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Three Key Takeaways | 2015 HELP - Hotel Equity & Lender Perspectives Conference

Hotel experts and stakeholders convened in Boston to present positive trends in U.S. hotel lending, development, performance, and values. For Boston-area hoteliers, the potential impacts of a 2024 Olympics bid took center stage.

Awakening of the Buddhist Circuit

The article provides a background on tourism along the Buddhist Circuit, barriers that have prevented its growth and the opportunity that lies for the tourism and hospitality industry in light of recent developments and focus on tourism in India.

2014 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

In this third annual Lodging Tax Study, HVS Convention, Sports & Entertainment explores trends in the imposition of lodging taxes in the USA. This updated version provides lodging tax rates/collections in all 50 US states and across 150 US cities.

HVS 2014 Auto Rental Tax Study

The 2014 Auto Rental Tax Study is an examination of the effective tax rates on motor vehicle rentals at the top 100 largest airports as measured by enplanements. The study ranks the tax rates and breaks down its analysis among several vehicle types.

Fact or Folly: A Review of Convention Center Follies

This article responds to Heywood Sanders’ book Convention Center Follies. It argues for a more moderate picture of the state of supply and demand in the convention industry, and it critiques Sanders’ narrative of convention center development.

The 2013 HVS U.S. Lodging Tax Study

The 2013 HVS U.S. Lodging Tax Study explores the trends in the imposition of lodging taxes in the United States. This updated version expands the study to provide lodging tax rates/collections in all 50 states and the 150 largest US cities.

2012-2013 South America Overview, Trends & Opportunities

This article highlights the latest tourism trends for South America. It provides analysis of individual hotel markets in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Bogota, Lima and Montevideo, on a yearly and YTD June 2012 and 2013 basis.

Views from the NATHIC Conference

The 7th annual NATHIC Conference (previously known as the Midwest Lodging Investment Summit) was held this week in Chicago and provided an interesting experience and a unique programming component for the conference attendees this year.

What Lodging Taxes tell us about the Great Recession

HVS Convention, Sports and Entertainment analyzed lodging tax revenue across the country to assess the health of the lodging industry. Changes in taxable room revenue show the rate of recovery from the Great Recession.

Thoughts from the Golf Industry Show - Part 3 of 3

This is the third in a 3 part series examining the state of the Golf industry. This article looks to the future of the industry, and the issues that will shape its financial health moving forward.