Forte in Israel
Forte has signed franchise deals to manage two hotels being built in Israel - Le Meridien Tel Aviv and Le Meridien Eilat.
The number of tourists visiting Europe has grown by almost half (45%) during the past five years, research body Euromonitor reports. Four in five of Europe's 277 billion holidaymakers (1996 data) live in another European country, the figures show.
Jerome joins up
Hotel Jerome, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, has become the first Colorado member of marketing consortium Leading Hotels of the World.
Three for Prima
Marketing consortium Prima Hotels has accepted three more members - the Mercer in New York, the Vista Palace Hotel in France, and the Marbella Resort Hotel in Chile.
Seven for Scandic
Swedish hotels group Scandic has bought seven more properties under its estates subsidiary Hotellus International AB.
Renaissance Hotels and Resorts has bought two Hong Kong properties: the Renaissance Harbour View hotel and New World Renaissance.
Hilton in Bahamas
Hilton International has won its first management contract in the capital of the Bahamas. The290-bedroom British Colonial Hilton Nassau is undergoing a $50m revamp, to be completed early next year.