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Best Sites and News For Hoteliers to Follow

By: Steve Behrisch , President & CEO

Keeping up to date on the latest hotel trends and hospitality news can be a challenge — a simple Google search of the term “hotel trends” yields thousands of results. This raises two problems:

  1. How do you know which ones to take seriously?
  2. How do you avoid falling behind with all that news?

As your one-stop-shop for automating hospitality operations and raising marketing values by improving SEO for businesses in the hotel industry, we’ve been scanning the digital waves for quality hospitality news for well over a decade.

News site for hoteliers to follow

That’s why we decided to put together a handy list of the 6 best websites that we follow for the latest and greatest news and trends in the global hospitality industry. 

If you’re a hotel employee or hotel owner, follow the list of hospitality news websites below and you’ll never fall behind again:

Simply put, this is a must-follow hospitality industry news site for anyone who manages or advertises a hotel. Hotel Marketing puts out a steady stream of articles where you’ll find a variety of tips, tricks, and hotel technology trends to help you advertise your property, improve your accommodations, and close the gap when turning website visitors into loyal guests.

Hotelier Magazine

This magazine debuted 30 years ago and is still one of our favourites for hotelier news and trends. The writing staff covers everything from A to Z; best practices for checking in, decor & design news, hotel and property management technology, food and beverage trends, and more. You’ll even find a handy events section that keeps you on top of conferences, awards, and hotel innovations.

Travel Market Report

For general statistics about seasonal hotel occupancy, travel agent trends, airport demands, and cruise ship technology, look no further than Travel Market Report. This website keeps us up to date with the underlying numbers you need to make strategic decisions about when and how to sell your accommodations, and what to expect from travellers in the ever-changing landscape of the industry.

Boutique Hotel News

Boutique hotels are booming. If you run a smaller-scale operation and provide that treasured, comfortable, personable feeling to your guests, Boutique Hotel News is worth keeping an eye on. With awesome video content featuring interviews with the top minds in the boutique hotel business discussing everything they do to inspire loyalty and improve hospitality, you won’t want to miss out on following this site.

Hotel Management Magazine (Digital)

Not many people know that Hotel Management magazine is available for free online in a digital form. When you want to keep up with the competition, learning the latest in operational best practices, tech news, design trends, and improving the ROI for your accommodations, Hotel Management is a trusted name for small hotels and large chains.


Skift sets the bar for in-depth research into the travel industry. Their content covers a wide range of topics; consumer insights, B2B analysis, and market estimates and forecasts. If you’re looking to stay on top of the business of worldwide travel, subscribe to their newsletters for well researched data and intelligent commentary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hoteliers who stay informed about industry news and trends gain a competitive edge. They can discover new guest preferences, adapt to changing travel behaviors, and learn about innovative marketing strategies and technologies to improve guest experiences and boost revenue.

Developing a routine to check industry news is key. Aim for daily or weekly updates, depending on your schedule. Many news sources offer newsletters or alerts to stay current effortlessly.

To stay ahead of the curve, hoteliers should keep an eye on news related to:

  • Guest preferences & expectations: Understanding what guests value most helps tailor experiences.
  • Travel technology advancements: New tech can streamline operations and enhance guest experiences.
  • Revenue management strategies: Optimizing pricing maximizes profitability.
  • Sustainability initiatives: Eco-conscious practices are becoming increasingly important.
  • Legal and regulatory updates: Staying compliant ensures smooth operation.
  • Economic and travel forecast: Anticipating market trends helps prepare for future demand.

Hoteliers can implement learnings by analyzing their property’s strengths and weaknesses in light of new trends. This can inform decisions on guest services, technology adoption, marketing campaigns, and overall guest experience optimization.

Yes, several publications cater to specific hotel types. Boutique Hotel News focuses on independent properties, while Hotelier Magazine covers a broader range including luxury hotels. Research publications relevant to your hotel’s niche for targeted insights.

Beyond news websites, hoteliers can leverage a variety of resources to stay informed:

  • Industry conferences & events: Network and learn from industry leaders.
  • Hospitality associations: Gain access to valuable research and insights.
  • Online forums & communities: Connect with peers and share best practices.
  • Social media groups: Engage in discussions and stay updated on industry trends.


Oh, and of course we have to plug our own content when provided an opportunity to do so. Check out the first episode of the Hospitality Masters podcast, “Keeping up with Hospitality Trends” where we go in-depth into how managers and employees in the hospitality industry can stay ahead of the news and why it’s so vital for a successful accommodation’s business.

Keep an eye on to see what we’re up to and how we’re helping thousands of hospitality managers stay at the head of the pack.

Steve Behrisch, President & CEO

Steve joined the OnRes Team as an account rep in 2008 and was promoted to VP of Operations a short time later. In 2011, Steve agreed to purchase OnRes and became President and CEO, and has been steering the ship since; achieving significant milestones such as rebuilding the reservation software from the bottom up, forging new partnerships, doubling the revenue, and much more…
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