Articles tagged “dining”

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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

4 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.

8 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Tipping is seen by some as an outdated concept in America, and a few vanguard restaurateurs have been trying to change how employees are compensated.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.

8 months 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.

10 months 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.

10 months 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.

11 months 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.

11 months ago

TripAdvisor’s Global Food Delivery Expansion Pressures Hotels to Adapt

TripAdvisor’s Global Food Delivery Expansion Pressures Hotels to Adapt

Raini Hamdi, Skift

TripAdvisor has expanded its food delivery service outside the U.S. and Canada, part of its strategy to grow non-hotel revenues. More travelers can chow on crisp-fried shrimp paste chicken comfortably in their rooms. Hotels have no choice but to say bon appetit.

12 months ago

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 year 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.

1 year ago