Study: Ancillary hotel revenue is lagging amid rise in rooms revenue

05/8/2013 | TravelPulse

The 2013 edition of Trends in the Hotel Industry by PKF Hospitality Research found that rooms revenue rose 6.3% from 2011 to 2012. On the other hand, ancillary spending such as on rentals and food and beverage grew only 2.3% per available room, leading to a 5% increase in total hotel revenue. "[T]o keep control of their meeting and travel budgets, limitations have been placed on the amount conventioneers and business people can spend on ancillary services and amenities," PKF-HR President R. Mark Woodworth said in explaining the weak growth.

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