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Low interest rates prompts rise in financing on European hotels
Sunday, 26th February 2017
Europe has seen an upturn in the availability of hotel financing due to low interest rates and strong performance, according to the annual European Hotel Lending Survey, published this week by brokerage and investment services specialist HVS Hodges Ward Elliott...
Russian rebound tops new Phuket update, while AirAsia links Phuket and Pattaya
Sunday, 26th February 2017
Russian arrivals are back to pre-crisis level while zero-baht tourism curbed Q4 growth rate, with total airport arrivals surpassing 7...
Independent hotels charge into Asia, play major factor in supply growth
Saturday, 25th February 2017
Asia’s intra-regional travel is booming, and tourist arrival numbers are in the pink of health, it is not surprising, therefore, that the demand and supply of hotel rooms in the region are also increasing, however, the wheels are turn...
A single medical related flight diversion can cost Emirates anything from US$50K to over US$600K
Saturday, 25th February 2017
Flight diversions due to inflight medical emergencies make up a tiny portion of the millions of flights operated annually, but it is costly for airlines and with more people traveling by air, the actual number of inflight medical events has been gradually increasing over the years...
HeBS Digital opens Singapore office; brings 'Book Direct' footprint into Asia Pacific region
Friday, 24th February 2017
Off the heels of celebrating its 15-year anniversary, HeBS Digital, the firm that helps hoteliers drastically increase direct bookings and lower overall distribution costs by deploying industry best-of-breed digital technology, consulting a...
Sabre and Egencia make 2017 'The Year of the Business Traveler'
Friday, 24th February 2017
Sabre and Egencia released analysis and recommendations on ways companies can support their road warrior employees with a focus on the most valued perks and travel policies, captured in a joint whitepaper titled, “The Year of the Busi...
 Recent Articles  (Click headline to read article)
The Need for Speed - On Booking Engines and Beyond
Welcome to part 1 in our series: What's in a widget?  In this series, we'll take a look at what makes a sterling price comparison widget - and what you can do to get the best out of yours: Today, we'll start with the need for speed - hold on tight! First, a little background...
3 Ways Revenue Managers Can Get Started With Hotel Revenue Strategy
2017 is no time for hotels to merely 'manage'; around the industry, signs in the latest available research and comments heard at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit seem to indicate that this year could be one of slow growth for revenue per available room...
And Some Think The Telegraph Is Dead
Wow – with digital and other technology colliding with nearly every aspect of hospitality, it not only makes one’s head spin, but it pushes our industry to speed way the heck up, which is new to the hotel business, versus the tech world where it’s all about speed...
2017 Smart Decision Guide to Hospitality Revenue Management
All revenue is not equal - Some revenue costs too much to capture - Other revenue could have earned you more...
Guest Expectations: Hotel Customer Relations Challenge
In this digital age, use of social networks has become the new word-of-mouth communication channels amongst peers, spreading the news about your hotel’s handling of customer relations may have a new delivery method but it can still ma...
Key Considerations for Historic Building Conversions
While conversions of historic buildings to high-end hotels have been taking place for decades, the trend has accelerated over the past several years, driven by a demand for one-of-a-kind hotel designs...
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Itís Due Time for the Lodging Industry to Catch-Up With the Commercial Airlines
Sunday, 26th February 2017
For years now the lodging industry has been trying to catch-up with the global commercial airlines; It started back in the days when airlines offered 3 classes on the same aircrafts and it took some time but in the late 70’s/early 80&...

Is Your Best Rate Guarantee Accurate?
Saturday, 25th February 2017
Part 2 of What's in a widget? A speedy widget is great for conversions, but today we're taking a peep at a slightly trickier beast to tame: accuracy...

How to instill Brand Loyalty in your Employees!
Friday, 24th February 2017
When I was starting out, Companies, to my mind, were these giant edifices of stone and steel with high ceilings and vast cold interiors, with crisp air of detachment and clipped, formal conversations; I felt that I and several other people ...

How do Organizations in Travel Manage Change and Transformation?
Friday, 24th February 2017
Many of us make resolutions for change and transformation when we’re bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at the start of the year, there’s optimism from having a clean slate of sorts...

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