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Your Guests Use Netflix, Amazon and Uber. What Does This Mean for Your Hotel?

August 3, 2016

From Amazon in retail, to Uber in transportation and Airbnb in hospitality, a variety of businesses across multiple industries are embracing platform...

Hospitality Upgrade Announces Recipient of the John Cahill Student Seat for the 2016 CIO Summit

August 9, 2016

Pennsylvania State University hospitality student selected as first recipient of this prestigious honor ATLANTA, August 9, 2016 –  Hospitality...

Austin, Still Not a Top 25 U.S. Hotel Market?

August 17, 2016

By Chris Remund Over the past several years, Austin has been one of the fastest developing cities in the United States. Festivals such as South by...

FelCor Completes Sale of 560-Room Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort for $75.9 Million

August 3, 2016

IRVING, Texas--August 3, 2016--FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today announced that it sold the 560-room Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells...

Is Wi-Fi the Secret to Keeping Your Guests Happy?

August 5, 2016

By Matthew FitzGerald  The mobile revolution is continuing - some even say accelerating - and hotels continue to be on the front lines of the...

TravelClick Hosts Complimentary Webinar on Q2 2016 Global Hotel Industry Performance

August 9, 2016

Competing in the New Reality of Destructive Demand NEW YORK (August 9, 2016) — TravelClick, a global provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that...

Ranking Hotel REITS: Highest EBITDA & Lowest Overhead

August 10, 2016

Which Hotel REITs Achieved the Highest Hotel EBITDA Margins and the Lowest Management and Overhead Expense Ratios in 2015?  By Hans Detlefsen, MPP,...

Lazy Parents, Hallway Hellraisers and Loud Neighbors are America’s Least Favorite Hotel Guests

August 9, 2016

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 9, 2016 -- Expedia.com® today released the results of the 2016 Expedia Hotel Etiquette Study, which asked 1,018 Americans...

US RevPAR Forecast Lowered to 3%-4% Amid Signs of Fatigue

August 2, 2016

NEW YORK - August 2, 2016 - US lodging fundamentals are decelerating and signs of fatigue are signaling a negative turn could be ahead, according to Fitch...

Hotel Website Design and Usability: Top 10 Mistakes

August 9, 2016

By Vikram Singh Hotel website design, like any kind of design, is subjective. Nothing is more painful than a website design “discussion”...

What if Airbnb Built a Hotel?

August 5, 2016

What if Airbnb built a hotel? Ian Schrager said on stage at this year’s BLLA conference that, in some ways, Airbnb is the boutique hotel of one. So, what...

Harris Poll Names Travel Brands of The Year with Hotels Showing Stronger Brand Equity than Airline, Cruise and Online Travel Services

August 4, 2016

W Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Homewood Suites, Microtel Inn and Hampton Inn Take Top Hotel Spots   Southwest Airlines Named Value Airline Brand of the...

17 Things to Consider When Planning for 2017

August 17, 2016

1.  BUILD YOUR ANNUAL STRATEGIC PLAN Include as many of your leaders, supervisors and up-and-comers as possible in your planning process. Don’t...

Gopinath Ramanan joins GuestTek as SVP of R&D and Product Management

August 1, 2016

Calgary, Alberta – August 1, 2016 – GuestTek, a global leader in broadband technology and interactive solutions for the hospitality industry,...

Humility Is A Virtue With These Three Words

August 3, 2016

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) Our industry is currently facing some highly complex issues with no obvious answers – the OTAs,...

MGM Resorts International Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial And Operating Results

August 4, 2016

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 4, 2016 -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) ("MGM Resorts" or the "Company") today reported financial...

Session Lineup for HX: The Hotel Experience 2016 Taking Shape

August 3, 2016

NEW YORK, NY – August 3, 2016 – The session lineup for HX: The Hotel Experience 2016 is taking shape—and it’s now available for your...

OTAs vs Hotels: Why ‘An Old and Tired Story’ Keeps Running

August 10, 2016

From cost per acquisition to qualifying fences and ensuring rate parity with the comp set, Pamela Whitby hears what is keeping three US-based hoteliers awake...

Cracking the Millennial Travel Mindset: Surprising Insights on Attitudes and Behaviors

August 5, 2016

Mirroring Boomer Counterparts, 89% of Millennials Report Value of ‘High-Touch’ Personal Service NEW YORK - August 5, 2016 - As the...

Kinseth Hospitality Celebrates Ground Breaking of Tru by Hilton in Cheyenne, Wyoming

August 4, 2016

Cheyenne, WY – August 4, 2016– Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today broke ground on a new Tru by Hilton property located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The...

3 Ways to Overcome the Perception That OTAs Are Cheaper

August 4, 2016

It’s all too easy to blame OTAs for your hotel’s shrinking profits by pointing fingers at their costly commissions and frustrating policy of...

Book Direct: The Numbers Tell the Story

August 11, 2016

It’s no secret that there has been a flurry of book direct campaigns launched in recent months. This includes IHG and Accor launching campaigns in Europe...

Take Control of Your Business Center with TTI Access, Unveiled by TTI Technologies at IHG’s recent “Winning With Technology” Conference

August 16, 2016

Fully compatible and tested in all recent versions of Windows, including 10!   August 16, 2016 – New York, NY – TTI Technologies, best known...

Tourism in Times of Terror - Close to Half of all Tourists Worldwide are Changing Their Travel Behaviour

August 9, 2016

The threat of terrorism significantly influences holiday planning – major differences in the safety image of individual destinations – ITB Berlin...

Becoming The True Hub of Your Destination

August 16, 2016

Thinking Bigger About Mobile Applications For CVBs and DMOs By Dr. Michael Arner Travelers of all ages, nationalities, and income levels readily rely on...

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