Articles tagged “group travel”

Tourism

China Eases Blanket Rule Restricting Group Tours in Covid-Affected Areas

As China looks to step away from its "one-size-fits-all" policy for the tourism industry, could this be the first step towards the return of travel in the country?

China Eases Blanket Rule Restricting Group Tours in Covid-Affected Areas

Travel Agents

Latin America Is Showing a Resurgence of Group Travel

Extended family and friends’ groups, delayed weddings and graduation trips are contributing to a revival in group travel in destinations like Argentina, Colombia, Perú, Paraguay and Bolivia. The residual effect is that travel agents are in demand again, and back into bricks-and-mortar offices to help travelers plan more book these trips asap.

Latin America Is Showing a Resurgence of Group Travel

Hotels

Hilton Forecasts Full Rebound in Group and Event Bookings Within a Year

The hotel heavyweight expects its all-important group business to fully recover within a year. If Hilton decides to book one of its ballrooms to celebrate, it'll find rates higher than in 2019.

Hilton Forecasts Full Rebound in Group and Event Bookings Within a Year

Hotels

Luxury Hospitality Loses Its Luster and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, luxury hospitality fails to live up to its longtime grandeur, corporate travel thrives in the first quarter, and Expedia Group appoints a Google executive to plot its advertising strategy.

Luxury Hospitality Loses Its Luster and More Top Stories This Week

Business Travel

Travel Tech Firm Mondee Strikes Subscription Partnership Ahead of Going Public

Mondee's highly tactical deal taps into Arthur J. Gallagher & Co's sprawling network of small businesses and associations, which could drive subscriptions for its TripPlanet platform.

Travel Tech Firm Mondee Strikes Subscription Partnership Ahead of Going Public

Business Travel

SAP Concur to Help Businesses Sync Meeting Planning With Travel Expense Management

We anticipate a convergence between travel expense management and meeting planning. Companies will see a boom in internal meetings for team bonding and training as the pandemic subsides. So they'll need software to rein in costs.

SAP Concur to Help Businesses Sync Meeting Planning With Travel Expense Management

Business Travel

Affluence Is Fueling Demand for Advisors to Plan Milestone Group Travel

The trend for groups of family and friends to celebrate birthdays and other milestones with travel is growing in scope. It's a likely niche for many travel advisors to pursue.

Affluence Is Fueling Demand for Advisors to Plan Milestone Group Travel

Tourism

New Orleans Still Seeing Boost to Women’s Group Travel From Girls Trip Film

Many women who saw Girls Trip were inspired by seeing representation of the black travel movement on the big screen. Combine that with the buzz of the longstanding Essence Festival and women’s group travel to New Orleans is up.

New Orleans Still Seeing Boost to Women’s Group Travel From Girls Trip Film

Overtourism

Thailand Tourism Gets Surge of Chinese Visitors After Overtourism Measures Eased

Chinese "zero-dollar" tours may be great for Thailand's visitation numbers, but the original problems remain. Tourists get treated poorly, overtourism swells, and much of the money flows back into China instead of the Thai economy.

Thailand Tourism Gets Surge of Chinese Visitors After Overtourism Measures Eased

Hotels

Airbnb Makes Good on Startup Acquisition With Launch of Split Payments for Group Travel

For anyone who’s ever had to wrangle a payment from a friend for a trip, this new Airbnb payments feature is a very welcome early holiday present.

Airbnb Makes Good on Startup Acquisition With Launch of Split Payments for Group Travel