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    5 things to know: 16 August 2017

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • Shareholders approve merger of FelCor and RLJ
    • Hoteliers on meeting the needs of different generations
    • Strong economy, low unemployment boost Labor Day travel
    • Asia/Pacific, Americas pipeline reports from STR
    • Airbnb in Oklahoma City to start collecting, remitting hotel tax

    CEOs differ on M&A pace, agree on value of connection

    Hotel industry leaders speaking in Australia have differing views about whether more hotel companies will merge, but agree that whatever activity there is will be the result of an increase in experiential travel and the need for connectivity. 

    Generational cues help hoteliers boost demand

    A panel of sales-and-marketing experts at the 2017 Hotel Data Conference offered some best practices when it comes to discovering and meeting the needs of different generations of travelers.

    5 things to know: 15 August 2017

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • Sabre data breach hits multiple hotels
    • Trump travel ban might not be strengthening security
    • HDC: CEOs cautiously optimistic, plead for change
    • Pipelines: US, Middle East/Africa, Europe
    • Construction of 10,000-room Mecca hotel to resume

    STR: US hotel pipeline for July 2017

    The U.S. reported 188,734 rooms in 1,436 hotel projects in construction in July 2017, according to STR's pipeline report for the month. The number of rooms is a 10.2% year-over-year increase compared to July 2016.

    STR: Middle East/Africa hotel pipeline for July 2017

    During July, the Middle East reported 95,089 rooms in 301 hotel projects in construction, which is a 14.3% year-over-year increase. Africa reported 28,500 rooms in 163 projects in construction for the month, a 4.8% decrease from the same month in 2016.

    5 things to know: 14 August 2017

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • HDC: Innovation needed to deal with disruptors
    • Voters concerned Brexit will be watered down, stopped
    • UK hotels see record performance in H1 2017
    • Scientists prepare for solar eclipse in US
    • Hilton to open 30 hotels in UK over next two years

    How to run a pet-friendly hotel

    If hotels offer services and amenities for pets, they also need policies and procedures to address safety, cleanliness, noise and other potential issues that can accompany having Fido as a guest. 

    STR: UK hotels post record H1 performance

    The United Kingdom's hotels reported a 1.7% year-over-year occupancy increase to 75.1% during the first six months of 2017. ADR rose 4.7% to £89.33 ($115.94) and RevPAR jumped 6.5% to £67.12 ($87.11).