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Working with OTAs: The Indirect Distribution Dilemma

By Peter O’Connor

Our recent research paper, published in Tourism Review, has generated a lot of interest from industry practitioners. As it can be difficult for non-academics to access such material, we have prepared the summary below to help readers understand the essence of our study.

Solving Labor Shortage Through Technology

With travel demand accelerating rapidly, the hospitality industry is experiencing a new challenge: labor shortages resulting in sharply rising labor cost, which consumes as much as 60%-80% of RevPAR (CBRE).

SiteMinder World Hotel Index: Hotel Bookings Globally Grow for Six Months Straight

By Mike Ford

The deeper into 2021 we set foot, the more we thankfully see hotel booking momentum strengthen, with small peaks and troughs not shaking the overall trajectory that’s been building since January. Reservation volumes globally have now risen to over 65% of 2019 levels, well above the 40% seen at this same time last year, and importantly, we’re able to map growing international acceleration, the fifth and final stage of the hotel booking reset, taking place in each region around the world.

The solutions nature provides: how can hotels contribute and benefit?

View by Madhu Rajesh

"Biodiversity is highly important to the success of our industry and, as we have seen with the current global pandemic, unbalance in nature can have devastating consequences for humanity. WWF has published a report which shared that the top threats to biodiversity are pollution, overexploitation, land use change, climate change and invasive non-native species and diseases."

Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites & Villas

Avani Hotels announces the upcoming launch of Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites & Villas, the brand's ninth property in Thailand and the first in Phuket scheduled to open on 1st July 2021. Located in northwest Phuket, the new resort is 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport and steps from Mai Khao Beach and the Turtle Village Shopping Complex.

Hiyori Chapter Kyoto

Tribute Portfolio, the growing collection of characterful, independent hotels from Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International's extraordinary portfolio of brands, travel program, and experiential offerings, continues to expand its footprint in Japan with the opening of Hiyori Chapter Kyoto.