Non-consumptive recreation is widely practiced along the extent of Washington’s coast (Pacific Coast & Strait of Juan de Fuca). Popular activities include beach going, sight seeing/scenic enjoyment, wildlife viewing, photography, and hiking & biking. This study, a … [Read more...] about Non-Consumptive Recreation Along the Washington Coast
Archives for August 2015
Generating new business and attracting new guests requires significant investment in marketing and advertising. Media campaigns, improving your search engine optimization, or paying online travel agents such Booking.com a higher commission hurt your bottom line and are drag … [Read more...] about Why Hotel Loyalty Programs are Good for Hotels
Hotel brands, owners and management companies have created permutations and combinations of operating models that, when used appropriately, will increase profitability, make a project more attractive to lenders and add value to guests. Click here for full … [Read more...] about Decisions, Decisions… Which Hotel Operating Model is Right for You?
As investment strategies go, food trucks and graffiti are about as outside the box as you can get, yet these are both part of Jon Bortz’s immediate plans. Innovative property upgrades are integral to his approach in generating outsized returns from his assets. Over the past … [Read more...] about 8 Habits of Effective Hotel Investors
The boutique and lifestyle hotel segments has been called many things, among them fluid, slippery and difficult to define. But with new definitions providing clarity, a panel of experts at the 27th annual Hunter Hotel Conference called for a reset to re-evaluate the space … [Read more...] about 5 Trends in the Boutique Business
The grand dames of the hotel industry—Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt—built their reputations on creating a consistent, high-quality product that would ensure a guest had a perfectly predictable experience anywhere in the world. This approach worked like a charm with baby … [Read more...] about Inside Marriott’s Attempt to Win Over Millennials