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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.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2018-Q1

Canada’s strong lodging 2018 year-to-date performance is buoyed by Alberta’s turnaround.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2017-Q4

The stars could not have been better aligned for the hotel industry in the year of Canada's 150th anniversary.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2017-Q3

A year that is shaping up with RevPAR growth levels that Canada has not witnessed in over 10 years. The Halifax/Darmouth market is leading the pack!

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2017-Q2

The Canadian Lodging Industry experienced 7.0% RevPAR growth through June 2017. Wow! ADR is the main contributor particularly in the Luxury segment caused by the low dollar with Ontario and British Columbia leading the pack.

OTAs – A Hotel's Friend Or Foe

How reliant are hotels on OTAs? This article aims to address that question and discuss the evolution of OTAs and the effects of this growing business model on independent and chain hotels.

Understanding Online Distribution Channels

This article covers the importance for hotels to invest in three online distribution channels – the website, Global Distribution Systems, and Online Travel Agents – to retain guests, improve hotel positioning, and gain a competitive advantage.

Move Fast and Break Things: How Silicon Valley Thinking Can Shake Up Traditional Hotel Management Practices

Constant questioning and challenging of hotel amenities, services, programs and management practices is critical to discover new ways of elevating the guest experience. Asset managers should encourage management to take risks to innovate.

Segmenting Millennial Travelers Business vs. Leisure

How do you gain the loyalty of millennials? This article analyzes the top two opportunities by segmenting the next generation of travel: millennial business travelers vs. millennial leisure travelers.

Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook March, 2013

Featuring Reprint of 'A 7-Step Strategy to Manage Hotel Online Guest Reviews'