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  1. The HotStats study is suspect, because they do not include any of their underlying assumptions, only the assertion that “We are not worrying about achieving a break even with low ADR”. Jack up rates high enough, and you can make money with 1% occupancy, if you charge that single guest enough. Difficulty is finding the customer willing to pay such a high rate, but I suspect we will see some airlines practicing a similar strategy, if/when the government money runs out.

    The other strange thing in the study is, for the Middle East and Europe, the overall breakeven rate is lower than any of the categories that go into it. Mathematically, that doesn’t make sense.

  2. Truist eh? Sounds like they told WOH to hold their beer on the naming front. Even Bonvoy may have some competition now. Sigh.

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