Radisson Hotel Group concludes a successful 2021 of regional growth in the Middle East

Dubai – Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel groups, looks prudently optimistic into 2022. It positively strengthens its presence in the Middle East and further regional expansion in KSA with two more new openings in the pipeline before the end of the year, contributing to the Group sealing more than 250 hotels signed since the start of the pandemic.

With over 75 hotels in operation and under development in the region, the Middle East remains a key focus for Radisson Hotel Group’s global strategy. This year, the Group continued its development momentum, adding over 2,000 keys to

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Expedia Group to merge loyalty programs across brands, expand benefits


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Online travel powerhouse Expedia Group plans to unify and expand customer loyalty program offerings across its portfolio of brands.

The move will result in “the most complete travel rewards offering in the industry,” according to the Seattle-based firm, with member discounts and reward earning and redemption on flights, hotels, vacation rentals, car rentals, cruises, and activities across all Expedia Group brands.

Travel brands impacted include Expedia,, Orbitz, Travelocity and Vrbo.

The step addresses, on a corporate level, a problem that has plagued consumer loyalty efforts. Ever since American Airlines in 1981 became the

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Statewide hotel group sees glimmer of hope in easing of restrictions for foreign travelers coming to U.S.

Chicago isn’t a foreign tourist magnet in the way of, say, New York City or San Francisco.

Historically, only about 5% of visitors here come from overseas. But Michael Jacobson was nevertheless thrilled this week at the announcement the Biden administration plans to ease coronavirus-related travel restrictions on foreign visitors to the United States.

“It’s been a long time coming; it’s something that, as an industry, we’ve been fighting for for months now,” said Jacobson, president and CEO of the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, which represents about 500 properties statewide, including about 150 in Chicago.

Beginning in November, the

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