Flexible Models Ease Leisure Companies’ Cuban Market Entry

NEW YORK—Flexible and less capital-intensive business models should facilitate U.S. leisure companies', including cruise operators, hotels, and online travel agencies (OTAs), Cuban market entry...
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Global Uncertainty Causes Lag in Business Travel

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—U.S. business travel will continue to grow only moderately in 2016 as global uncertainty looms. This is one of the key findings from...
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Fragmented Performance Dampens Spring Hotel Outlook

NEW YORK—While new bookings are up at the start of the spring season, with 17 of the top 25 North American markets showing committed...

Increased Credit Card Use Has Positive, Negative Outcomes

The use of credit cards has increased dramatically over the past few years. Not only are transient guests using cards to pay for guestrooms...
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Robust 2015 Hotel Performance Masks Softening

The U.S. lodging sector set a record for revenue per available room (RevPAR) of $78.671 in 2015 as a result of all-time highs in...
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14 Hotel Companies Among 2019 Best Employers for Diversity

Fourteen hotel companies are among this year's Best Employers for Diversity, according to Forbes magazine. The list, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to...
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How to Spot and Get Rid of Common Household Pests in Hotels

Running a business in the hospitality industry is a tough task, and when pests are added to the equation, it can get even more...
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Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
Women in LODGING 2018

15 Women Moving Up Hospitality’s Career Ladder

Over the past few years, more and more women seem to be climbing to the top ranks of the hotel industry. This isn’t a coincidence—woman...
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