FTC suit against Wyndham not the last security breach, say experts

As long as there are credit cards, computers and consumers there will be ongoing security challenges… When the Federal Trade Commission last month filed suit...

USTA: U.S travel index grew 3.2 percent in May

TRAVEL TO AND inside the U.S. grew 3.2 percent in May over the previous year, according to the U.S Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends...
The chances an internet user will abandon a slow loading website increases with each second of load time.

STR: Occupancy, ADR and RevPAR up in January

TIME IS OF the essence to modern internet users, who have no patience with slow-loading websites, according to a graph from vpnMentor. In fact,...

Starwood says it’s going with the Chinese offer

Friday, March 18, 2016 – STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS Inc. said today that it plans to accept a raised buyout offer from a group...
A Holiday Inn Express in San Diego

Upper midscale brands dominate U.S. pipeline

OF THE 4,633 hotel projects in the U.S. construction pipeline, 2,069 hotels or 45 percent are in the upper midscale segment with four brands...

Save money, cut waste in your hotel kitchen

Thursday, April 21, 2016 – TOMORROW IS EARTH DAY, and in recognition the National Restaurant Association’s Conserve program is encouraging restaurant operators to take...

Report: Occupancy-generated RevPAR better than believed

THE POPULAR BELIEF of those in the hotel industry that ADR-driven RevPAR leads to greater “flow through” of revenue into gross operating profits is...

Holiday date shifts to affect hotel performance, STR report predicts

HOLIDAY TRAVEL PERIODS, an important part of many hotel budgets, are shifting this year from last, and the effects of that shift are measured...

Labor unions protest Hyatt work conditions

Hyatt Hotels is in the hot seat this week as countless numbers of labor union members plan to protest what Hyatt employees describe as...

Hotel stock index stays flat in August, YTD down 0.3 percent

AUGUST WAS NOT a very good month for hotel investors as the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index showed no growth from July, remaining flat at...