Carlson Reports Stable Sales Performance in 2013
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MINNEAPOLIS—Carlson reported a stable sales performance of $37.1 billion in 2013 and global growth across all of its businesses, including strong hotel development momentum in the U.S.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group reported systemwide sales of $7.5 billion, a 4% increase over 2012. The company unveiled a strong increase in new hotel signings, versus the prior year, making 2013 the most successful year for development globally since 2008.
Overall signings increased by 43% from 2012, with 66% of new hotel signings and 44% of all new hotel openings in emerging markets in countries including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Russia.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.