Which, of course, might mean that the industry is in for a slight letdown for a number of reasons. Analysts are counting on a continued surge in inbound tourists from China, but that's not a sure thing. Meanwhile, the European economy continues to move in fits and starts. As for Americans, the domestic economy appears buoyant, but a hike in either interest rates or oil prices could throw off progress there, as well. Meanwhile, the domestic hotel-room stock is poised to show more than incremental expansion for the first time since the recession. As of October, there were almost 114,000 rooms under construction in the U.S., up a whopping 31% from a year earlier, according to STR. Additionally, home-based accommodations services such as Airbnb and HomeAway will continue to expand their presence in the travel market, further cutting into demand for hotel rooms, especially in the lower-tiered sectors. That means that hoteliers might not want to get used to the revenue increases they've been seeing in the past few years. Get the full story at Travel Weekly