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Guest, Can You Spend a Dime?

While hotel operators have enjoyed strong growth in rooms revenue, they are struggling to receive extra spend in 2012.

Will Meetings Continue to Recover in 2012?

Hotel meeting planner attrition and cancellation income v room revenue, 2009-2010According to Smith Travel Research, group demand (measured as a percent of total demand) began to grow year-over-year in March of 2010.

One Night Stands Are Expensive

On paper, the formula for success at an extended-stay hotel is very sound. By accommodating guests for an extended period of time, these properties are able to "cover up" the soft spots on their calendars and achieve extraordinary annual levels of occupancy.

Hotel Freebies Grow

If guests are going to criticize hotels for "nickel and diming" them by charging resort fees and surcharges, then they should also be aware of the services and amenities that U.S. hotels provide on a complimentary basis.

Coalition of Franchisee Associations Welcomes Asian American Hotel Owners Association as Newest Member

Washington, D.C. — The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is pleased to announce the addition of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) as its newest member association. This brings CFA membership to nine franchisee associations—which together employ more than one million individuals—working together to better the franchise community across multiple industries and brands.

Effect of Payroll Tax Reduction on Lodging

1.5 Million more jobs will likely result in greater lodging demand and raised hotel profits from the newly passed tax plan. After suffering through the all-time worst year of performance in 2009, U.S. hotel owners and operators are eager for growth.