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Maximizing Female Talent in Hospitality, Travel
Our recent keynote webinar explored the challenges, opportunities, and progress of women in hospitality and travel. 

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
How Addressing ESG Can Also Save Hotels Money
"Recent weather disasters, social unrest and a heightened awareness of racial bias have prompted hoteliers to double down on their commitments to become better corporate citizens and do more to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues."

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The Traveler Value Index
"Understanding the travel shopper's current mindset."

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October 20, 1 p.m. ET
Becoming an Entrepreneur: The Different Paths to Founder and CEO
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October 20, 4:30 p.m. ET
Serving Sustainability: Boost Your Plant-Based Cuisine Confidence
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October 21, 11 a.m. ET
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October 21, 5 p.m. ET
29th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference
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DATA INSIGHTS
U.S. hotel performance for October 3-9 returned to mid-August levels with a boost from the long Columbus Day weekend. Occupancy hit 63.9%, a 2.2 percentage point increase from the prior week, and ADR jumped more than $3.50 to $134.63, which was once again higher than 2019 comparables. 
Occupancy on the books has remained stable in Europe’s major markets, with Paris, London and Amsterdam showing the highest levels for the next 28 days.

Hotel Bookings Year-End Leisure Travel

Upcoming Year-end Holidays (Data Recency: October 11)
We’ve recently updated of our pacing report for hotel bookings for the year-end holidays (15 Dec – 9 Jan). We reset the index on 1 September to focus in on activity over the past 6 weeks. There’s a dramatic upward trend for leisure bookings for both families (2.6X) and singles/couples (2.8X). Aggregate volume in this six-week period is down 19% vs 2019 and up 63% vs 2020. We expect the demand trend to continue to strengthen particularly for family travel as vaccinations for younger people get rolled out. 
Upcoming Year-end Holidays (Data Recency: October 11)
There’s a shift in the most popular domestic destinations with major cities now moving to the top of the chart. In previous analyses of leisure trips, the more traditional sun and sand locations ranked higher. For the first time, Denver posts a gain over 2019 while Dallas-Fort Worth, LA and Honolulu are all within 10% of 2019 booking volume. Sun and sand destinations are still popular with Phoenix, Orlando and Miami joining Honolulu on the Top 10 ranking. The balance between metro areas and resort locations will continue to fluctuate, but you can expect to see most destinations on this list continue to rank highly as we get closer to December 15.   

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