U.S. hotels see GOPPAR rise of 6.1% in November
After a negative profit turn in October, U.S hotels saw robust growth with a GOPPAR increase of 6.1 percent in November over last year, according to HotStats. It was the second-highest increase of 2019 while the year-to-date profit was almost flat with just a 0.3 percent increase.
U.S. December unemployment rate unchanged at 3.5%
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Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 145,000 in December, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5 percent. Notable job gains occurred in retail trade and health care, while mining lost jobs.
Miami hotels prepare for Super Bowl influx of sex and labor traffickers
Super Bowl 54 is coming to South Florida and bringing a flood of human traffickers and trafficking victims with it.
AHLA, AARP campaign against travel scams
Some of the perils of travel can happen before the journey even begins. Online travel scams remain prevalent and often target travelers over 50 years old, but a campaign by the American Hotel Lodging Association aims to prepare them to avoid those traps.