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Artificial Intelligence

AAHOA Endorses the Ethical and Beneficial Use of AI in the Hotel Experience

AAHOA, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association endorses the findings of a recent study conducted by the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership. The study examined hotel guests' acceptance of artificial intelligence (AI)-based systems and how they are reshaping the industry.

Hotel Opening Orlando

Home2 Suites by Hilton Orlando South Davenport Opens in Davenport, Florida

Located at 164 Thrive Road among the numerous shops and restaurants near Championsgate Village, Home2 Suites by Hilton Orlando South Davenport is conveniently situated off I-4, allowing easy access to all of the activities of Orlando including Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios.

Hotel Revenue Management

First Class Revenue: Optimizing Your Premium Inventory - By Anthony Rose

Like a first-class seat on an airplane, dynamically optimizing upgraded room classes can unlock significant revenue potential. As an industry what best practices could be applied to maximize the RevPAR growth opportunity this presents? I recently brought this question to the HSMAI Revenue Optimization Rising Leader Council for collaboration.

Labor Day Travel

Travel Outlook: Labor Day 2023 Demand - Koddi

In comparison, 2023 experienced an earlier onset of interest at the beginning of June. At the start of August, there was an uptick in demand for 2022 that was not observed in 2023.

Market Report Florida Panhandle

HVS Market Report - The Florida Panhandle Remains a Top-Tier Destination - By Hannah McManus

The Florida Panhandle remains popular among hotel developers and investors given the strength of the market in the post-pandemic period. An easy-to-reach destination for drive-to and out-of-state travelers alike, this Gulf Coast region has been a hotbed of activity for construction and transactions in the traditional-model hotel space since the summer of 2020.

Hospitality Leadership

Missionize Your Mission Statement - By Doug Kennedy

For decades now, it has been fashionable for companies from all industries to craft a mission statement to not only summarize its purpose, but also to give work more purpose. Over the years, the original concept has evolved into creating 'values' or 'vision' statements.

Hotel Online Bookings

Maximizing Direct Bookings: The Impact of Enhanced Online Visibility for Hotels

The travel and tourism industry continues to be highly competitive, with people eager to travel again and hotels and chains vying for business against online travel agencies, vacation rentals, and booking sites. After the pandemic in 2021, Google searches for hotels increased by 92%. According to statistics, more than 90% of travelers will do research online, and 82% will complete their booking online.