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U.S. Hotels Forecast: 3 Consecutive Years Declining Occupancy

U.S. Hotels Forecast: 3 Consecutive Years Declining Occupancy has an article with sobering hotel industry statistics for travelers.  Hotel occupancy declined by 0.3% in 2007 according to Smith Travel Research.   PKF Hospitality Research forecasts 2008 and 2009 will see even greater occupancy declines.  Hotel stay demand is softening just as 275,000 more hotel rooms…

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Loyalty Traveler Review of the Hotel NEWS

Today I want to comment on a number of articles I have seen over the past week. #1  – Does a guest on a stay using points pay resort fees? Last week a FlyerTalker raised this question on the Starwood Hotels forum. The general reply was Yes, the guest does pay the “resort fee” when staying…

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Elevator Talk

New York Times published a news article last week on the state of the hotel industry, “Terrible Timing for a Hotel Boom”. Some interesting data: –         Across the USA occupancy levels are down 5% from 2007. –         New York City is the nation’s bright spot with high hotel rates and high occupancy.  Foreign tourism is…

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Top 10 Hot Hotel Markets in USA

I came across two data sources over the past couple of days that show interesting trends across the USA for airport flight reductions and average hotel rates for dozens of major cities around the USA. This past month I have been seeing articles about the impact of airport flight cutbacks on the hotel industry.  An…

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Concierge Traveler – Hotel and Travel News

Concierge Traveler – Hotel and Travel News   I have noticed trends in the hotel industry stories over the past couple of weeks since not posting much while traveling around in San Francisco and Denver.  Here is a selection of interesting travel industry articles I have seen lately. ******** I have been writing much of…

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International Travel: Summer 2008 Room Rate Trends

Room rates for the American hotel traveler increased significantly higher in just about every region globally on the order of 13% to 28% for April 2008 compared to April 2007. The Smith Travel Research Global Report for April 2008 shows average room rates year-to-year to April 2008 and the increase/decrease in room rates for a…

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$8 Cups of Beer! Pinch Me, I’m Luxuriating.

Hyatt Highlands Inn, Carmel Highlands, California An article I read today about Leading Hotels of the World members stated average room rate for 2007 was $470 per night for these luxury hotel members. $8 Cups of Beer! Pinch Me, I’m Luxuriating. I took time out this weekend from the internet and writing to go…

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