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Online Behaviour of Airbnb Travellers

The more often travellers stay in private accommodation, the less likely they are to book a hotel room during the same year, according to a significant study by PhoCusWright.

Who are these travellers booking on Airbnb?

Has Airbnb helped increase demand, or is it attracting clientele that previously stayed in other types of lodging? Read on to learn more about these travellers who rent private accommodation.

Green hotels confuse consumers

Although there are many statistics claiming the consumer is interested, there is one fundamental issue – information is not standardized and making choices for green hotels is not easy for consumers.

Ancillary revenues in the hotel industry

Mobile technology can help hoteliers increase their sales of ancillary products and services. Though ancillary products and services (add-ons) were first introduced by the airlines, they are also sold by hotels, though less often. As long as hotels have the tools to pro[...]

Hotels must innovate to successfully compete

At the Association des hôteliers du Québec annual convention on February 6, Alain April explained that hotel owners must be creative and update their properties to maintain and improve their competitiveness. With the exception of luxury hotels, Québec hotels seem to be [...]

Albergo diffuso: An alternative form of hospitality

Buildings located in historic areas are given a second life as they welcome visitors eager to learn about and experience local culture. This is the albergo diffuso, an Italian concept that combines the very old with the contemporary. Concept An albergo diffuso is a type[...]

The Troubling Trend of Increasing ‘Web Marketing Ineptitude’ in Hospitality… by Max Starkov

The Québec Tourism Intelligence Network is pleased to present some highly relevant thoughts about on[...]

Greening American hotels: some practical measures implemented so far by the lodging sector

The number of certified green hotels continues to grow, but the eco-efficiency measures implemented [...]

Tourism-related freshwater issues in Québec

Water has become one of the scarcest resources as its consumption has increased sixfold in the last century. At the present time, over 40% of the world’s population lives in water poverty (1-4). In Québec, water quality and resource ownership are of greater concern than[...]

Tendency of adherence to green labels in hotels across Canada

Improvements of environmental performance by the accommodation sector are not measured systematically and this makes it hard to estimate the extent of real change. In [...]
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