Independent, Franchised or Branded: Which Path Should Your Hotel Take?

In 2010, when the Bitcoin (XBT) was worth next to nothing, an early adopter paid 10,000 XBT for two pizzas. Today, that payment is worth over $6 million. A very steep price indeed for a midnight snack.

Of course, the value of that payment could rise or drop dramatically. This time next year, two pizzas for 10,000 XBT might seem like a fantastic deal. That’s the nature of a high risk-high reward investment. Government bonds are a safer bet, but they won’t make you rich overnight.

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Hotels or AirBnB: Ladies and Gentlemen, Place Your Bets

Imagine walking into a casino, approaching the Roulette table and seeing only two squares on the bright green betting surface: One for hotels, the other for AirBnB.

“Ladies and gentlemen,” says the dealer. “Place your bets.”

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Can My Hotel Still Surf the Christmas Marketing Wave?

One of my favourite old-time movies is “Holiday Inn”, from where the famous hotel group took its name. The plot involves a typically convoluted love triangle however Bing Crosby plays a former vaudeville singer who retires to the country, only to miss the spotlight and so decides to open his farmhouse to the public, but only on holidays.

Famous for launching the second highest selling song of all time, “White Christmas”, the movie tapped in to all the simpler aspects of Christmas that people identify with – snow, music and holidays.

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