Articles tagged “groups”

Startups

The Problems in Mondee’s Plan to Go Public

The air travel aggregator is likely to get a $1 billion valuation in a merger with a special purpose acquisition company. But its disclosures are thin, and paint something less than a picture of certain success.

The Problems in Mondee’s Plan to Go Public

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

Online Travel

Sonder Expands Sales Team to Tap Into Traditional Hotel Biz

Outsiders figure out what's wrong with an industry and rightfully disrupt it. Then they learn that the disrupted industry does things a certain way for a reason. It doesn't mean Sonder's overall strategy is wrong, but that's a lesson it is learning.

Sonder Expands Sales Team to Tap Into Traditional Hotel Biz

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Exec Claims Direct Traffic Is Not a Primary Objective

Just about every travel company — Sonder included — wants more direct bookings because of the lower costs and chance to build customer relationships. Still, Sonder may be at a growth stage where adding distribution channels can be an important hedge against over-reliance on the bigger ones.

Sonder Exec Claims Direct Traffic Is Not a Primary Objective

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

Sri Lanka to Reopen Small-Group Tourism in 5-Star Hotels

The peak tourism season in Sri Lanka starts in November. The country is reopening tourism slowly for now, and is catering to luxury travelers in high-end hotels where cleaning regimes are said to be the most rigorous.

Sri Lanka to Reopen Small-Group Tourism in 5-Star Hotels

Hotels

The New Signia Hilton Is Designed for Meetings and Events

In other words, think of the Signia Hilton as Hilton's take on Crowne Plaza, Marriott Marquis, Sheraton Grand, and Dolce Hotels.

The New Signia Hilton Is Designed for Meetings and Events

Online Travel

Interview: HotelPlanner CEO Defends His Company’s NRA Ties

Stopping people under 21 years old from being able to effortlessly buy assault rifles is a societal decision. But it remains open for debate on how travel companies should treat a gun lobby that opposes such a move.

Interview: HotelPlanner CEO Defends His Company’s NRA Ties

Hotels

Lifestyle Adventure Resorts Target the Future Luxury Traveler

The next generation of upscale soft adventure resorts are building out their experiential programming and content to offer more variety for a wider range of leisure and group clientele.

Lifestyle Adventure Resorts Target the Future Luxury Traveler

Online Travel

Group-Booking Site Groupize Secures $2 Million in Funding

Group booking has always been a big challenge for startups. Groupize is now five years into the game, and investors have the confidence to see where this heads.

Group-Booking Site Groupize Secures $2 Million in Funding