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Global CEOs Discuss the Future of Hotels

At the International Hotel Investment Forum, CEOs from five major hotel companies discussed the importance of differentiation and thinking with a fresh perspective. While it is important to compete against OTAs, they said focusing on the quality of existing hotels ...

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Mobile Search Rates for Hotels Climb

According to a new study from Sojern, 73 percent of searches for economy hotels came from a mobile device in 2016. Roughly 62 percent of searches for midscale properties were through mobile devices. Additionally, 53 percent of upscale hotel searches ...

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Hawaii Files Lawsuit Against Revised Travel Ban

The state of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s revised travel ban, claiming it will harm Hawaii’s Muslim population, tourism, and foreign students. The executive order will go into effect March 16 and will deny new visas ...

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Facebook Launches Travel Planner App

Facebook has rolled out a new feature called “City Guides” that allows app users to view a list of cities their friends visited, along with recommendations of places to visit. The guides work best for individuals who have well-traveled connections, ...

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Study Suggests Hotel Gyms Are Unused

A study from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration reveals that even though 46 percent of travelers intend to hit the hotel gym, only 22 percent actually do so. The gym also yielded the lowest return on investment. Instead, many hotels ...

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