Articles tagged “economy”

China’s Holiday Spending Growing at Slowest Pace Since 2011

China’s Holiday Spending Growing at Slowest Pace Since 2011

Bloomberg

The evident slowdown in Chinese consumption can be seen just from looking at where they holidayed during the Lunar New Year. Destinations closer to home -- Hong Kong, Thailand, Macau -- took the top spots.

4 months ago

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Executive Q&A: How ibis Is Making Moves to Become an Experiential Brand

Executive Q&A: How ibis Is Making Moves to Become an Experiential Brand

Accor Group + Skift

In the past, economy hotels have often been constrained in terms of the designs, experiences, and personalized offerings they could provide guests. But ibis is taking steps to prove that economy brands can compete when it comes to experiential offerings.

4 months ago

Expect Solid Year of Growth for Travel in 2019: New Skift Research

Expect Solid Year of Growth for Travel in 2019: New Skift Research

Rebecca Stone and Seth Borko, Skift Research

Our latest Skift Research report provides a look-back on 2018 and details our 2019 economic expectations for the U.S. and globally. All in all, we expect a solid year of economic growth in 2019 which should translate well for the travel industry.

6 months ago

What Does 2019 Hold For Travel as Recession Anxieties Rise: New Skift Research

What Does 2019 Hold For Travel as Recession Anxieties Rise: New Skift Research

Rebecca Stone and Seth Borko, Skift Research

Will there be a recession next year? That seems to be the question on everyone's minds. But the fundamental data and industry management teams tell a story of greater strength heading into next year. Headwinds are rising, but on balance, we expect “steady-as-she-goes” growth.

6 months ago

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

We think 2018 is setting up to be a solid year for growth in travel, despite lingering uncertainty over the direction of economic, foreign, and political policies around the world. Subscribe to Skift Research to learn more.

2 years ago

Key Economic Indicators Point To A Good 2018 For Travel, Despite Larger Turmoil

Key Economic Indicators Point To A Good 2018 For Travel, Despite Larger Turmoil

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

Key economic indicators point to a solid 2018 for travel and tourism as long as federal policy changes don't get in the way.

2 years ago

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

With many global markets showing healthy signs of growth and consumer and business confidence high, we expect the travel industry to benefit from a solid year of macroeconomic growth in 2018.

2 years ago

China To Spend $125 Billion Per Year to Expand Rail Network by 2020

China To Spend $125 Billion Per Year to Expand Rail Network by 2020

Associated Press

China officials are making a big push to ramp up infrastructure spending. Sound familiar? They are actually doing it, though.

2 years ago

Election Malaise and Global Uncertainty Will Hurt U.S. Business Travel Spending

Election Malaise and Global Uncertainty Will Hurt U.S. Business Travel Spending

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Everyone is ready for the U.S. election to be over. The question is: Will business travel rebound once we move into a new year with a new president, or will global factors keep travel on a slow-growth trajectory?

3 years ago

What Hotel CEOs Think About Terrorism, Slumping Oil, Brexit and Other Woes

What Hotel CEOs Think About Terrorism, Slumping Oil, Brexit and Other Woes

Deanna Ting, Skift

The bigger questions on everyone’s mind in the hospitality industry: Is the cycle finally turning downward? Are the good times of high occupancies and revenues over? Should hoteliers be worried?

3 years ago

The Sharing Economy Gets Its Day Before a U.S. House Subcommittee

The Sharing Economy Gets Its Day Before a U.S. House Subcommittee

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

We're still a long way from political leaders really understanding what's happening at brands like Uber and Airbnb.

4 years ago

Singapore Air Adds More Premium to Its Premium Economy

Singapore Air Adds More Premium to Its Premium Economy

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Singapore Air has had to play catch up regarding its first class offering but now it is leading the way in terms of rethinking premium economy.

4 years ago