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Digital Marketing News: Building a Culture for Travel Innovation

Digital Marketing News: Building a Culture for Travel Innovation

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Every travel company wants to be known as innovative. But creating the right culture for innovation can be challenging. That's why travel incubators seem like such a great strategy: access to outside partners, ideas and talent with minimal risk.

21 hours ago

Here’s What Hotel CEOs Think of Trump’s Travel Ban

Here’s What Hotel CEOs Think of Trump’s Travel Ban

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'll see what the hotel industry has to say (or doesn't say) when Trump issues his revised travel ban plans next week.

1 day ago

U.S. Business Travel Recovery Is Threatened by the Trump Travel Ban

U.S. Business Travel Recovery Is Threatened by the Trump Travel Ban

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Business travel had a brief moment of optimism, but the rosy forecast could be in trouble if companies slip back into old uncertainty-driven patterns and keep employees off the road.

1 day ago

Wyndham Destination Network: A Giant Among Vacation Rental Property Management

Wyndham Destination Network: A Giant Among Vacation Rental Property Management

Dave Montali, Skift

Wyndham Destination Network has positioned itself as the largest property management company in vacation rentals, and is now using its size to optimize performance by rolling out company-wide yield management and cross-selling abilities.

1 day ago

Travefy Makes Its First Acquisition: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travefy Makes Its First Acquisition: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travefy solidifies its business with travel management companies, TravelCar brings its car rental solution to U.S. airports, NIDA Rooms expands its branded budget hotel room model in Southeast Asia, and more news in our weekly roundup.

1 day ago

Airbnb Buys Payments Company Tilt to Let Travelers Split Trip Costs

Airbnb Buys Payments Company Tilt to Let Travelers Split Trip Costs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelers have long asked Airbnb to make it easier to share the cost of a rental, including when they are using different currencies from a lodging host. By acquiring Tilt, the startup will likely add that service to its app.

2 days ago

Stayzilla Closes Indian Alternative Lodging Business Despite Raising $34 Million

Stayzilla Closes Indian Alternative Lodging Business Despite Raising $34 Million

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It was only last May that Stayzilla received $13 million in a Series C round. An impressive-seeming execution must have blinded investors to spreadsheet data showing the company was not generating enough revenue to cover its costs.

2 days ago

A Shakeup in Corporate Housing: Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

A Shakeup in Corporate Housing: Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

When a company updates its product to become easier for all parties to use — especially in corporate travel — we pay attention. The rest of the industry would be wise to do the same.

2 days ago

Hyatt Gets Political in Advertising Campaign for New Loyalty Program

Hyatt Gets Political in Advertising Campaign for New Loyalty Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

Given the current geopolitical climate and the ever-tightening, more restrictive stance the U.S. is taking on immigration and travel these days, Hyatt's new ad could not be more timely.

2 days ago

Accor CEO: We Want to Transform the Way Everyone Uses Hotels

Accor CEO: We Want to Transform the Way Everyone Uses Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

Deal by deal, AccorHotels is taking bold steps to bring the traditional hotel company into the future and its newest pilot is absolute proof of that.

2 days ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Already Planning a Second Ship for China

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Already Planning a Second Ship for China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Like other cruise lines, Norwegian is thinking far into the future when it comes to China. Will the fledgling market keep up with the supply growth?

2 days ago

Skift Podcast: How New York City Tourism Changes the City

Skift Podcast: How New York City Tourism Changes the City

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Visitors keep coming to New York City, and the effort continues to strike a balance between tourist playground and place where people actually live.

2 days ago