The top post-pandemic travel trends, according to those in the know
U.S. airlines carried 66 million passengers in August 2021 (preliminary) according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 20 airlines that carry more than 90% of passengers. That is an increase of 162% scheduled service passengers from August 2020 (25.2 million) but remains 20.8% below the number of passengers carried in the most recent corresponding pre-pandemic month, August 2019 (83.4 million).
The number of U.S. hotel rooms in construction is down roughly 48,000 from the countrys all-time high in April 2020 (220,207 rooms), according to September 2021 pipeline data from STR.
Online travel agencies (OTAs) have dramatically changed the game when it comes to getting the word out about your property and inventory, and even booking rooms. However, for a small hotel, learning how to use these tools and even finding the right OTAs can be more than a little challenging. In this article, well address what you need to know to find the right ones and then rank highly.
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will celebrate three outstanding sales leaders during the HSMAI Sales Leader Forum in Charlotte on Oct. 26.
Hotel CMBS Delinquency Down to Near Early Pandemic Levels
HSMAI convened commercial executives from 11 brands, 20 management companies, and 10 ownership groups to discuss evolving trends in revenue generation, commercial strategy, and consumer behavior as well as the opportunities to envision a different future to optimize profitability at an executive roundtable in Dallas on Sept. 30 as part of HSMAIs Commercial Strategy Week.
The Westin Hotel São Paulo expected to feature 187 rooms and suites in São Paulo's Itaim Bibi district
HITEC 2021 has closed out for the week and for me, being back in person was fantastic! Seeing familiar faces – attendees and our vendor partners – went a long way in making us all feel that a sense of normalcy is returning.
The survey of 9,074 consumers across France, Germany, India, Spain, Russia, Singapore, the UAE, the UK, and the US shows the appetite to travel is high. At the same time, it reveals that greater clarity on restrictions and guidelines will be key to unlocking increased traveler confidence. Over a third (35%) of travelers said the current international guidelines around where and how to travel are confusing, making them less likely to book business and/or leisure travel.