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Vantage Rolls Out New Branding & Growth Strategy

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:02
At Vantage’s annual conference, attendees learned how the company will go forward now that its absorbed Americas Best Franchising.

AAHOA Congratulates Congressmen Ami Bera and George Holding on their Selections as Co-Chairmen of the India Caucus

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2014-12-12 11:38
ATLANTA, - The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) congratulates Congressmen Ami Bera, D-Calif., and George Holding, R-N.C., on their selections ...

Destination Hotels Reveals 2015 Trend Forecast

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2014-12-12 11:37
Englewood, Colo. – In its third annual “State of the Meetings Industry” survey of more than 185 meeting planners nationwide, Destination ...

Omni Providence Hotel Unveils Multimillion-Dolar Public Space Renovation

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2014-12-12 11:36
Enhancements Made to Lobby, Meeting Spaces, Coffee Shop and Pool.

The Limelight Hotel Freshens-Up All 126 Guest Rooms And Adds New Winter Outdoor Adventures

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2014-12-12 11:35
ASPEN, Colo.— Located in the heart of downtown Aspen, Colo. the award-winning Limelight Hotel is preparing for another ski/ride season with ...

Residence Inn Helps Business Travelers Stay Connected With Their Kids

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2014-12-12 11:33
Partnership with Cricket Media’s Story Bug enables parents to read a bedtime story with their children across the miles.

Belmond Launches Microsite Dedicated To The LGBT Market

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2014-12-12 11:32
A one-stop portal offering clear, concise detailed information and inspiration for discerning LGBT clients.

VW has 10 million sales in sight despite flat November

AutoNews - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:54
VW Group's global vehicle sales increased just 1 percent in November as its business was hit by slumps in Russia and Brazil. The automaker, however, remains confident it will meet a full-year target of 10 million deliveries.
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BWI Group gives Lamborghini Huracan added stability

AutoNews - Fri, 2014-12-12 01:01
BWI Group provides added stability to the new Lamborghini Huracan with its optional magneto-rheologic suspension damper control system. Harman supplies the supercar's infotainment and navigation system.
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Toyota, dealers get pop culture boost on 'Modern Family'

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-12-11 17:23
Pop culture can have a powerful impact on social perceptions. In which case, the TV show 'Modern Family' on ABC polished the tarnished image of the modern car dealership in Wednesday night's episode.
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DriveTime names Manheim, low-end vehicle auction as exclusive remarketers

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-12-11 17:07
DriveTime has named Manheim and Go Auto Exchange, an auction that specializes in dealer-to-dealer sales of low-end used vehicles, as its exclusive sales outlet for remarketing vehicles.
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Mercedes sales chief Kaellenius seen as potential Zetsche successor after promotion to board

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-12-11 09:34
Daimler promoted Ola Kaellenius, head of sales for its Mercedes unit, to the group's management board, making him a potential candidate to succeed Dieter Zetsche as CEO. Zetsche's current contract runs until the end of 2016.
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Why Honda is touting its new 'Green Dealer' guide

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-12-11 09:00
Honda is releasing its internal 'Green Dealer' guide today to help automakers and other franchised businesses reduce their carbon footprints.
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Mercedes' $29,900 CLA -- now you see it, now you don't

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:01
It was bound to happen, although it came sooner than expected and with no changes in equipment.
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UK dealer puts BMW's Future Retail program to the test

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:01
BMW's Future Retail program, which launched last year in Europe and China, offers customers a high-tech but unrushed explanation of BMW products. Elms BMW in the UK was an early adopter as it wanted a new way to lure customers.
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Audi exec says cyberstores link physical, virtual worlds

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:01
Audi's cyberstores in London, Beijing and Berlin showcase the brand's technology by presenting its entire model lineup in a digital format. Horst Hanschur, Audi's head of business development, explained the benefits to Automotive News Europe.
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Why loyalty leads to fewer dealership visits

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:01
A customer visited a dealership an average of six times in the UK before completing a purchase in 1994. That number dropped to 1.2 visits in 2012 and it's still falling, a successful retailer says.
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White House rolls out tire safety, efficiency program with NASCAR

AutoNews - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:40
The White House rolled out a new program aimed at getting American consumers to buy tires that will enable cars to get better mileage and take better care of them to cut down on tire-related crashes.
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AutoNews - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:50 cut 32 jobs last week at its Chicago headquarters in a 2.5 percent headcount reduction that comes just months after it was acquired by media giant Gannett.
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Amazon's 'Make an Offer' platform offers more price control

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:40

Amazon continued to expand its sales platform into niche categories with the announcement of the new "Make an Offer" feature. The option will allow customers to haggle for better deals while giving vendors more control over pricing.

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