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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.

Decisions, Decisions... Which Hotel Operating Model is Right for You?

Hotel brands, owners and management companies have created permutations and combinations of operating models that, when used appropriately, will increase profitability, make a project more attractive to lenders and add value to guests.

2015 European Hotel Valuation Index

Without doubt, 2014 will be a year to remember. From beginning to end, markets throughout Europe experienced a definite recovery in performance, and investment appetite for regions such as the Iberian Peninsula and Eastern Europe took off.

In Focus: Rome - Why the Eternal City Could Become the Next Hotspot for Luxury Hotels?

Rome, one of Europe’s most historical and cultural cities, looks set to be one of the next hotspots for hotel investors drawn by improvements to the city’s luxury hotel market and recent transaction activity.

2014 African Hotel Valuation Index

An index studying the relative values of hotels in 14 markets throughout Africa.

In Focus: Abuja and Lagos

This article provides an overview of the buoyant hotel markets of Abuja and Lagos, and explores the underlying dynamics that impact hotel development and growth in each city and the country

In Focus: Casablanca - Hotel Performance in the Economic Capital of Morocco

The economic, industrial and financial hub of Morocco, namely Casablanca, is a sprawling metropolis that deserves more attention than many travellers devote to it. This article compares the midscale/budget hotel market to the upscale/luxury segment.

Hotel Franchising in Europe 2014

This article aims to assist owners in increasing their understanding and awareness of the franchise business model and current market trends. The fees outlined in this article apply solely to hotels operating in Europe.

Upscale Hotel Market - Rome, Italy

In this article, we present tourism visitation trends, the most recent performance of upscale hotels and a performance forecast to 2017.

It's 'Ghana' Be Great In Accra - A Snapshot of a Growing Market

Accra is the bustling capital of Ghana on Africa’s Atlantic coast. This article provides an overview of the buoyant hotel market in Accra and explores the underlying dynamics that impact hotel development and growth in the city.