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    5 things to know: 27 March 2017

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • Travel executives worry about ‘lost decade’
    • New Orleans hits pre-Katrina tourism records
    • Hunter: Let the good times continue to roll
    • German company furthers US hotel acquisitions
    • Wyndham expands partnership with Zeus International

    CEOs talk brand proliferation, relevancy, supply

    U.S. hotel CEOs shared their thoughts on the growing number of brands, the future of consolidation activity and supply growth concerns during this year’s Hunter Hotel Investment Conference.

    The race is on between me and Airbnb

    Management companies seeking to help hosts of collaborative consumption hospitality services such as Airbnb are increasing, and I cannot get away from them even when out for a training run.

    5 things to know: 24 March 2017

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • US visa screening to tighten
    • YouTube at center of online ad uproar
    • The latest in Chinese investment in hotels
    • Viceroy outlines segmentation strategy
    • A boutique hotel with a frontier spirit

    Chinese capital’s growing impact on Western hotels

    Chinese investment in the Western hotel industry has been building steadily since 2011. This timeline has been updated to include the latest decisions from HNA Tourism Group, speculation on Fosun's next move and more.

    Can a hotel be too digital to fail?

    Sales and marketing strategies need to embrace technology while remaining true to the power of personal engagement and face-to-face interactions.

    5 things to know: 23 March 2017

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • London rocked by terror attack
    • Danziger on how Trump Organization works post-election
    • Hoteliers take a swing at cycle predictions at Hunter
    • Occupancy down, rates up for US hotels
    • Economists surprised as jobless claims tick up

    STR: Middle East/Africa performance for February 2017

    Hotels in the Middle East reported a 3.2% occupancy increase to 71.7%, a 1.8% ADR decline to $176.07, and a 1.3% RevPAR increase to $126.25 during February 2017. In the same month, African hotels saw occupancy increase 5.5% to 58.8%, ADR jump 10.2% to $109.83 and RevPAR climb 16.2% to $64.55.

    Have you seen these amazing hotels?

    Everyone should have a personal hotel bucket list—that collection of places you’d love to check out, no matter price, location or what it takes to get there. My list has a few oddballs.

    STR: Canada hotel results for week ending 18 March

    The Canadian hotel industry reported a 0.0% change in occupancy remaining at 62.2% during the week of 12-18 March. ADR increased 2.6% to CA$138.24 ($103.66)and RevPAR rose 2.6% to CA$85.98 ($64.47).