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Free Trafficking Prevention Training

To mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, today the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation), ECPAT-USA and Marriott International launched a trafficking prevention training program for the hotel industry, titled “Recognize and Respond: Addressing Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry.”

Smiley-Themed Stays is going the extra smile this summer by kicking off the global travel leader’s Summer of ‘Yeah’ campaign with a series of “Smiley Stays” across the U.S., perfectly timed to the 50th anniversary of The Smiley Company, the brand behind the iconic smiley symbol everyone knows and loves.

Hotel Construction Pipeline

According to the recently released United States Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the total U.S. construction pipeline stands at 5,220 projects/621,268 rooms at the close of 2022’s second quarter, up 9% Year-Over-Year (YOY) by projects and 4% YOY by rooms.


Midway through 2022, the hotel industry continues to make strides toward recovery, with nominal hotel room revenue and state and local tax revenues projected to exceed 2019 levels by the end of this year, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)’s 2022 Midyear State of the Hotel Industry Report.

IHG Hotels & Resorts

IHG Hotels & Resorts announced signing of a management agreement with SRDF Ventures Private Limited to develop a new Crowne Plaza Resort in the city of Pushkar – a key tourism destination in Rajasthan and a town known for its cultural fairs and religious festivities.

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