North America sees 5 percent growth in international arrivals

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS worldwide grew 6 percent in the in the first six months of 2018, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. While...

Hurricane Florence closed hotels, raised occupancy in North Carolina

IN THE PECULIAR give and take that hotels experience from major storms, Hurricane Florence brought the highest number of closings, and the highest spikes...

Study: U.S. hotels’ TRevPAR pinched in August by non-rooms revenue dip

AUGUST WAS, OVERALL, another good month for the U.S. hotel industry. However, a drop off in revenues from non-rooms revenue, primarily from a dip...

Survey: Travelers not yet comfortable with ‘chatbots’

TEXT AND ONLINE chats are fine with many travelers for handling various parts of their trips, including contacting a hotel front desk or concierge,...

Review: Third quarter sees stable ADR, bookings in North America

NORTH AMERICAN HOTELS are seeing stable ADR and bookings across all travel segments as they enter the second half of 2018, according to travel...

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...

Study: Brand’s online reputation most important to travelers

TRAVELERS CONSIDER A hotel’s brand more than chain scale segment or location in writing reviews that influence the hotel’s online reputation, according to a...

U.S. tops global hotel construction pipeline

THE U.S. REMAINS at the top of the global hotel pipeline with 5,312 projects containing 634,501 rooms, continuing a rise that began in 2011,...

Ten years later, hoteliers see mixed recovery from Great Recession, says CBRE Hotels’ Americas...

HOTELIERS WHO ENTERED the lodging business after 2009, the industry’s trough in the Great Recession, are most likely reaping financial rewards from their investments....

Revised federal numbers show 2017 surge in international visits to U.S.

REVISED NUMBERS FROM the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s National Travel and Tourism Office show 2017 was actually a record-breaking year for...