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Budget hotels set to benefit from price-sensitive travellers

A live GlobalData poll overwhelmingly revealed that price is the most important factor when selecting accommodation, and budget hotel operators are set to benefit as a result.

Lodgings trends: Hospitality leads Twitter mentions in November 2020

Hospitality leads as Hotel Management lists the top five terms tweeted on lodgings in November 2020, based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform.

Biggest influencers in lodgings in Q3 2020: The top individuals to follow

GlobalData research has found the top influencers in lodgings based on their performance and engagement online.

Airbnb’s Q3 earnings demonstrates a positive reaction to the pandemic

Having its hand forced due to the pandemic, Airbnb altered its internal and external strategic direction and it resulted in the company reporting a net profit of $219m for Q3.

Twitter round-up: Mickael Damelincourt’s tweet on Trump International Hotel Washington most popular tweet in Q3 2020

Verdict lists ten of the most popular tweets on lodgings in Q3 2020 based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform.

Accor-IHG merger rumours hints at imminent consolidation

IHG and Accor have recently refused to comment on a flurry of rumours regarding a merger between the two hotel heavyweights. This particular rumor is not new and similar murmurs may increase in frequency in the lodging industry as COVID-19 speeds up the process of consolidation.

Price comparison websites are most popular in developing economies

Consumers from the Asia-Pacific and Middle East and Africa regions are significantly more likely to use price comparison websites

Personalization is an important part of wearable tech initiatives, says GlobalData

Wearable technology is an important theme for investigation worldwide. It is incredibly important as many industries digitalize that wearable tech…

White Island tourism is unlikely to experience a downturn

Following the volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island, tourism will likely continue due to niche traveler markets. One of…

Why a direct listing makes sense if Airbnb goes public in 2020

By opting for a direct listing over an IPO, Airbnb would not need to issue any new shares and would, therefore, avoid dilution of the share price.