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Direct Bookings For Hotels

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4 Simple Strategies to Boost Your Direct Bookings

When it comes to enhancing direct bookings, having a top-notch Booking Engine is just the beginning. Having an effective marketing plan comes into hand to help you drive more bookings.

DOL Overtime Rule

Proposed DOL Overtime Changes Would Harm Hotels, Hurt Workers

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President & CEO Chip Rogers is speaking out today after the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposal to increase the minimum salary threshold for employees to qualify as salaried executive, administrative, and professional employees.

Workplace Wellbeing

Good Health and Wellbeing: How to Prevent Burnout in the Workplace

Managing employee burnout effectively is a strategic priority and point of weakness for the hospitality industry. The hospitality industry leads many positive indicators in different countries, such as job creation and contributions to GDP. However, it also occupies the highest position in a negative aspect: the industries with the most burnout.

Hotels For Sale Louisiana

Comfort Inn & Suites Houma in Houma, LA Listed for Sale

HVS Brokerage & Advisory, in cooperation with Eric Vincent Guerrero, as the sole and exclusive advisory firm to ownership, presents the opportunity to acquire the 78-key Comfort Inn & Suites Houma, a limited-service hotel asset in Houma, Louisiana.

Hotel Development United Arab Emirates

W Al Marjan Island Hotel Announced for 2027

Marjan, the master developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah, today announced the launch of a W Hotel on Al Marjan Island on the back of a collaboration between Marriott International, Inc., and Dalands Holding.

Hotel Opening Japan

Shisui, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nara Opens in Japan

The Luxury Collection announces the opening of Shisui, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nara in one of Japan's most historic and scenic leisure destinations. The property is located on the western edge of Nara Park and combines Japanese architecture with the greenery of a traditional Japanese temple garden, which forms part of the hotel grounds.

Concert Tours

Taylor Swift Impact Grows to $208M in U.S. Hotel Room Revenue

The first 28 shows of the tour added $98.2 million in added room revenue on top of normal seasonal levels. The overall $208 million estimated impact now three months later is conservative, accounting only for the 53 concert nights.

Market Report Singapore

HVS Market Report Singapore - By Hok Yean CHEE

HVS publication In Focus Singapore 2023 provides an overview of Singapore’s economic outlook, infrastructure development, tourism landscape and hotel market performance, hotel transactions and investment in 2022, COVID-19 situation and outlook.

Hotel Development United Arab Emirates

Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort to Open Q4 in the United Arab Emirates

Set along the Arabian Gulf coastline on Mina Al Arab Island in Ras Al Khaimah with a backdrop of the Hajar mountains, Anantara Mina Al Arab is situated amid 1.5 kilometres of mangroves and lagoons in a natural reserve. The resort will be a 45- minute drive from Dubai International Airport and just 15 minutes from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.

Hotel Marketing

Industry Blog
Unleashing Unreasonable Hospitality: 3 Tips To Human Centric Marketing - By Kate Lochridge

I recently heard Will Guidara speak about his new book, Unreasonable Hospitality: The Remarkable Power of Giving People More Than They Expect. I brought this idea to the HSMAI Marketing Advisory Board to talk about how this concept impacts our work and think about the intersection of technology and the people centric nature of hospitality.

AI In Travel

Family Travels the World for 12 Months Using AI for Every Decision

Travel influencer Michael Motamedi has been traveling the world with his wife and 2-year-old daughter using the free AI travel assistant GuideGeek to make every decision since June. The trip, initially planned for six months, is off to such a strong start that it has been extended to 12 months.

Hotels For Sale Houston

Four Points by Sheraton Houston Energy Corridor in Houston, TX for Sale

HVS Brokerage & Advisory, as the sole and exclusive advisory firm to ownership, presents present the opportunity to acquire the 134-key Four Points by Sheraton Houston Energy Corridor, an exceptionally constructed select-service hotel asset in Houston’s Katy Freeway/Energy Corridor submarket.