LEED Certification Boosts Hotel Revenue
A new study from Cornell University has found that hotels gain a revenue benefit when they are certified under the LEED sustainable building program.
Is automation a job killer or creator? Both, according to new research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI). In a nationwide survey, one in five companies (21 percent) reported they have deskilled workers, i.e., replaced employees with automation. Among companies with more than 500 employees, the number is 30 percent.
The Pigeon update is obviously focused on local results, but what does this mean for your hotel? It seems the answer may depend on two factors: if you are an independent or branded property, and how well you are represented in the major local directories, OTAs and Google+ Business Listings (now also known as Google My Business).
Two-thirds (66 percent) of millennial high-frequency travelers rate unique rewards as an important factor when choosing a hotel loyalty program, compared with just 43 percent of their older counterparts, according to a new Deloitte study, Winning the Race for Guest Loyalty.
Amsterdam is proving to be the European destination of choice this summer with hotel committed occupancy in the month of August at an average of 54.8 per cent. The first weekend of the month (the nights of Friday 1 and Saturday 2 August) currently has almost three quarters of all hotel rooms filled 71.3 per cent and 74.8 per cent respectively.
This article responds to Heywood Sanders book Convention Center Follies. It argues for a more moderate picture of the state of supply and demand in the convention industry, and it critiques Sanders narrative of convention center development.