Take Back Direct Booking
Hotels can recapture revenue lost to third-party intermediaries by beefing up their own websites to accommodate more complex bookings and offer goodies for customers who book directly. Here are seven hotel strategies for success from Oliver Wyman.
Reef Worlds, a company that constructs and implements underwater artificial reef attractions, is investing $4.5 million to partner with resorts in the Caribbean. These manmade sites have environmental benefits, but can also boost a resort's bottom line.
Profiting from Pets
Promoting hotels as pet friendly can be a delicate balancing act, but there is proof that successful programs can create a positive marketing buzz, foster community engagement, and boost business.
Choice Invests in Comfort
This week Choice Hotels announced a $40 million commitment to help qualified Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites franchisees improve their properties. The investment builds on the brand improvement strategy that the company launched last year.
The Latest Designs from HD Expo
At the Hospitality Design Expo and Conference at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas this week attendees browsed the latest, innovative products and services. Here is a quick peek at some of the attention grabbing booths we saw.