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Direct Booking More Profitable Than OTAs

In recent months, major brands like Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, and Hyatt Hotels have begun offering reduced rates on their direct channels to encourage direct booking and loyalty memberships. This direct booking surge has made some, namely OTAs like Expedia, question how valuable ...

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Sharing Economy to Triple by 2020

The sharing economy will be worth more than $20 billion a year by 2020, which is three times its worth in 2015, according to Juniper Research. Revenues in the “space rental” sector, which includes Airbnb, are set to surpass ride-sharing by 2019. ...

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Marriott Shaping Up As An Attractive Takeover Target

Even before the Starwood Hotels & Resorts acquisition is completed, Marriott International continues to dominate the market, as evidenced by its positive first quarter 2016 results. Over the longer term, Marriott is shaping up as an attractive takeover target for a ...

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D.C. Supply on the Rise

The Washington, D.C. hotel pipeline is primed for major growth. However, with 14 new hotels and more than 2,200 new rooms due to open in 2016, some experts are concerned about demand keeping up with the supply. Nationally, demand growth ...

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New Supply Does Not Hurt Extended-Stay

The fastest increase in new room supply did not put a damper on extended-stay, as first quarter 2016 room revenues rose 10.8 percent compared to the same period in 2015. This was the second largest first quarter gain in 10 ...

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