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Despite Good Times, Industry Concerns Loom

Despite Good Times, Industry Concerns Loom

Bob Hunter set the tone the moment he stepped on stage to kick off the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference in Atlanta yesterday. “Now is a great time to buy, sell, or renovate,” he said. “Pull the trigger. Lenders are active ...

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When Will Cuba Open for Business?

When Will Cuba Open for Business?

Following President Obama’s December announcement that the United States would reopen long-severed diplomatic relations with Cuba, the hospitality industry is abuzz over the tourism possibilities the island offers. Having been an off-limits destination for 50 years, the Caribbean island has ...

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Seattle Minimum Wage Battle Continues into 11th Hour

Seattle Minimum Wage Battle Continues into 11th Hour

On March 10, a U.S. District Court Judge heard oral arguments in Seattle concerning an injunction filed by the International Franchise Association last June against the city’s minimum wage law, set to go into effect April 1. The law requires ...

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Travel Jobs Increase as Labor Market Gains Momentum

Travel Jobs Increase as Labor Market Gains Momentum

It was a strong month for employment in the travel and hospitality industries, which both experienced gains in February in an overall growing job market. U.S. employers added 295,000 jobs in February, according to the latest report from the Bureau ...

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