Marriott and then Hilton made a lot of news in the past two months when they both announced changes to their cancellation policies, shortening the amount of time to cancel a reservation to 48 hours prior to check in, instead of the industry standard of just 24 hours. Marriott was first, announcing on June 15 a new policy that impacts its hotels in the Americas across all brands with the exception of Design Hotels and Marriott Vacations Worldwide. Hilton followed suit on July 31 with a new policy impacting its hotels in the U.S. and Canada, implementing 48-hour and, in some cases, 72-hour cancellation policies for its hotels. Initial reaction expressed major concern, especially among the corporate travel community, but some said the new policies won’t hurt corporate travelers or their companies as much as originally thought. Get the full story at Skift