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UK Chain Hotels Review: Profit growth for all regions, except London
Thursday, 27th November 2014
Once again the UK Provinces lead the way to profit growth with positive year-on-year movement during the month of October in gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR): Yorkshire and Humberside hoteliers experienced a 10% increase in this metric while London hoteliers registered a decline...
Cornell study introduces a 'Canary' for hotel loan delinquencies
Thursday, 27th November 2014
A study from Cornell introduces a new metric that gives an early warning of distress in the hotel mortgage market;  This new 'canary in the coal mine' is called the relative risk premium, which is based on the changes in the loan rates...
JW Marriott to open unique luxury private island resort in Venice
Thursday, 27th November 2014
The 266-room property, created in collaboration with award-winning Italian architect firm Matteo Thun & Partners, has an exceptional lagoon location on its own island, with stunning views of St Mark’s Square and La Serenissima...
Regent group to go global
Thursday, 27th November 2014
Formosa International Hotels Corporation, owning company and operator of the Regent brand and a list of other brands plans to enter deeper into China...
Preparing for growth - Challenges for Asia Pacific
Thursday, 27th November 2014
The IATA identified continuous safety enhancement, the availability of cost-efficient infrastructure and environmental responsibility as critical factors to ensure that Asia-Pacific continues to realize the enormous economic and social benefits of air connectivity...
Garuda Indonesia signs code share agreement with Myanmar Airways
Wednesday, 26th November 2014
The strategic cooperation will further strengthen both airlines' flight network and provide seamless and convenient connections through the international gateways of Singapore and Bangkok...
 Recent Articles  (Click headline to read article)
Hotel Designers: Tony Chi about Rosewood London
Renowned interior designer Tony Chi explains how the monumental new Rosewood London inspired - and never intimidated - his bold vision...
The Future of the Front Desk?
Self Service Technology has been around for a while: Airports have been using kiosks to limit lines and improve customer service, these advances are beginning to find their way into hotels and with each new advancement comes something else for hoteliers to consider...
Guy Rigby, VP of Food and Beverage, Four Seasons, Shares Insights and Food Trends for 2015
Exclusive Feature: Why are we so fascinated by Food Trends?  Is it because we desire the new, we want to be in the know, or we simply love to eat? All true, for hoteliers however, the fascination goes beyond these reasons: food trends fuel innovative concepts that drive sales...
Exploring What Works in Workforce Development
There is a quiet revolution happening in communities around the world: workforce and economic developers, school administrators, and forward-thinking corporate executives are collaborating to help youth choose the 'right' careers for them...
5 Tips for Successful Events
The planning and execution of any event differs by the type of live event being produced, however, one thing that is critical across the board with live events is planning for attendee engagement...
It takes Three To Tango (Gracias, Seņor Albeniz)
At this writing, there are three individuals, all three the very best in their field, who unfortunately do not have access to each other, better yet do not even know each other; Yet they cannot be immensely successful unless they fully merge their talents...
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Factor to Consider When Developing a Pricing Model
Thursday, 27th November 2014
As marketers flex this analytical muscle they are able to develop a variety of models –  from marketing mix to attribution, from segmentation to pricing; We’ve been involved in a few pricing model conversations lately and thought we’d share some key points...

TV Ad Spending: Back to the Future?
Thursday, 27th November 2014
Reams have been written about the steady decline if not eventual demise of advertising spending on television, just earlier this month Forrester Research reported on how internet ad spending will overtake TV buys in little over a year...

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Property Management System in a SaaS world
Thursday, 27th November 2014
Selecting a property management system (PMS) has never been a simple task, but it has taken a different turn with many vendors now offering SaaS or Cloud based solutions...

Top 5 Ways To Use Photo-Sharing Sites As A Marketing Tool
Wednesday, 26th November 2014
Exclusive Feature: We've talked about using photos to help promote your hotel and destination, but are you using them correctly?  Image-sharing platforms like Instagram and Pinterest provide excellent opportunities for hotels to showca...

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