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Hotel News

Extensive coverage of news stories specifically curated for travel industry professionals seeking to stay informed about the latest developments, trends, and opportunities in the global hotel sector. The archive provides a comprehensive overview of the industry, covering various aspects of hotel management, operations, guest experience, and marketing. In-depth analysis and expert opinions are presented by Skift editors and contributors, examining the challenges and opportunities faced by hoteliers in different regions and market segments. The archive also highlights the influence of global events, regulations, and changing traveler preferences on the industry.

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Business Travel

Corporate America Has Fallen in Love Again With European Business Travel

American companies are now traveling to Europe in numbers approaching pre-4Q 2008 levels, but the focus is more on value, emerging destinations, and the next-generation business traveler.

Corporate America Has Fallen in Love Again With European Business Travel

Hotels

8 Hospitality Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

8 Hospitality Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Hotels

Vacation Rental Websites Are Making Payments Easier Thanks to Airbnb

Convergence is coming to the vacation and urban rental sector with more direct bookings happening online and sites cross-contaminating inventory. Expect a merger of markets and payment methods on all rental sites.

Vacation Rental Websites Are Making Payments Easier Thanks to Airbnb

Hotels

Positive Reviews and Staff Interaction Key to Guest Satisfaction, Finds Study

It's sensible that guests are happier when they've chosen a hotel based on quality and service instead of price. Hotels across the board should be cautious of following the trend towards service automation.

Positive Reviews and Staff Interaction Key to Guest Satisfaction, Finds Study

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Is Blackstone’s Extended Stay America IPO a Trial Run for Hilton?

Extended Stay America and Hilton are two totally different kinds of hotel companies, but Extended Stay America's IPO is likely to impact the timing and shape of a potential Hilton IPO. The most interesting thing is that if everything falls into place, it looks like Hilton's long-awaited IPO will finally be on tap for 2014.

Is Blackstone’s Extended Stay America IPO a Trial Run for Hilton?

Hotels

Hotel Room TV’s Future is Non-Linear

Hotel Room TV’s Future is Non-Linear

Hotels

Airbnb Study Reveals Legal Rentals Make for the Friendliest Hosts

The study points to the positive aspects of Airbnb's live-like-a-local positioning and the sense of community the brand can offer its hosts and renters, but also highlights the challenges of making that happen in its most popular markets.

Airbnb Study Reveals Legal Rentals Make for the Friendliest Hosts

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Andaz Hotels Tries to Create the Hotel of the Future By Looking Back

With hyperlocal travel the biggest trend in tourism, hotels are looking outward for community partners to provide authentic, insider cultural experiences.

Andaz Hotels Tries to Create the Hotel of the Future By Looking Back

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13 Hospitality Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

13 Hospitality Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Hotels

The Rise of Bring Your Own Entertainment in Hotels

The Rise of Bring Your Own Entertainment in Hotels