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Hotel Room Rates Expected to Climb

Hotel Room Rates Expected to Climb

By Dave McElroy, Scott Hutchinson and Geoff Evans | Special to Banker & Tradesman | May 26, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Driven by a strong and balanced mix of corporate, leisure and convention destination demand, Boston continues to be a top-five performing U.S. hotel market.

Lessons from the Biggest Tax Change in 30 Years

By Andrew Lattimer | Special to Banker & Tradesman | May 26, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Tax season is now in the rearview mirror with the 2018 filing season the first since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 came on the books, an act that presented the single biggest change in U.S. tax policy since the Tax Reform Act of 1986

Hotels’ Personalized Approach Extends to Data

Hotels’ Personalized Approach Extends to Data

By David Bois | Special to Banker & Tradesman | May 26, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Historically, service has been at the heart of the hotel industry – with personalization only available at the uppermost levels of hotel luxury, where the staff to guest ratio is the highest. However, today with the proliferation of lifestyle brands, that level of customization is expected across the spectrum of hotel types.  

A Victory for Regulation of Airbnb

A Victory for Regulation of Airbnb

By Michelle Wu | Special to Banker & Tradesman | May 26, 2019 | Reprints

The short-term rentals industry is entering a new phase in Massachusetts, with implications for the rest of the country, and last month’s ruling from the District Court came back with an important win for Boston and municipalities across the country

How Does Your Listing Presentation Stack Up?

How Does Your Listing Presentation Stack Up?

By Bernice Ross | Special To Banker & Tradesman | May 12, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

The general manager of my company recently lost her father-in-law and her family is preparing to sell his home. If you have ever wondered why consumers don’t get your value or challenge you on the commissions you receive, their experience illustrates why this is the case.

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