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U.S. Adds 151,000 Jobs in August

This August, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This rise was slightly lower than initially anticipated, as June and July showed stronger gains: 546,000 jobs were added in June and July combined. According to Reuters, ...

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July Occupancy Drops, But Still Sets Records

Although July occupancy sharply declined to 74.4 percent, it was the second-highest July occupancy ever. It was also the highest room demand month of any month ever, with more than 117 million nights sold, according to Jan Freitag, senior vice ...

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REPORT: 19 Percent of Travelers Use an Agent

Despite mobile booking growing in popularity, travel agent usage is also up in 2016, according to data from MMGY Global’s Portrait of American Travelers Survey. Use of agents moved up seven percentage points since 2013. To read more, click here.

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Are Millennials Driving Airbnb’s Growth?

Airbnb is besting hotel booking websites like Booking.com and Expedia. New data from Slice Intelligence suggests this is due to its appeal to millennial travelers. Last week, the firm reported that Airbnb’s revenue jumped 89 percent in July 2016, compared ...

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Kayak Highlights Labor Day Travel Trends

Labor Day data from Kayak has uncovered some interesting travel trends. Several states find that a vacation in the U.K. is now more affordable post-Brexit, while other states are looking northward to take advantage of the weaker Canadian dollar. For ...

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Hotel Construction Pipeline Steadily Grows in Canada

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—According to the latest Canada construction pipeline trend report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the total pipeline ended Q2 2016 with 208 projects/25,177 rooms, up 10 percent by projects and 9 percent by rooms year-over-year (YOY). This is the fourth ...

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