In January 2015, the Republican National Committee formally announced the dates for its 2016 national convention, to be held in Cleveland. With an 18-month head start, hotel phones in Northeast Ohio began ringing off the hook.
If you’re a revenue strategist at a resort, at a property in a resort location or at a hotel on an interstate on the way to a vacation spot, you’re probably gearing up for what should be a strong summer travel season. Or will it be?
It is largely assumed across the industry that recent brand consolidation—starting with Marriott-Starwood and followed closely by Accor-Fairmont—is partially a response to the new OTA duopoly and its rejuvenated pricing power.