Friday, July 24, 2015

Hospitality News For The Week Of 7/24/15

RevPAR sizzling this summer for North American hoteliers

The summer travel season is proving to be a profitable one for hotels across major North American markets, according to July 2015 figures from TravelClick’s North American Hospitality Review. Average daily rate for the third quarter is up by 4.2 percent over the same period last year. The combination of higher rates and strong leisure booking pace is driving solid growth in revenue per available room for hoteliers. Full Story Here:


North America’s Largest Hospitality Show Unveils New Brand, Mission: HX The Hotel Experience

The largest hospitality trade show in North America, the International, Motel Restaurant Show (IHMRS), is rebranding itself in time for its upcoming 100th anniversary. Re-branding itself as HX: The Hotel Experience - Rooms to Restaurants (HX), the show will be strategically re-focusing in a direction in an effort to re-vitalize its mission. HX 2015 will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, November 8-10, 2015. Full Story Here:


Infographic: Stay-enhancing tech at hotels

A study of hotel guests, recently released by YouGov, highlights importance of stay-enhancing technology to guests at North American hotels. 89 percent of the survey respondents state that they desire shorter lines and faster service at the hotels they frequent. A further nearly 40 percent say they are more likely to book at a hotel offering mobile check-in, over any hotel which doesn’t. 45 percent would be more likely to post a favorable review on TripAdvisor of a hotel in which they had a good stay-enhancing technology experience. Full Story Here:


Mobile Trends For Hoteliers - Today’s Nice-To-Have Tech Options Will Soon Be Tomorrow’s Need-To-Have Necessities

A PwC report indicates the need for hoteliers to meet the expectations of their more connected guests, or be left behind. Reporting 75 percent usage by hotel guests of smartphones at the end of 2014, PwC also reported that two-thirds of asset managers believe mobile check-in will become the normally accepted standard by 2017. Giving customers such hotel experience enhancing capabilities right from their smartphones now will put hotels ahead of future necessities. Full Story Here:


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