What can I do now in preparation for the “new normal”

As we enter the month of May it appears that it will be another month of closures for the majority of hotels, guest houses, bed & breakfasts as well as other tourism driven businesses, after some great feedback on our […]

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Some Realizations – from the desk of a revenue specialist

I have been working in the hospitality industry for 17 years now and I have been directly involved in sales, marketing and revenue/commercial management for the last 10 of these years and never have I or will I see something […]

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STR Hotel Data for Q1 2017

STR: Asia/Pacific hotel performance for Q1 2017 In the first quarter of 2017, hotels in the Asia/Pacific region reported mostly year-over-year performance increases. Occupancy increased 3.3% to 68.3%, ADR was nearly flat (-0.3% to $104) and RevPAR jumped 3% to […]

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Interview – Dr. Wouter Hensens – Executive Dean Stenden South Africa

What social media channels are you on and why have you selected them? LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram as well as Facebook. Purpose is to keep track of friends & family and promote Stenden South Africa and the Stenden MyPond Hotel – which […]

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STR – Preliminary February 2017 Data

STR: Asia/Pacific hotel performance for February 2017 During February 2017, Asia/Pacific hotels reported an 8% occupancy increase to 68.7%, a 5% ADR decrease to $102.95 and a 2.6% RevPAR increase to $70.67. Full Article Here STR: Preliminary February data for […]

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STR – Preliminary January 2017 Data

STR: Preliminary January data for Abu Dhabi hotels Preliminary January 2017 data for Abu Dhabi shows the market experienced a 1.4% occupancy decline to 74.2%, a 10% ADR decrease to 465.80 Emirati dirham ($126.82) and an 11.2% drop in RevPAR […]

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Talent Review – Raguvararaj Muthualagu – Revenue Manager – Kuala Lumpur

What social media channels are you on and why have you selected them? Facebook is my most active social media channel, I use it socially to stay in touch with family and friends on regular basis, it is also a […]

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Industry Terms – The Letter Q/R

Rate Parity – A situation in which a travel supplier, such as a hotel, maintains the same price across all its various distribution channels. REIT – Real Estate Investment Trust – an special type of corporate entity that invests in real estate […]

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