Articles tagged “hilton”

Dominican Tourism Is Down But Not Out Following Sensational Visitor Death Headlines

Dominican Tourism Is Down But Not Out Following Sensational Visitor Death Headlines

Danni Santana, Skift

What's done is done as it relates to the tourism dollars lost in the Dominican Republic this summer. The country is fighting perception at this point, but instead of blaming the media, it should look at local travel industry partners as a means to help regain consumer confidence.

1 month ago

New Resort Fee Legislation Would Disrupt How Hotels Are Sold Online

New Resort Fee Legislation Would Disrupt How Hotels Are Sold Online

Dennis Schaal, Skift

This is going to be a slugfest. Some hotels view resort fees as key to business and argue that they are already transparent in how they advertise them. Consumers, states, and now federal legislators are putting great pressure on that notion. Something's gotta give — and the status quo is not a likely winner.

2 months ago

Hurricanes Aren’t Deterring Investors in Beach Hotels

Hurricanes Aren’t Deterring Investors in Beach Hotels

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Despite storm risks, hotel owners continue to justify investing in beach properties. High room rates and discounted asset prices are part of the pull. A key question is how well insurers will adapt to the likelihood that climate change may cause more intense hurricanes.

2 months ago

Barron Hilton, CEO of Hilton Hotels for 3 Decades, Dies at 91

Barron Hilton, CEO of Hilton Hotels for 3 Decades, Dies at 91

Stephen Miller, Bloomberg

Hilton was a mess when Blackstone bought it and turned it around. Barron Hilton won’t be remembered as an astute operator.

2 months ago

State of the U.S. Economy Isn’t a Worry So Far for Hilton CEO

State of the U.S. Economy Isn’t a Worry So Far for Hilton CEO

Danni Santana, Skift

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta has always been an optimistic person, but financial markets aren't always so positive thinking.

2 months ago

UK Regulator Persuades More Travel Brands to Stop Hate-Selling

UK Regulator Persuades More Travel Brands to Stop Hate-Selling

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's 2019. Online travel agencies and hotels shouldn't still be using high-pressure tactics to get us to part with our money. There are much better ways. Hopefully the UK's action will spur other countries to do the same.

2 months ago

Wellness for Business Travel Is an Uphill Slog

Wellness for Business Travel Is an Uphill Slog

Leslie Barrie, Skift

It only makes sense that business travel — including meetings and conventions — would incorporate more aspects of the wellness movement. While industrywide changes are happening, it’s debatable whether they’ve made a real impact on the lives of business travelers yet.

2 months ago

Hilton Doubles Down on Direct Booking Ad Strategy by Targeting Younger Travelers

Hilton Doubles Down on Direct Booking Ad Strategy by Targeting Younger Travelers

Danni Santana, Skift

Hilton's new ad campaign rollout last year clearly opened the company's eyes to reaching younger generations to build its leisure business.

2 months ago

Does a Hotel-Backed Meetings Booking Platform Stand a Chance?

Does a Hotel-Backed Meetings Booking Platform Stand a Chance?

Isaac Carey, Skift

Hotels need to be willing to make more investments — and to give up some of their control — if Groups360 is going to work.

3 months ago

Marriott Plays Catch-Up on All-Inclusives as Rivals Push Into Resorts

Marriott Plays Catch-Up on All-Inclusives as Rivals Push Into Resorts

Danni Santana, Skift

After years of standing on the sidelines, the world's largest hotel chain has committed to growing its all-inclusive portfolio organically. Keep an eye on Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be huge test markets for whether Marriott goes global.

3 months ago

What Hotel Earnings Reveal About Group Business Travel

What Hotel Earnings Reveal About Group Business Travel

Isaac Carey, Skift

It's undeniable: Group bookings are declining, and they probably will be for a while.

3 months ago

Group Bookings Slowdown Showing Up Already in Hotel Earnings

Group Bookings Slowdown Showing Up Already in Hotel Earnings

Isaac Carey, Skift

As the U.S.-China trade war drags on, its effect on group business travel becomes more and more apparent. An uncertain political environment within the U.S. is also probably having an impact.

3 months ago