Friday, June 9, 2017

Hospitality News For The Week Of 6/9/17


Hotel Industry Applauds Department of Labor Step to Rescind Joint Employer Guidance

A recent Department of Labor decision to reverse an Obama Administration rule regarding the expansion of the joint employer standard was applauded by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). The former ruling was established under National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) 2015 decision regarding Browning-Ferris Industries of California. The association sees the reversal as favorable to small businesses and franchises which make up three out of every five lodging businesses. Full Story Here:

Mixing Work & Play: New Study Profiles The Bleisure Traveler

New research published by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Americans are increasingly mixing business trips with leisure time. The study, called Extending Business Travel into Leisure Time - Bleisure Study, found that over one-third (37 percent) of business travelers in North America have taken extended business trips which have mixed business and leisure. The figures are highest for Millennials (48 percent), followed by Gen-X (33 percent) and Baby Boomers (23 percent). Full Story Here:

Online web portal rentals are riling the hospitality industry

The hospitality industry has been growingly upset about the spread of transient accommodations rentals, such as the online site Airbnb. These rentals are largely unregulated and in direct competition with hotels. This has prompted calls by hoteliers for government at all levels to step in and regulate the rentals. Some states and municipalities are beginning to consider new laws which will tax and regulate the online rental industry. The hospitality industry has complained these accommodations unfairly hurt their business. Full Story Here:

STR: US hotel results for week ending 3 June

Mixed performance results were posted in year-over-year comparison during the week of 28 May through 3 June 2017, according to data posted by STR. Compared to the same week last year, industry-wide occupancy dropped - 1.0 percent to end up at 63.9 percent for the week. Average daily rate was up by 1.4 percent to end the week at $120.34. Revenue per available room went up by 0.4 percent to $76.89 by week’s end. Full Story Here:





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