Industry pundits had feared the dollar, which has appreciated against the euro as well as several other foreign currencies, would dissuade travelers from visiting comparatively pricier gateway markets such as New York City. The U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) was 94.92 as of press time, which was more than the 52-week low of 78.91 but less than the 100.39 52-week high. “You have to believe that it’s impacting business at least somewhat,” said Chris Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide Holdings, during an earnings call with analysts on 29 April. But the first-quarter data, both empirical and anecdotal, showed otherwise, he said. Get the full story at Hotel News Now