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Recent Insights/Articles

HVS Ease of Doing Business in Indian Hospitality Sector

Ease of doing business in India has improved significantly in past few years due to reforms by the Government. However, approval & licensing requirements in hospitality sector is still very complex compared to global peers. Reforms in this direction are necessary to induce fresh capital in sector.

Tough year ahead for UK hoteliers with key issues to tackle

HVS London has identified five key issues that hotels need to consider as we move into the new decade, including the fact that travellers are now expecting a more personal service, the issue of corporate responsibility and the importance of attracting and retaining good staff.

HVS Global Hotel Industry Outlook - Ushering in a New Decade

The Global Hotel Industry Outlook report provides expert insights into regional performance for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, Mexico, Middle East, and the United States

HVS Industry Statistics Update – Q4 2019

The Industry Statistical Update shows key economic metrics that relate to the hotel industry’s recent performance and near-term forecast.

2019 HVS Performance Report: Spa Department

This report is the second annual performance report published by HVS that tracks and monitors spa department performance and profitability.

2020 United States Hotel Industry Outlook

I recently polled our U.S.-based HVS senior consultants to predict the direction of the hotel industry for 2020. While nationwide occupancy is expected to decline slightly, with ADR increasing only minimally, the outlook for the transactions market remains favorable.

HVS Market Pulse: Boise, Idaho

Boise’s influx of new hotels since 2016 resulted in a year of absorption in 2019. This article reviews Boise’s current economic projects, tourism trends, the impact of the hotel development pipeline, and the per-diem rate increase in 2019, as well as the outlook for 2020.

Key Takeaways from the 2019 Western Canadian Lodging Conference: Cautious Outlook, Technological Disruption, and a more Experience-Focussed Industry

The 2019 Western Canadian Lodging Conference (WCLC) that was held on November 25 and 26, 2019 in Vancouver. Caution was the dominant sentiment expressed at the event as the industry expects a slowdown in the near term.

In Focus - Skiathos

The article is a market snapshot, providing an overview of Skiathos’ tourism landscape, including the hospitality sector performance in terms of demand and supply and analyzing past and future trends.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2019-Q3

RevPar growth across Canada is flat through the third quarter of 2019. On a provincial level, BC leads the pack with over 3.0% growth with Quebec on its heels at 2.5%. Newfoundland struggles to absorb new supply with a near 6.0% decline and Manitoba's softer market leads to a 3.0% decrease.