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.
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. Wouldnt 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?
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.
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, Europes 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.
Hiltons Home2 Suites and IHGs Holiday Inn Express continue to have the largest U.S. pipelines with 402 projects/42,036 rooms and 348 projects/33,351 rooms, respectively. Hampton by Hilton follows with 291 projects/30,140 rooms, then Tru by Hilton with 280 projects/26,991, and Marriotts Fairfield Inn with 277 projects/27,005 rooms.
Preliminary October data indicates London hotel occupancy dropped 66.5% to 29.3%, ADR fell 44.8% to £89.11 ($64.61) and RevPAR 81.5% to £26.07 ($18.90).
Hotels in Melbourne, Australia, reported occupancy dropped 69.1% to 26.3% in October, according to preliminary monthly data. ADR declined 47.2% to 99.39 Australian dollars ($72.06) and RevPAR dropped 83.7% to AU$26.12 ($18.94).
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.
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.
Hotels in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, reported occupancy dipped 24.3% to 36.4%, ADR fell 15.9% to 646.03 Saudi Arabian riyals ($172.28) and RevPAR decreased 36.3% to 234.93 riyals ($62.65).