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The Budget Hotel Sector's Position in the Sharing Economy

The sharing economy – a product of four mega trends affecting today’s society: rising urbanisation, changing demographics, shifts in power and a digital revolution. This article discusses current and future trends for budget hotels in this economy.

Trends and Opportunities: Israel Hotel Market Overview 2015

Numerous international companies are showing increased interest in the Israeli hotel market. This article provides an insight into the country's tourism demand, its hotel market and hotel values and investment.

OTAs – A Hotel's Friend Or Foe

How reliant are hotels on OTAs? This article aims to address that question and discuss the evolution of OTAs and the effects of this growing business model on independent and chain hotels.

Decisions, Decisions... Which Hotel Operating Model is Right for You?

Hotel brands, owners and management companies have created permutations and combinations of operating models that, when used appropriately, will increase profitability, make a project more attractive to lenders and add value to guests.

Sales Tax Audit!

This description of a sales tax audit is an opportunity to minimize potential problems with sales taxes. While focused on Minnesota much of it applies to any state with sales taxes. Do not construe this article as legal or tax advice.

Three Key Takeaways | North America Hotel Investment Conference 2014

Hotel stakeholders shared a diversity of insights into U.S. hotel industry trends ranging from innovative brands to today’s tech-savvy travelers. Overall, hotel performance is high, buoying optimism among hoteliers as the industry heads into 2015.

2014 United States Hotel Franchise Fee Guide

This publication provides the most detailed data on the costs of hotel brands in the U.S. This year’s new methodology utilizes real data for each brand to provide insight and analysis on the specific components which make up a franchise and its fees.

HVS Asia-Pacific Hotel Operator Guide 2014

The first overview of key hotel operators in Asia-Pacific. The excerpt provides information on 63 hotel operators with more than 1 million existing or pipeline rooms in 27 countries. The +450-page full version with brand details is available for purchase here.

Hotel Franchising in Europe 2014

This article aims to assist owners in increasing their understanding and awareness of the franchise business model and current market trends. The fees outlined in this article apply solely to hotels operating in Europe.

In Focus: Intercontinental Hotels Group

With brands spanning a wide variety of products, InterContinental Hotels Group lays claim to the world’s largest collection of hotels. RevPAR is on the rise, and the company has several innovations, including a new brand, on the horizon.