VTechWorks staff will be away for the Thanksgiving holiday starting November 24 through November 28, and will not be replying to requests during this time. Thank you for your patience.

The Feiertag Hospitality Academy-to-Industry Research Collection brings together research from the academic world with articles written for industry so all can benefit from those insights. The collection includes peer-reviewed academic research in the area of Hospitality Sales and it translates research recommendations and best practices models into a language useful to the hospitality practitioner. This collection aims to bridge the gap between the academy and the hospitality industry.

Collections in this community

Recent Submissions

  • The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada: 2021 Readers' Choice Awards 

    Murphy, Jen; Kokotas Hahn, Nina (Conde' Nast Traveler, 2021-11-02)
    For the annual Readers' Choice Awards survey registered voters weighted in on their favorite ski resorts around the globe. From Aspen to Alberta, Park City to the Poconos, these resorts were ranked as favorites in North ...
  • Sailing Through Alaska on the Country's Only Indigenous-Owned Cruise Line 

    Berg, Bailey (Conde' Nast Traveler, 2021-10-27)
    Alaska Dream Cruises is the only cruise ship that can drop anchor in Hobart Bay, Alaska. That is because Alaska Dream Cruises drops anchor here is because the land, and the cruise line, are owned by Indigenous people.
  • US Hotel Occupancy Inches Closer to 2019 Levels 

    Collazo, Isaac (CoStar, 2021-10-29)
    Hotel occupancy falls week to week, but indexes near 2019 levels. The hospitality analytics firm STR shows hotel occupancy was down one percentage point from the previous week but was within one percentage point of the ...
  • Hyatt To Double Resort Portfolio With $2.7 Billion Purchase of Apple Leisure Group 

    Unknown author (CoStar, 2021-08-16)
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation will double its resort portfolio and add several all-inclusive resort brands in a $2.7 billion deal for Apple Leisure Group. This deal will make Hyatt the largest operator of luxury hotels in Mexico ...
  • Hyatt CEO Advocates Promoting Black Leaders, Supporting Black-Owned Businesses 

    Ricca, Stephanie (CoStar, 2021-10-29)
    The CEO and president of Hyatt Hotels has announced the companies commitment to double Hyatt's Black representation by doubling it within the next five years. His plan is for the global hotel company to focus on leadership ...
  • Princess Cruises showcases design of new Enchanted Princess 

    Jainchill, Johanna (Travel Weekly, 2021-11-09)
    Princess Cruise Lines is highlighting their newest edition to their fleet with the Enchanted Princess. This is the fifth addition to the Royal class of vessels and is the seventh delivery since the pandemic began. The Sky ...
  • TSA innovation officer envisions big future for AI and biometrics 

    Silk, Robert (Travel Weekly, 2021-10-20)
    TSA's chief innovation officer, Dan Mccoy explains how artificial intelligence along with biometrics is making it possible to speed up the process of clearing TSA scanners. The technology also exists that would allow ...
  • A new Alaska program aims to bring careers into reach for aspiring BIPOC pilots 

    Alaska Airlines (Alaska Airlines Blog, 2021-11-08)
    Alaska Airlines True North program was will help students gain the confidence and skills to fly for a commercial airline after graduation. The program will guarantee positions as a first officer for successful candidates ...
  • Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection joins Marriott's Bonvoy rewards program 

    Jainchill, Joanna (Travel Weekly, 2021-11-09)
    Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and Marriott Bonvoy have announced that members of the rewards program will be able to book cruises and use reward points toward cruises. The brand's flagship vessel, the Evrima, is set to ...
  • Infrastructure bill invests big in Amtrak, creates post of tourism officer 

    West, Elizabeth (Travel Weekly, 2021-11-08)
    The Biden Administration infrastructure bill will support the largest-ever investment in Amtrak since its inception. The bill will also add $25 billion into airports to address repair, maintenance backlogs, reduce congestion ...
  • Hospitality on Their Own Terms 

    Smallwood, John (2021-11-03)
    As people increasingly engage in travel once more, their focus has shifted when it comes to service. From personal touches and knowledgeable reservations agents to sanitation procedures and ever-changing policies, there ...
  • The Definitive Guide to Black Friday for Hoteliers 

    Dimaio, Pete (Hotel News Resource, 2021-10-26)
    TravelBoom, a data-driven marketing solutions company, has compiled a list of helpful tips to create a successful Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales strategy for a hotel. The company provides compelling data, urging hotels ...
  • Why Hotel Quality Should Be Right Next to Price as a KPI in 2022 

    De Kock, Lize (Hotel News Resource, 2021-10-26)
    TrustYou, a guest feedback platform, found that Hotel reputation suggests customers are willing to pay more when the decision comes between a slightly better reputation and a slightly lower price. De Kock is suggesting ...
  • U.S. issues first passport with nonbinary gender option 

    Baker, Michael B. (Travel Weekly, 2021-10-27)
    The U.S. State Department has issued it's first U.S. passport with the gender designated as "X" making a third gender option available to nonbinary, intersex, and non-gender-conforming applicants. The Human Rights Campaign ...
  • Hilton still waiting for large corporations to get back on the road 

    Lapan, Tovin (Travel Weekly, 2021-10-27)
    Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta said during the third-quarter earnings call that recovery continues to be driven by leisure travel, and some small sports groups. The large group and business travel is still yet to rebound but ...
  • Destructive protests hurt Portland's standing as a destination 

    Cline, Sara (Travel Weekly, 2021-10-31)
    The Travel Portland tourism-promotion group presented information to the city council and major showing a decline to their lowest levels of Portland being a likely destination for conferences. Only 64% of surveyed tourist ...
  • Delta opening PreCheck lobby with facial-recognition tech in Atlanta 

    Silk, Robert (Travel Weekly, 2021-10-27)
    Delta Airlines will open an industry-first TSA precheck lobby and bag-check facility in Atlanta next month. This new service will allow passengers who are both SkyMiles members and PreCheck to go hands-free though the ...
  • Judge rejects union's challenge to Southwest vaccine mandate 

    Associated Press (Travel Weekly, 2021-10-27)
    A federal judge rejected an attempt by the pilot union for Southwest airlines to block the airlines vaccine mandate. Southwest is complying with a Biden administration requirement that federal contractors including airlines ...
  • Wyndham’s Outlook Improves After Better-Than-Expected Third Quarter in US 

    McCune, Robert (CoStar, 2021-10-28)
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts reported a revenue per available room increase over both the first and second quarters of 2021. Their performance outpaced projections and surpassed their 2019 RevPAR totals at U.S. properties. ...
  • STR: US Hotel Occupancy Drops, but Rates Increase Slightly 

    HNN Newswire (CoStar, 2021-10-28)
    The STR report for the week October 17 - 23 show that occupancy decreased while room rates rose slightly when compared to the comparable week in 2019. Tampa recorded the largest increase in ADR and was also the closest in ...

View more