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China Is First Country in the World to See Year-Over-Year Hotel Revenue Growth During Pandemic

China Is First Country in the World to See Year-Over-Year Hotel Revenue Growth During Pandemic

Cameron Sperance, Skift

A holiday with plenty of reasons to celebrate: Golden Week reaffirmed projections that hotels in China are on track to recover to pre-pandemic revenue levels by next year.

10 hours ago

U.S. Leads the World in Hotel Construction During Pandemic

U.S. Leads the World in Hotel Construction During Pandemic

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Don't be fooled by these numbers in the United States. It will be years for hotel construction to once again hit peak levels seen only months ago.

19 hours ago

Hyatt’s Potential Defections and 12 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Hyatt’s Potential Defections and 12 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In Skift's top stories this week, we covered Sonesta's rapid growth at the expense of Marriott and IHG, Asia's travel recovery, AirAsia's digital transformation, and Southwest's business travel strategy, among others.

3 days ago

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Hotel Revenue: A Recovery Guide for Travel Agencies

Hotel Revenue: A Recovery Guide for Travel Agencies

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Our new eBook, Hotel Revenue: A Recovery Guide For Travel Agencies, encourages travel agencies to pivot their value proposition, and hone in on hotel sales as they chart the path to post-Covid recovery.

6 days ago

Hotel Industry Finally Gets a Relief Bill in Congress: What Are Its Chances?

Hotel Industry Finally Gets a Relief Bill in Congress: What Are Its Chances?

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The hospitality industry got some love from Washington, but stakeholders shouldn't hold their breath waiting for industry-targeted relief to pass.

5 days ago

Fall Travel Is Off to a Worrisome Start: Latest Skift U.S. Travel Tracker Survey

Fall Travel Is Off to a Worrisome Start: Latest Skift U.S. Travel Tracker Survey

Haixia Wang, Skift Research

Labor Day weekend didn’t provide a much-needed boost for the U.S travel sector. In September, 37 percent of Americans traveled, barely one percentage point higher than in August. The path of travel recovery ahead might be even rockier with summer vacation officially behind us.

5 days ago

Red Lion Hotels Enters the Extended Stay Hotel Sector With Brand Reinvention

Red Lion Hotels Enters the Extended Stay Hotel Sector With Brand Reinvention

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The extended stay hotel sector continues to attract owners and investors due to its seemingly recession-proof traveler base, even during a global pandemic.

6 days ago

Marriott Taps Into New Revenue Streams Amid Strong Recovery in China

Marriott Taps Into New Revenue Streams Amid Strong Recovery in China

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Marriott's newer initiatives and brands like Homes & Villas may find success during the pandemic, but old-fashioned revenue streams like corporate travel are still a vital factor in a full recovery.

6 days ago

China Saw a Blip in Its Hotel Recovery But Mostly Due to Supply and Demand

China Saw a Blip in Its Hotel Recovery But Mostly Due to Supply and Demand

Cameron Sperance, Skift

There have been hotel occupancy dips and rapid accelerations in China, but underlying data shows the country is still leading the world in the race toward a full economic recovery from the pandemic.

6 days ago

Malaysia’s Genting and Spain’s Melia Are the Only Travel Companies to Top a New Corp Sustainability Ranking

Malaysia’s Genting and Spain’s Melia Are the Only Travel Companies to Top a New Corp Sustainability Ranking

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Kudos to the two companies for coming out on top of The Wall Street Journal's ranking. But shame on the rest of the sector. Time to do better.

1 week ago

Marriott and IHG Fueling Sonesta’s Rapid Growth: Is Hyatt Next?

Marriott and IHG Fueling Sonesta’s Rapid Growth: Is Hyatt Next?

Cameron Sperance, Skift

It only takes a little momentum for a snowball growth effect to transpire, and the unlikely Sonesta seems to have plenty of it to hit an extraordinary five-year growth goal.

1 week ago

Hilton Adds Resort Amenities to Business Hotels After Months of Leisure-Led Travel

Hilton Adds Resort Amenities to Business Hotels After Months of Leisure-Led Travel

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hilton's hotel tweaks and new ad campaign are a reminder companies can't afford to let customers slip away, especially during such an uncertain year for travel.

1 week ago