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Maximizing Your Relationship With OTAs – By Tim Lee

January 13, 2020

The relationship between hotels (particularly major international brands) and Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) may sometimes seem an uneasy alliance. Major hotel companies, such as Hilton, Marriott and IHG, are adding policies on price match guarantees to encourage direct bookings and detract from the perceived value of OTAs. Meanwhile, OTAs push even harder for competitive pricing […]

Takeaways from the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference – by Allison Fogarty

June 10, 2019

The Caribbean is open for business, although recovery continues. As the region continues to recover from the devastating 2017 storm season, many hotels have reopened, even as infrastructure work continues. As always, recovery takes longer than anticipated, but open insurance claims are settling, and a number of properties are slated to reopen later this year, […]

Boston & Cambridge Lodging Market Takes a Positive Turn in Q3 – by Sebastian Colella

November 13, 2018

Following a weak second quarter which featured monthly declines in occupancy and rate declines in both April and May, the Boston & Cambridge lodging market bounced back in the third quarter driven by considerable demand and average daily rate (ADR) in August and September. A solid base of group demand helped to increase compression and […]

Tampa Lodging Market: Cause for Optimism – Co-written by Allison Fogarty and Anu Lamichhane

July 20, 2018

Ever since it was first settled and incorporated as a tiny village back in 1849, Tampa’s population has shown a remarkably consistent growth trajectory with its subtropical climate, affordability, and robust local economy continuing to attract new residents from far and wide. Mirroring this population increase is the number of annual visitors making their way […]