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.

Revenue Strategy Requires a Team, Not a Hierarchy

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor | March 16, 2018

Teamwork is the key to efficient operation of a hotel or casino, with each staff member understanding his or her role and how it complements and backstops the roles of other associates. It takes a team, but it also requires a mind-set among all...

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The Disruption Continues: Airbnb Takes Aim at Hotels, OTAs

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor | March 12, 2018

Seven trending stories on what revenue strategists need to know about the aggressive assault from Airbnb on the hotel industry. 

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Airbnb Officially Becomes Direct Competition

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor | March 05, 2018

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

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Marriott Leads the Way in Reigning In Customer Acquisition Costs

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor | March 02, 2018

These days, brand behemoth Marriott International is less often referred to as an industry pioneer. As it has grown in size, the company typically lets other companies break new ground and then adopts, adapts and sometimes enhances whatever...

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