The 5 Hottest International Growth Markets for Hotels

What do people mean when they say the world is getting smaller? Well, I’d suggest it boils down to three things. First, the Internet and social media have led to an explosion in cross-border connections and travel information. Second, air travel is more affordable than ever, with more frequent routes to every corner of the globe. Third, there are more places to stay at every price point (AirBnb has a lot to do with that).

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3 Hotel Trends Your Guests Can’t Take Anymore

Our jobs as hospitality professionals may be complex, but our mandate is simple. Make guests feel at home. Strive to give them more of what they want. Build a reputation to keep them coming back. Sometimes we do a great job of this. Innovations have been fast and furious in recent years, and many of them are exciting. Allowing guests to do more with their mobile devices (checking in, ordering room service, even controlling amenities in the room) is here to stay. Greater attention to food and beverage quality, and more appealing common spaces — these too are significant upgrades, indicative of the future.

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What is 'Sweatworking' and Why Should Hotel Managers Care?

We all know the news can be strange these days, but every so often, you see a story that really makes you scratch your head. Like the man who set out to run across the ocean inside a floating bubble . Many people were inspired by this. Others saw it as an attention-grab. There were also one or two voices raised about the $140,000 in U.S. Coast Guard funds that went toward rescuing the man between Florida and Bermuda.

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