Articles tagged “dining”

Virgin Voyages Says Farewell to Cruise Cliche: The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

Virgin Voyages Says Farewell to Cruise Cliche: The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Virgin Voyages is intent on setting itself apart, and its food choices do stand out: no buffet, no main dining room, no restaurants with an extra charge. Execution will be key.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Hotels Bring in More Celebrity Chefs in Guest Gigs

Luxury Hotels Bring in More Celebrity Chefs in Guest Gigs

Samantha Shankman, Skift

In a day when exclusive access and intimate experiences are heralded over material goods, a meal prepared by world-class chefs in a spectacular setting is something luxury consumers are willing to travel for.

3 weeks ago

Budget Carrier AirAsia Is Trying to Become a Lifestyle Booking Site

Budget Carrier AirAsia Is Trying to Become a Lifestyle Booking Site

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Can a budget carrier like AirAsia also be an aspirational brand, and a hotel and activities booking site? The dual operations — running an airline and an online-travel-agency-like operation — seem like a big stretch. That's especially so when the airline is facing intense pressure from rising fuel costs.

2 months ago

Planners and Hotels Wrestle With Rising Costs as Event Dining Evolves

Planners and Hotels Wrestle With Rising Costs as Event Dining Evolves

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

As social media shines a spotlight on dining experiences, delegate expectations are placing pressure on food and beverage budgets. Meeting organizers don’t just have to deal with allergies and intolerances; they also have to wow attendees while keeping costs under control.

5 months ago

Yelp Targets Google Employees in New Antitrust Drive

Yelp Targets Google Employees in New Antitrust Drive

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Yelp's efforts to see tighter regulation of Google's business practices could have more success this time around than several years ago, when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission dropped the ball. European Union regulators have really cast the previous U.S. effort in a shameful light, and the Trump team may be more sympathetic than the Obama administration.

6 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.

8 months ago

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American Airlines Puts a Focus on Top-Tier Dining Through Its Flagship Brand

American Airlines Puts a Focus on Top-Tier Dining Through Its Flagship Brand

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines’ focus on its Flagship dining options is a clear example of how travel providers are integrating premium food and beverage experiences to stay competitive and drive loyalty.

12 months ago

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Insights on Today’s Tipping Economy from an Employee Perspective

Insights on Today’s Tipping Economy from an Employee Perspective

JWU Online + Skift

Tipping is seen by some as an outdated concept in America, and a few vanguard restaurateurs have been trying to change how employees are compensated. But old habits die hard for both servers and customers.

1 year ago

Transportation Spending Grabs Smaller Share of Household Income in Sharing Economy Era

Transportation Spending Grabs Smaller Share of Household Income in Sharing Economy Era

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The democratization of travel in the U.S. has led to a smaller share of spending on cars and transportation over the last 30 years. It's disheartening, though, that transportation costs still account for the second largest spending bucket for U.S. residents.

1 year ago

Metropolitan Museum Rethinks Its Hidden Restaurant to Drive More Visits

Metropolitan Museum Rethinks Its Hidden Restaurant to Drive More Visits

James Tarmy and Kate Krader, Bloomberg

A Danny Meyer restaurant in a museum? Ya, that happens at the Whitney Museum, and it's all part of a resurgence in dining facilities at storied museums. Grab some exhibit time, and then an oxtail beignet.

1 year ago

Pittsburgh Airport Is Letting Non-Ticketed Visitors Through Security to Make the Place a Destination

Pittsburgh Airport Is Letting Non-Ticketed Visitors Through Security to Make the Place a Destination

Nikki Ekstein , Bloomberg

As long as the non-ticketed visitors don't add to wait times for passengers, this sounds like a good opportunity to boost revenue and customer satisfaction while keeping security precautions in place. But it would be hard to see the idea working at airports that deal with bigger crowds and smaller spaces.

1 year ago

Chefs+Tech: Tender Greens Readies for Growth with a New Look and Updated Tech

Chefs+Tech: Tender Greens Readies for Growth with a New Look and Updated Tech

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

It'll take more than just a new logo to compete in the crowded healthy-food-fast market. The Tender Greens refresh looks great, but its new restaurant practices, menu items, and technology will make or break the growing business.

1 year ago