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News for December 18, 2014

The Coca-Cola Company Appoints Julie Hamilton As Chief Customer And Commercial Leadership Officer; Appoints Susan Gambardella As Executive Assistant To The Chairman And CEO

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/the-coca-cola-company-appoints-julie-hamilton-as-chief-customer-and-commercial-leadership-officer

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal For Seven Properties In Peru - Partner Costa del Sol To Open 1,000 Rooms Under The Wyndham Hotels And Resorts® Brand 

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-hotel-group-signs-deal-seven-properties-peru

AAA: 98.6 Million Americans Traveling This Holiday Season, Four Percent More Than Last Year

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2014/12/aaa-98-6-million-americans-traveling-holiday-season-four-percent-last-year/

ASPIDER Delivers Virtual Network Services For Fast-Growing Internet Of Things Market Using Cisco Virtualized Packet Core 

http://newsroom.cisco.co

RCI Boosts Its Network In Turkey With 11 New Affiliated Properties 

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/rci-boosts-its-network-turkey-11-new-affiliated-properties

Autograph Collection To Add Stunning New Dubai Property To Its Collection, The Luxurious Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa – To Open In Early 2015

http://news.marriott.com/2014/12/autograph-collection-to-add-stunning-new-dubai-property-to-its-collection.html

MasterCard Appoints R. B. Santosh Kumar To The Role Of Country Manager, Sri Lanka And Maldives

http://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/mastercard-appoints-r-b-santosh-kumar-role-country-manager-sri-lanka-maldives/

Accenture Reports Strong First-Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results 

http://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-reports-strong-first-quarter-fiscal-2015-results.htm

News for December 17, 2014

Hyatt Announces Sale Of Park Hyatt Toronto To Oxford Properties - A Hyatt Affiliate Will Continue To Operate The Hotel 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/121714Hyatt-Announces-Sale-Of-Park-Hyatt-Toronto-To-Oxford-Properties

Orbitz Insider Index Examines What Made Travelers Tick In 2014 

http://press.orbitz.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251693&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1999683

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Announces That Sage Hospitality Has Been Selected To Manage The Four Seasons Philadelphia Hotel Upon Conversion To A New Independent Luxury Hotel 

http://ir.hosthotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=60734&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1999366

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Expansion In Croatia With The Signing Of New Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel – The Company's Fourth Hotel In Croatia 

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

Cornell Study Finds That Loyal Sports Fans Focus On Complete Service Experience

https://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/about/pubs/news/newsdetails.html?id=1036

Marriott Hotels Debuts Its Third Hotel On China's Beautiful Tropical Hainan Island - Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay 

http://news.marriott.com/2014/12/marriott-hotels-debuts-its-third-hotel-on-chinas-beautiful-tropical-hainan-island-sanya-marriott-hot.html

IRS, Social Security Announce Key 2015 Tax Changes 

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/IRS,-Social-Security-announce-key-2015-tax-changes

London Gatwick Airport Increases Runway Capacity To 55 Flights Per Hour And Estimates An Additional 2 Million Passengers On A Single Runway Assisted By Amadeus A-CDM Portal

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/Amadeus-Home/News-and-events/News/2014_12_16_London-Gatwick-Airport-increases-runway-capacity/1319560217161-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319614321235&assettype=PressRelease_C

News for December 16, 2014

IHG Agrees To Acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants To Create The World's Largest Boutique Hotel Business 

http://www.ihgplc.com/index.asp?PageID=116&NewsID=3362

Last-Minute Shoppers Spread Holiday Cheer (79% vs. 75% In 2013) And 64% Planning To Hit The Stores On December 26 According To The American Express Spending & Saving Tracker 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2014/last-minute-shoppers-spread-holiday-cheer.aspx

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa – Enters Into A Franchise Agreement With PHR Okinawa Hotel Management Ltd., A Subsidiary Of Ken Corporation, Ltd. - Expected To Open Late 2015

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/120814-Hyatt-Announces-Plans-for-Hyatt-Regency-Naha-Okinawa

Swiss Belhotel International Launches Five-Star Hotel Ciputra World Surabaya

http://www.swiss-belhotel.com/media/content.php?id=55#.VI8RVnvg5OY

Dr. Josef Schilling Appointed As Sales Director At Ariane Inhotels GmbH, Germany 

http://www.ariane.com/en/news.html

IHG Grows Holiday Inn® Portfolio Of Brands In Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico With Franchisee Posadas Cantabria, S.A. de C.V. 

http://www.ihgplc.com/index.asp?PageID=116&NewsID=3355

American Express Creates New Technology Hub In Silicon Valley - Palo Alto-Based Technology Team Will Build New Capabilities In Big Data, Cloud Computing And Mobile 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2014/amex-creates-tech-hub-silicon-valley.aspx

W Bogota Opens - W Bogota Is The 46th W Hotel Worldwide And Third W Hotel In Latin America - Starwood Currently Has 84 Hotels In Operation and 16 In The Pipeline In Latin America 

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

Hyatt Place Columbus, Mississippi Celebrates Official Opening

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/121114Hyatt-Place-Columbus-Mississippi-Celebrates-Official-Opening

Korea’s Hancom Selects IBM Cloud To Securely Deploy SaaS Services Overseas

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/45683.wss

m/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1562524

News for December 15, 2014

P&G Professional™ University Provides Free Continuing Education Online For ISSA, IEHA and AHLEI Professionals

Groundbreaking Alliance Between Accor And Huazhu (China Lodging) Creates A Hotel Giant In China - Combined Access To Over 2,000 Hotels In China With Long-Term Path For Growth

http://www.accor.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Contenus_Accor/Finance/Pressreleases/2014/UK/20141214_pr_accor_huazhu.pdf

Shangri-La Hotels And Resorts Appoints Steven Taylor Chief Marketing Officer

http://www.shangri-la.com/corporate/press-room/press-releases/shangri-la-hotels-and-resorts-appoints-steven-taylor-chief-marketing-officer/

Lanyon Acquires GenieConnect, Leading Provider Of Mobile Event Applications 

http://www.lanyon.com/resources/lanyon-acquires-genieconnect%2C-leading-provider-of-mobile-event-applications

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Opens In Montego Bay, Jamaica

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/121014Hyatt-Ziva-Rose-Hall-Opens-In-Jamaica

Companies Need New Application Strategies To Stake Out Next Competitive Frontier In A High-Velocity, Software-Driven World, According To Accenture Report - Redefining The Business Of Applications Can Open Doors To New Revenue Streams And Markets 

http://newsroom.accenture.com/news/companies-need-new-application-strategies-to-stake-out-next-competitive-frontier-in-a-high-velocity-software-driven-world-according-to-accenture-report.htm

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn, Set To Open In March, 2015 

http://www.proteahotels.com/pressroom/Pages/bookings-now-open-for-pretorias-coolest-new-hotel.aspx

Courtyard By Marriott South Pattaya Opens In Thailand’s Hottest Beach-Resort Destination 

http://news.marriott.com/2014/12/courtyard-by-marriott-south-pattaya-opens-in-thailands-hottest-beach-resort-destination.html

PwC US Acquires Advanced Pharmacy Concepts, Inc. - Becomes Part Of PwC’s Human Resource Services Practice

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2014/pwc-us-acquires-advanced-pharmacy-concepts-inc.jhtml

News for December 12, 2014

Marc Bolland And David Weinberg Elected To The Coca-Cola Company Board Of Directors

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/marc-bolland-and-david-weinberg-elected-to-the-coca-cola-company-board-of-directors

The South Beach In Singapore Chooses Preferred Hotel Group As Strategic Brand Partner - New-Build Luxury Hotel Scheduled To Open In 2015

https://preferredhotelgroup.com/press/the-south-beach-in-singapore-chooses-preferred-hotel-group-as-strategic-brand-partner

New Survey Reveals Top Hotel Trends Across The Country - Definitive AH&LA Industry Survey Shows What's “In” And “Out” In 2015

http://www.ahla.com/pressrelease.aspx?id=36663

Starwood Hotels’ Eco-Wise Element Brand Debuts In New Hampshire, The Element Hanover-Lebanon - Owner Norwich Partners Donates $100,000 To Local Children’s Causes And Announces Plans To Donate 200+ Acres For Conservation

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

Cisco Announces Expansion Plans In Colombia

http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1561465

Alvarez & Marsal Appoints Physician-Focused Industry Veteran, Gary Van House, To Rapidly Growing Healthcare Industry Group 

http://www.alvarezandmarsal.com/alvarez-marsal-appoints-physician-focused-industry-veteran-rapidly-growing-healthcare-industry-group

Data Helps Asia Pacific, European Travel Managers Save Money - Asia Pacific Companies Appear To Be More Successful Than Their European Counterparts In Utilizing DataAccording To A New Study By The GBTA Foundation

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls120914.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gbta.org%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems_all.aspx

Going Up: 23 States To Increase Minimum Wage In 2015 According To NRA

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/Will-you-see-a-2015-minimum-wage-increase

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