Friday, June 19, 2015

Hospitality News For The Week Of 6/19/15

198 Million Americans Planning A Summer Getaway In 2015 - Up 13% From Last Year

According to the results of the American Express Spending and Saving Tracker, 85 percent of Americans are planning travel away from home this summer. At 198 million people, this represents a 13 percent increase over last year. The number of Americans planning a week long trip remains close to steady at 68 percent. However, 36 percent have their sights set on a two-week vacation, up four percentage points from 2014. Full Story Here:


Top Six Technology Trends for 2015

Travel industry researchers, Phocuswright, published their Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2015 report recently. The study’s data indicates that sales in travel during 2014 amounted to $ 1.3 trillion and the projection from Phocuswright is for that figure to rise by 6 percent during the current year. The trends for 2015 point out the need for focus by hoteliers on the customer and the management of their experience. Full Story Here:


STR: US hotel results for week ending 6 June

Continuing the pattern of positive year-over-year numbers in key measurements this year, the U.S. hotel industry enjoyed higher numbers yet this past week. During the week of 31 May through 6 June, over the same period last year, occupancy rose by 0.2  percent to 69.4 percent. The average daily rate was up by 3.8 percent to end the week at $118.14. Revenue per available room saw an increase of 4.1 percent, attaining $82.02 by week’s end. Full Story Here:


Consumers take cleanliness reviews seriously

As reported in a new Harris Poll researched by the Cintas Corporation, online reviews are taken very seriously by consumers. Particularly in regards to cleanliness, 85 percent of poll respondents would not give their patronage to businesses with reviews indicating uncleanliness. Restaurants and hotels topped the list of businesses impacted by negative reviews in regards to sanitation, at 75 percent and 70 percent respectively. Full Story Here:


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