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HRS Approach To 2021 RFPs Annoys Chains, Recalls Questions About Contracting With Brands Or Properties

HRS tested the patience of some hoteliers with a decision to direct client requests for proposals to individual properties rather than brand representatives.  According to…

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Lodging 2021: Choose Your Own Adventure

GBTA a few months ago attempted to create an industry consensus behind rolling over 2020 hotel rates to 2021. Hotel companies were for it. They…

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Posted in Distribution Risk Suppliers

Hotel Cleanliness: Know Before You Book, And Maybe While You’re There

Hotels are taking hygiene very seriously. Instilling confidence is the top strategic challenge, but the practicalities are difficult. One is getting the specifics of new…

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Corporate Travel, Science And Faith: GBTA CEO Scott Solombrino And President Bhart Sarin In Their Own Words

Before he got benched, GBTA CEO Scott Solombrino spent a lot of time recording videoconference conversations about the ongoing health and economic crises. He spoke…

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Feeling The Burn, Travel Suppliers Focus On Cash And Cost Cuts

Lodging and transportation companies lost money in the first quarter and they’re losing more during the second. What matters now is shoring up liquidity and…

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As Rates Fall, Corporate Travel Buyers And Hoteliers Go Back To The Table

Hotel average daily rates took a hit in many markets over the past couple of weeks as cancelations rolled in. That means deals for those…

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More Lodging Industry Data Shows Slowing Travel Growth

Lodging industry performance reports and forecasts published this week by research firms showed continued weakness. They are the latest data points reflecting or predicting a…

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