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U.S. Hotel Market Posts Positive Gains in Mid-September

U.S. Hotel Market Posts Positive Gains in Mid-September

U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the 3 key performance measurements during the week ending Sep. 20, 2014. Read More »

'Horizontal Hotel' Concept Coming to Central Florida

'Horizontal Hotel' Concept Coming to Central Florida

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U.S. Hotels Post Positive Results Mid-September

U.S. Hotels Post Positive Results Mid-September

According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week ending September 13, 2014. Read More »

Top 10 'Movie' Hotels

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Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »


Last Updated September 29, 2014 9:00 AM ET

North America Vacation News

According to STR's August Hotel Pipeline Report, there are 3,246 hotels totaling 391,402 rooms Under Contract in the United States.

STR reported today that the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index enjoyed a 5.4-percent increase to 3,689 in August 2014, and is up 16.1 percent year to date. The index ended 2013 at 3,177.

According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week ending August 30, 2014.

According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during July 2014.

According to STR and Tourism Economics' revised forecast for 2014, demand for U.S. hotels is expected to increase 3.6 percent.

It's no secret that the Great Recession hit Florida hard, but international tourism helped put some sunshine back into the state's economy over the last four years.

Today the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index reported a 1.1 percent decrease to 3,501 in July, yet it is still up 10.2 percent year to date. The index ended 2013 at 3,177.

According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week ending July 26, 2014.

According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry reported increases in all three key performance metrics for the second quarter 2014 in year-over-year measurements.

Canada's hotel development pipeline comprises 227 projects totaling 24,262 rooms. This represents a 3.4-percent decrease in the number of rooms under contract compared with June 2013.

According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week ending July 12, 2014.

STR reported today the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index reported a 2.6-percent increase to 3,538 in June 2014, and the index is up 11.4 percent year to date. The index ended 2013 at 3,177.

I'm not a very good golfer. Yet, I probably spend more time on the links than just about any professional golfer in the world...because of the fact that I spend so much time in the rough, searching for my ball!

According to AAA Travel, over 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday this weekend.

Ten percent of all water quality samples collected last year in the U.S. contained bacteria levels that failed to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's benchmark for swimmer safety.

It's summertime (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). And summertime is road-trip time! Where the weather's warm, the windows are open, and the open road calls...and you never know what you'll find on it!

According to STR and Tourism Economics' most recent forecast, the U.S. hotel industry is expected to continue to report performance increases in the remainder of 2014 and well into 2015.

The hotel industry revenue levels topped an estimated US$163 billion in 2013


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