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Trends and Opportunities: Israel Hotel Market Overview 2015

Numerous international companies are showing increased interest in the Israeli hotel market. This article provides an insight into the country's tourism demand, its hotel market and hotel values and investment.

HVS Perspectives on the All-Inclusive Product

Today's rising popularity of all-inclusive resorts is directly correlated to the value proposition for the guest. The resorts that offer customized products and services with personalized experiences are beneficial to both the owner and the customer.

Four Key Takeaways | MexHIC 2015

On March 19, 2015, HVS Mexico City hosted the fifth annual Mexico Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, a forum for interaction between market participants focused on defining market drivers and visualizing a path for sound industry growth.

Let's Talk About Cost Controls

A hotel manager's most important tasks are making money for the owner and maintaining the asset. Satisfied guests and motivated employees are among the tools, but cost controls are also critical components of the formula.

Sales Tax Audit!

This description of a sales tax audit is an opportunity to minimize potential problems with sales taxes. While focused on Minnesota much of it applies to any state with sales taxes. Do not construe this article as legal or tax advice.

Spotlight on Morocco: Marrakech's Luxury Hotel Market

This article explores what effects increased visitation and other changes in the market are likely to have on the demand/supply balance in Marrakech's luxury hotel sector. We also provide a performance forecast up to 2016.

Overview of Health & Wellness Resorts Market, Sochi, Russia.

This publication focuses on the market of wellness resorts of Sochi, Russia. In light of heightened media attention to Sochi, we examine the market evolution caused by the recent social & economic changes and development opportunities in the market.

Cairo Sharm El Sheikh Before and After

Cairo Sharm El Sheikh, Before and After examines the episode between 2011 and 2012. The hospitality sector in Egypt endured the backlash and the repercussions of the infamously titled Arab Spring, with the hotel sector being one of the hardest hit.

Košice: a hidden tourist gem?

Despite its beauty, friendly people and relatively good weather, Košice remains an unknown destination.This article highlights the potential of a relatively untapped market that is bound to see growth in the coming years.

Repositioning a Destination

What is needed to reposition an entire destination? All around the world destinations reach a mature life cycle and are forced to re-invent themselves due to increased global competition. This case study on Montenegro can provide an insight.