While it is still a little bit too early to tell if the turnaround is the start of a long period of robust and sustained growth or simply the bounce after the markets hit bottom, early indicators for the summer leisure travel season are looking up - and that is definitely something to celebrate. The start of a season that has traditionally been an annual travel and hospitality high point is an appropriate time to take the pulse of the industry. By looking at some of the recent developments, both at home and abroad, and examining the policies, politics and purse strings that are driving the hotel and hospitality industry, we can hopefully begin to get a sense of not only where we are today, but where we are going in the months and years ahead. Whether it is concern about gas prices, questions about how the industry will respond to an evolving regulatory landscape, or insight into how developing socioeconomic trends will impact hotel owners and operators going forward, an industry-wide snapshot and a look at the next few months will help provide some valuable context for these emerging questions and hot-button issues. Get the full story at HotelNewsNow.com