Friday, May 26, 2017

Hospitality News For The Week Of 5/26/17

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Google confirms it’s rolling out new reviews format for hotels

The search engine giant, Google, is rolling out a completely new user interface and feature set for local reviews of hotels. The changes made to the user interface make it  more graphical in nature. The new features include some third-party review listings  appearing in a carousel, an improved and more colorful review overview section, and a type of travel based detailed review section. Google states their intentions for the changes are to make it easier for people to make informed travel decisions. Full Story Here:


Summer brings influx of travelers more willing to spend

Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the unofficial beginning of the summer travel season. This year U.S. hotels are expecting the summer to be especially busy for a number of reasons, mostly economic. People are feeling better about spending money on travel because the overall economy is improved and gas prices are reasonable. AAA National is projecting 40 million Americans  will be on the roads traveling more than 50 miles from their home on Memorial Day weekend. Full Story Here:


12 Months Of Challenge & Change in Hospitality [Triptease Infographic]

Triptease has produced a very interesting infographic summarizing the stories and events influencing the hospitality industry in the last year. The top stories include the rise of Airbnb, the transformation of Google’s mobile first approach to search results, and the Millennial generation becoming the most frequent business travelers currently. Full Story Here:


US Hotel Occupancy Flat At 70.6 Percent - Week Ending May 20th - 2017

According to figures published by STR, the U.S. hotel industry reported mixed performance results for the week of 15-21 May 2017. Compared to the same week last year, occupancy was reported as flat at 70.6 percent. The average daily rate was 1.5 percent higher at $127.91 for the week. Revenue per available room was also up by 1.5 percent, attaining $90.26 by week’s end. Full Story Here:

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