2010 trends offer value to guests, hoteliers

Looking ahead to 2010 isn’t as fun as I thought it would be. 2009 has been such a downer in the industry and for the economy overall that I thought 2010 had nowhere to go but up. However, after speaking to some owners and analysts about next year, I get the feeling not much is [...]

Tsunami memories fade for hoteliers

“Five years have passed by… time is flying, isn’t it?” murmurs Pamuke Achariyachai, president of Kata Group Resorts Thailand, a Phuket-based hotel group, as if our question about the tsunami had reawakened his memories of the tragedy.
His three hotels on Phuket beaches — Kata Beach Resort, Karon Beach Resort and Phuket Orchid Resort — were [...]