Posts Tagged ‘RevPAR’

Zika’s Gone, Will Caribbean Hotel Demand Return?

by Pamela Espinoza, Contributing Editor, Latin America |

Hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean spent much of the last few years defending the safety of tourism in their country. Once a flurry of drug-related violence died down, the mosquito-borne illness Zika popped up, striking concern into many female travelers.

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In Uncertain Times, Focus on RevPAR Index As Well As RevPAR Growth

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

The hotel industry seems to be obsessed with RevPAR and, in particular, RevPAR growth. Typically, one of the first items discussed in a public hotel company’s quarterly earnings report is the percentage of RevPAR growth achieved. STR executives have touted the industry’s significant accomplishment of 85 consecutive months of RevPAR growth in the United States, a feat that dates back to 2010.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Hotel Distribution Strategy Right Now

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Throughout the decade-plus that hoteliers have been battling online travel agencies over control of their room inventory, distribution costs have simply continued to increase.

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It’s Time for Change if Hotels are to Drive Profitability

by Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA |

Last month I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel discussion on profit management in the hotels industry at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin. Along with my peers in the hotel industry, Jonathan Langston of HotStats and moderator Jonathan Humphries from École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), we discussed issues of hotel profitability.

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