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350 Room Fairmont Wuhan to Open 2017 in China

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Oceanwide Hotel Investment Management Co., Ltd. and Wuhan Central Business Area Construction Investment Joint Stock Company, announced the development of a new hotel in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, Central China. Joining the brand's growing collection of properties in China, Fairmont Wuhan is slated to open in 2017.

Marriott Ithaca, NY Breaks Ground

A joint venture between Urgo Hotels & Resorts and Ensemble Hotel Partners announced the ground breaking of a 10-story, 159-room,  full-service Marriott Hotel in downtown Ithaca, New York.
Scheduled to open in Q3 of 2016, the hotel will be located at theeastern entrance to the Ithaca Commons, a newly renovated pedestrian indoor and outdoor mixed-use development and "entertainment" district anchoring Ithaca’s downtown core.

Study Shows Web Has Transformed Consumers Into More Savvy, Selective Travel Buyers

A study from travel insurer Allianz Global Assistance shows that expanded use of the internet has significantly changed the way consumers view travel. The study reviewed 32 million exchanges on travel forums in 11 countries, finding that consumers have become much more travel savvy, thus gaining new skills in purchasing trips that best meet their goals.