Articles by Katherine Townsend

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The Boom of Social Travel and New York’s Lost Opportunity

The Boom of Social Travel and New York’s Lost Opportunity

Hostelworld + Skift

Across the United States, hostel markets are growing. With new locations popping up in major cities like Miami and Chicago, it’s time to take a look at what’s holding New York City back.

1 year ago

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The Ups and Downs of Travel for Work or for Play

The Ups and Downs of Travel for Work or for Play

Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card + Skift

Whether for work or for pleasure, travel presents both stress-inducing challenges and blissful opportunities for indulgences. The latter can make even a tough trip satisfying, especially when travelers make smart use of well-earned loyalty and rewards programs.

1 year ago

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The Future of Visual Content Marketing: 5 Strategies for Travel Brands

The Future of Visual Content Marketing: 5 Strategies for Travel Brands

Curalate + Skift

Register for this webinar to learn how leading travel brands are using visual content to change the ways customers discover and share their travel experiences.

2 years ago

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How Asher Weinberger, CEO if Twillory, Is Changing How We Think About Clothing

How Asher Weinberger, CEO if Twillory, Is Changing How We Think About Clothing

The Unbound Collection by Hyatt™ + Skift

Twillory CEO and cofounder Asher Weinberger has made a career out of going against the grain. His SafeCotton and Re:Purpose initiatives have helped raise awareness to industry shortcomings, all while making the world a better place.

2 years ago

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Skift Podcast: Why Business Owners Struggle to Take Time Off

Skift Podcast: Why Business Owners Struggle to Take Time Off

Marriott Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card + Skift

Taking time off can be a business investment with proven results, such as increased creativity and productivity — so why do so many Americans struggle to take the vacation they’ve earned?

2 years ago

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Free Report: The Hospitality Industry’s New Platform Paradigm

Free Report: The Hospitality Industry’s New Platform Paradigm

ALICE + Skift

"Platform" companies like Airbnb, Amazon and Uber have reinvented their respective industries by seamlessly linking together all aspects of their operations and customer experience into a single system. The lessons from this model are especially relevant in the hotel industry, where a more holistic approach can work wonders for guest satisfaction, property efficiency and revenue.

2 years ago

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4 FREE Trends Reports and a Data Deck on the Forces Shaping Business Travel

4 FREE Trends Reports and a Data Deck on the Forces Shaping Business Travel

SkiftX, SkiftX

While we’re off celebrating the Fourth of July, here are 4 FREE Trends Reports and a brand new Data Deck to get you through the day

2 years ago

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Experience The Virtual XChange at Skift Global Forum

Experience The Virtual XChange at Skift Global Forum

SkiftX, SkiftX

Join us at the intersection of travel and groundbreaking new technology at the first ever Skift Global Forum Virtual XChange Cocktail Party, where a curated selection of travel brands will exhibit their VR videos in the heart of Alice Tully Hall.

2 years ago

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Redefining Hospitality With Digital Tools for the Travel Industry

Redefining Hospitality With Digital Tools for the Travel Industry

Microsoft + Skift

Explore with us where the travel industry is headed, technologically. The time has come to look at what the future holds for hospitality, and every travel vertical, as an industry that uses digital tools to better reach customers — and re-envisions itself along the way.

2 years ago

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Free Skift Report | Hotel CRM: Enhancing Guest Profiles and Automating Communications

Free Skift Report | Hotel CRM: Enhancing Guest Profiles and Automating Communications

CendynONE + Skift

Enhanced guest profiles and progressive models for the guest lifecycle are key to the new advantages data analytics bring to hotel marketing and operations. Coupled with automation and effective metrics, the potential for the industry is nothing less than dynamic, insight-rich outreach that generates not only conversions, but valuable new leads as well. Download this report for free!

2 years ago

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How Marketers Are Using Video to Influence Travel Decisions

2 years ago

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How Travel Marketers Can Tap Into User Generated Content

How Travel Marketers Can Tap Into User Generated Content

Olapic + Skift

With the prolific volume of consumer-generated social images found on Instagram alone, brands may be missing a huge opportunity to put that authentic, affordable content to work on their own sites.

2 years ago