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Articles tagged “dining”

Online Travel

Priceline Takes $941 Million Writedown on OpenTable

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.

Priceline Takes $941 Million Writedown on OpenTable

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Business Travel

Travel Managers Try Incentives to Get Business Travelers Into Preferred Restaurants

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

Travel Managers Try Incentives to Get Business Travelers Into Preferred Restaurants

Hotels

What Smart Hotels Are Doing to Create Successful Restaurants Now

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.

What Smart Hotels Are Doing to Create Successful Restaurants Now

Hotels

Hotels Are Learning How to Succeed From Indie Restauranteurs

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.

Hotels Are Learning How to Succeed From Indie Restauranteurs

Online Travel

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

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

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

Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels Taps Big Data to Upsell Food and Beverage

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.

Four Seasons Hotels Taps Big Data to Upsell Food and Beverage

Online Travel

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

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

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

SkiftX

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

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

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