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Articles tagged “all-inclusive”

Marriott Is Buying Elegant Hotels in Barbados in Further All-Inclusive Push

Marriott Is Buying Elegant Hotels in Barbados in Further All-Inclusive Push

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Buying Elegant Hotels will add another seven Caribbean hotels to Marriott's all-inclusive offering. It's a sure sign that the company is taking this part of the market much more seriously in 2019.

6 months ago

Sandals Resorts Explores $4.5 Billion Sale in Booming All-Inclusive Market

Sandals Resorts Explores $4.5 Billion Sale in Booming All-Inclusive Market

Patrick Clark and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

With Marriott recently expanding into the all-inclusive market, the sector is clearly having a moment. What better way to exploit this new attention than by initiating a sales process. Sandals Resorts will be hoping it can secure a high price.

7 months 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.

7 months 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.

7 months ago

Marriott Plays Catch-Up on All-Inclusives as Rivals Push Into Resorts

Marriott Plays Catch-Up on All-Inclusives as Rivals Push Into Resorts

Danni Santana, Skift

After years of standing on the sidelines, the world's largest hotel chain has committed to growing its all-inclusive portfolio organically. Keep an eye on Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be huge test markets for whether Marriott goes global.

7 months ago

Hilton Commits to Growing Its Portfolio of All-Inclusive Resorts

Hilton Commits to Growing Its Portfolio of All-Inclusive Resorts

Deanna Ting, Skift

And it won't be the only one. Expect Marriott and other global hotel brands to join Hyatt and Hilton in growing their respective all-inclusive resort portfolios, too.

2 years ago

Apple Leisure Partners With NH Hotels to Expand All-Inclusive Brands in Europe

Apple Leisure Partners With NH Hotels to Expand All-Inclusive Brands in Europe

Skift, Deanna Ting

While this is a pairing that does make sense on some level — Apple wants to leverage NH's regional expertise — it's also an interesting one between a primarily all-inclusive hospitality expert and an urban hotel company.

2 years ago

Skift Forum Europe Preview: How Club Med Is Reimagining the All-Inclusive Resort

Skift Forum Europe Preview: How Club Med Is Reimagining the All-Inclusive Resort

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Since 2004, Club Med has tried to change the perception of all-inclusive resorts. Part of this is a move upmarket but it has also meant targeting new nationalities and destinations.

2 years ago

Video: Apple Leisure Group CEO on the Appeal of Luxury All-Inclusive

Video: Apple Leisure Group CEO on the Appeal of Luxury All-Inclusive

Sarah Enelow, Skift

All-inclusive vacations aren't necessarily just for low-end consumers seeking high convenience. The luxury corner of the all-inclusive market has staying power.

2 years ago

Aruba Tourism Officials Have a Radical Idea to Reduce All-Inclusive Resorts

Aruba Tourism Officials Have a Radical Idea to Reduce All-Inclusive Resorts

Ezra Fieser, Bloomberg

All-inclusive resorts appeal to a desire by guests to leave all their concerns behind. And while the realities of life outside of a gated resort will never match that, destinations like Aruba should think about what they can do to make their destinations more attractive outside of the resort walls.

3 years ago

Club Med Targeting Affluent Millennial Families in Bid to Redefine Its Brand

Club Med Targeting Affluent Millennial Families in Bid to Redefine Its Brand

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Theoretically, this isn't your grandparents' Club Med. Affluent millennial parents and their kids are now part of the demographic -- or at least they are increasingly the target demographic.

4 years ago

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The Rise of Personalized All-Inclusive Luxury

The Rise of Personalized All-Inclusive Luxury

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Spurred by economic factors and shifting guest expectations, the all-inclusive resort segment is rapidly expanding with more luxury product, local travel experiences, and age-delineated services targeting a wider range of international consumer demographics.

5 years ago