Articles tagged “budget”

Business Travel

U.S. Companies Are Cutting Budgets for Business Trips by 25 Percent

Tighter, leaner policies could put the brakes on the surge in travel that we've seen in recent months, a warning sign of economic trouble ahead and more bad news for business travel's full recovery.

U.S. Companies Are Cutting Budgets for Business Trips by 25 Percent

Tourism

Summer Vacationers Are Budgeting and the RV Market Is Responding

While many turned to recreational vehicles and outdoor experiences for social distancing and mental wellness during the pandemic, rising vacation prices are forcing Americans to carefully allocate their finances, adding yet another reason to the list of why RVs are the move this summer.

Summer Vacationers Are Budgeting and the RV Market Is Responding

Tourism

Tours and Hotels Look for Innovative Ways to Cater to Luxury and Budget Road Trippers

While most American road trips are DIY, created piecemeal on a budget, the luxury set has options and smart travel brands know who to target.

Tours and Hotels Look for Innovative Ways to Cater to Luxury and Budget Road Trippers

Airlines

Here Are the Travel Companies That Have Cut Ties With the NRA

We're having a moment. In the wake of the Florida school shooting, travel companies are abandoning the National Rifle Association and its assault rifle advocacy. History would tell us that no substantial reforms will come out of this. But perhaps student and corporate pressure will make things different this time.

Here Are the Travel Companies That Have Cut Ties With the NRA

Business Travel

How Ineffective Hotel Audits Are Causing Companies to Overspend

Companies put a lot of time and effort into creating a successful hotel program–– but without regular rate auditing, they may be leaving money on the table.

How Ineffective Hotel Audits Are Causing Companies to Overspend

Tourism

How California Doubled Its Tourism Budget to More Than $100 Million

Although the jump in funding will help Visit California embark on more ambitious marketing projects in more markets, the amount of time and procedure it took to make it happen highlights the achilles heel of the destination marketing industry.

How California Doubled Its Tourism Budget to More Than $100 Million

Hotels

Yotel to Expand Internationally in Airports and City Centers

Increased traveler awareness and sophistication paired with several years of economic recession have led to the growth of a new category of minimalist hotels that has continued its ascent despite increased consumer confidence.

Yotel to Expand Internationally in Airports and City Centers

Rental Cars

Car Rental Brands’ Reputations Took Substantial Hit in 2014

Major car rental companies have implemented rate hikes over the last year. That may be a contributing factor in leisure travelers growing unease with their heretofore favorite big brands.

Car Rental Brands’ Reputations Took Substantial Hit in 2014

Online Travel

Indian Booking Site Yatra Shows Internet Brands How to Advertise Offline

Online travel websites are starting to take their marketing efforts offline to build brand awareness and gain new customers via print and TV campaigns. This is a good example of a multi-faceted service distilling its message down to a simple but powerful image.

Indian Booking Site Yatra Shows Internet Brands How to Advertise Offline

Hotels

Skift Interview: Best Western CEO Explains the Right Way to Use Big Data

The Best Western brand is present worldwide in the form of converted or independent hotels. Building seamless technology for customers and operations is a tough task, but superior quality will eventually breed positive branding.

Skift Interview: Best Western CEO Explains the Right Way to Use Big Data