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Booking.com’s Deep Cuts and 12 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Booking.com’s Deep Cuts and 12 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Rosie Spinks, Skift

In another busy week of coronavirus coverage at Skift, there were stories about digital nomads, the contrasting outlook of Airbnb's boss versus Expedia's, and investor calls from numerous hotel companies.

11 hours ago

Hotels Aren’t Putting People Back to Work Like Other Industries

Hotels Aren’t Putting People Back to Work Like Other Industries

Cameron Sperance, Skift

U.S. hotel industry employment has improved by 11 points since April, but a stalled recovery and fading summer has analysts cautioning of a pending winter jobs decline.

1 day ago

How One Upscale Australian Hotel Group Used the Crisis to Rethink Everything

How One Upscale Australian Hotel Group Used the Crisis to Rethink Everything

Cameron Sperance and Sean O'Neill, Skift

"A fashion executive and a tech geek walk into a hotel bar ..." But instead of being the start of a bad joke, this is the start of a good story about creativity during a crisis.

2 days ago

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How Hospitality Revenue Managers Can Take a More Holistic Approach to Planning and Profitability

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3 months ago

Choice Hotels Sees Revenue Surge From Guests Who Live Within 25 Miles of Its Hotels

Choice Hotels Sees Revenue Surge From Guests Who Live Within 25 Miles of Its Hotels

Cameron Sperance, Skift

If you can't make a long-haul trek to Paris this summer, why not just a short hop, skip, and a jump to a roadside hotel two towns over? That mindset seems to be working in Choice Hotels' financial favor.

2 days ago

Hilton CEO Sees All of the Hotel Giant’s Business Returning to Previous Demand — Eventually

Hilton CEO Sees All of the Hotel Giant’s Business Returning to Previous Demand — Eventually

Cameron Sperance, Skift

It's never too early to start planning for a post-pandemic travel environment, which Hilton is clearly doing with robust optimism. But the company can't ignore the fact the ongoing case surge in the U.S. threatens to curtail months of recovery momentum. How will that play out for the long term?

2 days ago

Starwood CEO Touts Resiliency of Extended Stay Hotels During Pandemic

Starwood CEO Touts Resiliency of Extended Stay Hotels During Pandemic

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Extended stay hotels may be strong performers for Starwood Property Trust and Barry Sternlicht, but it may be years before the investment firm looks to deploy capital further into other hospitality sectors.

3 days ago

Hyatt CEO Says China Offers Proof Hotels Don’t Need a Vaccine to Recover From Coronavirus

Hyatt CEO Says China Offers Proof Hotels Don’t Need a Vaccine to Recover From Coronavirus

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hyatt leaders promote ongoing strength in China's hotel recovery, but the company can't lose sight that its exposure in the country — despite the momentum — is smaller compared to the U.S., which continues to struggle.

4 days ago

Best Western CEO Says U.S. Hotels Need 6-Month Lifeline From D.C. to Survive, Not Just to Recover

Best Western CEO Says U.S. Hotels Need 6-Month Lifeline From D.C. to Survive, Not Just to Recover

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Best Western CEO David Kong wants hotel-specific economic relief from Washington like anyone else in the industry, but he's among the few publicly to recognize what is realistic and needs to happen to survive into 2021.

5 days ago

China, Italy, and the U.S. — A Tale of 3 Hotel Industry Recoveries

China, Italy, and the U.S. — A Tale of 3 Hotel Industry Recoveries

Cameron Sperance, Skift

China and Europe continue to post strong gains in their hotel industry recoveries — not so much in the U.S. Hotel company mask mandates won't help the problem unless more Americans follow the rules.

5 days ago

The Hotel as Cultural Diplomacy: More Important Than Ever Going Forward

The Hotel as Cultural Diplomacy: More Important Than Ever Going Forward

Colin Nagy, Skift

Cultural diplomacy is often found in museums and cultural initiatives. It is seldom found in hotels. The Royal Mansour in Marrakech was a statement of intent from the king to show the best of the country's craft and service. The result is impactful, especially in these times — perhaps more so than other means of country branding.

6 days ago

The $600 Check Gap and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

The $600 Check Gap and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal , Skift

In coronavirus-related travel stories this week, Skift covered how the end of a $600 supplemental unemployment check impacts out-of-work travel employees, Disney Parks' lost year, the prospect of an IHG default, and how Vrbo addressed its Google problem.

1 week ago