capitol Hill and a contentious presidential election up ahead, but travel advisor leaders don't expect it to put a damper on 2020 sales. They are, however, keeping an eye on the

What Have Hotels Done on Cybersecurity Since the Marriott Hack?

Hotels are some of the most vulnerable places for data breaches. That much became obvious last year when Marriott International revealed that about 383 million of its guests had their information compromised

What Barry Diller Told Anxious Expedia Workers About the Future

No, you're not going to see Barry Diller sweat. In an all-hands-on-deck employee meeting Thursday, Expedia Group Chairman and senior executive Barry Diller reassured the troops that the future is bright

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Explained

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, based in Parsippany, New Jersey, is one of the largest hotel chains in the world along with competitors like Marriott International and Hilton Hotels & Resorts. As of March 2019

U.S. Hotel Expansion Threatened by Construction Worker Shortages

U.S. hotel companies are facing a shortage of construction workers just as they are building new brands and properties. The result: delayed projects and higher costs. The industry will have to get more

What’s Ahead for the Next Gen of U.S. Hotel Franchisees?

Big hotel chains like Marriott, Hilton, and others are moving increasingly to an asset-light strategy, signing on more franchisees. Many are still owned by individuals and families: How diverse and adaptable