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Winter Showing Signs of Rebound in Southeast Resort Destinations; Still Lagging Behind Last Year

 

DENVER, COLO., Oct. 22, 2019—September’s booking pace improved overall performance at participating Southeast properties for the winter season, but having started the season in negative territory at the beginning of the season, there is still some ground to recover. The notable shift in lodging patterns was reported yesterday in the DestiMetrics Market Briefing by Inntopia, a report that encompasses nine Southeast destinations in five …

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Western Mountain Destinations Have Mixed and Modest Summer Gains; Winter Currently Following That Pattern

Denver, Colo., Oct. 22, 2019—Strong bookings made during the month of September helped boost the overall outlook for the summer season and upcoming winter months. In the most recent DestiMetrics* Market Briefing released by Inntopia with data collected and compiled through Sept. 30, aggregated occupancy for the month of September was up a slight 0.8 percent compared to last September, but when coupled with the …

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Summer Patterns at Mountain Destinations Remain Essentially Unchanged Through August

Denver, Colo., Sept. 16, 2019—The peak months for summer visitors in mountain destinations wrapped up in August with little change in either year-over-year occupancy or revenues. Results for September and October are still pending but bookings for the fall and early winter months were cooling down as of Aug. 31 according to the most recent DestiMetrics’* Market Briefing released by Inntopia. The trend of slipping …

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Summer Lodging Tracking Nicely in Southeast; Winter Patterns Showing a Downshift from Last Year

DENVER, COLO., Aug. 20, 2019— Participating lodging properties across the Southeast region are now assured of a positive summer performance for both occupancy and revenues—with only one month remaining for the summer season. The news was released yesterday in the DestiMetrics* Market Briefing by Inntopia. The aggregated results are compiled through July 31 from nine participating Southeast resort destinations.

While actual aggregated occupancy during July …

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Shift in Summer Performance at Mountain Destinations

OCCUPANCY UP SLIGHTLY FROM LAST MONTH BUT DOWN FOR SUMMER; RATES UNCHANGED AS SUMMER REVENUE REMAINS FLAT AT MOUNTAIN DESTINATIONS

Denver, Colo., Aug. 15, 2019—At the halfway point of summer, lodging properties in mountain destinations are enjoying a strong overall seasonal performance, but lacking the impressive year-over-year growth figures posted in the past decade. Eighteen destinations across six western states reported a slight recovery …

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Sipapu’s has it even more right than I thought.

Last winter I wrote about an offer that, as I dug into it, quickly went from “how does this make sense?” to “whoa, this is powerful.”

In a sentence, Sipapu gives you a free night of lodging when you buy a lift ticket. Here’s what I said at the time.

“Millions of skiers have been tempted by a ski vacation, but have never actually taken

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Summer Occupancy Is Down At Western Mountain Destinations; Daily Rates Still Edging Up

Denver, Colo., July 18, 2019—After nearly seven years of consistent year-over-year growth, aggregated lodging results among 18 mountain communities in six western states is starting to experience small but measurable declines. The DestiMetrics’* monthly Market Briefing released yesterday by Inntopia, revealed that modest declines that started appearing more than a year ago are emerging as a slight, but consistent, negative trend.

For the month of …

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Southeast Destinations on Track for Strong Summer Lodging; Winter Patterns Changing

DENVER, COLO., June 18, 2019— With four of the six summer months (March through August) already “in the bank” or on-the-books, Southeast destination resorts in five states are on a solid path to surpass last summer’s occupancy, room rate, and revenue figures. All six summer months are pacing ahead of last year according to the most recent DestiMetrics* Market Briefing released yesterday by Inntopia with …

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The fascinating perk offered by Jay with their new lodging packages.

Almost a decade ago during the first few months of SlopeFillers, I made a list of all the 2-for-1s I could find. I stopped at 28, but the list could have gone on and on. Likewise, there are dozens of perks offered by resorts in an effort to push season pass sales through the spring and summer. For example:

  • Ski free in the spring
  • Free
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Are you holding your guests’ hands enough? Hint: Probably not.

I want you to imagine two scenarios.

The first is getting invited to speak at a big university in a town you’ve never been to. “Just meet us at the back entrance of the Ray Bowen building at 6:00pm for a quick rehearsal” they say. The second is that same invitation but at your alma mater.

Picture in your mind being a few blocks away …

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Why Hotels and Resorts Should Probably Run “Prime Day” Promotions

Guess what? This July 15 – 16, your guests are going to be primed to make a purchase. Yes, it’s a bit corny, but it’s true.

In just over two weeks, there’s an online shopping bonanza coming called Amazon Prime Day. Except this year, it’s actually two days. Your guests and prospects will likely have their wallets out, ready to pounce on a deal on …

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Southeast: Lodging Looking Strong For Remainder of Summer

The Highlights:

  • As of May 31, actual results for the month in a year-over-year comparison to last May
    • Aggregated actual occupancy for May was up 8.4 percent
    • Average Daily Rate (ADR) was up five percent
    • Revenues were up a dramatic 13.8 percent
  • As of May 31, for the six-month summer season from March through August using on-the-books figures in a year-over-year comparison to the same
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Mountain West: Moderate Rate Growth and Flat Occupancy Through Early Summer

While some participating mountain destinations are still offering limited snowsport activities, many are hustling to get their resorts and communities ready for summer activities and events following an extended winter season. In the most recent DestiMetrics* monthly Market Briefing released by Inntopia, the short-term outlook for lodging properties is showing continued healthy gains in daily rate despite nearly flat year-over-year occupancy.

Kicking off the …

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Southeast Destinations Finally Seeing Rate and Occupancy Stabilize

DENVER, COLO., May 23, 2019— After seven months of atypical lodging occupancy in nine resort destinations throughout the Southeast due to hurricane damage and recovery, bookings in the past 60 days appear to be shifting back to more familiar and stable pattern. Vermont-based Inntopia released their DestiMetrics* monthly Market Briefing yesterday with a summary of the normalizing patterns.

As of April 30, occupancy for the …

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As Expected, Snowy Winter Sets New Records at Western Mountain Destinations

The long winter season that continued to deliver abundant snowfall even through late spring resulted in a new all-time aggregated record for occupancy, rate, and revenue among participating destination mountain resorts in six western states. Inntopia released their DestiMetrics’* monthly Market Briefing yesterday with the final results of the 2018-19 winter season and an updated report on bookings for the upcoming summer.

The winter season …

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Tourism and Storm Recovery Combine for Strong Winter – Pattern Carries Into Summer Bookings

BRADENTON, Fla., March 20, 2019— The most recent DestiMetrics* Market Briefing for the Southeast region released yesterday by Inntopia, provided the final results for participating lodging properties for both the month of February and for the full winter season from September through February.  As of Feb. 28, actual aggregated occupancy for the month of February was up 11.5 percent compared to February 2018 while the …

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Revenue and Occupancy Edging to Possible Winter Records at Mountain Destinations—Depends on April

Denver, Colo., March 19, 2019—A winter season that began on a downward trend in the wake of last year’s disappointing snow conditions, is now moving towards new records for occupancy and revenue, thanks to a strong economy and generous snowfall across most of North America. Inntopia released their monthly DestiMetrics* Market Briefing for the West yesterday and as of Feb. 28, actual occupancy for the …

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Southeast Lodging Continues Strong; Many Rentals Still in Some Flux as Hurricane Recovery Still Impacting Inventory

BRADENTON, Fla., Feb. 26, 2019— Lodging properties in five southeastern states continue to show impressive year-over-year growth in occupancy and revenues while post-hurricane recovery continues to have an impact on available inventory in some regions. Changes in events calendars are also shifting figures from month to month. In the most recent DestiMetrics* Market Briefing released by Inntopia, a strong booking pace in the month of …

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Abundant Snowfall Drives Strong January Bookings; Rates Climb

Denver, Colo., Feb. 20, 2019—With most mountain regions receiving steady and abundant snowfall, all traces of last year’s “snow hangover” evaporated during January as a strong booking pace throughout the month boosted aggregated occupancy and revenues for both the month and full winter season. In the most recently reported data released by Inntopia in their monthly DestiMetrics* Market Briefing, as of Jan. 31, bookings made …

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Rate Management Driving Growth; Snow Plays Vital Role

Denver, Colo., Jan. 18, 2019—Strategic rate management coupled with widespread snowfall across the western portion of the U.S. helped turn December from a challenging month to a revenue winner for mountain lodging properties. That assessment was delivered by Inntopia in their monthly DestiMetrics* Market Briefing released yesterday. As of Dec. 31, bookings made in December 2018 for arrivals in that month were up a whopping …

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