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Hotels Are Betting Big on Brand Conversions Coming of Out of the Crisis: Is That Smart?

Hotels Are Betting Big on Brand Conversions Coming of Out of the Crisis: Is That Smart?

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Depending on whether global brands or independent operators are the ones talking, there is a lot of money to be won or left on the table in a hotel brand conversion. Run the numbers on renovation costs and fee structures before making the plunge into one of these deals.

2 weeks ago

France Launches $19 Billion Bailout for Ravaged Tourism Sector

France Launches $19 Billion Bailout for Ravaged Tourism Sector

Michel Rose, Reuters

The significant tourism-focused bailout in France aims to salvage a variety of hospitality sectors as well as activities that make up the French identity. But summer in Paris will still look a lot different this year.

2 weeks ago

What the Boss of the Most Devastated Union in Travel Has to Say About the Future

What the Boss of the Most Devastated Union in Travel Has to Say About the Future

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hoteliers are expected to rely heavily on technology to run properties in the coronavirus recovery, but Unite Here expects heightened cleaning standards will usher in a need for more workers. Cost-cutting for near-term survival may delay the opportunities the labor movement desires.

2 weeks ago

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Executive Q&A: How Hoteliers Can Master Metasearch Advertising With Machine Learning

Executive Q&A: How Hoteliers Can Master Metasearch Advertising With Machine Learning

DerbySoft + Skift

Hoteliers are typically at a disadvantage when it comes to competing efficiently in metasearch with online travel agencies. But most of these challenges can be overcome with the right technology partner in place.

3 months ago

European Hotels Among Last to Recover? Don’t Tell That to Germany

European Hotels Among Last to Recover? Don’t Tell That to Germany

Cameron Sperance, Skift

A full economic recovery is years away, and the path it takes is largely uncertain. Germany, with its strong domestic traveler base, could be a surprisingly strong performer in a hotel industry on the rebound.

2 weeks ago

Hyatt Plans to Lay Off 1,300 Employees Amid Ongoing Coronavirus Downturn

Hyatt Plans to Lay Off 1,300 Employees Amid Ongoing Coronavirus Downturn

Rama Venkat, Reuters

Hyatt's latest move to cut staffing around the world reflects the hotel industry settling into an uncertain operational future with low occupancy.

2 weeks ago

The Long View This Week: The Centrality of Design in a Pandemic Era

The Long View This Week: The Centrality of Design in a Pandemic Era

Rafat Ali, Skift

Design, it turns out, is now everything in the reopening of travel (and rest of daily life, for that matter). How does design in travel change from here? Tune in.

2 weeks ago

Choice Hotels Expects Brand Conversions and Extended Stay to Fuel Post-Pandemic Growth

Choice Hotels Expects Brand Conversions and Extended Stay to Fuel Post-Pandemic Growth

Cameron Sperance, Skift

It’s never too early to start planning for growth, but even bullish leadership teams need to focus on the uncertain near-term before playing offense with conversion targets.

2 weeks ago

Marriott CEO Arne Sorensen Says Most of the World Has Seen the Bottom

Marriott CEO Arne Sorensen Says Most of the World Has Seen the Bottom

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Marriott sees early signs of travel demand coming back to properties in China and North America. But its plans to mount an aggressive marketing campaign to take as much of the early recovery market share as possible recognizes it will be tough competition on the rebound.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Leisure and Hospitality Industy Lost 8.2 Million Jobs in 2 Months

U.S. Leisure and Hospitality Industy Lost 8.2 Million Jobs in 2 Months

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The leisure and hospitality industry was the hardest-hit part of the U.S. economy when it came to job losses, and restaurant and bars were by far the most-severely impacted within the category.

3 weeks ago

Host Hotels CEO: Group Business Travel Will Be Last to Recover But Remains Key to Industry

Host Hotels CEO: Group Business Travel Will Be Last to Recover But Remains Key to Industry

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Group travel is crucial for massive convention hotels to bounce back from coronavirus, but a vaccine or treatment is needed before major bookings materialize.

3 weeks ago

Hyatt Notches a Coronavirus Rarity — Sold-Out Hotels

Hyatt Notches a Coronavirus Rarity — Sold-Out Hotels

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hopeful signs are emerging for Hyatt in the second half of 2020, but it has to differentiate itself from competitors looking to pounce on those same limited opportunities.

3 weeks ago