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HVS: COVID-19 Impact on Hotels in Asia Pacific

While the pandemic is anticipated to prolong, hotels should start to draw up plans in preparation for a recovery. In the meanwhile, it is the perfect time to relook into operational strategies, cost-saving initiatives, refurbishment, marketing distribution channels, staff training and technology upgrade.

HVS Market Pulse: Phuket, Thailand

The following article gives a brief overview of Phuket, its tourism industry, and the recent dynamics of the local lodging market.

The Growth of Micro Hotels in North America

This article provides insight into the unique design of micro hotels, where demand is growing, and why these properties are a favourable investment to meet the growing demand of millennial travellers.

The Suite Spot for Family Travel: Development Insights for Attracting Summer Travel Demand

As the summer travel season sets in, millions of families across the United States are setting out on their annual road trips. My family, fresh off a Spring Break trip from St. Louis to New Mexico and back, will be among those millions on our planned summer excursion to the Rocky Mountains.

Cape Town Calling: Undoing the impact of ‘Day Zero’ on Tourism

With dam levels rising in Cape Town and the city becoming water-wise the threat of ‘Day Zero’ has been pushed out to 2020 or potentially ‘never’. The city now needs to market its comeback and set benchmarks for sustainable tourism destinations.

Mitigating Spa and Wellness Investment Risks

Having an acute understanding of how spa and wellness features intersect with perceived value and profitability percentages, conveys important impacts on asset performance, momentum and risk.

Sustainable Extravagance: Water-Wise Hospitality

The article elucidates the various initiatives adopted by the hotel industry in South Africa's Western Cape, in response to the ongoing drought, in order to mitigate the challenges water scarcity brings to a water intensive enterprise.

Market Pulse: Raleigh, NC

Raleigh’s economy and hotel landscape continued to grow in 2016, despite controversial government measures that affected the entire state. Hotel supply expands to meet demand, and 2017 is expected to be generally positive for the lodging industry.

HVS Market Pulse: Charlotte, NC

Even with some 50 new hotels in Charlotte’s pipeline, the area is poised for continued growth in occupancy and average rate, with commercial and residential developments expected to continue to boost hotel demand.

In Focus: Countryside of Tuscany, Italy

This article provides a market snapshot of Tuscany, Italy. Tuscany represents one of the most established touristic markets in Europe and the third most visited region in Italy, widely known for its landscapes, traditions, history and artistic legacy
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