Articles tagged “gateway”

Accor and Banyan Tree Hotel Partnership Could Be a Very Tricky Maneuver

Accor and Banyan Tree Hotel Partnership Could Be a Very Tricky Maneuver

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Will Accor-Banyan Tree be the model for Asian hotel groups to grow globally without losing their independence and brand value? The devil may be in the execution. Hoteliers are watching how this works out and many believe it could be tough-going.

6 days ago

Ethiopian Airlines CEO: Knowing Our African Customers Has Been a Key Advantage

Ethiopian Airlines CEO: Knowing Our African Customers Has Been a Key Advantage

Richard Holmes, Skift

While many African carriers are struggling to stay afloat, let alone turn a profit, Ethiopian Airlines is firmly in the black and planning aggressive expansion. The magic formula? The right aircraft and routes, and a government that lets the experts get on with it.

2 weeks ago

Beijing Still Has a Massive Pollution Problem for Tourists and Locals Alike

Beijing Still Has a Massive Pollution Problem for Tourists and Locals Alike

Steven Schwankert, Skift

Although new measures and a 2022 date with the Winter Olympics may help clear the air, for now, Beijing’s hospitality industry has little choice but to address the situation – and hope guests order room service.

2 weeks ago

Asia Low-Cost Carrier Alliance Needs to Prove Its Benefits or ‘Die’

Asia Low-Cost Carrier Alliance Needs to Prove Its Benefits or ‘Die’

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Making history as the world’s first low-cost carrier alliance is one thing. Will history judge the U-FLY alliance, comprising five LCCs in North Asia, as a game-changer that’s able to get fiercely independent players to work together?

3 weeks ago

CitizenM Hotels Tries to Strike Just the Right Tune as It Expands in Asia

CitizenM Hotels Tries to Strike Just the Right Tune as It Expands in Asia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

These are crucial times for citizenM as it expands rapidly outside its European base into North America and Asia. It has to stay vigilant about differentiating the brand, now 10 years old, and ensure it is still cutting-edge.

3 weeks ago

Southern Africa’s Tour Operators Are Radically Rethinking Wild Animal Attractions

Southern Africa’s Tour Operators Are Radically Rethinking Wild Animal Attractions

Richard Holmes, Skift

A run of bad press and falling demand has forced segments of southern Africa's safari industry to take a long, hard look at their offering. The result? A more hands-off approach that's been a long-time coming.

1 month ago

Southeast Asian Cruising Positioned to Reap Big Benefits From China and Australia

Southeast Asian Cruising Positioned to Reap Big Benefits From China and Australia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

This is a pivotal moment for cruise tourism growth in Southeast Asia, but sustainability has to be in the forefront of development efforts.

1 month ago

10 Gateway Stories Sourced From Singapore, Beijing, Caracas and Cape Town

10 Gateway Stories Sourced From Singapore, Beijing, Caracas and Cape Town

Dennis Schaal, Skift

To understand what's going on in the global travel industry you have to go local with people who understand the issues and speak the lingo. Skift's readership has always been globally minded and it is increasingly global, as well, so our Gateway series is delivering on these dynamics, one original story at a time.

2 months ago

Venezuelan Hotels Try Promotions and Other Strategies to Cope With Financial Crisis

Venezuelan Hotels Try Promotions and Other Strategies to Cope With Financial Crisis

Zayira Arenas, Skift

Hotels in Venezuela admit that even with promotions they struggle to increase consumer demand, but they are still trying to address declining occupancy through more active marketing of their products. The results remain to be seen.

2 months ago

African Aviation Has Many Complications Including a Lack of Volume

African Aviation Has Many Complications Including a Lack of Volume

Richard Holmes, Skift

Despite an enormous pool of potential passengers, Africa’s low-cost market has yet to take off. Are restrictive bilateral agreements to blame, or is something else going on here? For many airlines, the numbers just don’t add up.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

Southeast Asia’s Tourism Campaign Is a Misplaced Effort

Southeast Asia’s Tourism Campaign Is a Misplaced Effort

Raini Hamdi, Skift

With little budget and even less originality in marketing, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations may be better off focusing on facilitating tourism growth through infrastructure and other improvements, which it is adept at, than launching another Visit ASEAN Year.

2 months ago