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Senior Hospitality Editor

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Wyndham Is Changing Back Its Loyalty Program to Be More Like Everyone Else’s

Wyndham Is Changing Back Its Loyalty Program to Be More Like Everyone Else’s

Deanna Ting, Skift

Does this mean that Wyndham's experiment in creating a simple, straightforward loyalty program for the everyday traveler failed? Maybe, but not necessarily. It just means that there are some laws in travel loyalty programs that are there for a reason.

3 days ago

Choice Hotels Touts Its Tech Partnerships with Google and Amazon

Choice Hotels Touts Its Tech Partnerships with Google and Amazon

Deanna Ting, Skift

Will voice-enabled booking for hotels actually take off? Guess we'll find out first with Choice Hotels' partnership with Google.

7 days ago

Hyatt Is Sticking to Its Asset-Lighter Plan

Hyatt Is Sticking to Its Asset-Lighter Plan

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian to investors on earnings day: Trust us, the plan is working.

1 week ago

What a Healthy Hilton Says About the Hotel Industry Now

What a Healthy Hilton Says About the Hotel Industry Now

Deanna Ting, Skift

As we reach (or surpass) peak cycle, it seems like everyone is a bit of a hypochondriac these days when it comes to the health of the hotel industry.

1 week ago

Airbnb Hires Aviation Industry Veteran to Lead New Transportation Division

Airbnb Hires Aviation Industry Veteran to Lead New Transportation Division

Deanna Ting, Skift

Did Airbnb just hire the Chip Conley of aviation?

2 weeks ago

IHG CEO Sees More Nimble Hotel Group From What He Inherited

IHG CEO Sees More Nimble Hotel Group From What He Inherited

Deanna Ting, Skift

Nearly two years after he assumed the top role at InterContinental Hotels Group, CEO Keith Barr's vision for a nimbler and more risk-taking hospitality company is becoming a reality.

2 weeks ago

Hilton CEO: ‘We’re Not Trying to Compete With Google, Amazon and Apple’

Hilton CEO: ‘We’re Not Trying to Compete With Google, Amazon and Apple’

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can a single brand ever really own a customer? We think Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta is onto something here, but that won't necessarily stop his travel peers from trying to do that in their own ways.

3 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Everything Is Converging in Hospitality

Travel Megatrends 2019: Everything Is Converging in Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

This is the year the hospitality industry starts seeing itself the same way its guests do.

3 weeks ago

Caesars Doubles Down on Its Non-Gaming Strategy With New Brand

Caesars Doubles Down on Its Non-Gaming Strategy With New Brand

Deanna Ting, Skift

You can bet the incredible brand recognition of the Caesars name will still prove to be a double-edged sword as Caesars tries to delve deeper into the non-gaming space.

3 weeks ago

Hotel Direct Booking Efforts Create Lasting Loyalty: New Report

Hotel Direct Booking Efforts Create Lasting Loyalty: New Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Two years in, it appears that consumers didn't just sign up for the loyalty programs to get a discount. Or even if they did, they've also come to realize the additional benefits of booking direct.

3 weeks ago

Marriott Bonvoy Is the New Name of the Hotel Chain’s Loyalty Program

Marriott Bonvoy Is the New Name of the Hotel Chain’s Loyalty Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

We're pretty sure everyone is thinking: "Is it short for 'Bon Voyage?'" Personally, we were betting on Marriott Moments.

1 month ago

‘Conscious’ Travel Emerging as Yet Another Hot Luxury Trend

‘Conscious’ Travel Emerging as Yet Another Hot Luxury Trend

Deanna Ting, Skift

Do compassion and social consciousness go hand in hand with luxury travel? That's what some luxury travel executives are seeing — and hoping for.

1 month ago