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Future of Lodging

As the lines continue to blur between hotels and short-term rentals, Skift is focused on the technology and the consumer behaviors that are driving this. Follow our coverage across the wide world of lodging, from traditional hotels and motels to urban short-term rentals and traditional vacation rentals.

Hotels

Generator’s Takeover of Paramount Hotel in Times Square Is Part of Broader Hostel Reboot

Generator makes an intriguing case that there's an opportunity to target well-off millennial travelers looking for distinctive places to stay in cities where budget hotels with buzzy bars are scarce.

Generator’s Takeover of Paramount Hotel in Times Square Is Part of Broader Hostel Reboot

Hotels

Women Travelers Are Increasingly Making Political Choices Starting With Hotels

Hotels are blurring the traditional division between business and politics, and it comes at just the right time for one of travel’s most engaged and influential demographics.

Women Travelers Are Increasingly Making Political Choices Starting With Hotels

Online Travel

Calling Booking.com a Gatekeeper Wouldn’t Have the Impact European Regulators Expect

The European Commission found that banning certain rate parity provisions impacted competition minimally. Therefore, perhaps designating Booking.com a "gatekeeper," were it to happen, wouldn't be the end of online travel as we know it.

Calling Booking.com a Gatekeeper Wouldn’t Have the Impact European Regulators Expect

Hotels

Radisson Hotel Group Isn’t Finished With Transformative Strategy

Radisson Hotel Group is nearly unrecognizable from the company it was five years ago, thanks to a strategy shift and metabolism boost. Now, turnaround artist and CEO Federico González aims to double the company's footprint by 2025.

Radisson Hotel Group Isn’t Finished With Transformative Strategy

Short-Term Rentals

How UAE’s Tourism Boom Is Helping Short-Term Rentals Thrive

Hotels had long been selling a "home away from home" experience. Little did they know then that short-term rentals would be just that.

How UAE’s Tourism Boom Is Helping Short-Term Rentals Thrive

Online Travel

Spain’s eDreams Odigeo Hones Strategy to Make Its Flight Bookings Habit-Forming

When it comes to out-performing the online travel industry in terms of a post-Covid booking recovery, eDreams Odigeo can claim a top prize. It is plowing revenue back into discounts to make its subscriptions a no-brainer.

Spain’s eDreams Odigeo Hones Strategy to Make Its Flight Bookings Habit-Forming

Hotels

Taj Hotels CEO on the Sweeping Strategy Behind Delivering Best-Ever Financials

Taj parent Indian Hotels Company has a lot going on, all in a good way. CEO Puneet Chhatwal shares with us his plans for building on the 119 year-old legacy of this Indian institution.

Taj Hotels CEO on the Sweeping Strategy Behind Delivering Best-Ever Financials

News Blog

Google Is NOT Going to Kill Airbnb

"Google will kill Airbnb," tweeted Nick Huber, who writes about business and real estate, owns a self-storage company, and has 247,000 followers on Twitter. Two people independently messaged me about the tweet, which has generated a few thousand "likes," and hundreds of retweets since Sunday. One Skift colleague said of the tweet: "Everything this guy…

Short-Term Rentals

Hopper Signs Property Managers Evolve and Vtrips for Vacation Rentals

Hopper will eventually be a force to be reckoned with in vacation rentals. There, we said it.

Hopper Signs Property Managers Evolve and Vtrips for Vacation Rentals

Hotels

Skift Global Forum Preview: Ennismore CEO on the Appeal of Lifestyle Hotels

Ennismore founder and co-CEO Sharan Pasricha has teamed up with Accor and other investors to create a lifestyle supergroup. Here's a taste of his strategic thinking.

Skift Global Forum Preview: Ennismore CEO on the Appeal of Lifestyle Hotels