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Hoteliers Create Employee Carpool Network

Hospitality businesses in Asheville, N.C., which currently has low unemployment rates, are having a hard time sourcing staff locally. To address the issue, hoteliers are partnering to form a carpool network for new hires with a far commute. Employers will ...

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Top U.S. Meeting Planner Locations

An STR report looked at meeting planners’ considerations for North American markets and found that they most often considered Chicago, Orlando, and Washington, D.C. markets, followed closely by San Diego and Las Vegas. These markets are particularly popular for conferences ...

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The Future of Hotels? Ask a Chatbot!

Machine learning and artificial intelligence—technologies seen in consumer products such as Siri, Amazon Echo, and Google Home—are starting to make the jump over to the hospitality industry. One way that hospitality companies are adding this tech to their offerings is ...

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Hotel Demand Drove Occupancy in Q2

Occupancy rates nationally were 69.5 percent in the first half of 2017, up 0.5 percent from 2016. STR’s Q2 report also shows that RevPAR has increased for the seventh year in a row, in some markets significantly. For example, Orlando ...

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U.S. Hoteliers Watch China’s Travel Habits

Paying attention to how Chinese travelers are affecting the global hospitality industry is becoming more important for U.S. hoteliers. As China’s middle class expands their travel frequency and spending habits, hoteliers plan to attract this growing market by updating businesses ...

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Driving Millennial Travelers to a Hotel’s Restaurant

New and existing hotel brands alike are exploring how to cater to so-called “millennial” guests, and the F&B space is no exception. The National Restaurant Association notes in its new State of the Industry report that restaurants are looking to ...

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