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Second-Half Outlook Positive for Lodging

The lodging industry had a volatile second quarter in terms of weekly and monthly RevPAR. However, outlook remains positive for the second half of the year, with the industry likely meeting year-end projections, according to researchers from JP Morgan. For ...

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Senators Ask FTC to Investigate Airbnb

Three U.S. senators have approached the Federal Trade Commission with a request to investigate the impact of Airbnb and other home-rental sites on housing markets. The senators are specifically concerned about the reliability of the data provided by home-rental companies ...

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Convention Host Cities See Huge Spike in Hotel Searches

As Cleveland and Philadelphia prepare to host the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, both cities are seeing a huge spike in their share of hotel searches. According to data from Hipmunk, an online travel company, total searches going to Cleveland ...

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Google Ups the Ante in Travel Searching

Google is continuing to expand its travel offerings, building upon Google Flights and Google Destinations with additional shopping tools and data to help guests get the best deals. The company said mobile travel and shopping searches increased by 30 percent year-over-year, prompting ...

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Perks Increasingly Expected as the Norm

Overall customer satisfaction has improved for the fourth consecutive year, but a new study from J.D. Power has discovered that as hotel guests increasingly come to expect amenities that used to be special perks, satisfaction levels are plateauing. Previous perks ...

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What Does Pokémon Go Mean for Travel?

Could the popularity of Pokémon Go be the harbinger of a revolution in travel? While experimenting in the game’s augmented reality, players are visiting places they otherwise would not have. Businesses can leverage the game to create foot traffic and ...

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