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How Ineffective Hotel Audits Are Causing Companies to Overspend

How Ineffective Hotel Audits Are Causing Companies to Overspend

BCD Travel + Skift

Companies put a lot of time and effort into creating a successful hotel program–– but without regular rate auditing, they may be leaving money on the table.

19 hours ago

Paris Hotel Guest Numbers at a 10-Year High

Paris Hotel Guest Numbers at a 10-Year High

Associated Press

It's been a general truism that destinations can often bounce back, at least tourism wise, from isolated — but tragic — terrorist incidents. It has taken awhile, but it appears Paris is certainly back.

20 hours ago

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort Is Losing Events as Organizers Balk at Controversy

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort Is Losing Events as Organizers Balk at Controversy

Associated Press

While Trump's DC hotel might be benefitting from increased business demand, his Florida estate is losing events following his callous and ignorant remarks about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. It's another example that organizations will not hesitate to move meetings and events if venues or hosts conflict with their core values.

3 days ago

Hilton Thinks Airbnb Is a Positive and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Hilton Thinks Airbnb Is a Positive and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality news, hotel CEOs weighed in on stricter cancellation policies, lagging corporate travel bookings, and Airbnb checking the power of online travel agencies.

5 days ago

Hyatt and Expedia Formally Sign New Deal

Hyatt and Expedia Formally Sign New Deal

Deanna Ting, Skift

Any potential crisis has now been definitively averted, at least until this contract expires.

6 days ago

Hotel CEOs Say They’re Cautiously Optimistic About Corporate Travel

Hotel CEOs Say They’re Cautiously Optimistic About Corporate Travel

Deanna Ting, Skift

But shouldn't hotel executives be a bit more concerned? At least that's what one analyst is wondering, and we are too.

1 week ago

Skift Global Forum 2017: Hear From Marriott, Airbnb and the Biggest Names in Hospitality

Skift Global Forum 2017: Hear From Marriott, Airbnb and the Biggest Names in Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

From direct booking campaigns to the growing popularity of Airbnb, there's a lot to talk about with the most influential decision-makers in hospitality.

1 week ago

Hotel CEOs Discuss Recent Cancellation Policy Changes and Hint at More to Come

Hotel CEOs Discuss Recent Cancellation Policy Changes and Hint at More to Come

Deanna Ting, Skift

As hotels tighten up their revenue management practices, expect more of these cancellation policy changes to take place in the near future.

1 week ago

The NAACP’s Travel Advisory Is Having an Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

The NAACP’s Travel Advisory Is Having an Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

Jim Salter, Associated Press

As we've seen in other cities and states, local economies will suffer when the government doesn't make the effort to ensure that all are not only welcome, but that they feel safe, and know they'll be treated equally and fairly.

1 week ago

Hilton CEO Looks to Airbnb as Hedge Against Power of Expedia and Booking.com

Hilton CEO Looks to Airbnb as Hedge Against Power of Expedia and Booking.com

Deanna Ting, Skift

In some cases, the hotel-online travel agency relationship is still a tense situation, but for most big hotel companies, it's still business as usual.

1 week ago

Hotels May Try to Counter Airbnb’s Rise With Bets on Tech

Hotels May Try to Counter Airbnb’s Rise With Bets on Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

No one knows what Airbnb's impact is. But our contrarian take is that it's greater than what most hoteliers think -- and accelerating by the day. Yet it's manageable if hotels act strategically.

1 week ago

New Choice Hotels CEO and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

New Choice Hotels CEO and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality news, we looked at new chief executives. Choice Hotels' new CEO starts sooner than expected and InterContinental's new CEO stays on the same track as his predecessor.

2 weeks ago