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Sales Tax Audit!

This description of a sales tax audit is an opportunity to minimize potential problems with sales taxes. While focused on Minnesota much of it applies to any state with sales taxes. Do not construe this article as legal or tax advice.

In Focus: Tokyo

This article summarizes the recent tourism trends in Tokyo.

FHRAI Indian Hotel Industry Survey 2013-2014

The survey, representing 1,295 hotels in various cities across different star categories in India, presents key statistics for the industry. It provides information about financial performance, marketing media usage patterns, guest segmentation, etc.

Asia Pacific Hotel Watch 2015

APHW 2015 provides comprehensive up-to-date information on tourist arrivals, hotel performance trends, and existing and future hotel supply, covering 44 cities in 15 countries across the Asia Pacific region.

In Focus: The Hostel and Budget Traveller Market in Europe - Gaining Momentum

The vibrant limited-to-select service hotel sector is at the forefront of the property market.

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.

Readying your Hotel for Sale

With transaction volumes in early 2013 50 percent ahead of the level in early 2012, many owners today are asking themselves if this is the right time to sell.

Spotlight on Morocco: Marrakech's Luxury Hotel Market

This article explores what effects increased visitation and other changes in the market are likely to have on the demand/supply balance in Marrakech's luxury hotel sector. We also provide a performance forecast up to 2016.

Critical Challenges Faced by Hotel Owners in India

The article discusses the critical challenges faced by hotel owners in India broadly categorised under Funding, Development, Human Capital and Operator Management Contracts, highlighting three priority issues under each.