Articles tagged “ahla”

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Implementation of panic buttons, or employee safety devices, for hotel employees is a good start, but it should just be the beginning of the much broader measures the entire global hospitality industry should take to ensure the safety of every single person who walks through its doors.

10 months ago

Hotel CEOs’ Views on Homesharing Evolve Even as Industry Remains Critical

Hotel CEOs’ Views on Homesharing Evolve Even as Industry Remains Critical

Deanna Ting, Skift

Now that AccorHotels, Hyatt, and Marriott have started getting into homesharing, what does that mean for the hotel industry's crusade against it? Can AH&LA continue to fight Airbnb when some of its members are now actively participating in the short-term rental space?

1 year ago

Priceline Group CEO Faults Hotel Association for False Allegations

Priceline Group CEO Faults Hotel Association for False Allegations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There is ample competition among hotels, online travel agencies, and airlines in the U.S. travel marketplace as all of these sectors have seen a spate of consolidation. It may make sense business-wise for these companies, but none of it is particularly good for consumers or competition.

2 years ago

Hotels Ready Campaign to Push Trump to Clamp Down On Priceline and Expedia

Hotels Ready Campaign to Push Trump to Clamp Down On Priceline and Expedia

Olivia Zaleski and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

The hotel lobby has tried and failed for decades to limit the influence of online booking sites. Why will this time be any different?

2 years ago

What’s Really Behind the Hotel Industry’s Plans to Combat Airbnb

What’s Really Behind the Hotel Industry’s Plans to Combat Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

There's not a David and Goliath battle happening here. It's more like new money versus old money, and we expect to see some excellent public relations work on every side.

2 years ago

Airbnb’s Growth Is Being Driven by Commercial Operators, Report Says

Airbnb’s Growth Is Being Driven by Commercial Operators, Report Says

Deanna Ting, Skift

As with any report that covers Airbnb, whether it's from Airbnb itself or from its eternal nemesis, the AH&LA, we have to take this data with a generous helping of multiple grains of salt.

2 years 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.

2 years ago

Hotels Are Investing in Mobile Check-Ins and Services to Make Guests Happy

Hotels Are Investing in Mobile Check-Ins and Services to Make Guests Happy

Deanna Ting, Skift

It's clear hotels are focused on technology as a means of improving the overall hotel guest experience, but they also need to balance those investments with service and personalization to see the kind of return on investment they want to have.

3 years ago

Most of Airbnb’s Miami Revenue Is From Commercial Hosts New Study Suggests

Most of Airbnb’s Miami Revenue Is From Commercial Hosts New Study Suggests

Deanna Ting, Skift

Regardless of whether or not you believe the numbers from the American Hotel & Lodging Association or those from Airbnb, Miami's short-term rental situation demonstrates a clear need for better legislation and/or better enforcement to address short-term rentals.

3 years ago

New Data Takes Aim at Airbnb ‘Super Hosts’ in Los Angeles and San Francisco

New Data Takes Aim at Airbnb ‘Super Hosts’ in Los Angeles and San Francisco

Deanna Ting, Skift

Cracking down on Airbnb "Super Hosts," or those who use the platform on a "professional" full-time basis to operate illegal hotels, is becoming a serious hot button issue. If Airbnb wants to become more widely accepted, it has to assure local and state governments that its platform isn't becoming a front for illegal hotels.

3 years ago

New Data on Airbnb in Phoenix Takes Aim at Arizona’s Pro-Sharing Economy Stance

New Data on Airbnb in Phoenix Takes Aim at Arizona’s Pro-Sharing Economy Stance

Deanna Ting, Skift

While it's pretty clear that the hotel industry and Airbnb are at odds with one another, it's still obvious that more transparent data is sorely needed to understand the true impact of Airbnb and other home sharing platforms on cities and communities.

3 years ago

Expedia’s Hotel-Bidding Program Misleads Consumers Says Hotel Group

Expedia’s Hotel-Bidding Program Misleads Consumers Says Hotel Group

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Advertising such as bidding programs can be a higher margin business than transactions for online travel agencies. It looks like Expedia, at least, wants to get involved in that bidding revenue that Google and metasearch players have generated for years.

3 years ago