Friday, May 29, 2015

Hospitality News For The Week Of 5/29/15


Food tourism putting under-the-radar destinations on the map


A new type of traveler has emerged in recent years, the food tourist. This traveler chooses destinations primarily based on local cuisine. This trend has given a boost to locations that may have formerly been overlooked, at least by leisure travelers. Destinations such as, Kentucky & Tennessee (whiskey), Carolinas & Texas (barbecue), and Connecticut & Indiana (chocolate) among others are seeing increased tourism because of local food and drink specialties. Full Story Here:


Nearly Seven In Ten Americans (68%) Have At Least One Leisure Trip Planned For Summer 2015


A Harris poll recently released states that nearly seven out of ten (68%) Americans are planning at least one leisure trip this coming summer, during the period May through August. Three years ago the figure was 60 percent and was 66 percent last year. This amounts to a steady growth rate for summer vacation trips in the U.S. in recent years. Additionally, those planning on summer trips expect to spend $1722 during their travel on average. Full Story Here:


STR: US hotel results for week ending 23 May


According to figures from STR, the U.S. hotel industry had another good week, between 17-23 May. The industry showed positive numbers for the three key performance measurements, over the same period last year. Occupancy was up by 1.4 percent to 71.4 percent. Average daily rate rose by 4.7 percent ending at $121.96. Revenue per available room climbed by 6.2 percent in attaining $87.10. Full Story Here:


Bright Outlook For Hotels This Summer Travel Season


TravelClick has released the results of its North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). Numbers so far this year indicate a bright outlook is in store for North American hotels this summer. Three out of four of 25 markets that were measured had increases in occupancy, while 90 percent are reporting average daily rates are on the rise. TravelClick is urging hoteliers to be mindful of this situation and act accordingly by continually gauging themselves against their local competitive set. Full Story Here:

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