Dara Khosrowshahi’s exit major loss for Expedia Khosrowshahi’s departure comes at a crucial time for Expedia, which spent much of 2016 integrating its acquisitions of rival Orbitz and vacation rental site HomeAway. Source: Hotel Marketing Dara Khosrowshahi’s exit major loss for Expedia
Are hotel-fee initiatives inspired by what the airlines have accomplished? Are hotels becoming more like the airlines when it comes to how they’re pricing their rooms, especially by imposing stricter cancellation policies and other fees? Source: Hotel Marketing Are hotel-fee initiatives inspired by what the airlines have accomplished?
What spooked the U.S. leisure traveler? The U.S. leisure travel population fell to 145 million in 2016, decreasing for the first time since 2011. The decline came a year after leisure travel incidence surpassed the pre-recession peak for the first time to hit a new high of 72%. Source: Hotel Marketing What spooked the U.S. leisure traveler?
U.S. hotel construction pipeline up 7% year-over-year Almost half of the hotels that are expected to open this year are Upper Midscale, at 477 Projects/46,093 Rooms and another 289 Projects/37,914 Rooms are Upscale. Source: Hotel Marketing U.S. hotel construction pipeline up 7% year-over-year