Financial Forecasts & Budgets in Today's Environment
Financial Forecasts & Budgets in Today's Environment

IDeaS Blog · 3 Aug

With continual moving targets, shifting guidance, and volatile markets, hotel forecasting and budgeting has become borderline Sisyphean. “Forecasts”

Become a pro: data analysis for small F&B businesses, part 2
Become a pro: data analysis for small F&B businesses, part 2

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 2 Aug

In this article, I will explain three data-driven tactics. There will be a strategy for advertisement efforts, take-out and delivery, and to conclude

COVID-19's Potential Lasting Impact On Fixed vs. Variable Hotel Expense Ratios

HFTP Connect · 27 Jul

As a result of COVID-19, hotel operators have been forced to make tough decisions, including the most basic one on whether to keep the lights on. Man

Virtual Cards: Best Practices for Hotels
Virtual Cards: Best Practices for Hotels

Sertifi Blog · 13 Jul

Friction in the payment process For as long as people have been exchanging goods and services, there’s been friction in the payment journey. From bar

Rising Above Revenue Restraints Toward Total Profit Optimization

IDeaS Blog · 8 Jul

Even before the pandemic, hotel revenue leaders faced significant challenges and a high bar for total profit optimization.

Research: Poor Health Reduces Global GDP by 15% Each Year

harvardbusiness.org · 8 Jul

The pandemic has demonstrated that rapid health care transformation is possible - and necessary.

Pricing Strategies for Uncertain Times
Pricing Strategies for Uncertain Times

harvardbusiness.org · 7 Jul

A conversation with pricing expert Rafi Mohammed on when and how to change prices in response to Covid-19.

July 2020 Immigration Alert

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog · 7 Jul

Trump Administration Amends Presidential Proclamation That Temporarily Suspends New H-1B, H2B, J-1, and L-1 Visa and Travel from Abroad

Cash is king as hotels focus on survival and recovery
Cash is king as hotels focus on survival and recovery

Les Roches Webzine · 6 Jul

Time for more thought-provoking insights from our Leading Hospitality Through Turbulent Times series.

How the Hospitality Industry Can Plan for Recovery
How the Hospitality Industry Can Plan for Recovery

Amadeus Hospitality Insight · 6 Jul

Originally published on Amadeus Insights COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on the global hospitality industry. While hoteliers prepare for an uncer

Booking.com wins brand name trademark case

PhocusWire · 1 Jul

The travel giant had been refused a trademark of its flagship brand by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, claiming that the term was "generic for

What's PCI Compliance and How Does It Work?
What's PCI Compliance and How Does It Work?

Sertifi Blog · 30 Jun

PCI-DSS is a broad topic, and it's helpful to know what it is at a fundamental level so that you're better equipped to help protect your organization

Impersonation Protection with Email Security

VENZA Blog · 29 Jun

Running a business is stressful enough in this economy. There was a time when you only needed to worry about a few suspicious email messages in your

Airbnb claims Amsterdam rental ban "violates" rights of residents

PhocusWire · 29 Jun

The three districts in question have around 1,500 private accommodation rental properties for tourists - around 6% of the amount available in the ent

Alignment Virtual Series Featuring Randy Gangaloo
Alignment Virtual Series Featuring Randy Gangaloo

Sertifi Blog · 27 Jun

In this edition of Sertifi's Alignment video series, CEO of Kcloud Technologies LLC, Rahul Chauhan talks about which industries are utilizing cloud t

Class Action Mooted When Class Representative Settles, Ninth Circuit Rules

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog · 25 Jun

On June 3, 2020, the Ninth Circuit dismissed a wage and hour class action on the grounds that once the class representative plaintiff settled his ind

Ongoing Progress in Asia, as China and Taiwan Leave the Lockdown Status Even Further Behind
Ongoing Progress in Asia, as China and Taiwan Leave the Lockdown Status Even Further Behind

TrustYou Blog · 25 Jun

Ever since the crisis hit and the travel and hospitality sectors were forced to take a huge step back, we have made it our mission to keep a close ey

Reimagining Capitalism for a Broken World
Reimagining Capitalism for a Broken World

harvardbusiness.org · 24 Jun

Can capitalism save democracy - and itself?

Sonder raises $170M at $1.3B valuation, calls it "validation" of recent pivot

PhocusWire · 24 Jun

Sonder has raised $170 million in a Series E round, which it expects to grow to $200 million in the near future.

How the crisis changed fundraising for travel startups

PhocusWire · 24 Jun

Some travel startups have secured funding despite pandemic, but the process has been far from straightforward.

Airbnb won't take IPO off the table for 2020 despite business collapse

PhocusWire · 24 Jun

"We spent 12 years building Airbnb's business and lost almost all of it in the matter on four to six weeks."

How to Convince Your Sales Team to Adopt a Subscription Model

harvardbusiness.org · 23 Jun

Nearly 90% of subscription businesses are stable or growing right now.

4 Metrics To Measure As You Plan Ahead
4 Metrics To Measure As You Plan Ahead

Duetto Research Blog · 23 Jun

The unexpected and extraordinary challenges created by COVID-19 mean that historical data is of little use to hotels as they try to plan ahead.

The importance of flexible rates .... Google adds a filter to only show these rates in Hotel Ads

mirai.com · 23 Jun

The coronavirus crisis has dramatically changed the way we book hotel rooms. Non-refundable rates have pretty much disappeared as clients do not dare

Tripadvisor revenue inching up, but June forecast still just 20% of 2019

PhocusWire · 23 Jun

Due to what it calls "extraordinary circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic," Tripadvisor has released a financial update in the midst of the

Letter from the HFTP Global President: A Look at the Past Six Months

HFTP Connect · 22 Jun

In just a few short months, our world has changed from a strong and steady economy, solid revenues and overall happiness to great concerns for our he