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Encouraging Reports for the U.S. Traveler

The latest developments from Hotels.com’s Hotel Price Index reveals positive news for U.S. travelers, with average prices paid per night for¬†hotel accommodation up only 1 percent globally in 2015 as compared to 2014. The global index sat at 114 for ...

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Hotels Offer Deals to Ease Zika Fears

Unsure of how far the Zika virus has spread, some guests are canceling hotel reservations across the Caribbean islands, whether they have been impacted or not. Properties have responded by offering deals during peak season, encouraging guests to not write ...

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Chinese Tourism Thrives Amid Economic Slump

While the Chinese economy appears sluggish, tourist numbers are flourishing, prompting international hospitality corporations to open new hotels and cruise routes in hopes of cashing in on the growing market. Marriott International and Royal Caribbean Cruises are just a few ...

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Virginia Senate Slows Legalization of Airbnb

The Virginia Senate has passed an amended version of the Limited Residential Lodging Act that will slow down legislation to legalize short-term online rental platforms like Airbnb. The House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to amend the bill (SB 416) to ...

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Franchise Jobs Increase by 18,500 in February

U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 18,500 during the month of February, a slight decline from the 20,000 jobs added in January, the ADP National Franchise Report shows. Accommodations rebounded into positive territory after losing 2,500 jobs in January. The ...

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Omni Demonstrates Commitment to Job Growth

Omni Hotels & Resorts testified at a hearing held yesterday by the Subcommittee on Human Resources to highlight the importance of public-private partnerships to help connect low-income individuals with job opportunities. Barbara Doucet, corporate director of human resources at Omni, ...

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