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Airfares, hotel rates and rental car prices fell in July. Here’s how you can score a good deal

Airfares, hotel rates and rental car prices fell in July. Here’s how you can score a good deal

Fluxfactory | E+ | Getty Images Travelers saw prices fall for big-ticket pieces of their vacation budgets in July, offering at least a temporary reprieve after soaring costs earlier this year. Airfares fell nearly 8% from June to July, while prices for rental cars and lodging such as hotels declined 9.5% and about 3%, respectively, …

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Strike by Hilton Bayfront hotel workers comes to a halt late Wednesday as Comic-Con starts

Strike by Hilton Bayfront hotel workers comes to a halt late Wednesday as Comic-Con starts

A strike by Hilton San Diego Bayfront workers came to a rapid end late Wednesday, hours after it had begun and just before the first full day of Comic-Con was to get underway on Thursday. Unite Here Local 30, which represents the convention hotel’s workers, confirmed that it instructed workers to cease picketing after the …

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Why Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt say hotel prices are only going up

Why Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt say hotel prices are only going up

Despite high inflation, a softening economy, and fears of a recession, the hotel industry is not seeing any slowdown. It’s the exact opposite, with Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta predicting that the hotel chain will “have the biggest summer we’ve ever seen in our 103-year history this summer.” Few industries were hit as hard as travel …

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Behind the automation boom coming to the hotel industry, from 24-hour check-in to texting for towels

Behind the automation boom coming to the hotel industry, from 24-hour check-in to texting for towels

Mathisworks | Digitalvision Vectors | Getty Images For years, hotel operators have under-invested in technology, but persistent labor challenges are forcing a reckoning in the industry. “The labor issue is a big driver for investments in technology,” said Mark Haley, a partner at Prism Hospitality Consulting, which specializes in hospitality technology and marketing. “You can’t …

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