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In Focus: South African Hotel Market Update

This article highlights the macro factors impacting the South African hotel market and also provides a 2016 outlook.

2015 Canadian Hotel Transaction Survey

In 2015, the Canadian lodging industry experienced the highest level of transaction volume since 2007 with a total of more than $2.2 billion.

FHRAI Indian Hotel Industry Survey 2014-2015

The survey, representing 1,358 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.

Canadian Lodging Outlook - 2nd Quarter, 2015

YTD results show the first half was relatively stable - with occupancy flat and ADR up over $5. Oil will remain the question in the second half, while the Pan Am Games, Federal Election, and weak dollar will turn up winners and losers across Canada.

OTAs – A Hotel's Friend Or Foe

How reliant are hotels on OTAs? This article aims to address that question and discuss the evolution of OTAs and the effects of this growing business model on independent and chain hotels.

Understanding Online Distribution Channels

This article covers the importance for hotels to invest in three online distribution channels – the website, Global Distribution Systems, and Online Travel Agents – to retain guests, improve hotel positioning, and gain a competitive advantage.

Low Oil Prices and Oil-Dependent Canadian Lodging Markets

This article helps investors understand four types of oil-dependent lodging markets in Canada.

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.

Move Fast and Break Things: How Silicon Valley Thinking Can Shake Up Traditional Hotel Management Practices

Constant questioning and challenging of hotel amenities, services, programs and management practices is critical to discover new ways of elevating the guest experience. Asset managers should encourage management to take risks to innovate.

Preparing Your Hospitality Executives& Staff for Effective Corporate Communication: Preparedness Versus Damage Control

This study focuses on corporate-level communication and employee-level social media education in the hospitality industry. Case studies illustrate best (and worst) practices. The report concludes by reviewing hotels companies’ efforts in these areas.