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Quieting the Noise in Economic Impact Estimates

An assessment of the accuracy of traditional approaches to valuing the economic contribution of convention, sports, and entertainment venues reveals significant limitations of economic impact models that tend to produce noisy and sometimes biased estimates. Venue owners and destination market organizations need improved methodologies to estimate the return on public sector investment in capital improvements, marketing and sales, and venue operations.

The Perfect Weekend in Palm Springs

Based on his vast experience of Palm Springs, California, Rod Clough provides curated recommendations for dining, shopping, lodging, and passing the time in this desert oasis.

Tucson Emerges Strongly from Pandemic, Outlook is Optimistic

In recent years, Tucson has begun to emerge from the shadow of Phoenix. Tucson's temperate winter and spring and its five-star resorts contribute to making tourism the third-largest industry of the local economy. In this article, we provide an overview of Tucson and the recovery over the past two years during the pandemic, provide a snapshot of overall existing supply in both Tucson and Phoenix, and analyze transaction trends in both cities.

Nashville Hotel Market Continues Its Path to Recovery

With the height of the pandemic behind us, we are shifting to a world where COVID-19 is ubiquitous and will be part of everyday life for the foreseeable future. How is this realization affecting the Nashville lodging industry? What segments are experiencing the strongest improvements, what areas are lagging, and are any lodging factors changed permanently? Here, we take a look at Nashville’s lodging recovery as of mid-year 2022.

NYU Conference Takeaways: Despite Some Challenges, The Hospitality Sector Is Still Looking Good

The tale of the looming recession was mixed, with some forecasting a shallow, short-lived recession, and others expecting a more significant impact. The overall sentiment remains a positive one, and that cash flow growth should continue. Despite high inflation, other economic markers, such as consumer goods, mortgage default rates, and low unemployment rates, look positive.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2022-Q1

First quarter of 2022 RevPAR more than doubled first quarter of 2021 RevPAR in spite of Omicron. Airport markets had highest occupancy at 48.6% with Resorts trailing on their heels, at 47.2%. Highest ADR was at resorts at $241 up $13 over Q1 2019. Occupancy is still 13 points below 2019 but ADR only has a $5 gap to catch up to 2019 level which is projected to surpass over the summer months.

Driving GOP During Inflationary Growth and Rising Labor Costs

As the nation is experiencing record levels of inflationary growth, rising wages, and labor shortages, the hospitality industry is encountering extreme difficulty finding workers. How are hotel owners and operators managing rising labor costs and inflationary risk to drive their bottom line during these unprecedented times?

Recovery Outlook for the San Diego Lodging Market

In 2020, San Diego-area hotels suffered unprecedented declines in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to most cities in the United States. Since then, many travelers have returned, and the greater San Diego hotel market has rebounded. What has the recovery looked like thus far? What must happen in the next 18 months for the market to reach pre-pandemic performance? What factors will shape the “new normal” for the market?

2021 European Hotel Transactions

HVS discusses the main hotel transactions that took place in 2021 and looks at the trends in single-asset and portfolio transactions over the years.

HVS Market Pulse: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lodging Market

Philadelphia hotels experienced unprecedented declines in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to most top-25 markets in the United States. Considering the city’s large number of demand generators, Philadelphia hotels are well positioned for a recovery, albeit a slow one. How far did the Philadelphia hotel market fall? What factors will shape this recovery?
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