Friday, December 23, 2016

Hospitality News For The Week Of 12/23/16

Hotel Industry On The Right Path To Full Accessibility 

The Open Doors Organization has released the results of a two-year study of hotel access for travelers with disabilities and is reporting great improvement in that regards. In 2015, 46 percent of hotel guests reported major obstacles, this represents a 23 percent decrease since the last survey in 2005 documented a 60 percent finding. Other significant findings include: difficulty with doors reduced by 50 percent and inadequate bathroom space reduced by 55 percent. Full Story Here:


STR: US hotel performance for November 2016

Compared to November 2015, the U.S. hotel industry reported positive performance numbers for the month of November 2016. Industry-wide occupancy was 2.5 percent higher for the month, rising to 60.7 percent. Average daily rate saw 3.4 percent of growth, climbing to $119.71 by the end of November. This resulted in a 5.9 percent increase in revenue per available room to end the month at $72.68. Revenue per available room has now grown year-to-year for the 81 consecutive months. Full Story Here:


STR: US hotel results for week ending 17 December

The U.S. hotel industry saw increases in all three performance yardsticks for the week of 11-17 December 2016. Compare to the same time period last year, industry-wide occupancy climbed 4.7 percent to reach 54 percent for the week. Average daily rate was higher by 4.8 percent, ending up at $111.59 by week’s end. Revenue per available room jumped up by 9.7 percent to finish at $60.31 by the end of the week. Full Story Here:


4 Best Practices to Protect Guest Data

The holidays are a particularly vulnerable time for travelers, especially in regards to connectivity with unknown wireless networks. The convenience of our 24-7 connected world comes with considerable security risks. Hoteliers can protect their guests in a variety of ways including conducting regular audits of a hotel’s wireless space and keeping up with the latest industry standards and practices. Full Story Here:


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