I have been hunting for articles about hotel & tourism management on the Internet for over three years now. Honestly, since then I learned a lot - news, trends, articles and reports can be easily accessed and even delivered to your inbox for free.
My point is: these are an invaluable source of information for any individual involved in the management of hotels or any travel related organization.
Hoteliers should use these news and articles for their day-to-day decision making; they should gather all the articles related to their industry on a daily basis, analyse, assess, and distribute them to the concerned departments, and then store them for future use.
My suggestion is to appoint someone in the company for the purpose, it could be the general manager or the administrative assistant.
Being informed permanently about what happens around you leads to better decisions and that helps to improve the organization's performance overall - better customer service, better human resource practices, better marketing strategies means more Sales!
The following is a selection of the best Travel and hospitality related websites out there:
01 - The Center for Hospitality Research
02 - HVS
03 - Hotel News Now
04 - Hospitality Trends
05 - VFM Leonardo Blog
06 - PhoCusWright
07 - Hotelier Middle East
08 - China Hospitality News
09 - TravelClick
10 - ITB Berlin
11 - Hospitality eBusiness Strategies
12 - Eye for Travel
13 - Lodging Hospitality
14 - 4 Hoteliers
15 - eHotelier
16 - Hotel Interactive
The list could be a lot longer but I reckon the above are the best so far. Please feel free to suggest any other websites you may know.