Keeping up to date on what’s happening in the hospitality industry requires scouring the web for the best resources. Among our favorite resources are hospitality blogs and news sites. And while there’s a good number of them online, we’ve selected our favorites (besides the Social Tables blog, of course!) that you’ll want to bookmark ASAP.
Discover the best hospitality blogs!
HospitalityNet is one of our favorite hospitality resources because it covers a wide range of topics. Not only will you find news on hospitality movers and shakers, you’ll also get valuable resources like white papers, technology updates, industry highlights, and more. It’s a good place to see the “nitty gritty” data-driven world of hospitality. If you work in any sector of the industry, add HospitalityNet to your browser’s bookmarks.
2. Boutique Hotel News
International Hospitality Media’s Boutique Hotel News is packed with all kinds of content for the growing boutique hotel industry. The site features domestic and international boutique hoteliers, which will expand your view of what’s possible in this space. Often updated, Boutique Hotel News features a robust collection of video, Q&A’s, reports, supplier guide, and more.
3. Hotel F&B Magazine
Hotel F&B Magazine’s hospitality blog is one of our top picks because of its forward-thinking topics around food and beverage for hospitality. This hospitality blog is chock full of news, trends, reports, and other information that will keep you up to date in the industry.
4. E-Marketing Associates
E-Marketing Associates is a marketing firm that caters to hotels. Since hotels are their main client, they have lots of best practices to share, namely on their hospitality blog. This resource provides actionable tips on how to improve your hotel’s marketing online through Instagram, Google, Facebook and more. Unlike other hospitality blogs that may focus on just news and trends, E-Marketing Associates gives you actionable tips to add value to your website or marketing campaigns immediately.
Hospitality also includes events and no list would be complete without BizBash. This site publishes event planning news, and highlights up and coming trends and recent events in detail. Their coverage of events includes fundraisers, trade shows, award shows, new venues, and more. Even if you don’t do events in one category, there’s certainly something you can use in their posts. They also feature podcasts, webinars, and other resources to pull inspiration from.
BizBash is a key resource for hoteliers who want to stay in the know of trends that
Tnooz is a valuable resource for all things travel and hospitality related. Here, you’ll find a breakdown of things related to travel, technology, and hospitality on a global scale with news, updates, tips, interviews and other content. If you’re looking to consume content in-person, they also have a robust event listing including talks, summits, and workshops.
7. Smart Meetings
Smart Meetings has a nice curated collection of posts and news for multiple topics of hospitality including food, planning, careers, destinations, and more. Technology, marketing and the ways they converge are also covered, making it a good read to stay ahead of trends.
Safety is a key part of hosting events and working in the hospitality space, and a blog like HL Converge offers legal guidance on how to deal with any issues that may arise. The topics may not be as fun as those on other hospitality blogs or news sites, but the posts cover crucial information for safety such as insurance losses, safety guidelines, and more.
9. Cvent Blog
On the Cvent Blog you’ll find best practices and tips on how to use events as part of your marketing strategy, promote your venue space to drive planner interest, and gather and analyze key event insights.
Seasoned and novice professionals alike should keep an eye on these hospitality blogs, because they’re some of the best sources in the industry.