Hotels: Occupancy Rate “Dipped” Year-over-year

From STR: US hotel results for week ending 28 September The U.S. hotel industry reported negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 22-28 September 2019, according to data from STR. In comparison with the week of 23-29 September 2018, the industry recorded the following: • Occupancy: -0.4% to […]


Impeachment and the Stock Market

A lot of people are nervous about the stock markets after the latest drama with the President and the potential for his removal from office. After Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry in response to the President’s dialogue with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky concerning former VP Joe Biden’s […]


As close to certainty as anyone can get

I was tempted to write a blog entitled ‘I don’t know’ this morning. There were, and are, good grounds for doing so. No one does know what might happen in the UK’s fevered political scene: the possible options are too varied to be sure. And yet, that claim would also be untrue in some ways. […]