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Wyndham’s Former Vacation Rentals Business Gets Rebranded Under Private Equity Owners

Wyndham’s Former Vacation Rentals Business Gets Rebranded Under Private Equity Owners

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The name itself is kind of irrelevant. What matters is that Awaze is now a proper company rather than a division.

2 weeks ago

TripAdvisor Plots Inspiration Path in Google’s Shadow

TripAdvisor Plots Inspiration Path in Google’s Shadow

Patrick Whyte, Skift

CEO Stephen Kaufer seems confident that the "new TripAdvisor" will be successful. We'll have to wait until later this year before we know whether it is helping the company earn more cash.

2 weeks ago

Making Room Service Truly High-End

Making Room Service Truly High-End

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Sometimes the best way to succeed is to take a contrarian approach.

2 weeks ago

Accor Taps SBE for New Luxury Lifestyle Brand

Accor Taps SBE for New Luxury Lifestyle Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Like the other big hotel companies, Accor thinks it has gaps in its portfolio it needs to fill. Let's see if guests feel the same way.

2 weeks ago

Taj’s Alternative Experiment

Taj’s Alternative Experiment

Patrick Whyte, Skift

These days every good hospitality company needs an alternative accommodations strategy.

3 weeks ago

Air France-KLM Moves to Simplify Airline Group

Air France-KLM Moves to Simplify Airline Group

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ben Smith is talking the talk right now, but unlike his predecessors who disappointed: Will he be able to walk the walk?

4 weeks ago

InterContinental Lands Another Luxury Brand

InterContinental Lands Another Luxury Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Six Senses looks like a good addition to IHG's high-end portfolio and should fit in well with the existing luxury brands, without too much overlap.

4 weeks ago

Lonely Planet Buys Destination Content Company ArrivalGuides

Lonely Planet Buys Destination Content Company ArrivalGuides

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Looks like Lonely Planet's new CEO is serious about getting deeper into certain sectors, even if they're not that forward looking.

4 weeks ago

InterContinental Launching an All-Suite Brand

InterContinental Launching an All-Suite Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IHG already has a couple of all-suite brands in its mainstream segment, so how will its new offering be any different? We'll have to wait to find out.

4 weeks ago

UK Regional Airline Flybmi Collapses and Blames Brexit

UK Regional Airline Flybmi Collapses and Blames Brexit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The shakeout in European aviation many have predicted looks like it is happening in 2019.

1 month ago

Turkey Tops European Tourism Growth…Again

Turkey Tops European Tourism Growth…Again

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It was only a couple of years ago that the Turkish tourism industry was on its knees. How quickly things can change.

1 month ago

Transportation Booker GoEuro Changing Name to Omio

Transportation Booker GoEuro Changing Name to Omio

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A new name shows that GoEuro has ambitions outside of Europe. Can it deliver on this promise?

1 month ago