Articles tagged “choice hotels”

Here’s What Hotel CEOs Think of Trump’s Travel Ban

Here’s What Hotel CEOs Think of Trump’s Travel Ban

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'll see what the hotel industry has to say (or doesn't say) when Trump issues his revised travel ban plans next week.

2 days ago

Choice Hotels Mulls Options for a Tech Division That Struggled to Break Even

Choice Hotels Mulls Options for a Tech Division That Struggled to Break Even

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Choice talks a good game about its SkyTouch subsidiary. But signs point to continued heartache. Expect the franchisor to focus instead on the vacation rental software it gained by acquiring Dutch startup Maxxton plus its own reservation system.

1 week ago

8 Top Executives Say Where Hotel Loyalty Is Headed Next

8 Top Executives Say Where Hotel Loyalty Is Headed Next

Deanna Ting, Skift

We're calling 2017 as the year when loyalty becomes an even bigger focus for hotels, if it isn't already. Why? Because there's no better time than now to try to capture a consumer's loyalty, or to engage with them, even if the landscape is becoming a lot more competitive, and consumers, overall, aren't quite as "loyal" as they used to be.

3 weeks ago

Hotel Chains Have Remained Mostly Silent in Trump Travel Ban Furor

Hotel Chains Have Remained Mostly Silent in Trump Travel Ban Furor

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hoteliers, for the most part, seem to have taken a vow of silence when it comes to commenting individually on Trump's controversial travel ban. But as more Americans and people around the world voice their concerns over this new policy, we wonder if hotels will begin to change their minds.

3 weeks ago

The Hotel Industry Thinks 2017 Could Be the Year Corporate Travel Bounces Back

The Hotel Industry Thinks 2017 Could Be the Year Corporate Travel Bounces Back

Deanna Ting, Skift

Even though every day with the new Trump administration seems unpredictable, early signs have convinced many in the hotel industry that this might just be the year that corporate travel rebounds from its 2016 slump. However, given the new executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, some executives throughout the travel industry may be rethinking their outlook on corporate travel.

4 weeks ago

Top Hotel Executives on the Importance of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

Top Hotel Executives on the Importance of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

You'd think having a hotelier in the White House would be a good thing for the hotel industry, but Trump's protectionist and xenophobic immigration and visa policies have the potential do much more harm than good, not only for his own hotel business but that of his peers, too.

4 weeks ago

Choice Hotels Eyes an Unfamiliar and New Upscale Market

Choice Hotels Eyes an Unfamiliar and New Upscale Market

Deanna Ting, Skift

Choice Hotels CEO Stephen P. Joyce knows that future success for his company depends on smart acquisitions and investments in technology, loyalty, and the sharing economy.

4 months ago

Choice Hotels Beat Analysts Estimates With Room Revenue a Standout

Choice Hotels Beat Analysts Estimates With Room Revenue a Standout

Associated Press

Choice Hotels reports that its domestic room revenue in the third quarter outpaced that of rivals. The chain beat analysts' expectations on profits and revenue, too. Not a bad quarter.

4 months ago

Wyndham Rewards Tops Another List of Loyalty Program Rankings

Wyndham Rewards Tops Another List of Loyalty Program Rankings

Deanna Ting, Skift

This survey, which had Wyndham as its winner, only looked at the value you get when you redeem your points for free nights, and it didn't necessarily take into account other loyalty program perks or benefits that can transform a guest into a loyal customer.

5 months ago

Big Hotel Chains Ditch Full-Service Properties in Favor of the Light-Touch Approach

Big Hotel Chains Ditch Full-Service Properties in Favor of the Light-Touch Approach

Deanna Ting, Skift

The growth of select-service brands from the major hotel companies isn't slowing down at all, and for good reason: They're easier to finance, build, and there's a clear demand for them. In short, it's a clear sign that hotels are learning to listen to what customers really want, as well as adapt to the new on-demand economy.

6 months ago

Choice Hotels Joins the Direct-Booking Pack With New Loyalty Rates

Choice Hotels Joins the Direct-Booking Pack With New Loyalty Rates

Deanna Ting, Skift

Choice thus joins its peers and fellow Room Key partners, Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental, Hyatt and Wyndham in luring customers to book direct.

7 months ago

4 Worries That Keep Hotel Executives Up at Night

4 Worries That Keep Hotel Executives Up at Night

Deanna Ting, Skift

From direct booking wars and political instability (hello, Brexit) to figuring out what customers really want and handling issues of labor, these hotel executives have a lot on their minds these days.

8 months ago