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Source Strategies maintains the most accurate and comprehensive Texas hotel database, covering 98% of all hotels. Source’s proprietary data is based on the Texas State Comptroller audited tax files making it more accurate and complete than voluntary samples.

Using this hotel trends data we keep our fingers on the pulse of the lodging industry in Texas.

SA Express-News: Mixed Bag for Texas Tourism in 2017

The San Antonio Express-News reports on tourism in the state of Texas and its effects on the lodging industry in the article “Bathroom bill, Harvey produced mixed bag for Texas tourism in 2017” (subscription required). Naturally, when discussing the lodging industry in Texas, report Joshua Fechter reached out to Source Strategies, Inc., the leading hotel…


CultureMap: Airbnb Multimillion-Dollar Threat to Austin Hotels

CultureMap Austin contacted Source Strategies about the growing prominence of Airbnb in the Texas lodging marketplace. Reporter John Egan delved into Source’s latest quarterly Texas Hotel Brand Report and observed that Austin is leading the charge in adopting this new lodging paradigm. At nearly $19 million, Austin grabbed the largest chunk of Texas’ Airbnb revenue…


Austin Business Journal: A mixed bag for Austin hotels

The Austin Business Journal covered the release of the latest Hotel Brand Report from Source Strategies, picking out some interesting points relating to the Austin lodging market. Senior Staff Writer Jan Buchholz notes that Austin maintains the highest REVPAR (Revenue per Available Room) and Occupancy in the state as well as new reporting from San…


Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco Occupancy Tax Revenue Rises

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports on the state of the area’s vacation rental business in an article entitled Vacation rentals double revenue over last year, riding Magnolia’s coattails published on October 3rd. Special attention is given to how this increases the Waco Occupancy Tax revenues. While the story focuses on AirBNB and VRBO-type properties, deeper in…


Austin Business Journal: Austin Home to Majority of State’s 10 Most-Lucrative Hotels

The Austin Business Journal reported on slowing of the Texas hotel market in the second quarter with special attention to the peculiarities of the Austin lodging market. The article, Austin home to majority of state’s 10 most-lucrative hotels; Four Seasons, Hotel San Jose & more highlighted in Q2 report appeared online on September 25th. Leaning…


SA Express-News: Despite Slow July 4th, SA Hotels Having Strong Year

The San Antonio Express-News reports that while the city’s hotels saw a slow July 4th weekend, they are seeing a strong start to 2017. In the article “San Antonio hotels see slow Fourth of July weekend but visitors still coming“, Express-News reporter Joshua Fechter presents an overview of Summer holiday travel in the Alamo City,…


SA Express-News: San Antonio Hotel Revenue Pops 10% in 1Q

The San Antonio Express-News reports that the city’s hotel revenues increased more than 10 percent in the First Quarter of 2017, turning around the Texas market share declines of recent years. In the article “San Antonio hotel revenue pops 10% in 1Q on higher room rates, bookings“, Express-News reporter Joshua Fechter interviewed Source Strategies Senior…