L'Ermitage Beverly Hills is no longer a Viceroy hotel

L'Ermitage Beverly Hills is no longer a Viceroy hotel

Luxury hotel L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is no longer in the Viceroy Hotels & Resorts portfolio. L’Ermitage is moving forward as an independent hotel.  EOS Investors acquired the 116-suite hotel in October 2020, and Viceroy continued to operate it during a transition period…

World Travel Holdings closing Cruises Inc. host operations

World Travel Holdings closing Cruises Inc. host operations

World Travel Holdings is retiring its Cruises Inc. host agency business, with the company pitching the opportunity for independent contractors to join WTH’s CruiseOne and Dream Vacations franchise brands. As part of the transition, Cruises Inc.’s independent contractors (ICs) will have the…

Experts say there's room at the table for Wyndham's all-inclusives

Experts say there's room at the table for Wyndham's all-inclusives

Hospitality industry analysts and travel advisors working in the all-inclusive sphere took a more-the-merrier view of the Oct. 5 announcement introducing the Wyndham Alltra all-inclusive brand. The brand, a partnership between Playa Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, launches Dec….

Experts say there's room at the table for Wyndham's all-inclusives

Experts say there's room at the table for Wyndham's all-inclusives

Hospitality industry analysts and travel advisors working in the all-inclusive sphere took a more-the-merrier view of the Oct. 5 announcement introducing the Wyndham Alltra all-inclusive brand. The brand, a partnership between Playa Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, launches Dec….

Backroads adds several U.S. trips for 2022

Backroads adds several U.S. trips for 2022

In response to surging demand, active-travel specialist Backroads has added 13 new trips to its North America offerings for 2022, including a mix of biking, walking and multi-adventure tours. The newly added itineraries include a Bryce & Capitol Reef Multi-Adventure Tour, Bryce…

Wyndham and Playa partner on new all-inclusive brand

Wyndham and Playa partner on new all-inclusive brand

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Playa Hotels & Resorts to launch Alltra, Wyndham’s first all-inclusive brand.   The deal brings together the large franchise and customer base of Wyndham, which includes 9,000 hotels and 89 million loyalty group members, with the…

Wyndham and Playa partner on new all-inclusive brand

Wyndham and Playa partner on new all-inclusive brand

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Playa Hotels & Resorts to launch Alltra, Wyndham’s first all-inclusive brand.   The deal brings together the large franchise and customer base of Wyndham, which includes 9,000 hotels and 89 million loyalty group members, with the…

Host Agency Reviews updates policies to combat fraud

Host Agency Reviews updates policies to combat fraud

Host Agency Reviews (HAR) is further cracking down on fraudulent reviews with the launch of its Review Integrity Initiative.  The initiative, which builds on HAR’s existing safeguards against fraudulent reviews, was created in collaboration with a security consultant, as well as companies…