Kimpton Culinary & Cocktail Trend Forecast for 2021

To refresh its seventh annual Culinary & Cocktail Trend Forecast for 2021, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants released a look back at how the pandemic has impacted food and beverage trends of 2020 and shared predictions on how evolving consumer behaviour will shape 2021 trends.

6 Tips for Benchmarking Your Way to Success

Like it or not, your hotel is in the middle of a race with the competition – although the current hotel climate may feel more like an obstacle course. Wouldn’t it be nice if, during this ongoing marathon, you could peek across at competitors, note their positions and analyze the techniques, equipment and other factors propelling them forward?

Air Travel Consumer Report: August 2020 Numbers

The 10 marketing network carriers reported 398,470 scheduled domestic flights in August 2020 compared to 370,859 flights in July 2020 and 717,456 flights in August 2019. Of those 398,470 scheduled flights, 1.1%, 4,327 flights, were canceled. As a result of schedule reductions and cancellations, the carriers reported operating 394,143 flights in August 2020, compared to 367,933 flights in July 2020 and to the all-time monthly low of 180,151 flights in May 2020.

Europe’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Increases Year-Over Year

According to the latest Europe Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), analysts report that at the close of the third quarter of 2020, Europe’s hotel construction pipeline increased 7% by projects and 11% by rooms year-over-year (YOY) to end the quarter with 1,834 projects and 291,823 rooms.

U.S. Airlines September 2020 Passengers Decreased 65% from September 2019

U.S. airlines carried 65% fewer scheduled service passengers in September 2020 than in September 2019 (preliminary), according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 23 airlines that carry more than 90% of the passengers. The 65% decline from September 2019 was the smallest annual decrease since March.

Survey: 7 out of 10 Americans Unlikely to Travel for Holidays

A new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows that many Americans are not expected to travel this holiday seasons. Results show that 72% of Americans are unlikely to travel for Thanksgiving and 69% are unlikely to travel for Christmas, compounding the challenges for the hotel industry during this public health crisis.