Baird/STR Stock Index Up 1.5% for April 2015
The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index during April outperformed the MSCI REIT (RMZ) (-6.0 percent) but fell short of the performance of the S&P 500 (+0.9 percent).
In year-over-year results, the U.S. hotel industry's occupancy was up 1.9 percent to 66.8 percent; its average daily rate rose 4.5 percent to US$119.37; and its revenue per available room increased 6.4 percent to US$79.80.
If someone would have surveyed hotel managers 15 or 20 years ago about the future role of their front desk staff, my guess is that most would have predicted that their jobs would have become much less relevant by now due to all of anticipated technologies.
Whether its keeping candidates guessing as to where they are in the application process or simply neglecting to acknowledge their application, some employers are unwittingly leaving candidates with a bad impression and its taking a toll on their business.
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 390,841 workers in March 2015, 1.9 percent more than in March 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.