This Week in Hospitality Marketing Live Show 234 January 31 2020

This Week in Hospitality Marketing Live Show 234 January 31 2020

This Week in Hospitality Marketing Live Show 234

CoHosts
Stephanie Smith
Kat Mohammad
Robert Cole

Show Notes
00:01 — HSMAI Marketing Conference Revie
00:15 — AAHOA conference
01:15 — Marriott signed record 815 hotel deals in 2019 / Hilton Opened More Than a Hotel a Day, Achieved 6.6 Percent Net Unit Growth, and Reached 6,110 Properties
01:54 — How to delete what Facebook knows about your life outside of Facebook

Topics

Top Story

1. Marriott signed record 815 hotel deals in 2019

Marriott signed record 815 hotel deals in 2019

a. Hilton Opened More Than a Hotel a Day, Achieved 6.6 Percent Net Unit Growth, and Reached 6,110 Properties
https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article108983.html

Brands & Product

2. Forecasts reflect slow-to-no growth, supply increases
http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/300056/Forecasts-reflect-slow-to-no-growth-supply-increases

3. Aimbridge Hospitality And Global Hotel Alliance Form Strategic Alliance
https://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4096707.html

4. Atari is opening its own hotels in eight US cities
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/28/tech/atari-hotels-trnd/index.html

Intermediaries & Distribution

5. U.S. AirDNA STR Index: 2019 Year-End Report

U.S. AirDNA STR Index: 2019 Year-End Report

6. Wex Buys Enett From Travelport for $1.7 Billion in a Travel Payments Mashup

Wex Buys Enett From Travelport for $1.7 Billion in a Travel Payments Mashup

7. Catherine Powell to Lead Airbnb Experiences
https://news.airbnb.com/catherine-powell-to-lead-airbnb-experiences/

a. LVMH Selects New Hospitality Boss to Lead Experiential Luxe Push

LVMH Selects New Hospitality Boss to Lead Experiential Luxe Push

Marketing & Strategy

8. Trading on loyalty, exchange seeks rewards from points programs
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-exchange-loyalty-idUSKBN15F2SC

9. 5 of the Most Complex SEO Problems & How to Fix Them
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/complex-seo-problems-how-to-fix/344319/#close

10. How To Avoid In-Housing Disaster
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/344190/how-to-avoid-in-housing-disaster.html

Tech & Finance

11. Why the smartest AI is still dumber than a toddler — and how we can fix that

5G will change how we watch sports in person

12. The ‘hotelization’ of real estate
https://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/Blogs/Details/89965?loginSuccess

13. Data science: Which technologies are hot (and which are not)?
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/data-science-which-technologies-are-hot-and-which-are-not/

Boop!

14. Photos show the glory days of Pan Am, a symbol of a bygone era of luxurious air travel before the airline went bust 29 years ago
https://www.businessinsider.com/pan-am-photos-show-airline-glory-days-2020-1

Ruh-Roh…

15. How to delete what Facebook knows about your life outside of Facebook
https://www.vox.com/2020/1/28/21112380/facebook-activity-tool-data

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