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Industry Trends to Watch for at HDC 2017

Trends change rapidly in the hotel and travel industry, and it’s important to stay ahead of the curve. We have a broad range of sessions to cover everything you need to know before your competition does, and what to do with the information.

Shared accommodations, Airbnb, and what they mean for hoteliers

Alternative accommodations have sparked a shift in the demand growth of traditional hotels. There are attributes unique to both traditional hotels and non-traditional accommodations that can hopefully help predict demand growth and determine where to build.

Related sessions:  

Alternative accommodations: What they can teach you about your market

The costs of loyalty and distribution in a discount world

RevPAR is slowing

As RevPAR continues to slow down, hotels are looking for answers. The hotel industry reacts to external forces, and owners and managers should be on the forefront of the causes to be prepared. Other sources of revenue are becoming increasingly important to bolster hotel profits. 

Related sessions:  

Cause and effect: How the broader economy influences hotel performance

A revenue manager’s best friend: A profitable business mix

Scoring big with non-rooms revenue

Overarching theme of efficiency and guest satisfaction

Any good business owner knows that efficiency is key when it comes to getting the most bang for your buck. The flip side of this is that hotel patrons are also wary of cutting corners when it comes to their experience and stay. 

Related sessions:  

Tech Talks: Emerging innovations

Distribution channels: Surfing for success

Social media is changing: Are you ready?


Don't miss your opportunity to hear about these trends and many more topics that impact the hotel industry.