Hospitality Trends Hotel Industry News EN Hospitality Trends Negative YOY Results for US Hotel Industry for Week Ending November 16th - 2019 Hospitality Market Reports STR U.S. hotel occupancy decreased 3.6% to 64.2% during the week of 10-16 November. ADR dipped 0.6% to $129.96 and RevPAR dropped 4.2% to $81.49. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:43:02 EST Cvent Q3 2019 Group Business Outlook Projects a Challenging U.S. Group Business Market Hospitality Other Articles Cvent The Q3 Outlook projects a challenging U.S. group business market over the next two years, particularly in late 2020 and Q1 of 2021. Hoteliers can draw on these findings as they adjust their group sales and marketing strategies to attract business during a potential slowdown. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:37:24 EST Canadian Hotels Report Mostly Negative YOY Results for Week Ending 16 November 2019 Hospitality Market Reports STR During the week of 10-16 November, Canadian hotel occupancy fell 4.2% to 60%, and while ADR rose 0.5% to 148.96 Canadian dollars ($111.85), RevPAR decreased 3.7% to CA$89.37 ($67.10). Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:34:09 EST Chile Hotel Occupancy Drops Amid Protests Hospitality Market Reports STR Chile's hotel occupancy has suffered in light of ongoing protests, October STR data shows. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:28:22 EST AI-Powered Hotel Revenue Management: It's a Whole New World Hospitality Technology Starfleet Research This article is excerpted from The 2019 Smart Decision Guide to Hospitality Revenue Management, which is currently available for complimentary access. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:40:23 EST Hospitality Technology TrustYou We’re quickly approaching the official wrap-up of 2019 and it’s been another exciting year in travel and hospitality. We are now one step closer to the future and those innovative technologies that we envisioned ever since The Jetsons aired on TV. Every year, we make it our mission to break down the most impactful and exciting technology trends that are rumored to steal the spotlight in the year to come. Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:11:49 EST Cruise Industry Contributes Nearly $53 Billion to U.S. Economy in 2018 Hospitality Other Articles CLIA Industry Hosts 12.68 Million U.S. Passengers in the Last Year & Generates 421,711 Jobs Domestically Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:42:02 EST Hospitality Internet Fuel Bridging the gap between the operations staff and the marketing team is an age-old problem that has faced many hotels. In this episode of the award-winning Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast, we tap into the brain of a bonafide hotel operator, Wil Slickers, and discuss some ideas that may help you to get every team member into alignment and eliminate the silos so that you can better serve your guest. Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:06:52 EST Travel Industry Apps and Websites Continue to Play Catch-Up with Digital Leaders in Other Industries, J.D. Power Finds Hospitality Internet J.D. Power and Associates Legacy Hotel, Airline and Rental Car Brands Lag Far Behind Digital Leaders in Travel and Other Industries Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:00:33 EST Negative YOY Performance for US Hotel Industry for October Hospitality Market Reports STR U.S. hotel occupancy dipped 0.8% to 69.3% in October, and coupled with a 0.5% ADR decline to $133.34, RevPAR decreased 1.2% to $92.35. Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:33:09 EST The Pop-Up Wars: Why Personalization Matters Hospitality Marketing Tambourine When it comes to pop-up ads, tactfulness and consideration are key. Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:26:13 EST Hospitality Internet NextGuest Now available for viewing and download, the NextGuest Q4 2019 Whitepaper Edition: The Hotel Digital Marketer’s Whitepaper, covers current trends and industry insights hoteliers should be paying attention to in order to have a strong digital presence. The whitepaper takes a deep dive into strategies that will help to reach different audiences. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:12:37 EST Mesmerize Your Guests with Next-Generation Restaurant Technologies (and Get a Free Optical Illusion Spinner) Hospitality Technology Starfleet Research During a limited-time promotion, qualifying restaurant owners and operators in the United States can also receive a free Qwirly® optical illusion spinner 'as a reminder to mesmerize their guests.' Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:08:22 EST Business Travelers Sentiment Remains Strong with Most Frequent Travelers Wanting Even More Travel Hospitality Travel Trends CWT Global business traveler sentiment concerning trip experiences improved modestly over last quarter, growing 0.4 points. Growth is highest among U.S. travelers which grew 5.7 points from last quarter. This suggests growing satisfaction with the overall travel experience. Most global travelers (68 percent) say they would travel more often if given the options. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:36:10 EST ARC Reports 2019 U.S. Travel Agencies Sales Running Nearly 3% Ahead of Last Year Hospitality Travel Trends Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) YTD Sales Total $84.4 Billion as Passenger Trips Increase 2% Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:05:03 EST Central/South America Hotel Construction Down 9.0% for October 2019 Hospitality Development STR The number of hotel rooms in construction in Central and South America decreased 9% in October to 20,368. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:48:28 EST Caribbean/Mexico Hotel Construction Up 16.8% for October 2019 Hospitality Development STR In October, the number of hotel rooms in construction in the Caribbean and Mexico regions rose 16.8% to 30,809. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:45:21 EST What Happens When Government Per Diems Change? - By Bram Gallagher Ph.D. and Aman Patel Hospitality Other Articles CBRE To assess how a change in the federal government per diem rates impact a lodging market, CBRE Hotels Research (CBRE) studied the Cobb County, Georgia market. Cobb County was chosen because in August of 2018 the GSA announced that it had designated Cobb County as new Non-Standard Area (NSA). In turn, the government per diem rate for Cobb Country dropped significantly for fiscal year 2019 which began in October 1, 2018. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:41:23 EST September 2019 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data Hospitality Employment Bureau of Transportation Statistics September’s 450,517 full-time equivalents (FTEs) was the highest employment total since March 2003 (458,598 FTEs). Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:29:02 EST Hotel Construction Pipeline Up in the Middle East and Africa Down for October Hospitality Development STR In October, the Middle East reported a 5.7% year-over-year decrease in the number of hotel rooms in construction. Africa reported a 4% decrease in rooms in construction. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:24:56 EST