Industry News

Hurricane Florence expected to crash into the Carolinas on Thursday and Friday

AS HURRICANE FLORENCE was spinning into a monster storm in the Atlantic Tuesday, Hema Patel, co-owner of Courtesy Management in Columbia, South Carolina, was...

Hotelier applauds AHLA’s new safety program, 5-Star Promise

ANSWERING A CALL to improve safety for hotel workers, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, along with major companies such as Marriott International, InterContinental...

TRENDS & ISSUES

Index: U.S. travel business growth slowing over the next six months

THE GROWTH OF the U.S. travel market continues to slow, edging  up 3 percent in July over the same time last year, according to...

Survey: Hotels still need to improve use of technology to serve guests

MOST HOTELIERS SEEM to understand the importance of maximizing their use of technology to improve guests’ experience, but at the same time they are...

Most travelers do not use voice technology to search or book, says Phocuswright study

PHOCUSWRIGHT RESEARCH REVEALS U.S. travelers are interested in using voice for a multitude of travel-related tasks, but have yet to make it a habit. More...

President Trump ‘keen listener’ during hotel industry CEOs’ visit to White House

CHIEF EXECUTIVES OF major hotel companies on Sept. 4 met with President Donald Trump and members of his administration in the White House. The White...

Report: ADR to drive RevPAR in 2019 for the first time since 2007

THE SECOND QUARTER of 2018 saw a strong performance by the U.S. hotel industry, and strong room rates are expected to drive RevPAR growth...

STR: U.S. hotel transactions up 11.3 percent in 2018’s first half

THE VOLUME OF transactions made for U.S. hotels rose 11.3 percent during the first half of 2018 and price per room increased 12.2 percent,...

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