Friday, September 22, 2017

Hospitality News For The Week Of 9/22/17

Hurricane Irma slammed the State of Florida over the weekend beginning September 9, ultimately causing billions of dollars of damage across most of the peninsula. While the rebuilding is ongoing, the hospitality industry is springing back to life and encouraging tourists to come and enjoy all the Sunshine State has to offer. Traditional tourism hotspots, such as Miami and Orlando, are very much open for business. Harder hit areas like the Keys and Southwest Florida will take a bit longer, but many hotels expect to welcome tourists soon. Full Story Here:

3 things to know about the US leisure traveler

Research recently revealed by Phocuswright puts together a picture of the average U.S. leisure traveler. During a webinar, Phocuswright provided details of their research which indicates the typical U.S. leisure traveler is young, affluent and a super-consumer. They are on average aged 18 to 34, earn $75,000 a year and 84 percent of them own a smartphone. The average U.S. leisure traveler is a super-consumer because they are not averse to using their discretionary spending on hotels, fashion, accessories and entertainment. Full Story Here:

New TravelClick Study And Data Project 2017 As A Record Year For GDS Hotel Bookings

A study conducted by TravelClick and Phoenix Marketing International is reporting that travel agents around the globe are using Global Distribution Systems (GDS) at a record pace to make hotel reservations. According to the 2017 Global Travel Agent GDS study 68 million reservations will be made utilizing GDS, making 2017 a record year for GDS bookings with an increase of over 2 million compared to 2016. The research also indicates 50 percent of travel agents are using GDS more than a year ago. FullStory Here:

STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 16 September

Positive performance figures were posted by the U.S. hotel industry for the week of 10-16 September 2017, according to STR. When compared to the same week in 2016, industry-wide occupancy was up by +0.5 percent at 72.2 percent for the week. Average daily rate rose by 1.4 percent to finish the week at $131.50. Revenue per available room was 1.8 percent higher, ending the week at $94.97. Full Story Here:

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