[CLARIFICATION, Jan. 4, 2017: An HRS spokesperson explained that while the company promotes independent properties, it does not require sourcing clients to commit to using them. Rather, those clients are asked to funnel "a reasonable" share of total hotel volume through HRS systems. This article has been updated with that information.]
U.S. corporate negotiated hotel rates generally are increasing only modestly this year. That's what buyers have been expecting. As 2016 wound down, clients and travel management companies also reported pleasant surprises in the . . .