Friday, January 19, 2018

Hospitality News For The Week Of 1/19/18's 2017 Guest Review Awards Reveal Preferences For Unique Hospitality Experiences has published the results of their 2017 Guest Review Awards which ranks hospitality properties around the world. The most significant change from previous rankings is the growing shift towards private accommodations and away from traditional hotel properties. The survey was conducted with 19,000 travelers in 26 countries. The results show that one third of respondents would prefer to stay in a holiday rental instead of a hotel during 2018. 40 percent would like to stay in a unique form of accommodation on their next trip. Full Story Here:

UNWTO: Global tourism up in 2017

According to data published by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), tourism on a global level increased by 7 percent during 2017. During 2017, there were a total of 1.3 billion international arrivals. Further growth of between 4 and 5 percent is projected for 2018 by the UNWTO. The figures last year represented the strongest growth in global tourism in seven years. Full StoryHere:

National Geographic Traveler Names U.S. Cities ‘On the Rise’

National Geographic Traveler published its list of the 29 ‘Cities on the Rise’. The list was compiled based on a unique set of metrics and expert picks from its editors. The magazine analyzed millions of consumer ratings and reviews and broke the list down by population sizes. Traveler also worked closely with global destination branding advisors Resonance Consultancy to develop a Small Cities Index. The list includes 10 categories and related features. Full Story Here:

STR: US hotel results for week ending 13 January

In year-over-year comparison the U.S. hotel industry posted positive performance figures for the week of 7-13 January 2018. Industry-wide occupancy was +0.2 percent higher, rising to 56.7 percent for the week. Average daily rate rose by +5.4 percent to finish the week at $129.08. Revenue per available room climbed upward by +5.5 percent to end the week at $73.16. Full Story Here:

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