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Airbnb’s Growth Is Slowing Amid Increasing Competition From Booking and Expedia: Report

Airbnb’s Growth Is Slowing Amid Increasing Competition From Booking and Expedia: Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

If Airbnb is indeed seeing a slowdown of its business in more mature markets like Europe and the U.S., that's all the more reason for the company to double down on its efforts in emerging markets like China, and to work on adding more professional inventory, ahem, hotels.

20 hours ago

Vacasa Targets Urban Rental Market by Helping Developers Fill Vacant Units

Vacasa Targets Urban Rental Market by Helping Developers Fill Vacant Units

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Vacasa's interest in partnering with property developers to put more short-term rentals in multi-family communities is part of a broader trend toward greater professionalization of the market. But not all of the players entering the market may avoid being bruised in an eventual economic recession.

1 day ago

How Wellness Hospitality Brands Can Succeed Amid Big-City Chaos

How Wellness Hospitality Brands Can Succeed Amid Big-City Chaos

Laura Powell, Skift

Wellness hospitality brands known for their idyllic locations are heading to New York City. Will the temptation of taking a bite out of the Big Apple prove a brand benefit or drawback?

2 days ago

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New Skift Insights Deck: Building a Diversified Distribution Strategy for The Modern Hotel

New Skift Insights Deck: Building a Diversified Distribution Strategy for The Modern Hotel

Sabre + Skift

Today’s hoteliers are grappling with complicated questions about distribution and marketing strategy. What’s the right mix of direct and in-direct? Where should they spend their marketing dollars? How do they create e-commerce experiences that keep visitors on their website? Our new insights deck tries to provide some answers.

7 days ago

The Big-Money Reinvention of the Humble Hostel: A Skift Deep Dive

The Big-Money Reinvention of the Humble Hostel: A Skift Deep Dive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Money is flowing into the hostels market and established hotel companies want a piece. Will this new corporatization cost hostels the soul of their original mission?

3 days ago

WebBeds on Shopping Spree for Bedbanks: Should Hotelbeds Be Worried?

WebBeds on Shopping Spree for Bedbanks: Should Hotelbeds Be Worried?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The acquisition of Destinations of the World seals WebBeds as the second largest B2B bedbank player, but incumbent Hotelbeds need not worry – for a very long time.

3 days ago

Marriott’s Soft Quarter and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Marriott’s Soft Quarter and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, Marriott is focused on the Starwood integration despite its "sobering" third quarter earnings, and Belmond stays quiet about a possible sale of the company.

3 days ago

Marriott Loses New Senator Mitt Romney From its Board

Marriott Loses New Senator Mitt Romney From its Board

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Despite the presence of a significant political figure on its board, Marriott has consistently risen above politics and represented the interests of hotel chains and tourism as a whole quite well over the last few years.

4 days ago

Choice Hotels Sees Room Revenue Hurt by Hurricane Florence

Choice Hotels Sees Room Revenue Hurt by Hurricane Florence

Deanna Ting, Skift

The bigger question the hotel industry is no doubt asking itself is this: Was this third quarter just a one-off? Or was it a sign of tougher times to come?

6 days ago

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Video: Travelsify Unveils Hotel Brand DNA to Close the Gap Between Brand Personality and Guest Experiences

Video: Travelsify Unveils Hotel Brand DNA to Close the Gap Between Brand Personality and Guest Experiences

CEO and co-founder of Travelsify and SkiftX’s editor-at-large sat down at Skift Global Forum 2018 to discuss how hotels can tell better brand stories.

7 days ago

Belmond Sees Slight Takeover Bounce in Third Quarter

Belmond Sees Slight Takeover Bounce in Third Quarter

Deanna Ting, Skift

Now it's just a wait-and-see approach to see who will snap up Belmond's treasure trove of luxury assets.

1 week ago

Why Accor Won’t Let Movenpick Swallow Its New Little Sister Swissotel in Asia

Why Accor Won’t Let Movenpick Swallow Its New Little Sister Swissotel in Asia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

A new history is being charted for Movenpick and Swissotel, two Swiss hotel brands that are now under Accor, and much of that action is happening in the Asia-Pacific region. Asian owners and Accor competitors are watching closely.

1 week ago