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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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Roomer secures $2 million in funding for hotel reservations marketplace

We'd love to be wrong, but Roomer will face stiff challenges scaling this business and convincing buyers that they have nothing to fear in purchasing hotel reservations from other travelers.

Roomer secures $2 million in funding for hotel reservations marketplace

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SkiftSeedlings: Five travel startups hack rentals, layovers, and gym passes

SkiftSeedlings: Five travel startups hack rentals, layovers, and gym passes

Hotels

Marriott to launch Moxy European chain with Ikea

The new chain carries the trend of smart design and tech friendliness in budget hotels, with Ikea's expertise on keeping costs low on infrastructure.

Marriott to launch Moxy European chain with Ikea

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Marriott insists it’s still cool by hosting tech-inspired events with Wired.com

A synchronicity between two brands is usually a precursor to such partnerships, but Marriott is reaching out to W Hotel- or even Airbnb-booking professionals by luring them to properties with the promise of panels and exhibitions.

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How three companies are hacking the way to cheaper hotel stays

Technology is getting better to capitalizing on rate changes, but in turn, customers are encountering higher amenity fees on location whether or not they’ve used price-tracking and last-minute booking sites.

How three companies are hacking the way to cheaper hotel stays

Hotels

Tourism Australia lobbying for free Wi-Fi across all hotels in the country

In other words, free-wifi across all country will be a huge marketing coup for Australia, in press and of course among travelers. Though unlikely it will happen country-wide.

Hotels

Marriott makes a $3.5 billion bet on hotels in Africa and the Middle East

Dubai has been consistently attractive to hotel investments, but Saudi Arabia is the hot destination on the market as wealth, tourism, and business deals flood to the kingdom in the wake of Arab Spring.

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Frequent flyer miles: Bequeathing and inheriting loyalty points

When a loved one expires, that doesn't necessarily mean his or her miles and points do, and some thoughtful frequent flyers are bequeathing their loyalty points to heirs. It's a bit of a hassle, but sometimes these airline miles, in particular, can still be put to good use.

Frequent flyer miles: Bequeathing and inheriting loyalty points

Hotels

TripAdvisor’s redesigned Tingo now searches for hotel upgrades

Known for its user reviews, TripAdvisor is getting further into hotel transactions through its Tingo site. Adding room upgrades as a possibility for guests is a nice twist, and it is probably being welcomed by hotels, as well.

TripAdvisor’s redesigned Tingo now searches for hotel upgrades

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Remote Great Barrier Reef area to get large new development

It's difficult to imagine that while there may be excellent, short-term economic benefits, we're going to see the type of development that will allow the rare, on-of-a-kind destination to remain as protected as it is now.

Remote Great Barrier Reef area to get large new development