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Marriott Copes With Resort Fee Lawsuit and 9 Other Top Travel Stories

In Skift's top stories this week, D.C.'s Attorney General alleges Marriott made millions through a deceptive practice, United's CEO cautions travelers about flying on airlines without vaccine mandates for staff, and tour operator TUI pitches remote work holidays to companies.

Marriott Copes With Resort Fee Lawsuit and 9 Other Top Travel Stories

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IHG Downplays Stalled Growth Amid Pandemic Recovery

IHG isn’t expanding at the rate of some of its competitors. The company’s review process of poorly performing Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza properties can’t end soon enough.

IHG Downplays Stalled Growth Amid Pandemic Recovery

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The Best of Daily Lodging Report for the Week Ending October 22

Data is finally showing what all the major hotel company executives have been saying on the last few earnings cycles: Asia is going to lead the world in hotel construction activity coming out of the pandemic.

The Best of Daily Lodging Report for the Week Ending October 22

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Full Video: MCR CEO Tyler Morse at Skift Global Forum 2021

Hotels adopting the airline industry's à la carte pricing model is a hot-button issue, but MCR Hotels CEO Tyler Morse is onto something by adopting it at venues like the TWA Hotel. The model can be the financial life raft hotel owners need after more than a year of decimated business.

Full Video: MCR CEO Tyler Morse at Skift Global Forum 2021
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Skift Global Forum Video: Customer Data 2.0 and Insights to Build Long-Term Loyalty

In this video recording from Skift Global Forum, we hear from Jeanne Jones, vice president, community and customer marketing, Amperity, and Lisa Borromeo Checchio, chief marketing officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, who discussed how data plays an integral role in building relationships with loyal members and new customers alike.

Skift Global Forum Video: Customer Data 2.0 and Insights to Build Long-Term Loyalty

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Las Vegas Sands CEO Praises China With Macau Gaming License Up for Renewal

Macau is an extraordinarily important gaming market for Las Vegas Sands, and the company’s third quarter earnings call was a giant love fest for China’s gaming regulators. What else are company leaders going to do but schmooze the people in charge of renewing their gaming license?

Las Vegas Sands CEO Praises China With Macau Gaming License Up for Renewal

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Marriott Made Millions off ‘Deceptive’ Resort Fees, D.C. Attorney General Charges

Ancillary revenue like resort fees is a big business for the travel industry, and it is unlikely hotels are going to abandon the practice during the volatile pandemic recovery — unless they are forced to.

Marriott Made Millions off ‘Deceptive’ Resort Fees, D.C. Attorney General Charges

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Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta at Skift Global Forum 2021

A fallible forecast: Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta's claim that business travel demand will eclipse pre-pandemic levels in three years still has time to pan out, but another prediction that the labor shortage would partially fix itself after the lapse of extra unemployment benefits isn't ringing true.

Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta at Skift Global Forum 2021

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Barry Sternlicht Faces Tough Investor Climate for Hotel Bargains

Investors like Barry Sternlicht tout the hotel industry as an opportunistic place to park capital during the travel recovery. But discounts aren’t coming in as steep as some hoped thanks to Uncle Sam and forgiving lenders.

Barry Sternlicht Faces Tough Investor Climate for Hotel Bargains

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Luxury Hotels Walk a Fine Line When Trying to Grow With More Non-Hotel Concepts

Hotel companies venturing into broader hospitality concepts isn't a new trend, but the rapid growth seen over the last decade is a warning sign to not go overboard. Exclusivity is what makes some of these brands appealing in the first place.

Luxury Hotels Walk a Fine Line When Trying to Grow With More Non-Hotel Concepts

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Full Video: Marriott CEO Anthony Capuano at Skift Global Forum 2021

Anthony Capuano was named to fill the late Arne Sorenson's shoes this year, but the new Marriott CEO has hit the ground running. Listen to how he is building on his predecessor's legacy and at the same time making his own mark for the world's largest global hotel chain.

Full Video: Marriott CEO Anthony Capuano at Skift Global Forum 2021

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Trump Close to Offloading D.C. Hotel and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. is on the verge of being sold, the new CEO of Standard International outlines her plans, and Americans are spilt on whether mandatory vaccine mandates should be issued for airline passengers.

Trump Close to Offloading D.C. Hotel and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week