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Oyo Still Wants to Go Public

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Oyo's wished-for IPO, Context Travel's pre-tour homework, and Delta and Air France/KLM's sustainability efforts.

Oyo Still Wants to Go Public

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Roseate Push Into UK Boutique Hotels Emphasizes Local Flavor Plus Indian Tradition

Can a company based in India create a thriving luxury boutique brand in Britain? Perhaps. Bird Group's Roseate aspires to be the first brand to truly pull off the trick.

Roseate Push Into UK Boutique Hotels Emphasizes Local Flavor Plus Indian Tradition
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Edition’s Slow Burn Growth Heats Up

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at the Edition hotel brand’s growth, Japan’s relaunched travel discount program, and G Adventures’ technology investment.

Edition’s Slow Burn Growth Heats Up

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Flynn Properties’ $1.1 Billion Hotel Play Signals Ambition in Franchising

A recent acquisition of 89 hotels will almost certainly go down as the largest U.S. hotel transaction in the second half of the year. Notably, the dealmaker Flynn Properties remains in a shopping mood.

Flynn Properties’ $1.1 Billion Hotel Play Signals Ambition in Franchising

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So Much for Qatar’s World Cup Hotels and Rooms Shortage

What happened to the hospitality crunch that was creating so much anxiety in Qatar ahead of the World Cup? High prices are reportedly a deterrent while other are choosing to fly in and out for the matches.

So Much for Qatar’s World Cup Hotels and Rooms Shortage

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Marriott’s Edition Hotels Face Challenge of Scaling Up Uniqueness

Replicating a lifestyle hotel brand worldwide is a bit like walking on a tightrope blindfolded. Only the skilled survive. Marriott's Edition is up to the challenge, according to the brand's boss. Expect an acrobatic 2023.

Marriott’s Edition Hotels Face Challenge of Scaling Up Uniqueness

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Sonder’s Data Breach Exposes Guest Records

Hospitality company Sonder Holdings said that it has been investigating a data breach involving unauthorized access to some guest records. The company believes that guest records created prior to Oct. 1, 2021 were involved in this incident. The information that has been accessed includes username and encrypted password, credit card information. Additionally, Sonder believes that…

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U.S. Hotels Likely to See Softening in Leisure Travel Bookings

Hotel operators will close this year having generated record-breaking revenue growth in most cases, say analysts at STR, PwC, Truist, and Jefferies. Yet the crystal ball for next year is a bit hazy.

U.S. Hotels Likely to See Softening in Leisure Travel Bookings

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IHG Hotels CEO on Scale and Strategy

Listen to the full conversation between IHG CEO Keith Barr and Skift's Sean O'Neill.

IHG Hotels CEO on Scale and Strategy

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IHG’s Bet on All-Inclusive Resorts

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at IHG’s deal with Iberostar, Dallas’ new convention center, and Surf Air’s SPAC retreat.

IHG’s Bet on All-Inclusive Resorts