Friday, October 9, 2015

Hospitality News For The Week Of 10/9/15

Hotel etiquette study ranks what rankles fellow guests
A recently study, released by Expedia, named the most annoying behaviors encountered by hotel guests involving their fellow guests. The Expedia 2015 Hotel Etiquette Study ranked inattentive parents to be the most troublesome at 67 percent. Hallway hell raisers were a close second at 64 percent, and complainers who give the staff trouble and berate them over trivial matters rounded out the top three at 54 percent. Full Story Here:

Nearly Half Of U.S. International Business Travelers Use Extended Stay Accommodations
Among American business travelers abroad, almost half have stayed in extended stay accommodations in the last 12 months. This is according to a study conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). The research found that members of the Millennial Generation are the most frequent users of extended stay hotels outside the U.S. Additionally, the study also states the majority (60 percent) of business travelers book their stays themselves. Full Story Here:

It’s all optimism at The Lodging Conference 
This week The Lodging Conference has been held in Phoenix, AZ. The positive numbers posted by the U.S. hotel industry this year has many of the industry’s leaders holding an optimistic outlook for the future. The expectation, in general, is that the hospitality industry’s prosperity is expected to last over the next two years or more. The reason given for this continued growth is the willingness to travel among the nation’s consumers. Full Story Here:

US Hotel Occupancy Up 3.4% To 68.8% Week Ending October 3rd - 2015
During the week of 27 September and 3 October 2015 the hotel industry in the U.S. posted positive numbers. When compared to the same period last year, occupancy climbed 3.4 percent to reach 68.8 percent. Average daily rate (ADR) rose 8.0 percent to $124.96, and revenue per available room (RevPAR) was up by 11.6 percent, reaching $86.01. Full Story Here:

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