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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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Cruises

Senior travelers find retirement much more fun on the road and in foreign homestays

These retirees are adapting to the tech age and using homestay websites to find shelter and iPhones to communicate with family while exploring the world beyond a Floridian golf course.

Senior travelers find retirement much more fun on the road and in foreign homestays

Hotels

Gulf countries must diversify hotel options to cater to budget tourists

Countries in the Gulf region have enjoyed an uptick in tourism in recent years, but its focus on high-profile brands excludes a large population of travelers looking for mid-range hotel rooms.

Gulf countries must diversify hotel options to cater to budget tourists

Hotels

Could Travelzoo scratch its booking site itch by making merger magic with Jetsetter?

A Travelzoo-Jetsetter merger could work if the price were right, but sites such as Perfect Escapes, Spire, and Travel Intelligence are carrying out a flash sale of their own businesses, and could be more of a bargain in Travelzoo's view.

Hotels

Talent crunch hurts hotel growth in Southeast Asia

Many skilled management employees flee Asian countries to find work, which leaves global hotel chains with few local hiring options and hefty costs to import overseas employees.

Talent crunch hurts hotel growth in Southeast Asia

Hotels

Red Roof Inn’s $120-million redesign is paying off with rise in bookings

It turns out someone is actually reading and listening to everything written on those hotel comment cards. Red Roof Inn based its redesign off guest comments to offer cleaner, updated rooms.

Red Roof Inn’s $120-million redesign is paying off with rise in bookings

Hotels

Luxury hotels in Washington, D.C. step up their game to welcome foreign diplomats

Foreign visitors account for 27% of tourism spending in D.C. and hotels have taken notice, but they must find a balance between sharing the American culture and supplying visitors with comforts of home.

Luxury hotels in Washington, D.C. step up their game to welcome foreign diplomats

Hotels

Hilton Hawaiian room service swaps Chateaubriand for burritos

Scrapping in-room fine dining may be a result of declining demand for such room service, but it's not something we'll necessarily clink champagne glasses for.

Hotels

Marriott plans to double its presence in Russia and Eastern Europe by 2015

Marriott falls in line with other hotels that tend to skew their brands upwards in foreign countries with a plan to develop its most luxurious brands to cater to the countries’ rising middle class.

Marriott plans to double its presence in Russia and Eastern Europe by 2015

Airlines

Four startup marketplaces where travelers buy and sell unused reservations

The startups’ biggest challenges arr attracting enough users to populate the site and overcoming non-transferrable reservations and last-minute cancellations.

Hotels

Europe’s stylish hotel chain CitizenM is coming to New York City next summer

The pod hotel’s philosophy of creating small smartly-designed room for young techie travelers fits right in New York, although $250 seems steep for its limited amenities.

Europe’s stylish hotel chain CitizenM is coming to New York City next summer