Daily Lodging Report
Marriott Hits Milestone with 500th Luxury Hotel Opening
Marriott International, Inc. announced its milestone 500th luxury hotel opening with The St. Regis Riyadh
7 hours ago
Getting tourists while they are young is critical.
Dawit Habtemariam | 7 hours ago
Anantara has announced Anantara Kafue River Tented Camp, a new resort in development on the banks of the Kafue River in Africa. The resort is being developed in partnership with Agro Safari. Credit: Minor Hotels Set to open in 2025, the resort will feature 12 tents that will be suspended 3.5 meters above the ground,…
Adam Stacey | 8 hours ago
Booking.com and Airbnb are raiding each other's territories. With their different roots, Booking.com needs to grow short-term rentals in the U.S. while Airbnb seeks to expand in Europe and elsewhere internationally.
Dennis Schaal | 9 hours ago
More travel companies are investing in the potential for an AI-powered overhaul of both customer sales and internal operations.
Justin Dawes | 12 hours ago
International tourist arrivals through September were 20% above pre-pandemic levels - no other region had fully recovered.
Dawit Habtemariam | 13 hours ago
The noticeable acceleration in the implementation of distribution changes in recent years has placed airlines in a favorable position, granting them greater autonomy over their inventory and reducing their reliance on Travel Management Companies (TMCs) compared to the past. This change in dynamics will prove consequential as more airlines move towards direct distribution.
15 hours ago
Mexico’s drug cartels often dominate the headlines, but avoiding the country altogether is a costly mistake. By partnering with local experts and selecting a property that celebrates local culture, you have all the necessary pieces to truly motivate your guests.
18 hours ago
Today's podcast looks at layoffs by Navan, the banning of airlines ads, and a mental health crisis for airline pilots.
Justin Dawes | 20 hours ago
Sri Lanka has finally announced its plans to roll out its global tourism marketing campaign urging tourists “You’ll Come Back For More,” marking the first such campaign since 2007. Skift had earlier highlighted the country's 16-year gap in robust tourism promotion. The country had developed a comprehensive consumer campaign in 2021, which had then…
Peden Doma Bhutia | 22 hours ago