Four years have passed since President Obama signed the act into law, and the marketing plan it created continues to be a driver of travel and tourism demand into the U.S.
While the Washington, D.C., market hasn’t been pretty for hoteliers, there is reason to believe the future will be brighter.
The American Hotel & Lodging Association has remade itself from a one-time “old boys’ club” to a strong and effective voice for the U.S. hotel industry.
Executives are ditching a well-known name for one with little to no equity at present.
I never thought I’d have to write a blog pleading with businesses to not discriminate against customers, but here we are. Thanks, Arizona and Georgia.
STR’s forecast of 5.3% RevPAR growth during 2014 and 4.7% growth during 2015 has raised some questions. Here are some explanations.
Hotels in New Jersey fared better than did those in Manhattan in terms of year-over-year change during Super Bowl weekend.
The mood was buoyant at L.A. Live, despite our projections RevPAR growth will decelerate during the next two years.
Google Analytics might not always be 100% reliable, but it does offer great insight about your website.
There are an abundance of free tools available to help hoteliers drive sales and increase efficiency. Here are five that caught my eye.
Reserving ancillary services throughout the pre-travel and travel experience is critical to winning the battle for the retail consumer.
To maximize productivity during meetings, use these five remedies.
You can’t be successful in the hotel industry without a dedication to your F&B outlet, especially in the 5-star space.
Preparations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, included creating from scratch a hotel industry of global standards.
There are a lot of legal wrinkles involved in drafting a non-compete covenant, how the covenants work and how they can help franchisee owners.
To reduce speed bumps and chart a smoother course, buyers and sellers should focus on the full breadth of deal terms contained in their letters of intent.
A hospitality workplace is often ripe for harassment claims, so hoteliers should know how to avoid and limit their liability risks.
Hotel development in India can be a speculative venture, with debt and equity capital markets that are not sophisticated and generally opaque.
Taking an active role in ownership is critical when it comes to ensuring maximum value is squeezed out of a relationship with brand partners.
Savvy resort developers are eliciting the “wow” factor from guests by transforming the once-standalone resort concept into an adventure park.
Don’t buy the jolly forecasts. The economic reality is fraught with hurdles that will trip up many hoteliers’ attempts to refinance.
Upscale select-service hotels are in the pipeline in the coming year. What should owners of full-service hotels do to compete?
Hoteliers need to make credit card security a high priority due to the potential reputational and legal costs of a breach.
Dynamic pricing allows hoteliers to price-to-market in order to maximize top-line revenue potential.
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.
Hoteliers should realize the marketing power that freebies can have for their brands.
Differentiation can lead to competitive advantages, but the definition lies within customers’ perceptions.
A recent trip to Colombia highlighted the country’s commitment to group and meetings business.