Read on to find out what I believe is in store for the global transactions scene in 2014.
The social media conversation almost always circles back to ROI, which means the various platforms must deliver new features to stay relevant.
Here are five contingencies to consider that could derail your 2014 budgeting process.
Hotel owners pay a lot of money to fly those flags, and brands must continue to evolve quickly to justify the costs.
A rising demographic of middle-class travelers, coupled with a government push to modify mandated holiday travel, has hoteliers in China and neighboring countries adapting.
Upper-upscale hotels sold at least 80% of their rooms on 78 out of the first 212 days of the year.
Big box hotels with large meeting spaces are a thing of the past. What will the future landscape look like for group business?
Recent changes from Google will impact e-commerce business—for better and worse.
There are three strategies for success as hotel marketers prepare for the next great battle over hotel distribution.
Many hoteliers believe they are in good standing in the branding department, but a recent study suggests guests hold inaccurate brand perceptions that could affect the bottom line.
Working within a systematic framework can enable hoteliers to identify more and better benefits for customers.
Owners and management companies can compromise when negotiating early termination rights.
It’s becoming standard practice for design professionals to include limitation-of-liability clauses in contracts. Here’s what developers should know.
The cost of having a tax projection prepared for due diligence far outweighs the cost of making a bad deal.
Savvy resort developers are eliciting the “wow” factor from guests by transforming the once-standalone resort concept into an adventure park.
Waikiki, Hawaii, has seen some growth, but there are some potential pitfalls for the market.
Managers can ensure employee satisfaction and retention by using five fundamental skills.
Mexico has rebounded as a land of opportunity, but hoteliers should heed these guidelines before jumping in head first.
The inevitable downturn waiting for the hotel industry after this period of recovery likely won’t be as painful as the 2008 crash.
As hotel performance begins to decelerate, hoteliers must anticipate challenges that lie ahead.
Group business is picking up at Ryman Hospitality Properties, which overcame a mid-year dip following the transition of its management business to Marriott International.
A restructuring is near for revenue management, and the new brand of RM calls equally for a new breed of revenue leaders.
The next step in the evolution of revenue management will be to examine a guest’s total spend. But don’t expect a smooth transition.
A recent trip to Colombia highlighted the country’s commitment to group and meetings business.
Chinese outbound travel is neck and neck with the U.S., so understanding Chinese travelers can impact business.