Friday, December 2, 2016

Hospitality News For The Week Of 12/2/16

8 Big Travel Predictions for 2017

The online travel booking website, Booking.com has released the results of a study of travelers in ten markets, indicating future developments in travel during the coming year. The research points to eight key predictions for the state of travel in 2017. Among the findings, the technology-fueled impatience of travelers, the dissolving boundaries between business and leisure travel, and the drive to discover new destinations are at the top of the list. Full Story Here:

 

Hospitality meeting trends for 2017 revealed from fifth annual ‘State of the Meetings Industry’ Survey

The results of the fifth annual “State of the Meetings Industry” survey were published this week by Destination Hotels, part of Two Roads Hospitality. The survey uncovered expected trends in meetings during the upcoming year of 2017. Findings include; the changing age demographics of meeting attendees, the mixing of business and pleasure, and desire for flexibility and multi functionality of the host property spaces. Also of paramount importance is the on-site technology availability at host properties. Full Story Here:  

 

More and More Hotels Are Getting Rid of These Amenities

The American Hotel & Lodging Association has released a new survey, of over 8,000 hotels nationwide, asking them about the amenities they offer their guests. The results indicate that a number of common amenities are being offered less commonly now. Since the last survey in 2014, the number of hotels offering outdoor pools has dropped by five percent. And indoor pools are only provided at 36 percent of hotels now. Also, only five percent of hotels currently have an on-site spa. However, 85 percent now offer a gym or exercise room, a small increase over the previous survey. Full Story Here:

 

US Hotel Occupancy Up 2.7 Percent To 50.7 Percent - Week Ending November 26th - 2016

Positive performance results were posted by the U.S. hotel industry during the week of 20-26 November 2016, according to figures from STR. Compared to the same week last year, industry-wide occupancy was up by 2.7 percent to 50.7 percent for the week. Average daily rate climbed higher by 2.8 percent, to reach $107.66 at the end of the week. Revenue per available room rose by 5.5 percent, to attain $54.62 by week’s end. Full Story Here:

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