Small hotel operators in Europe are looking for greater clarity from large OTAs operating in Europe and an easing of local bed taxes.
Online distribution is of utmost importance for the hospitality industry in Europe, but the industry is dependent on a few major players. Unfortunately, the atomistically structured hospitality market in Europe … [is] facing practices in online distribution which more and more hoteliers consider to be imbalanced or unfair
Subscribe to Skift Pro
Subscribe to Skift Pro to get unlimited access to stories like these ($30/month)Subscribe Now
Cuba Starts Staggered Reopening Ahead of Tourist High Season
The goal is to vaccinate 90 percent of Cubans by mid-November. If officials hit that goal, tourism-related businesses will breathe a huge sigh of relief in anticipation of visitors returning to the island.
Nelson Acosta Writing by Sarah Marsh, Reuters | 19 hours ago
U.S. Eases Travel Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated Global Travelers and 9 Other Top Travel Stories
In Skift's top stories this week, the U.S. announces it's reopening to fully vaccinated overseas air travelers, Expedia Group consolidates its three three loyalty programs, and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky envisions remote work enabling employees to live in less-expensive areas.
Rashaad Jorden | 2 days ago
RateGain Buys Hotel Marketing Tech Ahead of Its IPO
Skift has recently covered the rise of fintech (financial technology) and insurtech (insurance technology) in travel. We predict you'll also be hearing more about martech, or marketing technology, in the coming year, too.
Sean O'Neill | 2 days ago