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Hotel rooms departments struggle to control expenses


Facing modest growth in rooms revenue, hotel managers will be challenged to maintain growth in both rooms department profit levels, and profit margins. Given the link to overall hotel profitability, hotel owners and operators need to pay attention to rooms department expenses, not just RevPAR.

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Airbnb rebrands as Aibiying in China


Airbnb announced a new brand for its China-based business and the local launch of Trips, its travel services feature. Beyond those launches, the firm pledged to increase its local presence via plans to triple its headcount in China and double its investment in the country.

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