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Data on African Americans and Airbnb

MMGY Global has released data on African American travelers, which shows a decrease in the use of share economy accommodations, specifically Airbnb. African Americans were significantly less likely to use share economy accommodations over the last 12 months: From 2015 ...

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Demand Growth Lags for Luxury in Q2

Marriott, Starwood, and Hyatt all reported that top-end demand growth had slowed or stopped all together for their top brands like Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and Grand Hyatt in Q2. It might not be all bad for luxury, though, as IHG’s ...

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U.S. Domestic Leisure Travel Dips

Domestic U.S. leisure travel has hit its lowest growth point since 2012. This slowdown could indicate reduced domestic consumer spending and global economic headwinds, according to U.S. Travel’s latest report. The report details that a dip in vacation and slower ...

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With High Occupancy, Hotels Avoid OTAs

As occupancy levels continue to rise, hotels are incentivizing customers to book direct. In addition to offering perks like room upgrades, free shuttle service, and complimentary breakfast, hotels are luring travelers away from online travel agencies with members-only rates. To ...

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One-Third of Upper Upscale Pipeline Remains Unbranded

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the upper upscale category in the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline is at 66,303 rooms/307 projects. About one third, 20,974 rooms/101 projects, have yet to make a branding decision. Of the 45,329 rooms/206 projects ...

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