News in brief: Zagat, RCI, IHG

Google buys Zagat:  Google Inc. announced on Thursday that it bought Zagat Survey LLC, the publisher of the Zagat restaurant and hotel reviews.

Read more at The Official Google Blog


RCI adds 34 properties:  Vacation exchange company RCI signed 34 properties in the first six months of 2011.

Read more at Wyndham Worldwide


Hyatt workers on weeklong strike:  The Unite Here hospitality workers union announced on Thursday that workers at four Hyatt hotels in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu are going on a one-week strike.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune


TravelClick, Travelport sign agreement:  Hotel e-commerce company TravelClick and transactions processor Travelport signed a multi-year partnership on Wednesday.

Read more at MarketWatch


IHG signs 4 Indian hotels:  IHG announced on Wednesday that it signed deals to open four Holiday Inn Express hotels in India over the next three years.

Read more at India Info Online


RockResorts leaves Tempo Miami:  RockResorts, a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. announced on Thursday that its management of Tempo Miami has been terminated.

Read more at PR Newswire