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RateGain's Hotel Pricing Trends - US
Data trends on cheapest hotel rates as well as median rate for three months of three, four and five star hotels across some of the major cities in US. This set covers March to May 2012, taken in the 4th Week of March 2012 (all rates are in US dollars for two adults for a one-night stay).
editorial - rategain
Eric Danziger outlines the future of Wyndham Hotel Group | hotelmanagement.net
It's been a big year for Wyndham Hotel Group, and president and CEO Eric Danziger is excited at the company's global growth prospects. Perhaps the biggest piece of news detailed at the 2012 Wyndham Hotel Group Global Conference at Mandalay Bay was the rebranding of Microtel Inns & Suites to more broadly include its presence in Wyndham's brand portfolio.
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Alex Morrison has been appointed Director of Revenue Management at Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu - HI, United States.
Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Alex Morrison as director of revenue management for Turtle Bay Resort, the landmark property located on the North Shore of Oahu. Danna Holck, Benchmark’s general manager at the resort, made the announcement. Alex Morrison was most recently senior area director of revenue management for Crestline Hotels & Resorts. He has previously served in revenue mana... more »
Rob Kennehan has been appointed General Manager at the Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon in Tampa - FL, United States.
Kennehan started his new role at the beginning of the month, leaving his position of general manager at the Hilton Garden Inn Silver Springs. Kennehan has been in the hospitality business for more than 10 years, working in roles such as Assistant Front Office Manager and Sales Manager, and has served as general manager at three hotels prior to his role at the Embassy Suites. He said he is looking forward to work in the ... more »
Loga Nathan has been appointed Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in Toronto, Canada.
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco is pleased to announce the appointment of Loga Nathan as Hotel Manager. Nathan comes to the San Francisco property with more than 16 years of experience with the Four Seasons family. In his tenure with the company, Nathan has held positions at properties around the world, including Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C., and ... more »
Alex Alt has been named Chief Operating Officer at Sabre Hospitality Solutions in Southlake - TX, United States.
Alt comes to Sabre from Rosewood Hotels & Resorts where he was Senior Vice President, Global Development and Strategy. He’s not new to Sabre as he previously worked as a manager and senior analyst in the financial planning and analysis group from 1996 to 2000. Alt was also a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. Alex earned a masters degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachel... more »
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WHAT ELSE WAS NEW TODAY
The Greater China, Hong Kong & Macau Update - 1Q 2012 | By Daniel Voellm
Despite turbulence in the global economy, 2011 was a triumphant year for the region, with markets setting new records. In this update: tourism trends, hotel market performance and the China Outbound Market. Much has been said about the China outbound tourism market and its potential economic impact in the past year.
column - hvs
Strong global hotel construction trend: more than 2,300 new top hotels to open in 2012
There are increasingly more new luxury and first class hotels worldwide: until the end of this year 2,358 new top hotels with a total of 519,000 rooms will open their doors. That is more than during the previous year: in 2011 1,375 new high-end hotels with approximately 259...
news article - tophotelprojects gmbh
RateGain's Hotel Rate Parity Trends - US
Hotel rate parity trends for March to May 2012 of three and four star hotels across some of the major cities in US. The report shows the percentage of hotels with cheaper rates on their own brand site compared to their rates on other OTAs.
editorial - rategain
Photos | HSMAI's MEET Mid-America 2012
Last year, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), announced a new way to MEET. Building on more than 20 years of success with connecting planners and suppliers and adding to its efforts this year to rebrand the organization's mission and focus,...
Americans Remain Tentative About Near-Term Leisure Travel Intentions, Business Travel Intentions Continue To Show Recovery
The U.S. Travel Association and MMGY Global released a new report today providing real-time insights into the state of travel in the United States. Based on the quarterly travelhorizons(TM) survey, the report provides current perceptions of travel among U.S. adults through ...
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BLOGS
Gen-Y on Facebook, travel and hospitality a big employer [INFOGRAPHIC]
One of the wonders of Facebook is the ability to tap into the sheer quantity - and quality - of data that people are happy to share, meaning it's a gold mine of information for marketers.
industry blog - kevin may | editor at tnooz
Why the future of online hotel marketing is cloud-based utility computing
Technology advances incredibly fast, not least in an industry such as travel which has seen incredible levels of disruption across so many disciplines.
industry blog - tnooz
Facebook's Facelift a Good Thing for Your Hotel Internet Marketing Strategy
facebookLast week, Facebook launched their new layout for business fan pages, with many of the features a personal page has on it. Why did Facebook do this and why should hoteliers spend any time thinking about the changes? First, the developers at Facebook want their pages to look consis...
industry blog - cvent hospitality blog
The Illusion of Target Markets
It’s very common for people to say their target market is “everyone”It’s not and it’s doomed to failure as a strategy.To talk clichés, you can’t be ‘A Jack of All Trades’ and be a Master.You can’t please all the people all the time.You can’t be all things to everyone.It’s scary to let
industry blog - conor kenny & associates
WebJet see Expedia move into the distance – Top New Zealand websites, March 31 2012
Expedia put some distance between it and second place WebJet last week after managing to increase its share of the agency category of travel websites in New Zealand.
industry blog - tnooz
Semantic Search: A Primer
The following post is from Jaci Gentile, TIG Global SEO Coordinator. Semantic technology, the driving force behind knowledge engine Wolfram|Alpha and Apple’s voice-based software Siri, may start playing a larger part in traditional search results from the Google search empire. In Google s...
industry blog - tig global blog
Who are these people booking hotel rooms at the last second? The future of intuitive guest management derived from customer data analysis.
It's year of mobile, yet again. I think that's been since 2004?   I wonder if they did this with the automobile for the first 20 years? Year of the auto year of the auto.... 'year over year, there has been a 300% growth in auto usage'.       It frustrates me that these
Are your profits going down the drain?
Every day of our cruise I was horrified at just how much food and drink, and therefore profit, was literally being poured the drain. The main culprit was a drink all you like coffee deal. At the start of the cruise you could purchase your own ‘souvenir’ mug, and refill it as often as you
Rates Summer 2012 - How to Make Good Rate Decisions
You could just add a percentage increase to last years rates. You could just position your rates against the comp set - not a totally bad strategy but do you know how much of their rate decisions were based on groups you don't know about. OR you could spend the time to conduct a demand
industry blog - hotelsalesblog.com
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