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Will Travel Defy Inflation?

Will Travel Defy Inflation?
By Mandeep S Lamba, Dipti Mohan
HVS · 20 Jun

Inflation is soaring in many countries due to a combination of factors such as rising fuel prices, ongoing supply disruptions, strong demand, and the

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Driving GOP During Inflationary Growth and Rising Labor Costs

Driving GOP During Inflationary Growth and Rising Labor Costs
By Susan Furbay
HVS · 25 May

High staff turnover has always been one of the biggest management challenges faced by owners and operators in the hospitality industry. But now, as t

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Hotel Transaction Activity in 2021

Hotel Transaction Activity in 2021
By Mandeep S Lamba, Dipti Mohan
HVS · 28 Mar

According to a recent GlobalData report, the global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the travel and tourism sector was worth US$155 billion

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HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotel Sector’s Wish List for the Union Budget, 2022-23

HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotel Sector’s Wish List for the Union Budget, 2022-23
By Mandeep S Lamba, Dipti Mohan
HVS · 24 Jan

COVID-19 and the ensuing travel restrictions have wreaked havoc on the travel and hospitality industries all over the world. To mitigate the impact,

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7 Changes the UK’s Hotel Sector Can’t Afford to Ignore

7 Changes the UK’s Hotel Sector Can’t Afford to Ignore
By Russell Kett
HVS · 14 Jan

The pandemic, Brexit and ongoing supply issues have prompted key changes in the UK’s hotel sector, many of which are long-term, if not permanent.

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HVS Monday Musings: Hotel Development Feels the Heat of Rising Input Costs

HVS Monday Musings: Hotel Development Feels the Heat of Rising Input Costs
By Mandeep S Lamba, Dipti Mohan
HVS · 15 Nov

The Indian hotel sector is finally breathing a sigh of relief as demand has recovered dramatically in recent months, even helping push occupancy and

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New Capital and Strategies Targeting Hospitality

New Capital and Strategies Targeting Hospitality
By Brad Hoban, Daniel MacDonnell
HVS · 10 Nov

Given the significant traction in distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines throughout the United States and general international travel restrictions, l

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ALIS Conference Perspectives

ALIS Conference Perspectives
By Rodney G. Clough
HVS · 2 Aug

The ALIS Conference came and went this week, bringing Downtown L.A. hotels to life with optimism and hope that normal for the hotel industry is comin

Impact Of Gallagher Amendment Repeal On Property Taxes For Colorado Hotels/Motels
Impact Of Gallagher Amendment Repeal On Property Taxes For Colorado Hotels/Motels

Impact Of Gallagher Amendment Repeal On Property Taxes For Colorado Hotels/Motels
By Bethany Cronk
HVS · 25 Jun

Local government authorities use property tax revenues to fund services including police and fire protection, hospitals, transportation, and schools

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Associate Retention & Motivation In Hotels: Let’s Leave Pandemic Crisis Mode and Focus on Employee Satisfaction Again

Associate Retention & Motivation In Hotels: Let’s Leave Pandemic Crisis Mode and Focus on Employee Satisfaction Again
By Neil J. Flavin
HVS · 13 May

The pandemic’s negative effect on the hospitality industry, especially its ability to hire new associates, will be long felt even as we see signs of

Why Is Hotel Lending Stuck In Neutral?
Why Is Hotel Lending Stuck In Neutral?

Why Is Hotel Lending Stuck In Neutral?
By Emil Iskandar
HVS · 12 May

Vaccine rollouts, an increase in local and regional non-air travel trends and higher transaction volumes are all positive news supporting an elevated

HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotels Sector – Brand Signings In 2020
HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotels Sector – Brand Signings In 2020

HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotels Sector – Brand Signings In 2020
By Mandeep S Lamba, Dipti Mohan
HVS · 15 Mar

In the aftermath of the ongoing pandemic, brand signings by keys in India witnessed a year-on-year decline of 42% in 2020. Signings were especially l

HVS Musings: Hotel Transactions in India in 2020
HVS Musings: Hotel Transactions in India in 2020

HVS Musings: Hotel Transactions in India in 2020
By Dipti Mohan, Akash Datta
HVS · 12 Mar

Hotel transactions value in India contracted by approximately 50% to reach INR24,611 million (approx. US$332 million) in 2020 compared to INR49,372 m

Impact of Recent Federal Stimulus on the Travel Industry
Impact of Recent Federal Stimulus on the Travel Industry

Impact of Recent Federal Stimulus on the Travel Industry
By Thomas A. Hazinski, Joseph Hansel
HVS · 10 Feb

The COVID-19 crisis consumed the United States for approximately three-quarters of the past year. In December 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administra

HVS Monday Musings: India Union Budget 2021: Seeing the Glass Half-full?
HVS Monday Musings: India Union Budget 2021: Seeing the Glass Half-full?

HVS Monday Musings: India Union Budget 2021: Seeing the Glass Half-full?
By Dipti Mohan, Akash Datta
HVS · 8 Feb

After making several representations to the government, the Indian hospitality sector, one of the worst-hit by the pandemic, was expecting some game-

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Hotel Sales Teams: 2020 is Behind Us but Not the Pandemic. Now What?

Hotel Sales Teams: 2020 is Behind Us but Not the Pandemic. Now What?
By JoAnn M. Mulnix-Morris
HVS · 22 Jan

In Spring 2020, many hotels were forced to furlough most on-property Sales Managers because so much demand for hotels disappeared with the pandemic,

HVS Monday Musings: Being Frugal in 2021 – Is this One of the Lessons We Learned from the Pandemic?
HVS Monday Musings: Being Frugal in 2021 – Is this One of the Lessons We Learned from the Pandemic?

HVS Monday Musings: Being Frugal in 2021 – Is this One of the Lessons We Learned from the Pandemic?
By Ajay Mehtani
HVS · 11 Jan

A crisis is often needed to make drastic changes and the ongoing pandemic is one of the most challenging crises that the world has faced since the Se

2021 New Year Message – Potential for a Huge Rise in Insolvencies and Job Losses in the UK Hotel Sector
2021 New Year Message – Potential for a Huge Rise in Insolvencies and Job Losses in the UK Hotel Sector

2021 New Year Message – Potential for a Huge Rise in Insolvencies and Job Losses in the UK Hotel Sector
By Russell Kett
HVS · 8 Jan

Like many people, I returned to my desk this week after the now-familiar five-second commute between the kitchen and my office at home and pondered w

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HVS Monday Musings: Granting Industry and Infrastructure Status to the Indian Hospitality Sector is the Need of the Hour

HVS Monday Musings: Granting Industry and Infrastructure Status to the Indian Hospitality Sector is the Need of the Hour
By Mandeep S Lamba, Dipti Mohan
HVS · 21 Dec

In the past few months, several state governments have been proactively lending a helping hand to the tourism & hospitality sector in their respectiv

HVS Monday Musings: COVID Cost Factor (CCF) - Are we willing to change the status quo in India?
HVS Monday Musings: COVID Cost Factor (CCF) - Are we willing to change the status quo in India?

HVS Monday Musings: COVID Cost Factor (CCF) - Are we willing to change the status quo in India?
By Ajay Mehtani
HVS · 7 Dec

All hotels strive to improve and reduce costs on an ongoing basis. During the normal course of operations, hotels try to achieve this by implementing

HVS Monday Musings: Hotel Feasibility Study will Become Critical in the COVID era
HVS Monday Musings: Hotel Feasibility Study will Become Critical in the COVID era

HVS Monday Musings: Hotel Feasibility Study will Become Critical in the COVID era
By Mandeep S Lamba, Dipti Mohan, Akash Datta
HVS · 16 Nov

COVID-19 has dramatically changed every aspect of life as we knew it, including the way we conduct our business. Though demand will be subdued for th

HVS Monday Musings: The Dichotomy between Management Fee and Franchising Fee in India
HVS Monday Musings: The Dichotomy between Management Fee and Franchising Fee in India

HVS Monday Musings: The Dichotomy between Management Fee and Franchising Fee in India
By Dipti Mohan, Akash Datta
HVS · 26 Oct

Asset-light operating models have become the main stay for growth of many of the major hotel companies in India, with Management Agreements being the

2020 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA
2020 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

2020 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA
By Thomas A. Hazinski, Joseph Hansel
HVS · 23 Oct

While prior HVS annual lodging tax studies have looked back on tax rates and revenues across the United States, this ninth annual Lodging Tax Study a

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HVS Guide to Hotel Management Contracts

HVS Guide to Hotel Management Contracts
By Daniel J. Voellm, Eunice Wong
HVS · 21 Oct

Among all the many peculiarities of the hotel industry, the hotel management contract is likely the most unique. A binding contract between owners an

U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2020
U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2020

U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2020
By Luigi Major
HVS · 15 Oct

In 2019, the national lodging market reached new heights, with hotels reporting the highest occupancy and ADR levels ever recorded. Similarly, hotel

HVS Musings: Mixed-Use Development - The Most Sustainable Model For Hotels Going Forward
HVS Musings: Mixed-Use Development - The Most Sustainable Model For Hotels Going Forward

HVS Musings: Mixed-Use Development - The Most Sustainable Model For Hotels Going Forward
By Mandeep S Lamba, Dipti Mohan, Akash Datta
HVS · 14 Oct

Mixed-use development, usually a planned combination of hotels, retail, office or residential space, is a fairly widespread concept globally with sev

HVS Musings: DCF is the most appropriate method of hotel valuations, especially during the COVID era
HVS Musings: DCF is the most appropriate method of hotel valuations, especially during the COVID era

HVS Musings: DCF is the most appropriate method of hotel valuations, especially during the COVID era
By Dipti Mohan, Akash Datta
HVS · 6 Oct

In a market like India, where land most often than not is mis-appropriately valued resulting in exaggerated project costs and hotel transactions are