Online Booking Channels Continue Fast Growth

NEW YORK—In the second quarter (Q2) 2013, online channels which include Online Travel Agents (OTAs) and hotel websites ( continued to experience the most...

IHG Agrees to Give Pricing Power Back to OTAs

After accusations last year by the Office of Fair Trade (OFT) Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has reached an agreement with and Priceline's

Bidding for Boutiques

A new travel startup called Stayful aims to make the independent boutique hotel experience more accessible and affordable to U.S. travelers while helping hoteliers...
Direct Booking - travel spending in first quarter 2018

Take Back Direct Booking

Hotels give up a chunk of their revenue to third party intermediaries to drive bookings. These online travel agencies and search engines retain up...

Room for Change

Deepesh Kholwadwala, CEO of Sun Capital Hospitality Management in Albuquerque, speaks for many hotel owners when he says online travel agencies (OTAs) place a...
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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...
cockroach pests

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...
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...
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...