Hotel Occupancy Falls Below 50% During Third Week of October

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy fell back below the 50% mark, according to the latest data from STR through 24 October. 18-24 October 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 48.0% (-31.7%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$95.49 (-29.4%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$45.83...

RCMA’s Emerge 2021 Planner Registrations are the Fastest in Association’s History

In the first 30 days since the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA’s) registration opened for its Emerge 2021 event, its planner registrations are coming in at the fastest rate in their 48-year history! Below are the speakers which will be presenting at this event: Darrell Waltrip...

The West Coast Wildfires Are a Home Insurance Crisis

Resource provided by The Simple Dollar The West Coast is burning and insurers are fleeing. Since February the Western half of the U.S. has been facing a record-breaking wildfire season. In California, wildfires have now burned over 4 million acres — double the destruction that the 2018...

Kentucky Becomes Latest State to Explicitly Permit Sale of Ingestible CBD

While Kentucky has long served as Ground Zero for the rebirth of legal hemp, a few months ago, several small businesses received word from their local health departments that it was illegal for them to sell CBD-infused products in their restaurants. The U.S. Hemp Roundtable,...

Hotel Occupancy for Previous Week was Virtually Flat

U.S. hotel occupancy was virtually flat from the previous week at 50.1%, according to the latest data from STR through 17 October. 11-17 October 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 50.1% (-30.7%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$97.69 (-28.3%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$48.91...

U.S. Leads in Hotel Openings During Pandemic

The U.S. opened more hotels and rooms than any country between the beginning of March and end of September, according to global pipeline data from STR. At the same time, the country has shown significant growth in project deferrals and abandonments. As of 1 October, the...

Visionwork Group Breaks Down Live Stream Broadcasting Basics

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In this video, Scotty O’Brien, President of Visionwork Group (VWG), explains the fundamental basics of facilitating live stream broadcasts for virtual events.  This 101 covers the types of live streaming, how web broadcasting works, the various functions that can be hosted through live stream...

Hotel Occupancy Remains Flat During Third Week of September

U.S. hotel occupancy remained nearly flat from the previous week, according to the latest data from STR through 26 September. 20-26 September 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 48.7% (-31.5%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$96.38 (-29.6%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$46.96 (-51.7%) Most of...

Have You Registered For MPI’s Upcoming HMCC Certificate Course?

Date: October 22, 2020 | Time: 09:00AM - 01:00PM You must be registered to participate! Healthcare Meetings Compliance Certificate (HMCC) Length: Four Hours Cost: $499 member / $699 non-member Healthcare meeting professionals on both sides of the marketplace must balance designing and hosting events and quantifiable returns for their...

Survey Shows 67% of Hotels Will Not Survive Without Another Stimulus Bill

With Congress remaining gridlocked and failing to pass another round of COVID-19 recovery legislation, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is hosting a virtual press conference Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 12:30 PM ET/9:30 AM PT.  This conference will feature the hotel industry...