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Hotel, hospitality and travel

Hoteliers Beat Budgeted Revenues and Control Costs

Hotel managers achieved the winning formula in 2015 – they exceeded their budgeted revenue projections while concurrently spending less than expected to operate their hotels. The result was a 2.2 percent profit surplus compared to budget.

Staying at Hotels with a Dog

John Owens, travel writer, tells about his experience as a guest with a 24-lb. pug at various hotels during a 3,000-mile trip.

Marriott’s Acquisition of Starwood Given the Green Light by China

Marriott International Inc. (NYSE:MAR) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced yesterday that the Chinese Ministry of Commerce has given its approval for giant hotel franchisor Marriott to acquire Starwood. Marriott says it was the last regulatory approval required to complete the merger.

Airbnb, Coming to a Market Near You

Airbnb has continued to grow throughout the United States in 2016, and recently in cities that heretofore have yet to feel the impact. CBRE Hotels' Americas Research released a report in February 2016 entitled, The Sharing Economy Checks In: An Analysis of Airbnb in the United States.

Investigation Revealed that Some Hotels Didn't Change Bedsheets for New Guests

Inside Edition, the well-known American TV newsmagazine, found that three out of nine hotels that it investigated did not use clean, fresh bedsheets for new guests. Instead, the sheets from the previous guest were used on the newly made-up bed. 

Boost Traffic to Your Hotel Website

While the following article was written specifically for hotel websites, readers with other kinds of businesses can benefit from the suggestions by making adjustments to fit their own situation.

Kimpton Joins Long Line of Hotels with Known Card Data Breaches

Kimpton Hotels, with locations throughout the U.S. and one in the Cayman Islands, acknowledged on Wednesday that malware discovered on many of its payment terminals in hotels and restaurants pose a threat to customers who patronized its properties from February 16 to July 7, 2016.

Hotels Entice Guests with YouTube

Wyndham Rewards YouTubeHotels are using YouTube to show off what they have to offer, finding that the second most popular search engine offers considerable advantages in promoting a hotel's story.

USALI Changes Offer New Benchmarks

Every ten years or so, the Financial Management Committee (FMC) of the American Hotel & Lodging Association revises the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). The USALI serves as the industry standard for reporting hotel revenues and expenses.

Customer Payment Card Information Hacked at 20 HEI Top Name Hotels

HEI Hotels & Resorts, which has a portfolio of leading brand hotels, says that its credit card processor has notified them that there was a security breach during which malware was installed, affecting 20 hotels in 10 states and the District of Columbia.