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Langham Lands a New Deal Located Within a UNESCO German Palace

Langham Lands a New Deal Located Within a UNESCO German Palace

Raini Hamdi, Skift

With all the current troubles in Hong Kong, diversifying the business surely is a bigger priority. Langham has said it wants to expand big-time in Europe. It is reentering the continent with style.

2 weeks ago

What’s Driving Europe’s Shifting Accommodation Industry: New Skift Research

What’s Driving Europe’s Shifting Accommodation Industry: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

The European Union is the largest tourism destination in the world. Its accommodation sector is critical infrastructure supporting all of those travelers. Understand what shifts are taking place not just at the top level but also across subsectors, countries, and companies.

2 weeks ago

Hilton Doubles Down on Direct Booking Ad Strategy by Targeting Younger Travelers

Hilton Doubles Down on Direct Booking Ad Strategy by Targeting Younger Travelers

Danni Santana, Skift

Hilton's new ad campaign rollout last year clearly opened the company's eyes to reaching younger generations to build its leisure business.

2 weeks ago

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5 Ways Independent Hotels Can Fight For and Win Direct Bookings

5 Ways Independent Hotels Can Fight For and Win Direct Bookings

NAVIS + Skift

Attaining direct bookings can be a tough fight, especially for independent hotels that tend to operate on tighter marketing budgets than their corporate counterparts. But if the independents get the tactics right, there’s a lot of room for growth.

3 weeks ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Marriott’s Loyalty Program Key to Competing With Airbnb and All-Inclusive Players

Skift Global Forum Preview: Marriott’s Loyalty Program Key to Competing With Airbnb and All-Inclusive Players

Danni Santana, Skift

Marriott believes it has a responsibility to make every type of lodging accommodation available to travelers. That, in a nutshell, explains the company's activity — and challenge — so far in 2019.

2 weeks ago

Singaporean Fund GIC May Take $1.5 Billion Stake in 4 Fairmont Hotels

Singaporean Fund GIC May Take $1.5 Billion Stake in 4 Fairmont Hotels

Natalie Wong and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Talks to buy majority stake in the assets of Oxford Fairmont, which owns four iconic Fairmont properties, are ongoing, sources said. A potential deal would be a coup for GIC if it values the Canadian hotels at about $1.5 billion ($2 billion Canadian).

2 weeks ago

Booking Holdings-Backed Yanolja Acquires Indian Hotel Tech Firm eZee

Booking Holdings-Backed Yanolja Acquires Indian Hotel Tech Firm eZee

Sam Kim and Sohee Kim, Bloomberg

Yanolja, which means "hey let’s play," wants to move away from its love motels reputation to accommodate families and business travelers. Buying eZee Technosys is a good step towards that goal.

2 weeks ago

Caribbean Resorts Giant Apple Leisure Taps New CEO to Prep for Possible IPO

Caribbean Resorts Giant Apple Leisure Taps New CEO to Prep for Possible IPO

Ezra Fieser, Bloomberg

With international visits up worldwide, it's a good time to be in the resort business. Apple Leisure Group will continue to focus on expansion before it opens up its books to shareholders.

2 weeks ago

Hotels Embrace Role as Curators of Niche Products

Hotels Embrace Role as Curators of Niche Products

Colin Nagy, Skift

As brands struggle to break through with consumers, they need to consider introducing themselves within the environs of hotels. It's a means to create a new relationship in a contextual way. And hospitality brands have a huge opportunity to introduce tastemakers to up-and-coming products.

2 weeks ago

Cox & Kings Contemplates Sale of Meininger Hotels

Cox & Kings Contemplates Sale of Meininger Hotels

Jack Sidders, Gillian Tan and Eyk Henning, Bloomberg

Given Cox & Kings' well-publicized financial struggles, offloading the Meininger hybrid hotel/hostel chain makes sense. There will likely be plenty of interested parties.

2 weeks ago

Best Western’s Newest Acquisition Points to Long-Term Reservations Strategy

Best Western’s Newest Acquisition Points to Long-Term Reservations Strategy

Danni Santana, Skift

Property management systems are not the most exciting topic to discuss when assessing a hotel's tech prowess, but they are core to any company's ability to sell as many rooms as possible.

3 weeks ago

Marriott Vows to Stop Using Single-Use Plastic Toiletries by 2020

Marriott Vows to Stop Using Single-Use Plastic Toiletries by 2020

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

The switch from using miniature shampoo, conditioner, and soap bottles to installing more sustainable, refillable versions is certainly significant — especially coming from the largest hotel company in the world.

3 weeks ago