Subscribing for growth

A trio of hospitality sector businesses are preparing to float on the buoyant US stock market, to fuel their growth. And two of the three are betting on subscription memberships, as a fundamental plank in their strategy.   In recent weeks, luxury holiday and experience group Inspirato and apartment rental business Sonder have confirmed they are examining the […]

The switch in consumer habits

The degree to which the pandemic has permanently changed consumer behaviour, will potentially have a major impact on many business sectors. Will business people travel again, and will retailers ever recover levels of town centre footfall?   The short answer is, nobody knows, and time will tell. But consultants and consumer behaviour experts are providing a […]

Caution on recovery

While plenty of coastal hotels are hoping for a second strong summer of staycation demand, complete recovery of the hotel market at large could take several summers.   A recent assessment by CBRE suggests it will not be until 2024 that the European hotel market fully returns to pre-covid levels of business. “Markets and hotels are […]

Hosts required by platforms

With home rentals delivering better pandemic performance than hotels, rival operators are now scrambling for inventory, in a new battle to attract hosts.   However, while consumers continue to prefer self-contained accommodation, those watching the marketplace note that hotels are in a good position to fight their way back into consumer consciousness, as travel builds and […]