Content by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor

Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor

Ed has been covering the hotel industry for more than 40 years. He was editor-in-chief of Lodging Hospitality from 1980 to 2012. He then joined Hotel News Now as an Editor at Large, until his retirement at the end of 2014. Ed still contributes to several publications and is a member of the advisory boards for the hotels schools at Michigan State and Penn State.

Revenue Teams Under Pressure To Reduce Acquisition Costs

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Seven trending hotel news stories that will impact your hotel Revenue Strategy.

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Like other consumers, luxury travelers are driven by personalization

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

They say rich people aren’t like me or you, but that doesn’t necessarily hold true in what they expect from their travel experiences and how they realize those goals. The luxury market has been the subject of quite a bit of research lately, and most of it has reached the same conclusion: Affluent travelers want personalization and unique, connected and exclusive experiences.

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