Travel Planning

Study: 44 Percent of Leisure Travelers Plan and Book Last Minute

MILWAUKEE—According to the U.S. Travel Association, U.S. travelers took about 1.8 billion vacations in 2017. While conventional wisdom would suggest the vast majority of these...
Boosting occupancy in the first quarter

How To Boost Occupancy in the First Quarter

The first quarter of the year is both a critical and challenging time for hoteliers. LODGING checked in with Michael Tall, president and chief operating officer...
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Beyond the Conference Room: Five Unique Team-Building Activities Offered at Hotels

When planning corporate gatherings, today’s companies are searching for out-of-the-box ways to engage their teams and help them develop stronger bonds, hone their skills,...
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Five Guest Engagement Strategies—and How Much Staff Effort They Require

An engaged guest is a loyal guest and the most effective salesperson a property has. Understanding how to engage guests is essential for a...
revenue management

Why Revenue and Marketing Managers Should Work Together

“You might feel a slight sting.” These are the last words we hear before the prick of the needle, but with that little sting comes...
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New York City

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...
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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...
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...