Pickyourtrail has received funding to expand its online services for booking international vacations; its operation is strikingly sophisticated for a small startup. Plus, investors also recently announced bets on smart…

Pickyourtrail has received funding to expand its online services for booking international vacations; its operation is strikingly sophisticated for a small startup. Plus, investors also recently announced bets on smart hotels, urban lounges, and storage places for luggage.
-Sean O’Neill

Travel managers armed with relevant data are better at their jobs. The more travel companies can do to help them find meaningful insights the better. -Andrew Sheivachman

Travel managers armed with relevant data are better at their jobs. The more travel companies can do to help them find meaningful insights the better.
-Andrew Sheivachman

While most developed countries enjoy modern, high-speed rail travel, the U.S. is way behind. By the time it catches up, driverless cars with long-life batteries could supersede trains or perhaps…

While most developed countries enjoy modern, high-speed rail travel, the U.S. is way behind. By the time it catches up, driverless cars with long-life batteries could supersede trains or perhaps climate change may have begun to wreak havoc.
-Sean O’Neill

Visit Faroe Islands is once again attracting outsized attention for a tourism push, but that shouldn't detract from the underlying sentiment. The tiny destination is trying to stave off the…

Visit Faroe Islands is once again attracting outsized attention for a tourism push, but that shouldn’t detract from the underlying sentiment. The tiny destination is trying to stave off the pitfalls of overtourism even as it promotes itself on the world stage.
-Hannah Sampson

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 21, 2019)

U.S. and China are on the edge of a new trade deal, reports Reuters. The New York Times looks at the rise of WeWork. These are among today’s must reads…

U.S. and China are on the edge of a new trade deal, reports Reuters. The New York Times looks at the rise of WeWork. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

Most airlines monitor hotspots around the globe. But as a Dutch safety board pointed out, some carriers need more information. Governments should give it to them. -Brian Sumers

Most airlines monitor hotspots around the globe. But as a Dutch safety board pointed out, some carriers need more information. Governments should give it to them.
-Brian Sumers

A Field Guide to Boxy, Stumpy Apartment Buildings: Justin Fox

The current construction boom is skewed toward big, multi-unit, boxy apartment buildings that use lightweight wood frames.

The current construction boom is skewed toward big, multi-unit, boxy apartment buildings that use lightweight wood frames.

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Reports Fourth Quarter Results

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP), a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT), reported today its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. HIGHLIGHTS Comparable RevPAR: 3.7% increase for…

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP), a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT), reported today its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. HIGHLIGHTS Comparable RevPAR: 3.7% increase for the 20-hotel portfolio over the same period in 2017. Comparable Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin: 110 basis point increase to 31.1% for the 20-hotel portfolio over the same period in 2017. Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre: $44.3 million. Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre:

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio has been preaching the gospel of higher prices for years now — and practicing what he preaches. For now, it looks like…

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio has been preaching the gospel of higher prices for years now — and practicing what he preaches. For now, it looks like passengers are willing to keep paying up.
-Hannah Sampson