Hospitality Newsletter

Hotel Industry Performance Middle East And Africa

Hotel Occupancy in the Middle East And Africa Region Drops 3.3 Percent to 69.2 Percent for November 2015

December, 28 2015

Compared to November 2014, the Middle East subcontinent reported a 3.3% decrease in occupancy to 69.2%. Average daily rate for the month was down 3.3% to US$204.97. Revenue per available room dropped 6.5% to US$141.90.

Hospitality News and Trends

How will OTAs evolve in 2016?

January 14th, 2016

Are Priceline and Expedia too big to fail or will they be challenged by Tripadvisor and Google gradually becoming online travel agencies? Or is Airbnb the biggest threat to OTA domination?

2016 hospitality trends: influenced by pops-ups, peer-to-peer and grandparents

January 13th, 2016

It’s 2016, and ‘prediction’ season has well and truly kicked in. There’s a lot to mull over in the hospitality industry, and much of it – like the increase in mergers and acquisitions and the switch from property ownership to management – is a reflection of what is happening across all industry sectors.

The OTA duopoly: Priceline vs Expedia

December 16th, 2015

The OTA duopoly means that hotels must realign their online strategies and tactics to make sure they make the most of their owned media before relying too much on external sources.