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Elevating Hospitality Through Innovative Design

In the first dispatch of the Skift Travel Spotlight podcast from ITB Berlin, Skift speaks with Boutique Group about the role innovative design plays in developing Saudi Arabia’s hospitality sector.

Elevating Hospitality Through Innovative Design
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Tourism

Q&A: Abu Dhabi’s Strategic Leap Forward in Global Accessibility

Abu Dhabi is strengthening its global tourism profile with major infrastructure leaps, including a new airport terminal set to improve connectivity and visitor experiences in line with its expansive tourism vision.

Q&A: Abu Dhabi’s Strategic Leap Forward in Global Accessibility
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Hotels

Understanding What Travelers Want Most From Loyalty Programs in 2024

Global Hotel Alliance’s new report reveals how independent hotel brands can meet the needs of today’s travelers by focusing on easy-to-understand loyalty programs that complement hotel quality and emphasize convenience and functional benefits.

Understanding What Travelers Want Most From Loyalty Programs in 2024
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Online Travel

The State of Loyalty for Travel and Lifestyle Credit Cards in 2024

Credit card loyalty programs play a unique role in shaping consumer behavior and travel spending. A new report from iSeatz explores how banks are structuring their rewards to encourage flexibility, enable choice, and unlock value for today’s consumers.

The State of Loyalty for Travel and Lifestyle Credit Cards in 2024
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Hotels

Are Millennials the Happiest Timeshare Owners? 

Travel remains a top spending priority among younger travelers. We spoke with two millennial travelers to unpack the benefits of vacation ownership and learn why they consider timeshare the best way to enjoy multiple resort vacations a year.

Are Millennials the Happiest Timeshare Owners? 
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Online Travel

Boosting Revenue During Cultural Events: A New Era for Travel Marketing? 

If you’re heading to the latest stop on Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, you will likely need to book a flight and hotel. Expedia Group recently unveiled new data highlighting how its advertising tools enhance visibility for travel partners on their sites and can augment partner revenue during popular cultural events.

Boosting Revenue During Cultural Events: A New Era for Travel Marketing? 
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Airlines

Skift India Summit Video: Hyper-Personalizing the Air Travel Experience

In this video from Skift India Summit 2024, Jonathan Tong, senior vice president, airlines — Southeast Asia, India Subcontinent and Greater China for Amadeus, spoke about the critical role of data, collaboration, and tech in reshaping today's passenger experiences.

Skift India Summit Video: Hyper-Personalizing the Air Travel Experience
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Hotels

Skift India Summit Video: Destination India – Emerging Hospitality Trends

In this video from Skift India Summit 2024, Chris Hartley of Global Hotel Alliance and Anuraag Bhatnagar of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts discuss the potential of the Indian travel market, the unique travel preferences of Indian travelers, and the importance of personalization and recognition in delivering exceptional guest experiences.

Skift India Summit Video: Destination India – Emerging Hospitality Trends
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Tourism

Almosafer’s CEO on Navigating the Future of Saudi Tourism

In rewriting its tourism narrative, Saudi Arabia’s shift towards broader offerings, digital integration, and infrastructure improvements signals a forward-looking approach aimed at tapping into new growth avenues within the global travel industry.

Almosafer’s CEO on Navigating the Future of Saudi Tourism
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Online Travel

Q&A: Why Vrbo’s New Brand Campaign Is Spotlighting Trust, Transparency, and Consistency

Do vacation rental travelers prefer consistent experiences over quirky stays? Vrbo is betting they do, with a new brand campaign that aims to outshine the competition by highlighting traditional properties, price transparency, and loyalty rewards.

Q&A: Why Vrbo’s New Brand Campaign Is Spotlighting Trust, Transparency, and Consistency