Cameron Sperance

Cameron is Skift’s Boston-based hospitality reporter. A Memphis native, he’s never dropped his use of y’all. He previously covered commercial real estate and is a fan of indie bookshops, his dog, and hosting dinner parties.

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Wyndham Leans on Leisure Travel, Essential Workers for Profit Recovery

Sticking to the basics like affordable hotels in drive-to destinations floated hotel companies like Wyndham through the pandemic. But there’s still room to improve with higher-end offerings.

Wyndham Leans on Leisure Travel, Essential Workers for Profit Recovery

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Accor’s Recovery Fueled by Asia’s Zero-Tolerance Covid Policies

The strict approach to new coronavirus cases in major Asia-Pacific countries has hotel companies like Accor banking on other parts of the world for faster, consistent returns to normal.

Accor’s Recovery Fueled by Asia’s Zero-Tolerance Covid Policies

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Hilton Gets a Surprising Boost From Business Travel

Don't rule out the little players. Small and medium-sized businesses are largely back on the road, and that's helping lift Hilton's profit margins.

Hilton Gets a Surprising Boost From Business Travel

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Mobile Apps Are Already Changing Layouts for Hotel Design

Future hotel guests arriving at their destinations may see reconfigurations to public spaces in response to apps that are changing the way customers interact with the property.

Mobile Apps Are Already Changing Layouts for Hotel Design

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Tour Operator Intrepid Travel to Open Its Own Branded Hotels Across Asia Pacific

A significant part of Intrepid Travel’s planned expansion involves finding pandemic-induced hotel investment bargains. But this kind of strategy hasn’t panned out in other parts of the world.

Tour Operator Intrepid Travel to Open Its Own Branded Hotels Across Asia Pacific

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Hilton, Accor Won’t Have a China Growth Story to Tell Shareholders This Week

Hotel executives presented China as a definitive, massive growth opportunity to shareholders during the pandemic. But volatility in the development world as well as tough government oversight mean CEOs at companies like Hilton, Accor, and Wyndham need to find a new way to show strength.

Hilton, Accor Won’t Have a China Growth Story to Tell Shareholders This Week

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IHG Downplays Stalled Growth Amid Pandemic Recovery

IHG isn’t expanding at the rate of some of its competitors. The company’s review process of poorly performing Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza properties can’t end soon enough.

IHG Downplays Stalled Growth Amid Pandemic Recovery

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The Best of Daily Lodging Report for the Week Ending October 22

Data is finally showing what all the major hotel company executives have been saying on the last few earnings cycles: Asia is going to lead the world in hotel construction activity coming out of the pandemic.

The Best of Daily Lodging Report for the Week Ending October 22

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Las Vegas Sands CEO Praises China With Macau Gaming License Up for Renewal

Macau is an extraordinarily important gaming market for Las Vegas Sands, and the company’s third quarter earnings call was a giant love fest for China’s gaming regulators. What else are company leaders going to do but schmooze the people in charge of renewing their gaming license?

Las Vegas Sands CEO Praises China With Macau Gaming License Up for Renewal

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Marriott Made Millions off ‘Deceptive’ Resort Fees, D.C. Attorney General Charges

Ancillary revenue like resort fees is a big business for the travel industry, and it is unlikely hotels are going to abandon the practice during the volatile pandemic recovery — unless they are forced to.

Marriott Made Millions off ‘Deceptive’ Resort Fees, D.C. Attorney General Charges