Expertly Insightful

Expert insight. It’s something Hotel Business is proud to deliver, whether through staff-written articles or industry-executive bylines.

If you’ll recall, we started our Expert Insight tab on a few years back to enrich our content offering, especially at a time when our industry was looking for solutions and support. At the beginning of the pandemic, we all consumed content—personal and professional—at a new level. And so Expert Insight was born.

We might be on the other side of the industry crisis—though challenges always exist—but we still find that our industry is hungry for information from many different sources. Not just from peers and colleagues, but perspectives from people who might just touch our industry in a related field, and who can share experiences, ideas and, yes, expert insight.

You’ll notice a special supplement accompanying this year’s Green Book, sponsored by our friends at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Hotel Business gathered this year’s most-read Expert Insight columns and invited our media partner to submit one as well, to publish a special collection so that you can read them in case you missed them, or reread them to remember.

There are a broad range of subjects included—from technology to payment options, interior design to tax credits. What I find most interesting: The topics and information you seek most might just be a little different from what we on the editorial staff assume you might want, and this will help to continue to inform our coverage and editorial direction going forward.

I’d like to invite you to share your voice and your expertise with the industry—let us be the conduit. Please email me and submit your bylined piece so you, too, can provide expert insight. The only guideline is that we ask the article not to be overly or overtly commercial or promotional. You and your company will be listed as the author—so readers will understand your angle—but the piece is meant to advise, not advertise.

And on the topic of expert insight, we’re pleased to provide you with quite a bit more within the pages of our annual industry resource, the Green Book. If you read through this issue, you’ll hear from more than two dozen industry leaders and professionals about how 2022 fared within various segments of the industry, and what we can look forward to in 2023. Thank you to all who took their time at this very busy time of year to share their thoughts with us, and with you.

On behalf of the staff here at   here’s wishing everyone a beautiful holiday season, and hoping that the new year will be filled with peace and prosperity!