Articles tagged “branding”

Ritz and Virgin Cruise CEOs Think Agents Will Benefit From Brand Clout

Ritz and Virgin Cruise CEOs Think Agents Will Benefit From Brand Clout

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As they ramp up their outreach to travel advisors, Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and Virgin Voyages are both presenting themselves as new and different options for luxury clients. They say this means agents will be able to sell cruises to those who don’t normally cruise, but who are intrigued by the brands.

2 months ago

Virgin Is Lending Its Name to a High-Speed Train Line in Florida

Virgin Is Lending Its Name to a High-Speed Train Line in Florida

Nathan Crooks, Bloomberg

Let's hope Virgin is only lending its branding skills here: The Virgin-run rail line in the UK is a poster child for incompetence.

2 months ago

7 Issues Confronting the American Society of Travel Agents

7 Issues Confronting the American Society of Travel Agents

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In its rebrand to the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA wanted to keep the acronym as is. But is "Society" really a gateway to the future? The success or failure of the move may hinge on the effectiveness of the organization's new marketing campaign. We can't wait to give it a look.

5 months ago

Newly Rebranded Priceline Has Global Ambitions

Newly Rebranded Priceline Has Global Ambitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If you follow the money, you'll see that Booking.com, for good reason, is the parent company's favored brand even in the United States. Priceline, though, does have brand recognition and will try to make the most of it given the hand that it has been dealt.

9 months ago

Can Hotel Companies Have Too Many Brands?

Can Hotel Companies Have Too Many Brands?

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'd pay good money just to see hospitality executives try to guess which hotel brands belong to which companies.

9 months ago

The Inside Story Behind Marriott’s Moxy-Led Invasion of Manhattan

The Inside Story Behind Marriott’s Moxy-Led Invasion of Manhattan

Deanna Ting, Skift

If you really want a better understanding of today's hospitality industry, you've got to hear it from the owners first because, without them, all those brands would be nothing more than ideas.

9 months ago

Expedia Tweaks Name After Priceline Rebrand

Expedia Tweaks Name After Priceline Rebrand

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Hotels.com, Egencia, Trivago, and HomeAway, among others, are all Expedia companies. The parent company wants Wall Street to understand that it is more than just the Expedia brand. The Priceline Group had long been associated with Priceline.com even though Booking.com is the company's largest brand. So there seemed to be more of a reason for Priceline's name switch than for Expedia's.

10 months ago

Nobu Hotels CEO on a Restaurant-First Approach to Hospitality

Nobu Hotels CEO on a Restaurant-First Approach to Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

It certainly helps to have your hotels named after a wildly successful global restaurant chain, but making sure people don't only think of your brand as a place to eat can be a challenge.

10 months ago

Every One of Radisson’s 8 Hotel Brands, Explained

Every One of Radisson’s 8 Hotel Brands, Explained

Deanna Ting, Skift

With official brand descriptions like these, it's like Radisson was just begging for us to give them the Skift Take treatment — and we gladly obliged.

11 months ago

Hoshino Resorts’ New Midscale Brand Wants to Reinvent the Tourist Hotel

Hoshino Resorts’ New Midscale Brand Wants to Reinvent the Tourist Hotel

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hoshino Resorts is smart to get a head start on accommodating the influx of travelers who are not only traveling to Japan in droves, but yearning to do so in a way that makes them feel more connected to the local culture, without having to break the bank.

1 year ago

Marriott and Choice Take Varied Approaches to Reviving Classic Midscale Brands

Marriott and Choice Take Varied Approaches to Reviving Classic Midscale Brands

Deanna Ting, Skift

This makes a lot of sense, but can Marriott and Choice make their established midscale brands stand out among all of the more design-driven newcomers that others are unleashing? Or do consumers and developers not really care as long as they save or make money?

1 year ago

Why Luxury Travel Brands Should Pay Attention to High-End Retail Trends

Why Luxury Travel Brands Should Pay Attention to High-End Retail Trends

Laura Powell, Skift

International spending on luxury goods often tracks movements in worldwide travel. A recent report sheds light on how travel and high-end shopping are intertwined.

1 year ago