What summer vacationers around the world want

  With the busy summer travel season under way, vacationers around the globe are focused on relaxation and time with the family although amenity preferences...

Bankruptcy no longer a dirty word

The recovering economy has lessened the stigma of reorganizing hotel debt… Getting out from under a loan if your hotel property is devalued by market...

34.8 million American travelers will venture at least 50 miles from home on Memorial...

34.8 million. The number of American travelers who will venture at least 50 miles from home Memorial Day weekend 2012. This represents a 1.2...

NAACP: Minority leaders scarce in US lodging industry

US hotel industry has long way to go toward equality and diversity of work force, says organization, which recently released its first ‘Opportunity and...

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4.6 Percentage ADR is predicted to grow in 2013, according to Smith Travel Research data trackers, who add that occupancy will taper off and forecast...

US banks record near-record profits

  From Los Angeles Times Four years after a massive federal bailout, banks are recording near-record profits — a development welcomed by regulators but met with...

Are women leaders less corrupt?

  From Reuters World Service It is almost a cliché that getting more women into power is a good way to tackle corruption. Women, the argument...

Five Indian Americans in election heat for US Congress

  While the eyes of the world are on the closely fought US presidential elections, some 3 million Indian Americans are watching with interest the...

Key federal business-lending program faces certain death

Failure to re-launch SBA 504 refi will be ‘devastating’ to US hoteliers, say proponents … A government small-business lending program is about to expire at...

Visitors to the US spent $82.2 billion in the first half of 2012

$82.2 billion What visitors to the US spent in the first half of 2012, reports the nation’s International Trade Administration. If the trend continues, international...