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FAST FWD: Feb 2023

Want to be different? Maybe look at how your hotels are responding to group planners.

MODIV TAKE: The little touches done consistently become brand differentiators.

Hospitality Net | 78% of group planners are unhappy with the response they get from hotels - it’s time for hotels to change that ➤


An old trend we’re still watching: collaborations

MODIV TAKE: They’re a lot of work but collaborations/partnerships may be a new (soon the only?) way to take a brand to the next level.

Breaking Travel News | Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Launches ‘Center Stage’ Music Program with Abbey Road Studios ➤


Hospitality hiring: a little of this, a little of that. 

MODIV TAKE: There are still many competing views amongst the jobs experts, but more signals for hospitality are heading in the right direction than not.

Skift | US Hotel Hiring Surges ➤

Washington Post | Restaurants can’t find workers because they’ve found better jobs ➤

NYT | January Jobs Report: Pace of U.S. Hiring Surges Unexpectedly ➤


Good intentions vs. the inconvenience of sustainability. Can they get along in travel?

MODIV TAKE: Sustainability may have to be more than a marketing strategy.

Business Travel News | Study: Price, Inconvenience Deter Sustainable Travel Choices ➤