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Social Media Marketing in the Hotel Industry: Trends and Opportunities in 2017

Mobile phone proliferation and the rise in social media users is poised to present unique opportunities for hotel companies. How are hotels currently utilizing social media marketing and are they ready for the future?

Learnings from and for Africa’s Game-Lodge Industry

As tourist and investor interest grows in the game-lodge industry and wildlife destinations around the world, the article brings to light some peculiarities and challenges of the lodging industry and lists some lessons/best practices for developers.

Key Drivers for Hotel and Resort Spa Profitability

The global spa movement, which includes wellness tourism, amounts to upwards of $3 trillion dollars per year. What physical and strategic elements are key to driving bottom-line performance at traditional and wellness-focused spas?

HVS Market Pulse: Richmond, VA

Richmond was recently rated among the world’s top tourism destinations, and leisure demand remains a pillar of the city’s hotel industry. Corporations, government institutions, and conventions are also driving occupancies and interest in new supply.

Key Takeaways: SEAHIS 2017

Key takeaways from the South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit include recurring themes throughout the region such as the rise of the millennial generation, the experience economy and the effects of political instability on regional outlook.

GST & the Indian Hospitality Sector – Second Fiddle Treatment

In recent events, including the highly contentious highway liquor-ban and the just declared Good & Services Tax by The Government of India, it appears that the Hospitality business has been extended the second fiddle treatment.

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

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2017-Q1

In the first quarter of 2017, the Canadian lodging market continues to fire on all cylinders with RevPAR growth outpacing 2016 growth. Alberta and Newfoundland are charting positive growth for the first time in three years!

In Focus: Malaysia – A Rising Opportunity

This article aims to highlight Malaysia’s current and future hotel market. It further discusses the rise of lifestyle hotels and the adaption of hotel brands to Millennials’ travel behaviour.

Soft Brands - Future Opportunities in the Canadian Market

This article analyzes the key factors that are causing the slow uptake of soft branded hotels across Canada, and the future growth that is expected.