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How Luxury Hospitality Is Tackling Conservation Efforts Globally

How Luxury Hospitality Is Tackling Conservation Efforts Globally

Leslie Barrie, Skift

These days, it's not just one-off luxury properties that are investing in conservation projects. More companies see the value in protecting and restoring the land they're situated on, and ones that don't may be left behind.

12 hours ago

Opening Closed Doors: Can Hotels Do More to Fight Human Trafficking?

Opening Closed Doors: Can Hotels Do More to Fight Human Trafficking?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Human trafficking touches every corner of the travel industry — especially hotels. And while the accommodations sector didn't create the problem, it does have an elevated responsibility to put an end to it. The question is: How effective have the industry's efforts been so far?

1 day ago

How New Entrants Are Shaking Up the Hotel Property Management Space: New Skift Research

How New Entrants Are Shaking Up the Hotel Property Management Space: New Skift Research

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

Legacy property management systems (PMS) missed the boat when tech innovation started ramping up. Now they are playing catch-up. Cloud computing, open APIs, marketplaces and middleware layers are shaking up this stale corner of hotel tech, and it’s crazy exciting.

3 days ago

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Augmented Hospitality is Changing the Way We Experience Cities

Augmented Hospitality is Changing the Way We Experience Cities

Accor Group + Skift

As new concepts of urban living evolve and cities become even more attractive destinations for both working and living, hospitality brands will need to rethink the role they play for visitors and locals alike.

3 days ago

Ace Hotel Boutique Chain Consolidates Ownership After Years of Turmoil

Ace Hotel Boutique Chain Consolidates Ownership After Years of Turmoil

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Ace Hotel has finalized the consolidation of its ownership after years of disputes with the estate of late co-founder Alex Calderwood. Now that that's been settled, what will the boutique hotel chain concentrate on next?

3 days ago

The 2020 Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: Winter Edition

The 2020 Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: Winter Edition

Colin Nagy, Skift

Twice a year, this column looks at who is doing it right. Here are some of the most inspiring innovations in design, service, and guest experience in hospitality and travel. Let the debates begin.

3 days ago

Oyo Overdue for Business Rethink and 15 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Oyo Overdue for Business Rethink and 15 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in hospitality news, former SoftBank darling Ritesh Agarwal is paring back his ambitions for Oyo, beginning with cutting more than 1,000 staff. Plus, Skift predicts that 2020 will be the year of subscription travel.

6 days ago

What This Minor Vs. Marriott Lawsuit Reveals About the Hotel Biz

What This Minor Vs. Marriott Lawsuit Reveals About the Hotel Biz

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Minor is a step closer to getting its case against Marriott heard in a Thai court, probably a nightmarish scenario for hotel management companies if only because it bares open fault lines.

1 week ago

How Certifying a Hotel’s Wellness Bonafides Could Shake Up the Industry

How Certifying a Hotel’s Wellness Bonafides Could Shake Up the Industry

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Right now, a hotel can offer guests lemon water at check-in and call itself a wellness property. A new wellness certification might raise the bar for that distinction and help legitimize the industry.

1 week ago

Hilton Launches New Brand Tempo Into a Crowded Lifestyle Space

Hilton Launches New Brand Tempo Into a Crowded Lifestyle Space

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Hilton has introduced its 18th brand. Tempo by Hilton is meant to be an affordable lifestyle brand for the modern traveler. But with so many lifestyle brands already out there, how will Tempo be able to stand out?

1 week ago

Are Hotels Ready for Wellness Certification?

Are Hotels Ready for Wellness Certification?

Laura Powell, Skift

As the new decade begins, it’s becoming more apparent to the travel industry that the well-being of the individual is intrinsically tied to the well-being of the environment. That’s why we are starting to see hospitality companies looking into getting certified for wellness.

1 week ago

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Wants a Closer Relationship With Corporate Travel Agents

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Wants a Closer Relationship With Corporate Travel Agents

Patrick Whyte, Skift

In a tougher operating environment, it makes sense to look at new ways to attract more business. Whitbread has been one of the few hotel chains to totally ignore online travel agents in the past. Now it's signaling a change in strategy at least for corporate customers.

1 week ago