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Talking Development With Concord’s Mark Laport

Talking Development With Concord’s Mark Laport

All signs at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), held in Los Angeles, Calif., pointed to another positive year for the hotel industry as RevPAR and ADRs continue to grow and hoteliers start to see pricing power return. Development opportunities ...

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Optimism Reigns at ALIS

Optimism Reigns at ALIS

At the 2014 Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS)—which brought more than 2,600 hotel industry executives, owners, and investors to the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live in California—the outlook for 2014 remained overwhelmingly positive. Following a year of record-breaking statistics ...

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Google Business Photos Show Consumers a New View

Google Business Photos Show Consumers a New View

When approached by Google in August about getting involved with its new Business Photos platform, Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Best Western International, didn’t think twice about signing up. The new service—which uses Street View ...

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Hotel Opens Days After West Virginia Chemical Spill

Hotel Opens Days After West Virginia Chemical Spill

Life is beginning to return to normal for thousands of West Virginia residents and businesses that were affected by a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply in nine counties and forced officials to mandate a multi-day ban on tap ...

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Travel Industry Jobs Fall Just Short of Full Recovery

Travel Industry Jobs Fall Just Short of Full Recovery

Despite the slowing pace of overall job growth in December, the travel industry continued to make significant gains, adding 11,000 jobs. The numbers represent 15 percent of the country’s overall employment gains last month. “Looking back at 2013, while the ...

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