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Hotel News

Extensive coverage of news stories specifically curated for travel industry professionals seeking to stay informed about the latest developments, trends, and opportunities in the global hotel sector. The archive provides a comprehensive overview of the industry, covering various aspects of hotel management, operations, guest experience, and marketing. In-depth analysis and expert opinions are presented by Skift editors and contributors, examining the challenges and opportunities faced by hoteliers in different regions and market segments. The archive also highlights the influence of global events, regulations, and changing traveler preferences on the industry.

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Hotel industry copes with recovery that hasn’t reached some areas

Occupancy, growth and RevPar rates in secondary markets are trailing those in big cities. Yes, it's a tale of one recovery in major markets, and in smaller locales, it's not so much.

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No one will ever miss the hotel phone

The physical phones will stay in the hotel rooms, but only as customer service intercom. Now if some hotel's bold enough to strip away rest of the functions and make these machines usable again....

No one will ever miss the hotel phone

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The annual Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index calls out Geneva for $31 meal

Many of the price surveys focus on objects familiar to to the travelers where the survey came out of, rather than their equivalent abroad. So that gives you a club sandwich in Tokyo as opposed to a good bowl of ramen.

The annual Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index calls out Geneva for $31 meal

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Free Tibet protesters continue attack on InterContinental’s plan for Lhasa hotel

When people are setting fire to themselves in the city you're building your new hotel in, you may want to consider the negative impact the development may have on the other properties in your portfolio.

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Oyster hotel review site fires staff and hopes for asset sale

Axing the staff doesn't bode particularly well for a sale of Oyster.com, which many people said from its beginnings didn't have a viable business model. A expensive experiment, with Oyster's professionally written reviews taking precedence over hotels' marketing drivel, has all come to this.

Oyster hotel review site fires staff and hopes for asset sale

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As Iraq’s troubles continue, Kurdish region building a $2 billion resort

Iraqi Kurdistan has been a peaceful region in spite of larger overall trouble, and is now going through a tourism boom.

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The state of staff satisfaction and salaries at hotels across the Middle East

Considering the changes in the region over the past 18 months, this year's survey results are a positive sign.

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Global hotel groups ditch real estate to focus on branding revenues

As hotel groups’ franchised portfolios continue to grow, properties don’t even need to brand themselves with a big name to access chains’ customer bases given the newest wave of demand distribution models.

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Las Vegas convention season is good: Hotel room rates and occupancy up in April

A boost to business travel increased rates by 7 percent in April, but casino revenues remained low providing further proof that meetings and conventions are largely driving the city’s and country’s travel rebound.

Las Vegas convention season is good: Hotel room rates and occupancy up in April

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Dubai’s economic rebound hinged on hotel and restaurant activity

Hotel and restaurants activity grew 17 percent in 2012 to beat out manufacturing and retail as the most important industries contributing to Dubai’s economic rebound.

Dubai’s economic rebound hinged on hotel and restaurant activity