Friday, March 2, 2018

Hospitality News For The Week Of 3/2/18

Survey: Majority of Travelers Check Online Reviews Before

The majority of travelers are now using online review sites prior to making their travel booking decisions, according to a study conducted by the ground transportation provider The GO Group LLC. Over three quarters of the 150 people surveyed stated they have used review websites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor before booking. A further 40 percent of survey respondents stated they actually post on review sites at least sometimes. Full Story Here:

Survey shows companies sacrifice mobile security for business reasons

The mobile carrier Verizon has published the results of their 2018 Mobile Security Index which found almost a third (32 percent) of businesses surveyed admit they sacrifice mobile security for the sake of improving business performance. While 93 percent of the respondents acknowledge the serious nature of security threats, only 14 percent state they have put even the most basic cyber security measures in place. Nearly all of those surveyed were in agreement that mobile security must be taken much more seriously. Full Story Here:

Wellness - What’s Next for Hotels?

Recently the Global Wellness Institute published several studies related to wellness and the travel industry. According to the studies produced by the Global Wellness Summit, travelers will spend over $800 billion by 2020 on health and wellness related trips. Hotels and resorts around the globe are capitalizing on this growing trend in excitingly new ways. Destinations are creating experiences which link the physical, emotional and mental well being of guests. Full StoryHere:

US Hotel Occupancy Flat At 65.6 Percent - Week Ending February 24th - 2018

According to data published by STR, the U.S. hotel industry posted positive performance figures for the week of 18-24 February 2018. Compared to the same period last year industry-wide occupancy remained flat at 65.6 percent for the week. Average daily rate was +1.9 percent higher, finishing the week at $127.03. Revenue per available room went up by +2.0 percent to close the week at $83.31. Full Story Here:

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