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Make a run for marathoners at your hotel
October 5 2015
By Terence Baker Marathons bring large groups of ordinary people and their families to a destination near to you. And the season is just about to begin.
4 silver linings in South America
October 2 2015
By Patrick Mayock Many of the economies in South America are sagging. That creates opportunities for those smart enough to take note (and advantage). 
What was your first hotel job?
October 1 2015
By Stephanie Ricca It’s a question I never get tired of asking, and never get tired of hearing the responses to. 
Freitag’s 5: US RevPAR grows, but slows
September 30 2015
By Jan Freitag RevPAR for the U.S. hotel industry grew 2.2% during August, driven down by an occupancy decline of 1.4%.
Chinese capital outflow might not be so sturdy
September 28 2015
By Terence Baker Chinese outbound capital in the hotel industry is on the move, but dangers exist when China is suffering economically.
STR and STR Global
Freitag’s 5: July marks 5 years’ RevPAR growth
August 28 2015
By Jan Freitag RevPAR is back on track after last month’s hiccup, and occupancy reaches heights previously unknown by STR, according to this analysis from Jan Freitag. 
The hotel industry’s most overused clichés
August 12 2015
By Steve Hennis and Carter Wilson The hotel industry is awash in awful phraseology that has become so ubiquitous that it now borders on almost meaningless. Here are some of the worst offenders. 
The 15th year: Observations from NYU 2015
June 10 2015
By Jan Freitag Record attendance and record occupancy brought together a group of giddy investors to look for deals, yield and new brands at the NYU Investment Conference.
Hoteliers, disrupt before someone else does
September 9 2015
By Dan Kowalewski and Bruno Despujol Fundamental changes to the digital landscape are giving rise to a new breed of travel distribution competitor. Here’s how hoteliers can combat them.
Hoteliers should be concerned about Airbnb
July 9 2015
By David Kong Only through being involved can we ensure that our interests, as well as the interests of the traveling public, are being protected when it comes to Airbnb and the sharing economy.
A cheat sheet to drive direct business
July 8 2015
By Tim Peter You still have time to make 2015 a great year for direct booking growth. Follow these six tips to help get you there.
Four discoveries about owning our inn
September 23 2015
By Birgit Radin From spreading the word to building a Wi-Fi tower, becoming an inn owner has its challenges. 
Fogo Island Inn is a social business first
September 18 2015
By Larry Mogelonsky The inn, located on Canada’s east coast, looks to the social aspect of business over the monetary returns.
14 tips to close the sale at your hotel
September 15 2015
By Doug Kennedy Hotel salespeople are inundated with booking inquiries from meeting planners and guests alike. Closing those sales starts with a good first impression. 
Tax benefits of intangibles are often lost
September 28 2015
By Bernice T. Dowell Recognizing intangibles that are acquired when buying an operating hotel can provide income tax benefits. Here’s what you need to know.
Ruling has ‘troubling implications’
September 9 2015
By Peter Connolly The recent NLRB ruling broadening joint-employer status will have far-reaching effects beyond union issues. 
Ruling creates ‘disincentive’ for franchisees
September 9 2015
By Kerry Ranson The entrepreneurial nature of hotel franchising as we know it is set to change, post-NLRB ruling.
ISHC Global Insights
Loyalty and cybersecurity: Don’t risk a breach
September 10 2015
By Deborah S. Friedland Loyalty programs are popular and influential, but they also carry cybersecurity risks. Arm yourselves with protective measures. 
The problem with chains branding boutique
August 26 2015
By Becka Chester Chains that brand boutique and lifestyle will face challenges to truly distinguish themselves, remain relevant and set themselves apart.
8 pre-opening priorities for owners
July 23 2015
By Kristie Dickinson Developing a hotel? Don’t leave home without this checklist of key issues that will ensure operational success. 
4 tips for successful CapEx planning
October 5 2015
By Matthew Arrants Here are four tips to get you started with your long-term CapEx plan.
Prepare for the next downturn while you can
September 29 2015
By W. Chris Green Savvy owners, now is the time to get in the driver’s seat and control your destiny by preparing for the more challenging times ahead.
Putting hotel industry numbers in perspective
September 4 2015
By Joel Ross The hotel industry focuses on the wrong data. All anyone seems to talk about is RevPAR. Look again.
Revenue Management
Analysis: Exchange rate impact on US rates
August 5 2015
By Jan Freitag The dollar has appreciated markedly against the euro. What’s the impact on average daily rate?
How to win in hotel revenue management
May 5 2015
By Ted Arps Now is the time to audit your revenue management practices. In so doing, you will be preparing your company for the eventual downturn.
How to raise hotel rates—at any rate
April 24 2015
By W. Chris Green Now is the time to adopt specific strategies to maximize rooms revenue. These five tips will help you get there. 
Sales & Marketing
Americans’ itch to travel as strong as ever
September 16 2015
By Ed Watkins New and existing research reinforces the idea that Americans place travel—everything from weekend getaways to 10-day trips to Europe—above most other leisure pursuits.
Las Vegas transformation comes full circle
August 19 2015
By Marc Grossman Las Vegas has been a city of transformation for decades. Here’s a look at where the city started to where it is today.
Always be ready to grab group business
August 3 2015
By Andria Goldin What’s the secret to capturing group business? Always know that company’s coming.
Tracking Baha Mar’s development trek
Accor’s distribution gamble takes shape
Infographic: A global look at hotel CEO tenure
Sharing economy 'is the future,' hoteliers say
Executives say cooperation is key for IHG
New Holiday Inn guestrooms take homey look
The hotel industry’s most overused clichés
Apple stays true to its core post IPO
MCR pursuing smart hotel development
Deconstructing a guest review
With every great opportunity? A challenge
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