Lead Stories

  • Identifying Iconic Locations

    Real estate and hospitality industry executives like to live by the old adage, ‘location, location, location,’ because generally speaking the better the location, the better the opportunity for success. Success also comes to companies that own what they are and…

  • The Longevity Revolution

    Behind stagflation, crypto collapses and Ukraine, this news story may not have reached your ears, but it represents one of the most lucrative opportunities to expand your business. Without getting into the science of it, let’s just say that there…

  • Avendra
  • Leadership Transition

    Following a 17-year tenure as leader of the organization he helped create, U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow will soon be passing the baton to Geoff Freeman, who will serve as president/CEO, beginning September 1. Freeman rejoins the U.S. Travel…

  • Continued Evolution

    The white sand beaches of Destin, FL, are 500 miles from the historic cobblestone streets of Charleston, SC, but the two have a few things in common. One, each is a premier Southeast tourist destination; the other is Robert Morgan,…

  • Bridging The Gap

    Fueled in part by the pandemic, as well as ongoing technological innovation, online gaming continues to gain momentum and change the paradigm for traditional casinos. A pair of veteran casino executives weighed in on some of the latest and more…

  • Four Macro Factors That May Erode Midscale Hotels

    The travel recovery this summer is at full throttle, but to keep the gravy train going hotels have to look not only at what the post-pandemic guest wants, but also the customer two years, five years and a decade from…

  • Doubling Down

    In 2022 there is perhaps no greater tool than technology to help casino operators enhance guest satisfaction. From cashless transactions to online gaming, a handful of executives discussed some of the most impactful initiatives at BITAC Casino Resorts, which took…

  • Getting Into The Swing Of It

    Zombie Dodgeball anyone? Believe it or not, knocking down those lifeless creatures is growing in popularity at hotels and resorts. Properties such as JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country, Four Seasons Hotel Houston and Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, CA,…

  • Working Together

    The relationship between brands and owners is always tenuous, but it’s really been put to the test during the past couple of years. During a recent panel, a handful of hotel executives weighed in on a number of brand related…

  • New York City Prioritizes Travel, Tourism

    New York City Mayor Eric Adams emphasized the importance of travel and tourism to the Big Apple when he addressed attendees at the 44th annual New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference last week. In an interview with NYU…

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