Lodging Leaders

Lodging Leaders


Lodging Leaders is a top ranked weekly podcast that examines news and topics trending in the hotel industry, shared through engaging stories told by co-hosts Jon Albano and Judy Maxwell, and amplified by interviews with hospitality experts and other thought leaders. Reform Lodging is a new organization of hotel owners formed to address problems its members are facing as a result of the downturn in business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. First issue on its list is the size of commissions levied by online travel agencies. Reform Lodging is asking its nearly 2,000 members to remove their rooms from OTA inventory on Friday and Saturday to protest the compensation practice. Long Live Lodging reports on the “Lights Out, OTA!” campaign and explores the financial implications of OTA commissions and franchisers’ reservation fees on owners of branded hotels. This report is part of Long Live Lodging’s ongoing coverage of the coronavirus crisis and its impact on the hotel industry.

Recent Episodes

  • 289 | OTA Protest: Reform Lodging members to blackout rooms

    2 days ago
  • 288 | ‘The Big Pause’: Hotels retooling employment policies as business slowly returns

    1 week ago
  • 287 | The Long Haul: Extended-stay hotels show their strength in a crisis

    2 weeks ago
  • 286 | Care Packages: Hotels can attract business with cause marketing

    3 weeks ago
  • 285 | ‘Allure of the Door’: Exterior-corridor hotels trending in COVID-19 pandemic

    4 weeks ago
  • 284 | Sharing the Wealth: Hotel industry leaders want to bring Black investors into the fold

    1 month ago
  • 283 | Seizing the Moment: Black hotel owners and investors see opportunity to prosper

    1 month ago
  • 282 | ‘People Have Changed’: Hospitality industry deals with workers’ mental health in the age of COVID-19

    2 months ago
  • 281 | Rescue Capital: Hotel financiers seek opportunities to invest in distressed assets

    2 months ago
  • 280 | Premium Letdown: Hotels challenge property insurers’ refusal to cover COVID-19 revenue loss

    2 months ago