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‘Mancations’ Offer Steady Hotel Business

Many hoteliers, especially those that offer sport or adventure-based vacation packages, have begun to focus their marketing efforts on attracting groups of male friends traveling together on a “mancation.” This can be a very lucrative approach, as it attracts men ...

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Rio to Face Hurdles After Olympics

In preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil may have built too many hotel rooms—causing concern that Rio de Janeiro will not be able to fill the rooms after the event. Rio’s rooms increased by 37 percent in the past ...

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IHG Sees Direct Booking Push Success

Since IHG’s May launch of a new initiative providing exclusive rates to loyalty members who book direct, the company has seen a two-point shift in growth rate to direct web bookings from OTAs. IHG’s push for direct bookings followed similar ...

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Study: Desktop Still Trumps Mobile Bookings

While 52 percent of consumers browse travel experiences via their smartphone or tablet, only 21 percent of travel sales occur on portable devices, according to a new report from Adobe. The majority of travelers switch to their desktops when it ...

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Olympics Bring Life to Rio Hotel Market

With the influx of visitors to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, the hotel industry will get a much-needed shot in the arm. But the boost will likely only be temporary, as Brazil still contends with a prolonged recession, ...

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