The joy of being an editor means sitting in front of a computer all day. We run across Web sites and blogs of all kinds during our research. Here’s a quick list of our favorite blogs (excluding our own excellent staff blogs) we think you’ll find informative, too:
CalculatedRiskBlog.com: A blog for those interested in finance and economics, this one slices and dices data for fun, and the investment community eats it up (you might even catch some STR data here!).
Marriott on the Move: Bill Marriott took a giant leap for hoteliers everywhere when he started this blog in January 2007. We’re pretty sure he’s not writing every blog post. Nevertheless, keeping up with Marriott is always a good idea.
Musings & Miscellany: Yes, you read that right. We think Adam Kirby’s blog on HotelsMag.com is a good source of insight and observation about trends in the industry written from the B2B perspective. He receives loads of comments, so it’s fun to read what people say to expand on the topics.
YoungHotelier.com: We’ve pointed this one out before on our site. Think of this as “a blog with benefits”—it features a lot of other content surrounding the staff postings. It’s an interesting perspective on the industry because it’s built by people who work at hotels.
Hotel Check-In: This replaces our old fave, Kitty Yancey’s Hotel HotSheet. She’s moved on, but USAToday’s business travel reporter has taken up the task of covering hotel trends and news for consumers. It’s less than a month old, but if nothing else, this is what millions of hotel guests are reading about the industry when USAToday is delivered to their rooms every day.
HotelChatter.com: Sort of like the TMZ of the hotel world but with a little more substance. The staff travels to hotels and talks to hoteliers from time to time.