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Tripadvisor Forecasts Experiences and Dining Will Eclipse Hotel Revenue in 2020

Tripadvisor Forecasts Experiences and Dining Will Eclipse Hotel Revenue in 2020

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When Tripadvisor first started diversifying away from its hotel-auction business several years ago, it was mostly aspirational because its experiences and dining businesses were relatively small. Now there is a bit of revenue meat on those bones. Still, meaningful profits will be slow going in this competitive climate.

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Wyndham’s China Coronavirus Woes: 70 Percent of Hotels Closed

Wyndham’s China Coronavirus Woes: 70 Percent of Hotels Closed

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has closed about 1,000 of its hotels in China because of coronavirus. Those that remain are welcoming fewer guests. The outbreak continues to wreak havoc on the travel industry.

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U.S. Travel Arrangement and Reservation Sector to Top $57 Billion in 2020: Skift Research Forecast

U.S. Travel Arrangement and Reservation Sector to Top $57 Billion in 2020: Skift Research Forecast

Haixia Wang , Skift Research

The travel arrangement and reservation services sector has experienced strong growth for the past few years and outperformed other major travel verticals. We believe this trend will continue in the next few years, aided by more digital transformation.

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How Hilton’s Luxury Brands Are Evolving Their Strategies to Prioritize Food and Beverage-Driven Experiences

How Hilton’s Luxury Brands Are Evolving Their Strategies to Prioritize Food and Beverage-Driven Experiences

Hilton Luxury Group + Skift

Seeking out unique food and beverage experiences while traveling is one trend that has proven to be here to stay — but the focus has shifted from high-end dining to dining that is much more inclusive and democratic. By looking at Hilton Luxury Group’s approach to its food and beverage program, one can witness this change in consumer preference.

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Europe Is Shaping the Luxury Eco-Resort Movement

Europe Is Shaping the Luxury Eco-Resort Movement

Laura Powell, Skift

You may start seeing the term "eco-resort" pop up more and more. But in investigating the trend, we discovered a variety of definitions, which makes the actual meaning of the term nebulous. It’s best to look to Europe for clarification.

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Europe’s Tourism Fallout From the Mobile World Congress Cancellation

Europe’s Tourism Fallout From the Mobile World Congress Cancellation

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Cancelling a major event like Mobile World Congress will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the tourism industry. The question is whether the organizations that decided to cancel the event will provide any assistance to affected businesses.

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Alaska Airlines Joins Oneworld Alliance: What That Means for Flights Out of Seattle

Alaska Airlines Joins Oneworld Alliance: What That Means for Flights Out of Seattle

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

Alaska Airlines startled the airline world by announcing it will enter the Oneworld global alliance. It also plans to coordinate more deeply with American, especially after American launches London and Bangalore flights from Seattle. But will the two be able to compete with powerhouse Delta, which also flies internationally from Seattle?

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New Norwegian CEO Doesn’t Yet Have Answers to Low-Cost Long-Haul Profitability Problem

New Norwegian CEO Doesn’t Yet Have Answers to Low-Cost Long-Haul Profitability Problem

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Maybe it was a bit too much to expect some big strategic initiatives from such a new CEO, or maybe the airline is keeping them under wraps for now. But an airline with Norwegian's historic problems cannot tweak its way to viability.

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Carnival Corp. Downgrades Earnings Guidance as Diamond Princess Remains Quarantined

Carnival Corp. Downgrades Earnings Guidance as Diamond Princess Remains Quarantined

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry's operations in Asia are being battered by coronavirus, with Carnival Corp. in a particularly tough spot.

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Greater Interest in Private Jet Travel as Airlines Cancel More Flights to China

Greater Interest in Private Jet Travel as Airlines Cancel More Flights to China

Stella Qiu, Jamie Freed, and Allison Lampert, Reuters

As long as travel jitters remain high, it will be difficult for aviation players in Asia to get more business from China, even if wealthy passengers are willing to pay for premium services.

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Building an Indonesian Lifestyle Brand From the Ground Up

Building an Indonesian Lifestyle Brand From the Ground Up

Colin Nagy, Skift

Lifestyle brands can feel like the forced product of one too many focus groups. Potato Head is the opposite: It's an Indonesian-born lifestyle brand that has been slowly built from the ground up with an emphasis on community, art, and culture.

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How Anxious Should Event Planners Be as Coronavirus Impact Looms?

How Anxious Should Event Planners Be as Coronavirus Impact Looms?

Lauren Ward, Skift

Event planners can expect increasingly aggressive pitches from hotels as group bookings decline and the threat of coronavirus continues to loom. The new year is already taking some unique turns.

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