The phone is starting to ring again like it used to do, before the economy went south. Occupancy is picking up although REVPAR lower than usual because of my long stays. Is anyone seeing the same trend i.e. a little light at the end of the tunnel?
Absolutely yes here. While 2010 was far from horrible, it was down from the previous two years and the biggest trend we saw was the last-minute bookings...even very popular weekends were booking up at the last possible minute.
Since December we've seen a LOT of advance bookings...2011 is most definitely looking great. I like it because it's just so much easier to plan when you know ahead of time what you're dealing with. We had a lot of staffing issues with all the last minute stuff and I will be happy to get everyone set on their "normal" schedules again..
I noticed you put quotes around "normal"...innkeeping is definitely not normalDon Draper said:I will be happy to get everyone set on their "normal" schedules again.