December 5, 2015
  The news of Marriott buying Starwood is a surprise given that both Hyatt and IHG were put forward as potential buyers, but this is a positive development for both parties involved. While it is still unknown what will happen to the Starwood brands, the Sheraton brand is a possible candidate to be cut due […]
Wouter Geerts
November 6, 2015
In the past year, Euromonitor has frequently noted that consolidation in the lodging industry is due, and after last week’s news that Hyatt and Starwood are in advanced talks over a merger, it was Expedia’s turn yesterday to announce that it has agreed to acquire HomeAway for US$3.9 billion. Expedia has been on an accelerating […]
October 30, 2015
After a recent lull in speculations about possible mergers and acquisitions suitors for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the news that Starwood is in advanced talks with Hyatt Hotels may finally bring an end to the months of speculation surrounding the company’s future. A merger would put the combined company in a far better position […]
October 18, 2011
Download as an MP3 In this episode of Globalcast, Nadejda Popova, Travel and Tourism Analyst at Euromonitor discusses global hotel market performance in 2010 and future trends for the tourism industry. Learn about: The overall performance of hotels in 2010 Which regions offer the most opportunities and developments for the hotel industry How social media […]
July 22, 2011
Members of loyalty programmes account for a large proportion of hotels’ occupancy and revenues, with many hotels reporting at least 30% of occupancy coming from their members. Not only do robust membership numbers help with potential revenue opportunities, both within programmes and in terms of sales of points to partners, but they also help persuade […]

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