Hotels

AccorHotels Plans to Test Selling Flights on Its Website

AccorHotels Plans to Test Selling Flights on Its Website

Deanna Ting, Skift

Leave it to AccorHotels to be a pioneer. Whether it's buying an alternative accommodations provider like onefinestay or adding independent hotels to its online booking channels, the company isn't afraid to pilot new concepts and ways of doing things.

1 week ago

Caribbean Resort Licensing Deal Tests Trump’s Promise of No New Foreign Projects

Caribbean Resort Licensing Deal Tests Trump’s Promise of No New Foreign Projects

Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press

This won't the be the last report of a number of potential conflicts on interest with the Trump Organization and its future business plans.

1 week ago

Rethinking Sustainable Tourism — Digital Marketing News This Week

Rethinking Sustainable Tourism — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

Overtourism is a growing problem, so it's heartening to see Booking.com taking on the problem of sustainability in an innovative way. That said, it's still too early to tell if this is a genuine commitment to sustainability, or just a "feel-good" move to create PR headlines.

1 week ago

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Skift Trends Brief: The Trends Shaping Luxury Meetings and Events in 2017

Skift Trends Brief: The Trends Shaping Luxury Meetings and Events in 2017

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts + Skift

As attendees demand more immersive, authentic and unique experiences, the next generation of meetings deliver content that resonates both professionally and personally.

2 weeks ago

Trump Hotels CEO Interview: With International Expansion off the Table, Domestic Growth Gets Full Focus

Trump Hotels CEO Interview: With International Expansion off the Table, Domestic Growth Gets Full Focus

Deanna Ting, Skift

The hotel business will always be a challenging one, regardless of whether your founder happens to be the 45th President of the United States or not. Whether the Trump Hotels company can continue its focus on domestic growth, while avoiding the many conflicts of interest and challenges that arise in this unprecedented situation, we'll have to wait and see.

2 weeks ago

Skift Forum Europe: IHG CEO on the Next, Next Thing in Hospitality

Skift Forum Europe: IHG CEO on the Next, Next Thing in Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

As technology continues to evolve, hotels need to find more creative and effective ways to use it to improve the guest experience, without sacrificing the humanity of genuine hospitality.

2 weeks ago

Taj Hotels Bucks the Expansion Trend and Shrinks From Three Brands to Just One

Taj Hotels Bucks the Expansion Trend and Shrinks From Three Brands to Just One

Deanna Ting, Skift

Taj isn't afraid to do things differently, whether teaming up with a competitor on an innovative loyalty program strategy, or deciding to whittle down its number of brands to just one. It's certainly a hotel company worth keeping an eye on going forward thanks to its contrarian approaches.

2 weeks ago

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Hotel Jen to Launch Interactive Night Light Program

Hotel Jen to Launch Interactive Night Light Program

Hotel Jen By Shangri-La + Skift

Hotel Jen is launching a new initiative to help its adventurous guests get off the tired old tourism trail with the help of savvy local food fans and culture gurus.

2 weeks ago

InterContinental Hotels Group Suffers Data Breach at 12 U.S. Properties

InterContinental Hotels Group Suffers Data Breach at 12 U.S. Properties

Deanna Ting, Skift

Regarding IHG's data breach and others in the past at many high-profile companies, why does it always take so long for the general public to find out about these data breaches?

2 weeks ago

Venezuelan Hotels Try Promotions and Other Strategies to Cope With Financial Crisis

Venezuelan Hotels Try Promotions and Other Strategies to Cope With Financial Crisis

Zayira Arenas, Skift

Hotels in Venezuela admit that even with promotions they struggle to increase consumer demand, but they are still trying to address declining occupancy through more active marketing of their products. The results remain to be seen.

2 weeks ago

The Evolution of Accessible Travel: 5 Podcast Takeaways

The Evolution of Accessible Travel: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Many hoteliers are unaware of just how many people with disabilities are out there spending money on travel. The companies that go above and beyond to make these travelers comfortable will gain their loyalty.

2 weeks ago

Accor’s Sharing Economy Investments Will Help in the Battle Against Airbnb

Accor’s Sharing Economy Investments Will Help in the Battle Against Airbnb

Andrea Felsted, Bloomberg

Accor's plan to acquire Travel Keys may be a small move financially, but the announcement represents a big commitment to evolving along with consumer habits.

2 weeks ago