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What Marriott’s CEO Had to Say About Airbnb, Amazon and Google

What Marriott’s CEO Had to Say About Airbnb, Amazon and Google

Deanna Ting, Skift

Unlike some of its hotel peers, Marriott isn't giving up on its hopes of being the world's favorite travel company.

12 hours ago

Can India’s Leela Hotel Brand Be the Same Under Asset Manager Brookfield?

Can India’s Leela Hotel Brand Be the Same Under Asset Manager Brookfield?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The name Leela is held in the same esteem as India's other legacy hotel brands such as Taj and Oberoi. Will it ever be the same again under Canada's Brookfield, an asset manager rather than a brand manager?

13 hours ago

U.S. Travelers Are Taking Experience to a Different Level: New Skift Research

U.S. Travelers Are Taking Experience to a Different Level: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

In its third year, Skift Research’s U.S. Experiential Traveler Survey shows us how the modern American traveler has changed and remained constant, revealing important information for travel industry insiders looking to appeal to this market.

2 days ago

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New Skift Report: The Evolution of Winter Travelers and the Future of Ski Vacations

New Skift Report: The Evolution of Winter Travelers and the Future of Ski Vacations

Club Med + Skift

As the industry faces challenges, dynamic operators have embraced new hospitality models to capture market share and engage the experience-driven consumer of tomorrow.

1 day ago

Marriott Loyalty Critics Launch New Bonvoyed Activist Campaign

Marriott Loyalty Critics Launch New Bonvoyed Activist Campaign

Grant Martin, Skift

It's rare that loyalty program members get worked up enough to create their own activist campaign. They usually just bolt. That Marriott's members have done so is a testament to how loyal some of its customers want to remain.

2 days ago

How Marriott Plans to Supercharge Growth Starting With 1,700 New Hotels in 3 Years

How Marriott Plans to Supercharge Growth Starting With 1,700 New Hotels in 3 Years

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott says you really can have it all when it comes to a hotel company — both scale and quality. But can you really do that without sacrificing one for the other? Guess we'll find out over the next three years.

2 days ago

Best Western’s New Corporate Brand BWH Hotel Group Signals Big Changes

Best Western’s New Corporate Brand BWH Hotel Group Signals Big Changes

Raini Hamdi, Skift

BWH Hotel Group? That's Best Western's new corporate identity, the first change in decades and one that is designed to build its new image as a chain that can offer everything from mid-market to luxury.

2 days ago

A Closer Look at Sonder’s Tech-Focused Bet on Next-Gen Rentals

A Closer Look at Sonder’s Tech-Focused Bet on Next-Gen Rentals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hotel-style accommodations brand Sonder has hit on a plausible business that uses technology to wring out inefficiencies from key processes. But several questions still hover around its model, as investment money gushes into the segment.

3 days ago

Marriott Loyalty Members Air Complaints and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Marriott Loyalty Members Air Complaints and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in hospitality, disgruntled Bonvoy members hope to spark change with a public complaint website, India's upscale hotel market is ripe for innovation, and the CEO of Booking Holdings explains his lack of surprise at Airbnb's latest acquisition.

3 days ago

Amsterdam Attempts to Rein in Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals

Amsterdam Attempts to Rein in Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals

Ruben Munsterman, Bloomberg

Regulatory battles about short-term rentals are inextricably tied to the growing problem of overtourism in cities like Amsterdam.

5 days ago

India’s Luxury Hotel Sector Needs an Oyo-Like Disruption, Says Former Oberoi Boss

India’s Luxury Hotel Sector Needs an Oyo-Like Disruption, Says Former Oberoi Boss

Ajay Modi, Skift

Thus far, disruptions in the hotel sector in India have occurred largely in the budget and economy segments. Former Oberoi-Trident President Kapil Chopra hopes to change that and take on the legacies with his Postcard Hotels & Resorts. Can he?

6 days ago

Airbnb, HomeAway Lose a Key Regulatory Battle in Southern California

Airbnb, HomeAway Lose a Key Regulatory Battle in Southern California

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

What happens in Santa Monica could have serious implications for what ultimately happens in other cities throughout the U.S., New York City included.

7 days ago