An assessment of the accuracy of traditional approaches to valuing the economic contribution of convention, sports, and entertainment venues reveals significant limitations of economic impact models that tend to produce noisy and sometimes biased estimates. Venue owners and destination market organizations need improved methodologies to estimate the return on public sector investment in capital improvements, marketing and sales, and venue operations.
In recent years, Tucson has begun to emerge from the shadow of Phoenix. Tucson's temperate winter and spring and its five-star resorts contribute to making tourism the third-largest industry of the local economy. In this article, we provide an overview of Tucson and the recovery over the past two years during the pandemic, provide a snapshot of overall existing supply in both Tucson and Phoenix, and analyze transaction trends in both cities.
With the height of the pandemic behind us, we are shifting to a world where COVID-19 is ubiquitous and will be part of everyday life for the foreseeable future. How is this realization affecting the Nashville lodging industry? What segments are experiencing the strongest improvements, what areas are lagging, and are any lodging factors changed permanently? Here, we take a look at Nashville’s lodging recovery as of mid-year 2022.
The tale of the looming recession was mixed, with some forecasting a shallow, short-lived recession, and others expecting a more significant impact. The overall sentiment remains a positive one, and that cash flow growth should continue. Despite high inflation, other economic markers, such as consumer goods, mortgage default rates, and low unemployment rates, look positive.
As the nation is experiencing record levels of inflationary growth, rising wages, and labor shortages, the hospitality industry is encountering extreme difficulty finding workers. How are hotel owners and operators managing rising labor costs and inflationary risk to drive their bottom line during these unprecedented times?
In 2020, San Diego-area hotels suffered unprecedented declines in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to most cities in the United States. Since then, many travelers have returned, and the greater San Diego hotel market has rebounded. What has the recovery looked like thus far? What must happen in the next 18 months for the market to reach pre-pandemic performance? What factors will shape the “new normal” for the market?
Philadelphia hotels experienced unprecedented declines in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to most top-25 markets in the United States. Considering the city’s large number of demand generators, Philadelphia hotels are well positioned for a recovery, albeit a slow one. How far did the Philadelphia hotel market fall? What factors will shape this recovery?
Reeling from the impact of new supply, seasonality, civil unrest, and a global pandemic, Minneapolis-St. Paul hotels faced a staggering RevPAR drop in 2020, worse than most cities in the United States. While the greater metro-area hotel market has begun to bounce back, it is at a much a slower pace than the national rebound. What has the recovery looked like thus far? When will the market return to pre-pandemic levels?
Over the last decade, the Dominican Republic has experienced robust growth in visitation, coupled with increased investment in the hospitality sector. This article explores the latest development trends in this important Caribbean destination.