This week in hospitality news, hotel CEOs weighed in on stricter cancellation policies, lagging corporate travel bookings, and Airbnb checking the power of online travel agencies.
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>>No one knows what Airbnb’s impact is. But our contrarian take is that it’s greater than what most hoteliers think — and accelerating by the day. Yet it’s manageable if hotels act strategically: Hotels May Try to Counter Airbnb’s Rise With Bets on Tech
>>In some cases, the hotel-online travel agency relationship is still a tense situation, but for most big hotel companies, it’s still business as usual: Hilton CEO Looks to Airbnb as Hedge Against Power of Expedia and Booking.com
>>It’ll take more than just a new logo to compete in the crowded healthy-food-fast market. The Tender Greens refresh looks great, but its new restaurant practices, menu items, and technology will make or break the growing business: Chefs+Tech: Tender Greens Readies for Growth with a New Look and Updated Tech
>>As hotels tighten up their revenue management practices, expect more of these cancellation policy changes to take place in the near future: Hotel CEOs Discuss Recent Cancellation Policy Changes and Hint at More to Come
>>From direct booking campaigns to the growing popularity of Airbnb, there’s a lot to talk about with the most influential decision-makers in hospitality: Skift Global Forum 2017: Hear From Marriott, Airbnb and the Biggest Names in Hospitality
>>But shouldn’t hotel executives be a bit more concerned? At least that’s what one analyst is wondering, and we are too: Hotel CEOs Say They’re Cautiously Optimistic About Corporate Travel
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Photo credit: Hilton's CEO takes an optimistic view of Airbnb while some other companies feel threatened. Hilton Worldwide