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U.S. hotel outlook uncertainty begins to dissipate

"The recovery of the U.S. lodging industry continues to improve, buoyed by a sustained expansion in the demand for hotel rooms across the country. Accordingly, Colliers PKF Hospitality Research has edged up its forecasts for U.S. hotel performance for 2010 and re-affirmed the outlook for 2011."

Read more via www.hotelmarketing.com

Survey: 60% use social media to ‘call’ home when traveling instead of phone, e-mail

"Waiting to hear how hubby's pitch went in London, or if your daughter's enjoying her first Thanksgiving away from home with her new in-laws?

Don't bother waiting by the phone or checking e-mail.

A new survey suggests that a whopping 60% of us now use social media – instead of making a call or sending an e-mail – to connect with our family and friends back home when we're traveling."

Read more by Barbara De Lollis, USA TODAY