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Revolutionizing the Future of Hospitality Education

By Barakhirsch | September 3, 2014

The luxury hotel segment continues to record significant growth, with affluent business and leisure travelers driving the recovery of the hotel industry. Corporate groups are once again holding events at luxury resorts and high-income travelers are demanding more from their hotels as they seek unbelievable yet authentic experiences. Guests expect to discover local flavors and…

Stop Sending Press Releases to Bloggers – Be Original Instead

By Barakhirsch | August 22, 2014

For decades, pitching to news outlets with a great press release was indeed the best way to get media exposure for your luxury hotel. The PR process was fairly simple – hire a PR firm with a great reputation and good connections and let them work their magic.  Nowadays, the rules of PR have completely…

Clairvoyix to Present at the Inaugural ILHA Fast Forward 2020 Conference

By Barakhirsch | August 20, 2014

Clairvoyix, the hospitality industry’s leading marketing automation company, will sponsor and present at the “Online and Social Media Marketing – What’s Working?” session. Las Vegas, NV (August, 2014) – Clairvoyix, the leader in enterprise class, hospitality specific marketing automation, is pleased to announce their commitment to the International Luxury Hotel Association through the sponsorship of…

Wellness Tourism Takes Off in Luxury Markets

By Barakhirsch | August 15, 2014

Think of luxury travel and thoughts of fancy yachts, exotic island hideaways or posh resorts immediately come to mind. Continue to follow the truly affluent, who only desire to eat, drink, and be merry while pampering in lavish surroundings. While this may be accurate perception of some in this rarified camp, painting all well-to-do with…

Ten Questions with Jan D. Freitag, SVP, STR about luxury hotels

By Barakhirsch | August 12, 2014

Jan Freitag will be discussing the state of the U.S. and global luxury hotel industry at the International Luxury Hotel Association Fast Forward 2020 Conference 22 – 23 September, in Washington DC. He will look at supply and demand dynamics driving markets and comment on pricing power (or lack thereof) in specific areas. In addition…

The International Luxury Hotel Association announces Rainmaker as official Revenue Management Partner

By Barakhirsch | August 10, 2014

The ILHA is proud to announce that The Rainmaker Group is the official revenue management partner of the International Luxury Hotel Association.  Rainmaker leads the market in providing proven profit optimization solutions for the Gaming & Hospitality and Multifamily Housing industries and leverages cutting-edge research to bring customers the most sophisticated solutions to their revenue management…

Brad King, expert on Big Data, Travel and Digital Media

By Barakhirsch | July 27, 2014

Brad King, VP of Sales for Sojern, will be discussing Big Data, Social Media, Web Marketing, and the growing list of digital marketing choices hoteliers face today, with fellow experts in a panel discussion at the International Luxury Hotel Association’s Fast Forward 2020 Conference, taking place 22-23 September in Washington DC. Register for the conference…

Rohit Talwar, global futurist, keynote speaker at ILHA Conference

By Barakhirsch | July 27, 2014

Rohit is a global futurist, strategist and award winning speaker noted for his humour, inspirational style and provocative content. He advises global firms, industries and governments on how to survive, thrive, spot and manage emerging risks and develop innovative growth strategies in the decade ahead. Profiled by the Independent Newspaper as a top ten global…

Anna Abelson of the 9.8 Group on emerging markets and trends at the Fast Forward 2020 Conference

By Barakhirsch | July 17, 2014

Growth strategies of forerunners in the luxury hotel sector are taking into consideration business development in selected key growth areas, which include emerging markets, such as Russia and other CIS countries.  The 9.8 group is a strategic holding group with a diverse portfolio in industries ranging from technology to media, healthcare and communications, that redefines the…

V.J. Kelley, Head of Key Accounts at TripAdvisor, talks trends at ILHA conference

By Barakhirsch | July 8, 2014

Online reputation management best practices and trends for the future are of particular interest to hoteliers as they battle to understand and manage constantly updating reviews in real time. V.J. Kelley shares his inside knowledge on how to make your property more attractive to the travel community and get the most exposure for your hotel.…

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