Articles tagged “amazon”

Amazon Enters Skincare Industry Armed With Its Algorithm

Amazon Enters Skincare Industry Armed With Its Algorithm

Laura Powell, Skift

Amazon runs on user data. This gives the company the potential to develop its own health and wellness products specifically addressing what consumers are looking for now.

20 hours ago

MGM Resorts’ New Exec Hire Signals a Transformation to an Experience Platform

MGM Resorts’ New Exec Hire Signals a Transformation to an Experience Platform

Deanna Ting, Skift

It likely won't be the only, or the last, hospitality company to do the same.

2 weeks ago

Skift Forum Europe: Ennismore CEO Sharan Pasricha on Reimagining Hospitality

Skift Forum Europe: Ennismore CEO Sharan Pasricha on Reimagining Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

The success of Ennismore’s Hoxton hotels brand is founded on the fact that you don’t have to completely reinvent something to make it exciting or lasting. You just need to know what elements bring you — and your guests — joy (while also making a profit).

4 weeks ago

What Marriott’s CEO Had to Say About Airbnb, Amazon and Google

What Marriott’s CEO Had to Say About Airbnb, Amazon and Google

Deanna Ting, Skift

Unlike some of its hotel peers, Marriott isn't giving up on its hopes of being the world's favorite travel company.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Plots Inspiration Path in Google’s Shadow

TripAdvisor Plots Inspiration Path in Google’s Shadow

Patrick Whyte, Skift

CEO Stephen Kaufer seems confident that the "new TripAdvisor" will be successful. We'll have to wait until later this year before we know whether it is helping the company earn more cash.

1 month ago

Hilton CEO: ‘We’re Not Trying to Compete With Google, Amazon and Apple’

Hilton CEO: ‘We’re Not Trying to Compete With Google, Amazon and Apple’

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can a single brand ever really own a customer? We think Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta is onto something here, but that won't necessarily stop his travel peers from trying to do that in their own ways.

2 months ago

Recession Watch: The Debt Load of the Travel Industry’s Public Companies

Recession Watch: The Debt Load of the Travel Industry’s Public Companies

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When it comes to their debt, easyJet has a much more liquid position than Ryanair, while United and Delta have a lighter debt burden relatively speaking than American Airlines. In the event of a recession, debt loads would be one critical factor among many in hamstringing or contributing to a company's ability to maneuver.

3 months ago

Amazon May Create Advertising Opportunities for Travel Companies: New Skift Research E-Book

Amazon May Create Advertising Opportunities for Travel Companies: New Skift Research E-Book

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Amazon to the rescue? That is narrative you don't often hear associated with Jeff Bezos' company. But advertising is collectively one of travel's largest expenses and few can break free of the Facebook and Google duopoly. Amazon might just be able to succeed where many others have failed.

4 months ago

The Amazon Factor in Travel: New Skift Research E-Book

The Amazon Factor in Travel: New Skift Research E-Book

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Amazon's influence over travelers is likely to grow, and travel companies need to pay careful attention. Our limited edition e-book evaluates lessons, threats, and opportunities that Amazon presents for the travel industry.

4 months ago

The Bigger Promise of Voice in Hospitality Could Be With Vacation Rentals

The Bigger Promise of Voice in Hospitality Could Be With Vacation Rentals

Deanna Ting, Skift

Voice has tremendous potential to transform the vacation rental or private accommodation experience as we know it — but are we there yet? And if not, how do we get there?

6 months ago

Hotels Are Discovering Back-of-House Uses for Voice Technology

Hotels Are Discovering Back-of-House Uses for Voice Technology

Deanna Ting, Skift

If voice technology can do more than help facilitate guest requests for forgotten toothbrushes, there's a good chance it will be more than the latest hotel tech fad.

6 months ago

Wellness Newsletter: Inside Adidas’ Love-Hate Relationship With Amazon

Wellness Newsletter: Inside Adidas’ Love-Hate Relationship With Amazon

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Teaming up with Amazon could mean cash flow now, but at what cost down the line? It’s a question every brand that partners with the giant should ask –– especially in the wellness industry, when so much of a company’s DNA centers around cultivating a feel-good image.

6 months ago