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2021 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

The tenth annual HVS Lodging Tax Study quantifies the revenue impact of the pandemic over the past year. An analysis of 25 major US markets shows losses totaling approximately $1.3 billion in 2020 from historical levels in 2019. HVS forecasts a loss of $1.45 billion in rooms revenue in 2021 from a baseline scenario with no pandemic. HVS also provides historical data on tax rates and revenues from lodging taxes levied in all 50 States and the 150 largest US cities.

HVS Monday Musings: Staycations – a Trend That’s Here to Stay?

The popularity of staycations has grown manifolds in the last year. However, a prevalent debate in the hospitality industry is whether this is a passing fad or a long-term trend. Read on to learn more.

Omaha’s COVID-19 Impact and Hotel Recovery

In the second quarter of 2020, metro-area Omaha hotels suffered unprecedented declines in demand, similar to most cities in the United States. With the widely available vaccines and the lifting of pandemic restrictions in early 2021, we explore how the city’s recovery has begun and look at the long-term outlook for the market. We also examine recent trends in the Downtown Omaha hotel submarket relative to the overall Douglas County hotel market.

Hospitality News Middle East Interview with Hala Matar Choufany

Hala Matar Choufany, in her interview with Hospitality News Middle East, discusses the global post-pandemic situation, the new normal and her vision for Lebanon.

Recovery Potential and Investment Opportunities in GCC

Hala Matar Choufany, in her interview in Arabic on Al Arabiya News summarizes the current hospitality performance in the region as well as how the recovery path looks like.

HVS Monday Musings: India’s Underserved Leisure Tourism Segment is Leading the Post-COVID Revival

Domestic leisure tourism in India is finally receiving the pedestal it always deserved, with hotel companies renewing their focus on increasing footprint at leisure destinations in the country in the post-COVID era. However, there is significant untapped potential in this segment as India has several fledgling tourist places where travelers still struggle to find good quality branded accommodation.

HVS Operator Guide Middle East & Africa

While the hospitality industry is going through one of the roughest years of recent history, it is crucial that strategic decisions are taken considering all aspects of an owner – operator partnership. This guide features 100 operators in over 47 countries and territories in the Middle East & Africa, and aims to guide owners in understanding the scale, presence and capabilities of operators in this region.

Redesigning Hospitality

Interview with Hala Matar Choufany on redesigning hospitality in the Middle East during the Gulf travel show.

The Journey to Alternative Management

Hala Matar Choufany is discussing with Khalid Anib, Bani Haddad and Christophe Landais at AHIC on the Road, about the evolution of different type of hotel agreements as well as the journey to the alternative management.

The Transformation of Management Agreements

Hala Matar Choufany is in discussion with James Donald and Tara Marlow at AHIC on the road, on the transformation of management agreements and what the reaction has been from owners and operators.
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