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November 20, 2012
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  • Hotels are gaining more control of online market
    According to PhoCusWright's annual U.S. Online Travel Overview, online travel agencies' share of the online market has declined as airlines and hotels have acquired greater control. The report also stated that mobile booking is expected to more than double this year. Travel Weekly (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

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  • Michelin stars go to restaurants in Switzerland
    Tanja Grandits received a second Michelin star for her work at Stucki in Basel, Switzerland. Ecco on Snow, an Italian restaurant at Switzerland's Hotel Giardino Mountain hotel in St. Moritz, also received its second star. Bloomberg (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Customers' demands drive some Pa. casino resorts to remodel
    Some casino hotels in Pennsylvania aiming to cater to customers' demands are being remodeled into destination resorts matching properties in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. "Customers in our industry want the culinary experience, the shopping, the nightlife, the entertainment -- the whole package," said Robert DeSalvio, president of Bethlehem's Sands Casino Resort. Sands has been expanded to include a hotel, an events center and a shopping complex. Meanwhile, the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino is building a new hotel tower, while the Mount Airy Casino plans to build a $5 million pool complex. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (11/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Supply blamed for projected decline in Singapore market
    Experts say that Hong Kong may beat out Singapore's occupancy rates next year because it does not have as many hotels launching. "We will see a slight drop in occupancy rate [in Singapore] mainly due to new supply that is about to come on board in 2013," said Jonas Ogren of STR Global. Reuters (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Martinis pay homage to Bond, latest movie
    Hotels including The Savoy in London and The Surrey in New York have created martinis inspired by the movie "Skyfall." The Modern Honolulu, a private oasis similar to what James Bond enjoys, offers "50 Shades of Blue," a tribute to Bond -- and the popular erotica novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." Forbes (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cliff-top hotels you'll love
    Historically, cliff-top lodgings have held various functions, from serving as a favorable position to keep an eye on the enemy to places of spiritual awakening and connection to God. Here are seven clifftop hotels to inspire you. Read here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Commune Hotels & Resort has new CEO
    Niki Leondakis, of the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC, has been appointed CEO of Commune Hotels & Resorts. Her mission is to take the company from its current annual revenue of $450 million to a projected $1 billion within the next five years. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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