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STR: US hotel performance for June 2018

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In June, U.S. hotels saw occupancy increase 1.7% year over year to 74.5%, ADR increase 2.8% to $132.66 and RevPAR increase 4.6% to $98.85.

Achieving optimal mix requires unified revenue strategy

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Going beyond standard hotel revenue-management techniques is an important step to creating team cohesion in the quest for more revenue, according to panelists at the recent Revenue Strategy Summit.
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Les Clefs d'Or UAE elects ExCom for Bahrain Hotel Concierge Group

Hotelier Middle East 19 July 2018
The Les Clefs d'Or UAE executive committee visited Bahrain to elect the new executive committee for Bahrain Hotel Concierge Group (BHCG).
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The Travel Detective: How Communication Has Evolved for the Traveler

Peter Greenberg Worldwide 18 July 2018
When you think of London, you probably think it rains a lot. And you probably think of the iconic red wooden phone booths, but they’re not made out of wood anymore. They’re made of metal. And the other thing is that they’re disappearing. And they’re disappearing fast now that we all have mobile phones. And they’ve let these things go.

STR: US hotel RevPAR growth reaches 100 straight months

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 18 July 2018
Monthly RevPAR growth last declined in February 2010, when the metric decreased 3.8%. STR forecasts RevPAR growth into 2019.
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Etouches Rebrands for Fresh Start in Crowded Event Tech Ecosystem

skift.com - Travel Services 18 July 2018
Aventri may sound kind of like an Italian resort town, but it does stand out among other event technology brands. It's hard to brand a platform that offers a suite of services in a sector defined by individual product offerings. We'll see how this works out, and what companies Aventri acquires in coming years.
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Megatrends Video: Brands Embrace Diversity Message Amid Rising Neo-Nationalism

skift.com - Destinations 18 July 2018
Today we're releasing a video related to our 2018 Skift Megatrend, 'Brands Embrace Diversity Message Amid Rising Neo-Nationalism,' sponsored by Intrepid Travel.
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After Zanadu, Wu plunges into blockchain and crypto to build Next Gen travel platform. Here's how he will do it

Web In Travel (WIT) 18 July 2018
Having built up Zanadu into China’s premier lifestyle travel platform after a tough but rewarding five years, Zan Wu, together with his co-founder, Dirk Eschenbacher, now wants to create a new startup, Atlas, into “the next generation TripAdvisor and Booking.com combined” using blockchain and crypto.
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Sabre Blends Distribution Network and Airline Units Under New Leadership

skift.com - Digital 18 July 2018
The travel technology giant has bowed to investor and airline demands for a management team more focused on software solutions that help with the retailing, distribution, and fulfillment of travel as an end-to-end journey, not just siloed by function.
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San Diego Airport Wi-Fi Named Least Secure

Business Travel News (BTN) 18 July 2018
Wi-Fi networks at San Diego International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport are among the least secure in the U.S., according to research from cloud security supplier Coronet. Coronet analyzed five months of data from more than 250,000 people traveling through the nation's 45 busiest airports, looking for risks with the networks and vulnerabilities of the devices using the networks.
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Expedia says packages are better for hotels than room-only

Tnooz 18 July 2018
Hotels are achieving higher average daily rates (ADR) from consumers who book packages rather than just rooms, according to data from Expedia Group.
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Airlines flying high with rising ancillary revenue

Web In Travel (WIT) 18 July 2018
“’Resolute’ is a word that perfectly describes the determined and unwavering force known as the ancillary revenue movement,” is the introduction of the 2017 Top 10 Airline Ancillary Revenue Rankings, a new report by IdeaWorksCompany, sponsored by CarTrawler.
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Why resorts still have the best ROI in the Mediterranean

Hotel Management 17 July 2018
Lambis Pahiyiannakis, director of the hotel group at Barings Real Estate Advisers, will participate in a panel on foreign investment at the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum, Oct. 17-19 in Athens. The Lending Panel will touch on how lenders’ requirements have evolved in the Mediterranean, what the trends are in structuring debt and equity for resorts and the challenges and opportunities in dealing with non-performing loans.

Biggest booms, busts in hotel profits from 2017

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 17 July 2018
A close analysis of data from STR’s 2018 HOST Almanac reveals trends in hotel profitability in the U.S.

Disruption, loyalty play major roles in distribution

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 17 July 2018
Innovation created by disruptors often leads to better distribution options for hoteliers as they strive to provide loyal guests with experiences and services that convince them to book rooms on brand.com channels, according to a panel revenue specialists.
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Springer-Miller introduces WorldNXT

Hotel Management 17 July 2018
Springer-Miller Systems introduces WorldNXT, a comprehensive platform of browser-based and mobile booking solutions that is customizable to cater to the unique needs of different hotels and resorts.
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Callaway Resort implements Guestware for guest-service requests

Hotel Management 17 July 2018
Full-service golf and spa destination Callaway Resort & Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga., tapped Guestware's automated task management to route requests to staff and track recurring incidents for preventive maintenance.
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Consumers want chatbots to feel human, not look human

Tnooz 17 July 2018
A new study by CapGemini finds that consumers are ready to embrace AI support, and that AI interactions, if properly designed, can enhance the personal connection they feel to brands.
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Out Of Commission?

Hotel Interactive 17 July 2018
Furor among third-party group planners has abated since Marriott International announced cuts to these intermediaries’ commission rates in January when Hilton and IHG soon followed in lockstep.
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MRM EXCLUSIVE: Four Tips for More Efficient Restaurant Payroll

Modern Restaurant Management 17 July 2018
The most surefire way to upset an employee is to mess up his or her paycheck. The more manual the payroll process, the more likely HR managers are to deal with paycheck errors and unhappy employees. Restaurants have a particularly challenging time ensuring the payroll process goes smoothly because of the very specialized regulations involved in transferring data from a point-of-sale system into a payroll platform.
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Radisson Hotel Group Appoints Karen Richter As VP, Revenue Optimization For The Americas

Hotel Interactive 17 July 2018
Radisson Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Kristen Richter as Vice President of Revenue Optimization in the Americas. In this role, Richter will drive the overall Revenue Optimization vision and strategies in the Americas, working closely with global partners to define new best practices.
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Opportunities for the 15 Ways Travelers Use Mobile: Skift Research

skift.com - Hotels 17 July 2018
If there is a common thread throughout the in-destination journey today, it's mobile. Even so, gaps exist in mobile usage between parts of the journey and the key players in each part. For those that are behind, it's urgent to play catch-up.
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Flyers Brace for More Credit Card Pitches, This Time on United Flights

skift.com - Travel Services 17 July 2018
Flight attendants on United will have both a stricter mandate and a stronger incentive to pitch the airline's new co-branded credit card.
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Bartech new Director of Sales

Asian Hotel & Catering Times (AHCT) 17 July 2018
Bartech, a world leader in automatic minibar solutions for the hospitality industry, has announced the appointment of Peter Kuzyk as director of sales.
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6 ways artificial intelligence is already impacting hospitality

Hotel Management 16 July 2018
Great hospitality experiences drive guest loyalty. Guest loyalty drives recommendations and revenue. While larger chains have more customer and performance data to tap into, smaller operators have historically had a tougher time maximizing reputation, revenue and the customer experience.
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China's Hotel Pipeline Shows Marginal Growth Year-Over-Year

Lodging Magazine 16 July 2018
Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that China’s total hotel construction pipeline has 2,481 projects/546,424 rooms, up 2 percent year-over-year (YOY).

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