The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Hotels & Resorts global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
Hilton Worldwide $x.xlock
Marriott International $x.xlock
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Employment ('000)

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Travel spending is projected to increase over the next five years as global economic conditions continue to improve
  • This industry is particularly sensitive to macroeconomic factors, geopolitical instability and actual or threatened terrorism
  • The number of international tourist arrivals worldwide is expected to increase
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, the Global Hotels and Resorts industry experienced strong growth as both consumers and businesses became more confident about their finances and spent more liberally on luxuries, including travel. This culminated in a substantial increase in both travel rates and hotel room and occupancy rates, two indicators of a hotel's performance. Over the five years to 2022, travel spending is projected to increase as global economic conditions continue to improve and consumer spending bolsters revenue for global hotels and resorts...

    Industry Products


    A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging, and usually meals and other services, for travelers and other paying guests. A hotel can be segmented according to whether it provides full or only limited service, its location (metropolitan or elsewhere), state or region of location, price or rate level, establishment size by number of rooms, and whether it is independent or part of a chain operation. Properties are also classified according to a number of these criteria.

    The most frequent product segmentation tends to be by room rate levels, with the establishments with the highest 30.0% of room rates in a local or metropolitan market being classified as upscale or luxury, the middle 30.0% being classified as mid-price and the lowest 40.0% a..

    Additional Insights for the Global Hotels & Resorts Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Hotels & Resorts Industry are

  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Being part of a franchising chain
  • Receiving the benefit of word-of-mouth recommendations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global tourist arrivals and Global consumer sentiment index in the Global Hotels & Resorts industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Hotels & Resorts Industry?

    Operators in this industry include hotel and resort accommodations with private or shared facilities, and with or without meal services and restaurants attached. This includes both chain and franchised operators. However, it excludes all other forms of accommodation, such as motels, caravan parks and camping grounds, youth and backpacker hotels and bed and breakfast establishments.

    Industry Products
    High-end hotel accommodation
    Medium-end hotel accommodation
    Low-end hotel accommodation
    Resort accommodation
    Industry Activities
    Operating hotels with private facilities
    Operating holiday resorts

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global tourist arrivals
  • Global consumer sentiment index
  • Global per capita income
  • GDP of the BRIC nations

  • Current Performance
  • Impact of travel
  • Regional trends
  • Room rates rise
  • Technology boosts profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Tourism trends
  • Trends promoting growth
  • Table: Global Hotels & Resorts Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Hotels & Resorts Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Airlines
  • Global Travel Agency Services
  • Global Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Beer Manufacturing
  • Global Fruit & Vegetables Processing
  • Global Milk & Cream Manufacturing
  • Global Spirits Manufacturing
  • Global Sports Betting & Lotteries

  • Products & Services
  • Medium-end hotel accommodation
  • High-end hotel accommodation
  • Low-end hotel accommodation
  • Resort accommodation
  • Chart: Global Hotels & Resorts Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Domestic tourism
  • Business travel
  • International tourism

  • Major Markets
  • Domestic - leisure and other
  • Domestic - business
  • International - leisure and other
  • International - business
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Hotels & Resorts Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labor
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Hotels & Resorts

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Hotels & Resorts Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Marriott International Inc.Hilton Worldwide
  • Table: Marriott International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Hilton Worldwide - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Hotels & Resorts Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Hotels & Resorts Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Global tourist arrivals (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Computer Reservation Systems (Crs)
  • Computerized systems used to store and retrieve information and conduct transactions related to travel.
  • Management Contract
  • A contract for the operation of hotel property with the building owner.
  • Revpar
  • Short for revenue per available room, an indication of average room rates.
  • Suite
  • A hotel room of larger size than average, offering more internal fittings and comfort.
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