Articles tagged “budget hotels”

Business Travel

Hostelworld Launching Platform to Connect Solo Travelers Before Trips

Adding social network-like features could win it some more new-to-hosteling customers, clearly needed after racking up losses of $90 million during the pandemic. But doesn't this take the fun out of the haphazard nature of hosteling?

Hostelworld Launching Platform to Connect Solo Travelers Before Trips

Hotels

Oyo Hotels Eliminates U.S. and China as Focus for Growth

Critics have been saying for years that Oyo needed to get its house in order and to tamp down on its reckless growth plans. Whether that actually happens or not will become clear over the next year or two.

Oyo Hotels Eliminates U.S. and China as Focus for Growth

Hotels

When Being a Budget Hotel Chain Wasn’t Enough: How Asia’s RedDoorz Risks Losing Its Focus

A new brand, Sunerra, takes RedDoorz into the midscale arena of three and four stars hotels. Not only that, it will manage these hotels. Can RedDoorz do it, or will the move dilute its focus as a budget player and eat up resources?

When Being a Budget Hotel Chain Wasn’t Enough: How Asia’s RedDoorz Risks Losing Its Focus

Coronavirus

What’s Going On With Oyo, 10 Months Into the Pandemic

Oyo and its founder have long been accused of being heavy on spin even though all acknowledge that the hotel chain has been a category creator. This interview is excellent because Agarwal faced tough questioning. We know a politician who would have walked out.

What’s Going On With Oyo, 10 Months Into the Pandemic

Online Travel

Making More Affordable Software for the World’s Independent Hotels

We like to say there's always a way to create your own white space. HotelRunner is a startup looking at the crowded hospitality sector in fresh ways. Think the budget model of EasyJet or AirAsia, but for a hotel tech stack.

Making More Affordable Software for the World’s Independent Hotels

Hotels

Travel Megatrends 2020: Smart Design Isn’t Just for Luxe Travel Anymore

There is no turning back on the transformation of low-budget hotels from the “uncategorized” class into a legitimate segment of the global hotel industry. Future technology and the rise of Gen Z will further fuel innovation and change in the design of economy accommodations — especially in Asia.

Travel Megatrends 2020: Smart Design Isn’t Just for Luxe Travel Anymore

Hotels

Best Western: A Hotels Anomaly Ripe for Change

Best Western's unique longstanding model gives much power to its member hotels. But as changes quickly alter the industry's landscape, can the chain still compete effectively under the old ways?

Best Western: A Hotels Anomaly Ripe for Change

Hotels

Oyo CEO Defends Business Practices That Anger Some Hoteliers

If you were thinking after a tumultuous last few months that a reformed Oyo would emerge, then guess again. The hotel chain is giving little ground on the basics of its business model, although it vows to get better on the execution of it all.

Oyo CEO Defends Business Practices That Anger Some Hoteliers

Hotels

Oyo’s Global Downsizing Hits U.S. as One-Third of Staff Is Fired in Biz Model Shift

If the cliché "no pain, no gain" applies to disruptor Oyo, then the chain is clearly in the pain part of that equation. The brand has definitely taken a huge reputational hit that will play out for months. There are certainly positives in Oyo's renewed value proposition to many properties if the chain doesn't trip over itself.

Oyo’s Global Downsizing Hits U.S. as One-Third of Staff Is Fired in Biz Model Shift

Hotels

All of Oyo’s Brands Explained: New Skift Research

Oyo's multi-brand strategy speaks to its ambition to expand out of the budget category it started in. For now most of these brands are concentrated in India, which serves as a test market for Oyo. It will be interesting to watch how these regional offerings fare and evolve to fit into foreign markets.

All of Oyo’s Brands Explained: New Skift Research