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Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Landscape – Establishing a Vision

Saudi Arabia is entering an entirely new tourism landscape with its Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives. With a strong economic outlook, a diversification of its economy, and significant governmental support, the hospitality and tourism markets across the Kingdom are expected to thrive over the next decade. In this article, we discuss the most important tourism indicators in the Kingdom.

Valuing Hotels Amid Rising Capital Market Costs: A Case Study

Although current capital market terms are putting downward pressure on values, the full impact of these conditions is tempered by the expectation of a return to more favorable terms in the relatively near future. The opportunity to refinance in the near-to-mid term provides an equity investor with a return of a portion of their initial investment, which supports a lower blended discount rate—and higher value—than indicated by a weighted average cost of capital based on current mortgage terms.

HVS Monday Musings: Can Gig Workers Help the Indian Hotel Industry Fill its Talent Gap?

Is it finally time for the Indian hotel industry, which has long struggled with a manpower shortage, to test the viability of the gig economy beyond food delivery?

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2022-Q3

Given the high average rates achieved over the last quarter, Nationwide RevPAR is now onpar with 2019 through the month of September. Average rates need to be held firmly to continue onpar as Business Travel and Meeting and Group are not back yet.

In Focus: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

This article provides an overview of Cortina d'Ampezzo, one of the most prominent ski resorts in Italy and host, together with Milan, of the upcoming 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Besides examining the historical tourism trends and the latest news, the article tries to assess the short- and long-term impact of the Olympic Winter Games on the destination.

Total Spend Can Be Your Friend

Revenue managers should think like options traders. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recovery taught hotel operators that average daily rates can be extremely volatile. Revenue-management strategies focused on total guest spend can help mitigate the risk involved in achieving RevPAR share through a high ADR. Management companies need to incorporate techniques and practices to evaluate all possible revenue-generating strategies.

Enhance Your Hotel Team’s Autism Awareness

Autism awareness is an effort HVS supports by engaging with Autism Double-Checked, an organization that provides education and training about this disability. We encourage you and your hotel operations team to contact them and learn more.

Hotel Franchising in Europe – The Push Continues for New Ways to Expand

Hotel Franchising in Europe is an update of our previous report published in 2019. This report aims to assist owners in increasing their understanding and awareness of the franchise business model and current market trends. The fees outlined in this report apply solely to hotels operating in Europe.

HVS Monday Musings: Hotel Asset Management is Essential for an Unbiased Perspective

Many hotel owners are now understanding how crucial it is to work together with experienced, professional asset managers to assess and enhance their hotel's performance. Read on to know more.

A Review of Equity Yields and Discount Rates in a Post-COVID Environment

Equity yields and discount rates remain at or below pre-COVID levels; however, rising debt costs will result in changing investor return expectations.
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