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STR: U.S. hotel performance for April 2019

HENDERSONVILLE, TENNESSEE – The U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during April 2019, according to data from STR. In a year-over-year comparison with April 2018, the industry posted the following: Occupancy: +0.3 at 68.0% Average daily rate (ADR): +0.9% to US$131.85 Revenue per available …

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American Airlines to launch new route to Guyana

American Airlines is providing travellers with more access to Guyana. The airline will begin a direct service from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, Guyana, from December. The new service from JFK will be operated daily on a Boeing 737-800 with …

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Forbes Travel Guide announces world’s best rooms

ATLANTA – Forbes Travel Guide released its Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Rooms. The best-of list highlights 41 properties spanning 17 countries. Verified Lists are compiled from data gathered by the company’s incognito inspectors, who stay at the properties and evaluate them on up to 900 standards for …

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Luxhabitat reveals booming Palm Jumeirah property market

Figures from the latest Luxhabitat Property Monitor Report have revealed a buoyant property market on the Palm Jumeriah. The Dubai-based real estate consultant found over 1,737 villas and 6,194 apartments saw ownership transferred within the first quarter of 2019 in the overall residential market. The volume of transactions in the …

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Final preparation begin for Vivid Sydney 2019

Light installations are beginning to be finalised throughout the Harbour City in preparation for the upcoming launch of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the southern Hemisphere. With just two weeks until Lights On – on Friday, May 24th – artists and event staff are …

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