Content by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor

Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor

Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor

Ed has been covering the hotel industry for more than 40 years. He was editor-in-chief of Lodging Hospitality from 1980 to 2012. He then joined Hotel News Now as an Editor at Large, until his retirement at the end of 2014. Ed still contributes to several publications and is a member of the advisory boards for the hotels schools at Michigan State and Penn State.

A Glance Into the Future of Revenue Management

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor | April 26, 2018

According to Cornell University professor Bill Carroll, a lot of hospitality students who focus on careers in hotel real estate are missing great opportunities in the field of revenue management.

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Personalization, Not Discounts, Is Key To Direct Bookings

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor | April 16, 2018

Seven trending hotel news stories that will have an impact on your hotel Revenue Strategy.

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CBRE: Commissions vs. Revenue Trends Are ‘Alarming’

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor | April 13, 2018

The hotel industry, both in North America and worldwide, has been riding a long winning streak, with increasing occupancies, revenues and profits. And while the performance has been good for bottom lines, one area of concern has been alarming...

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Frictionless Booking Leads to Greater Guest Experience

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor | April 09, 2018

Seven trending hotel news stories that will have an impact on your hotel Revenue Strategy.

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