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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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Hotel industry attitudes for 2013: North America Vs. Asia

We all knew a TripAdvisor study would point to the importance of reviews, but the reports of optimism by North American hoteliers despite likely weaker gains points to an enthusiasm that could help them overcome the odds.

Hotel industry attitudes for 2013: North America Vs. Asia

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HomeAway CEO sees tough short-term rental laws as a “nuisance”

We'll almost inevitably see a convergence between the vacation homes of HomeAway and Flipkey, and the apartment rentals of Airbnb, and that will highlight how these companies share common interests when local legislators try to curb their activities.

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Hilton’s arrival in Myanmar marks the beginning of the end for travel in untrodden gem

Myanmar is only a few years away from becoming the next Thailand and the arrival of Hilton and MasterCard, while a necessary driver of the boom, is also what will eventually strip the country of its undiscovered gems.

Hilton’s arrival in Myanmar marks the beginning of the end for travel in untrodden gem

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Paramount licenses name to Hollywood-themed hotel and shops in Dubai

The new hotel group was created by a group of investors in Dubai, making its first and likely flagship location no surprise, and right at home among the city’s eclectic and expensive hotel options.

Paramount licenses name to Hollywood-themed hotel and shops in Dubai

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American Express takes stake in luxury vacation club Inspirato

Inspirato's rebranding and partnership with American Express puts it on the map. The companies still have to prove; however, that there is a large enough market for Inspirato's luxury services.

American Express takes stake in luxury vacation club Inspirato

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Locally grown foods and furniture are good for hotel reputations and wallets

It’s not often you see a trend that sweeps up hipster and luxury travelers alike, and also is in line with a hotel’s bottom line. Other benefits include making updating hotel design faster and cheaper.

Locally grown foods and furniture are good for hotel reputations and wallets

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HomeAway isn’t worried about Booking.com’s vacation rental challenge

HomeAway's Brian Sharples isn't worried about online travel agencies getting into vacation rentals. InterContinental, Marriott and Hilton have the OTAs on a relatively tight leash, and won't stand for a serious flirtation with those dreaded vacation rentals.

HomeAway isn’t worried about Booking.com’s vacation rental challenge

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Abu Dhabi launches bureau dedicated to attracting lucrative conventions

Convention attendees spend more than domestic business travelers and foreign leisure tourists, making them and the expensive meetings they attend Abu Dhabi’s best bet for increasing tourism GDP.

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TripAdvisor rolls out its own hotel metasearch to compete with Kayak

On a logical basis, TripAdvisor might be sitting in an advantageous position as Priceline-Kayak and Expedia-Trivago battle it out. But, there's always the chance that Priceline and Expedia may not follow the script.

TripAdvisor rolls out its own hotel metasearch to compete with Kayak

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How HomeAway’s CEO tapped into Kayak’s mobile “genius”

This is a big year for HomeAway: It is retooling its business model, and will attempt to get its mobile products in order. Good thing it has experts to lean on.

How HomeAway’s CEO tapped into Kayak’s mobile “genius”