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How Hotels Can Compete in the Airbnb Landscape

Airbnb came on the scene in 2008, amidst corporate scandal, economic downturn and instability. Initially people were skeptical, but Airbnb has gained remarkable momentum building its platform with transparency and trust.

HVS Market Pulse: Cincinnati, OH

Hotel performance in the Queen City is experiencing record highs, leading to strong interest in hotel development. In this article, we examine what is driving demand growth and how the lodging market will react to an expected supply surge.

Interviews with Leaders - Mr. Haitham Mattar, CEO at RAKTDA

HVS interviews Mr. Haitham Mattar, CEO of RAKTDA, who has contributed to the growth of the Emirate’s tourism through various sustainable development and diversification strategies in recent years.

GCC Countrywide Hotel Performance Indicators

GCC countries have supported and grown inbound tourism in the last 15-20 years. HVS remains confident that accommodated room night demand will grow despite the aggressive development pipeline.

Blurred Lines between Hotels and Airbnb

Consumers today continue to seek exciting and unique experiences when they travel, and the lines between hotels and alternative lodging options, such as Airbnb, continues to be blurred.

Market Pulse: Orange County Beaches, CA

Recent hotel transactions show investor confidence in this high-barriers-to-entry Southern California market. This article illustrates the current conditions and lodging metrics of the Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Costa Mesa submarkets.

2018 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

In this 7th annual Lodging Tax Report, HVS explores the current status and historical trends of lodging taxes in the USA. This updated version provides lodging tax rates/collections on all 50 US states and 150 US cities.

Key Takeaways: AHLA & AAHOA’s – Legislative Action Summit 2018

Year after year, this event brings together a strong showing of hotel owners, operators, developers, investors, managers, and employees, as well as experts in government affairs and others interested in the lodging industry.

Budapest – On The Up

This market pulse provides an overview of the tourism and hotel market in Budapest, Hungary. This snapshot discusses recent tourism trends, the impact of new supply on performance and provides a summary of the hotel pipeline.

HVS Market Pulse: Greater Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix is undergoing economic expansion after extended post-recession recovery. Hotel-performance growth continues despite post-Super Bowl ADR correction and a large new supply pipeline; however, supply growth will soon overtake increases in demand.