News & Trends

Canada to Reopen Border for Fully Vaccinated U.S. Tourists in August

Officials said Canada could further ease restrictions to allow fully vaccinated tourists from other countries beginning in September.

International Travel Still Largely On Hold

International tourism is slowly picking up, though recovery remains very fragile and uneven, according to the latest UNWTO data.

How to Stop Getting Ripped Off by Hotel Fees

“Hotels are already expensive, so the last thing you need are sneaky fees adding unexpected costs to your travel budget.” – An interesting article on consumer sentiment and an opportunity for many of our properties to highlight value, even with higher rates.

Will Retailers be Jilted by the Trend Toward Micro and Hybrid Weddings?

The wedding industry is headed for a record-breaking year due to pent-up demand for nuptials, but two trends that developed over the pandemic — micro and hybrid weddings — may put a hit on spending in the years ahead.

Hotel Companies Update Cancellation Policies as Travel Resurges

Hotels continue to offer flexible cancellation policies, but as more people return to travel, some companies are requiring guests to give more notice if they want to change a reservation. “Many brands will reintroduce general cancellation policies very similar to those from 2019, but will allow managers of individual hotels authority to alter the policy for specific local market conditions.”