Articles tagged “dining”

Chefs+Tech: What a Chef Thinks About When Launching a Dining Room-Free Restaurant

Chefs+Tech: What a Chef Thinks About When Launching a Dining Room-Free Restaurant

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Technology allows delivery services to quickly connect restaurants and consumers, but translating the traditional restaurant experience to your dining room takes a lot of forethought and intention.

1 month ago

Hotels in China Don’t Benefit Much From the World’s Largest Travel Event

Hotels in China Don’t Benefit Much From the World’s Largest Travel Event

Steven Schwankert, Skift

Hundreds of millions of people in motion during a holiday period should mean big bucks for the travel industry. But in China, technology and tradition are holding it back.

6 months ago

Airbnb Leads $13 Million Investment in Dining Reservations App Resy

Airbnb Leads $13 Million Investment in Dining Reservations App Resy

Dan Peltier, Skift

Airbnb will use and is investing in a relatively small dining reservations platform to test out how Airbnb will mesh with complementary services. Along with Airbnb Trips, dining reservations could be only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

6 months ago

Priceline Takes $941 Million Writedown on OpenTable

Priceline Takes $941 Million Writedown on OpenTable

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There have long been rumblings that the OpenTable acquisition was problematic for the Priceline Group. Now we learn the depth of the problem -- a $941 million impairment charge.

9 months ago

OpenTable Wants to Own the Entire Dining Experience But Personalization Will Come Later

OpenTable Wants to Own the Entire Dining Experience But Personalization Will Come Later

Dan Peltier, Skift

OpenTable hasn't shown progress with international expansion as fast as its parent company, the Priceline Group, first anticipated. While the Group invests in revamping OpenTable's product, the app update is only available in certain English-speaking markets. It is building up user reviews and will have to get more multilingual to trigger more-robust growth.

1 year ago

Travel Managers Try Incentives to Get Business Travelers Into Preferred Restaurants

Travel Managers Try Incentives to Get Business Travelers Into Preferred Restaurants

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Using incentives to better control spending on meals is a smart move for companies and travel managers.

1 year ago

What Smart Hotels Are Doing to Create Successful Restaurants Now

What Smart Hotels Are Doing to Create Successful Restaurants Now

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hoteliers know that both travelers and locals alike are tired of stuffy dining rooms and interminable multi-course meals. They're bringing in a wider swath of customers through experimentation and partnerships with skilled restauranteurs.

2 years ago

Hotels Are Learning How to Succeed From Indie Restauranteurs

Hotels Are Learning How to Succeed From Indie Restauranteurs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hoteliers are embracing travelers who want hotels to reflect local character and looking to move away from the bland experience of homogenous big box hotels. But hotels are still playing catch up on many restaurant trends that are becoming common across the globe.

2 years ago

Reserve’s Greg Hong on Why Dining Is the Next Frontier of Travel Disruption  at Skift Forum

Reserve’s Greg Hong on Why Dining Is the Next Frontier of Travel Disruption at Skift Forum

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

Technology help to make the dining process more streamlined, while keeping the focus on enjoying one another's company while having a great meal.

2 years ago

Four Seasons Hotels Taps Big Data to Upsell Food and Beverage

Four Seasons Hotels Taps Big Data to Upsell Food and Beverage

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The travel and hospitality industry is indeed putting Big Data to use. One of the chief problems, though, is figuring out what to do with the massive amounts of data that guests provide every day.

2 years ago

Booking.com’s Fine Dining Link is the Weirdest One in Online Travel

Booking.com’s Fine Dining Link is the Weirdest One in Online Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There is nothing fine about Booking.com's Fine Dining search. Booking.com should stick a fork in it, and start over.

3 years ago

TripAdvisor Begins Using Its Own Restaurant Reservations Tool In Challenge to OpenTable and Yelp

TripAdvisor Begins Using Its Own Restaurant Reservations Tool In Challenge to OpenTable and Yelp

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Restaurants are part of a newly defined travel industry, and TripAdvisor's acquisition of lafourchette brings that point home.

3 years ago