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Marriott to Introduce Dynamic Pricing for Bonvoy Award Bookings

Marriott to Introduce Dynamic Pricing for Bonvoy Award Bookings

Grant Martin, Skift

Marriott's new dynamic pricing will make award nights more expensive for those who can only travel during peak season. Those with some flexibility in their schedules, however, may be in for a treat.

2 days ago

The Standard Hotels’ One Night to Launch New App Where Customers Operate as Travel Advisors

The Standard Hotels’ One Night to Launch New App Where Customers Operate as Travel Advisors

Danni Santana, Skift

Crowdsourcing the booking process, if you will, is a smart strategy to make guests feel involved in the business.

2 days ago

Hospitality Brands Go All-In on the Sleep Movement

Hospitality Brands Go All-In on the Sleep Movement

Leslie Barrie, Skift

As our Skift Megatrend 2019 forecasted, wellness is the new hook in travel marketing, and it's been gaining speed. The rise of wellness culture has made caring about sleep cool — and since weariness is a top complaint of travelers, it's good business sense that the hospitality industry is upgrading its sleep offerings.

2 days ago

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New Report: Skift’s 2019 State of the Travel Advisor

New Report: Skift’s 2019 State of the Travel Advisor

IHG + Skift

The travel advisor sector is in the midst of a transformative shift as industry practitioners try to reinvent their role for the digital age. How is the travel advisor sector evolving in the face of this challenge? And how will the changes impact advisors’ relationship with suppliers like hotels? We investigate these questions and much more in this new report.

2 weeks ago

Hong Kong Hotels Revenue Tumbles as Chinese Tourists Stay Away

Hong Kong Hotels Revenue Tumbles as Chinese Tourists Stay Away

Bloomberg News

It's unsurprising that Hong Kong hotels' revenue is taking a hit from the protests as Chinese tourists — Hong Kong's largest source — stay away and room rates tumble drastically.

2 days ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Canyon Ranch Holds Fast to Wellness Mission

Skift Global Forum Preview: Canyon Ranch Holds Fast to Wellness Mission

Danni Santana, Skift

Canyon Ranch is pretty relaxed about its market status in the wellness space. It's keeping its head down while adding partnerships and locations at its own pace.

4 days ago

Don’t Expect Marriott’s Homesharing Business to Compete With Airbnb Just Yet

Don’t Expect Marriott’s Homesharing Business to Compete With Airbnb Just Yet

Danni Santana, Skift

Marriott took a big leap in launching its own short-term rental business to take on Airbnb. But it's definitely still too early to expect the world's largest hotel chain to challenge on that front.

5 days ago

Accor’s Love Hotels Deal in Singapore Raises Eyebrows — and Admiration

Accor’s Love Hotels Deal in Singapore Raises Eyebrows — and Admiration

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Accor’s latest Fragrance deal shines a spotlight on two owners that became tycoons by operating love hotels. It is a swift and smart move by the global chain. We bet Accor competitors are calling the other love chain, Hotel 81.

5 days ago

India’s Taj Chain to Pare Debt by Selling Some Budget Hotel Assets

India’s Taj Chain to Pare Debt by Selling Some Budget Hotel Assets

P R Sanjai, Bloomberg

Taj is asset-heavy. A move to sell a few inns under its budget Ginger brand, while retaining its iconic properties such as the Taj Mahal Palace, seems a logical move.

1 week ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Saira Teaches Luxury Hospitality Skills for the Real World

Skift Global Forum Preview: Saira Teaches Luxury Hospitality Skills for the Real World

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Training the next generation of luxury hotel employees may require more than the old-fashioned schooling that's been in place for decades.

1 week ago

Accor’s Franchise Deal in Singapore Underscores Mounting Challenges for Budget Chain Oyo

Accor’s Franchise Deal in Singapore Underscores Mounting Challenges for Budget Chain Oyo

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The one thing budget hotel upstarts have done is make global hotel chains hungrier for their sector, especially high-growth markets such as Southeast Asia. Oyo probably knows this; it has named a CEO for the region.

1 week ago

Choice Hotels Says Comfort’s Property Renovations Are Paying Off

Choice Hotels Says Comfort’s Property Renovations Are Paying Off

Danni Santana, Skift

Choice Hotels is showing a lot of patience with its Comfort brands, probably more than a $2.5 billion investment warrants. But early signs suggest it will work out.

2 weeks ago