This Is What Next Year Will Be Like for the U.S. Hotel Industry

Deanna Ting, Skift  @deannating The end of the year — and what a year this one has been — is often a time for reflection, as well as one for forecasting what next year will bring. In 2016, the global hotel industry contended with plenty of changes: Consolidations continued. Disruptors got [...]

December 13th, 2016|

Restaurant visits decline as cash-strapped consumers opt for homemade meals

By Samantha Bomkamp . Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune   Eating out is losing its luster with cash-strapped consumers. Restaurant visits declined in the third quarter, research and consulting firm NPD Group said on Tuesday. Fast-food chain visits, which make up 80 percent of restaurant visits overall, fell for the first time in five [...]

December 7th, 2016|