The Ruling on the Travel Ban: A Lose-Lose Scenario for Business Travel and the Economy

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By Michael W. McCormick, GBTA Executive Director and COO
February 2017


On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard arguments from the Department of Justice and opposing attorneys from the states of Washington and Minnesota before they decide the fate of President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Corporate Hotel Rate Negotiations 2017: A Change in the Balance of Power from Sellers to Buyers

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By Bjorn Hanson, PhD, Clinical Professor NYU School of Professional Studies. Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism
5/10/2016

As the corporate and contract rate negotiation season is about to begin, the 2017 outlook is for a change in the balance of power from sellers to buyers.

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Lo Barato Sale Caro | La Productividad, una Nueva Variable del Ahorro

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By Marcel Forns
General Manager at GEBTA Spain
Member of The Rooms Collection Advisory Board
 

Sin perjuicio de mantener el foco en el control del gasto, las empresas deben integrar en la política de viajes variables capaces de incrementar la productividad de los viajeros durante sus desplazamientos de negocio.

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Starwood Was Not the Target...

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by Ivar Yuste
Partner at PHG Hotels & Resorts, Madrid
20/11/2015


...although the 10 reasons that Marriott outlined to explain the acquisition rationale of this fantastic company are all very valid. The ultimate targets of this acquisition were really Booking.com and Expedia. What Marriott was really after was to put an end to the overwhelming combined market share that these two platforms have managed to consolidate so far.

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The Transformation of Magaluf

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November 2015
By Carlos Martins
Vice President Mediterranean Region at Meliá Hotels International
Member of The Rooms Collection Advisory Board
 

50 years ago, Magaluf had already been discovered by  tourists: this  privileged corner in the South West of Mallorca  was once one of Europe’s favourite summer destinations during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Due to the combination of low-cost travel, the rise of new competitor destinations and the impact of the economic crisis,  Magaluf  started to suffer a progressive loss of upscale services, and the decline of upscale tourism in the area.

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