Guest Host: Bob Rauch
This week’s invited guest is Bob Rauch, the Hotel Guru, who shares the Top Ten Trends in Hospitality for 2021, explains why some hotel brands have been on the move this year with more expansions ahead, and how technology has created cost-savings to the industry. Esra Calvert of Entrada Insights helps explain data fatigue and how Destination Marketing Organizations can navigate forward in an uncertain environment. Tripadvisor’s Steve Paganelli reports onsite from Universal Studios Orlando’s Islands of Adventure with some surprising numbers for theme parks. Dave Bratton explains what Destination Analysts learned about travelers’ sentiment about a vaccine, and what’s on the minds of meeting planners. Simpleview’s Ryan George reports from Destination International’s CEO Virtual Forum. And, Sheryl Wagner, Executive Director of the Staunton Convention & Visitors Bureau invites listeners to visit Staunton, Virginia.