Browsing: Hotel Industry Trends

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Sustainable tourism is far from a rising travel trend. It’s become a priority — if not a moral imperative — for hospitality leaders and hoteliers around the world. And not a moment too soon. According to the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, tourism contributes about 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions — a figure they expect to grow by 130% by 2035. Meanwhile, the International Tourism Partnership found that for the hotel industry to align with the Paris Climate Agreement, it’ll need to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions per room per year by 90% by 2050 (compared to a baseline from 2010). Sobering statistics they are indeed, especially when we…

Third-party cookies—we love to hate them. Although they’ve enabled website visitor tracking, data collecting, and retargeting over the years, consumers have made their voices heard by demanding more consent and privacy online. Apple and Mozilla have already done away with third-party cookies on their browsers, with Google following suit in late 2023 (a postponement of one year). At that point, approximately 84% of the Internet population won’t be targeted with ads via third-party cookies anymore. However, first-party cookies are here to stay, and the rich consumer data collected from those will be worth even more than their weight in gold…

Hospitality books can inspire you. These can help you, as a hotelier, to gain new perspectives and learn from the wisdom and success of others in the industry. However, with the plethora of options to choose from and the daily demands of the job, hoteliers might find it difficult to not only identify the hospitality books worth reading but also to find the time to read them. We are here to take some of the guesswork out of it for you. We’ve sorted through classic titles and reviewed recent publications to compose a list of must-read books for hospitality professionals.…

Disintegration The irony with music (and, for the matter, art in general) is that, once a band reaches its zenith, it often gets artistically paralyzed by its own success. You can always draw a before-and-after line in the history of a band. In 1992, iconic band The Cure published Wish, follow-up to that ’89 gloomy masterpiece that was Disintegration. The album received mixed reviews, ranging from “lazy” to “criminally underrated” but, in retrospect, the only, unforgivable flaw of Wish is that it comes after a record that defined a genre. The title of the piece you are reading it is…

In 2018 the hotel industry adapted to significant social and technological developments. Independent hotels had a standout performance in key areas; however, the battle for direct bookings continues. Hotel technology saw the arrival of voice assistants tailored for hotels and new blockchain technologies. Digital security was a key topic with physical and online threats demonstrating the risks posed by technological change. In hotel management, staff safety and sustainability were at the fore. Read on to find out what turned out to be some of the most important developments in the hotel industry in 2018: Marketing and distribution Strength of independent…

The trivago Hotel Price Index is a fundamental resource for monitoring room pricing trends around the world. It sheds light on this dynamic landscape of the hospitality sector by highlighting shifts and fluctuations. What’s more, the trivago Hotel Price Index can be a reference point for hoteliers and revenue managers alike while crafting smart rate strategies for their properties.  The trivago Hotel Price Index is free to access and readily available on the trivago Business Blog. Let’s take a look at how it works. Upgrade to Rate Connect for direct bookings trivago Hotel Price Index data The trivago Hotel Price Index records…

This article is from 2018. To see the top hotel trends of 2019, click here.  We’ve hit the halfway mark for 2018, which is the perfect time to check in on the top hotel trends we recommended watching out for this year. Back in January, we surveyed reports put forth by some of the travel industry’s most trusted media outlets. Skift looked back at 2017 to predict how last year’s industry evolutions will evolve further in 2018. Tnooz turned a sharp eye toward the emerging trends that have the potential to become the “next big thing.” Forbes focused on the…