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DMO services to hotels: How valuable are they?

Destination marketing organizations (DMOs) are responsible for the management and marketing of a tourist destination. As a means to promote a destination, DMOs provide a variety of services to the tourists as well as other hospitality and tourism businesses in the area. While DMOs usually operate in different geographical and administrative levels — namely in the national, regional/provincial/state or local level  —  current research suggests that DMOs generally provide the following services: M embership management, such as routine, ongoing programs (e.g., regular meetings and networking sessions), special area programming (e.g., guest speaker and strategic-planning sessions) and membership development programs (e.g., workshops and seminars) Training and education, such as workshops on special topics Data and research, providing useful data for a better comprehension of a market MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) business creation Publication s, ranging

What to expect in 2018 from the battle between hotels and Airbnb

--> Entering 2018, Airbnb will soon celebrate the company's 10th  anniversary. The company has now turned into one giant service provider in the lodging industry. Today,  Airbnb  has already served more than 200 million travelers in more than 65,000 cities around the world. With a supply of more than 3 million listings, Airbnb has more available "rooms" than any hotel chain in the world.  It was inevitable that Airbnb would make  a  significant negative impact on hotels  due to its  increasing supply  and  the low entry costs for Airbnb operators . But hotels are  fighting back . They are trying every possible  way to stop the growth of Airbnb . Hotels' strategies More hotel chains are entering the  short-term residential rental business . For example, Hyatt just reached an agreement with The Oasis Collection, allowing travelers to book "handpicked" homes that meet hotel standards. Earlier,  Wyndham also purchased Love Home Swap , a