Industry News

‘Drive-by lawsuits’ attorney starts new law firm

ATTORNEY DARSHAN PATEL has opened a new firm focusing on the hospitality industry. The new firm, DPA Law Group, is formed two years after...

AHLA offers training for Safe Stay initiative

MOST HOTEL COMPANIES large and small in the U.S. have begun following the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Safe Stay initiative to provide heightened...

TRENDS & ISSUES

STR: Occupancy for week of July 4 down from previous week

OCCUPANCY FOR U.S. hotels dropped somewhat in the week ending with July 4, ending an 11-week streak of steady increases. A surge of COVID-19...

Short-term rentals outpacing hotels during pandemic

SHORT-TERM APARTMENT rentals are surviving the COVID-19 downturn better than hotels, according to a report from hotel investment advisors The Highland Group. A focus...

Arrivalist: July 4 travel better than expected

DESPITE RISING NUMBERS of COVID-19 cases in several states, travel over the July 4 weekend exceeded expectations, according to travel data company Arrivalist. It...

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index fell 5.3 percent in June

AFTER MONTHS OF maintaining growth despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index fell 5.3 percent in June. Investors apparently grew cautious as...

STR: Week ending June 27 showed mixed recovery results

U.S. HOTELS SAW the same glimpses of recovery from the pandemic-generated economic downturn during the week ending June 27 that have appeared over the...

Survey: Americans have new requirements for travel

AMERICANS ARE WILLING to travel during this summer of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with stipulations, according to a survey from travel agency GetYourGuide. Crowded...
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