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Per Diem Rates: Current & Historical Trends

By Chelsey Leffet

Government per diem rates are set for a number of locations, many applying to multiple regions or localities in each state. A per diem rate is made up of three components: a lodging allowance, meals allowance, and incidental expense allowance[1]; however, this article and the data presented below focus solely on the lodging allowance.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 220: Hotel History: The Heathman Hotel

By Stanley Turkel

Hotel History: The Heathman Hotel - The original Heathman Hotel was built in 1926 one block from the current structure by George Heathman for $1 million. Because of the success of the original hotel, Heathman immediately started construction of a new 10-story concrete structure designed by the architectural firm of DeYoung and Raold.

Tourism Tidbits: Crisis Recovery

By Peter Tarlow

The recent devastating hurricane that struck the Bahamas in September is one more example that tourism industry leaders must constantly be mindful of potential crises. From acts of terror and crime to earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis and weather-related issues, industry leaders must have plans to face both natural and man-made crises.

U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2018/19

By Luigi Major

In 2018/19, the national lodging market continued to climb to new heights, albeit at a more moderate pace than in previous years. In 2018, hotels in the United States operated at the highest occupancy and average rates ever recorded, with both metrics registering additional growth during the year-to-date July 2019 period.

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