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Hotel Industry Outlook 2016-17

The U.S. hotel industry slowed down in the first half of 2016 compared to 2015 levels. Apart from a decline in occupancy levels in the first half, negative currency translation and pockets of geopolitical instability and economic slowdown raised concerns.

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2017 OCC expected to be lower than 2016 and franchisers push for higher ADR to offset lower OCC
 
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Your hotel most likely is losing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The STAR report is still the most powerful revenue management tool for the lodging industry. It can be more productive if analyzed more and as any other set of numbers it can also be misleading if misinterpreted.
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Janice has been the General Manager for 6 months. She is still trying to get her arms wrapped around the effects of the previous GM’s supervision. Leslie, the prior GM, was a dictator who ruled via strong-arming and browbeating. The staff still seems a little shell-shocked and is struggling to understand Janice and her more benevolent style. Suspicions abound. ...more
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Racking Down ADR
Higher Rack Rate Could Reduce ADR 

a14 indexThe general practice in the lodging industry these days is “pushing the rates.” That is justifiable when we look at the increasing cost of operations, but the market principles of supply and demand are habitually ignored.  As a result all, revenue indexes of ADR, OCC and RevPAR are dropping in those hotels which follow this practice.  The fallacy of pushing the rates is causing hotels a substantial amount of revenue; increasing rates do not necessarily mean increases in ADR  


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Marriott 4Q Net Down 18% On Spinoff Charges, RevPAR Rises

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Marriott International Inc.'s (MAR) fourth-quarter earnings fell 18% as charges related to the spinoff of its timeshare business weighed on bottom-line results, though revenue per available room increased.  ...More

 
December 4, 2010
Cloudy Pool Water Explained in Spanish

This three page document explains the reasons for cloudy pool and explains pool chemistry in Spanish. A "must have" for Spanish Speaking maintenance staff.
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The Funny Airlines

Kulula is an Airline with head office situated in Johannesburg . Kulula airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining.  ...
International visitors spent $121.1 billion in the United States in 2009 ...more
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