January 25, 2018
Health, experiences key components of boomer vacations
Executives from a few hotel companies have found that travelers in the baby boomer generation take trips where they can stay active and are becoming more engaged via mobile devices.

REPORT FROM THE U.S.—Long gone are the days of relaxing on the beach—experts from MGM Resorts International, Wyndham Hotel Group and Xanterra Parks & Resorts have found guests from the baby-boomer generation are taking trips that focus on health and wellness.

Hyatt Hotels Named in Human Trafficking Lawsuit
By Andy Cerota - Anchor/Reporter
It has been reported by Click2houston.com that Hyatt Hotels, Backpage.com, Flying J Transportation & Loves Travel Stops & Country Stores have been named in an online child sex trafficking lawsuit. In the lawsuit, the website is alleged to have enabled child sex trafficking and the hotel and truck stop chains did not stop the illegal practice.

Is Human Trafficking Taking Place On Your Property?
If a potential situation of human trafficking is uncovered in your hotel, consider the following action steps:

  • Never interfere with a situation or attempt to assist the victim.
  • Contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 888.373.7888 or text to BeFree (233733) or call the Federal Bureau of Investigation 408.369.8900 to report tips, to connect with trained law enforcement or a local task force, or for additional resources and referrals to social service providers.
  • Call 911 for suspected other illegal activities, or emergency situations (i.e. threats of violence, physical assault and emergency medical needs).
  • Follow existing internal protocols that govern actions when criminal activity is suspected.

Source: Polaris Project
 
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Year-End U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline Continues Upward Growth
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According to the year-end U.S. Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the pipeline stands at 5,151 Projects/623,695 Rooms, up 4% by projects Year-Over-Year (YOY).

There are 1,544 Projects/200,632 Rooms Under Construction, up 2% by projects YOY. Projects Scheduled to Start Construction in the Next 12 Months, at 2,101 Projects/245,214 Rooms are down 12% by projects YOY.

Projects in Early Planning are at 1,506 Projects/177,849 Rooms, up 44% by projects YOY. The rapid growth of new brands announced by major franchise companies in 2017 contributed to the increase in projects in the Early Planning stage. The end of the year also tends to encourage developers and brands to finalize franchise construction agreements and review timelines on existing agreements, which both contribute to an uptick in Early Planning.

Despite the slight deceleration of the pipeline’s overall growth observed over the past several quarters, the Total Pipeline continued its upward growth trend through the end of 2017.
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