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2018 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

In this 7th annual Lodging Tax Report, HVS explores the current status and historical trends of lodging taxes in the USA. This updated version provides lodging tax rates/collections on all 50 US states and 150 US cities.

Eat, Sleep and Experience Mzansi Style

In line with promoting local tourism in South Africa (locally known as Mzansi), we talk about authentic Township experiences and introduce some remarkable entrepreneurs that have emerged from these so-called “informal” settlements.

Public Involvement in Convention Center Hotel Financing

Public sector involvement in convention center hotels is common due to high cost of development and lack of private capital for such investments. Many communities provide public subsidies to projects that are not feasible on a purely private basis.

2016 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

In the 5th annual Lodging Tax Report, HVS explores lodging tax trends in the USA. This updated version provides lodging tax rates/collections in all 50 US states and 150 US cities, and estimates the impact of Airbnb on lodging tax collections.

Market Pulse: Daytona Beach, Florida

Historically driven by leisure demand, the Daytona Beach hotel market has diversified its segmentation in recent years to accommodate more commercial and convention business.

San Francisco Lodging - A Peak Into the Market

San Francisco’s growth and economic expansion continue. With near-peak demand levels and a limited pipeline of new supply, hotel performance has been outstanding and has fueled a healthy transaction market.

2015 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

In this 4th annual Lodging Tax Study, HVS explores lodging tax trends in the USA. This updated version provides lodging tax rates/collections in all 50 US states and 150 US cities, and estimates the impact of Airbnb on lodging tax collections.

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.

Three Key Takeaways | 2015 HELP - Hotel Equity & Lender Perspectives Conference

Hotel experts and stakeholders convened in Boston to present positive trends in U.S. hotel lending, development, performance, and values. For Boston-area hoteliers, the potential impacts of a 2024 Olympics bid took center stage.

Awakening of the Buddhist Circuit

The article provides a background on tourism along the Buddhist Circuit, barriers that have prevented its growth and the opportunity that lies for the tourism and hospitality industry in light of recent developments and focus on tourism in India.
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