Articles tagged “hospitality”

Smart Speakers and Hotel Rooms Aren’t an Easy Fit

Smart Speakers and Hotel Rooms Aren’t an Easy Fit

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Technology companies are embedding smart speakers into all kinds of household devices, ranging from toothbrushes to refrigerators. A strong use case for hospitality, however, has yet to emerge.

4 days ago

China Shuts Down Marriott’s Website and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

China Shuts Down Marriott’s Website and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, things got political. China shut down Marriott's website as punishment for listing Tibet, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan as countries.

5 days ago

Luxury Travel Confronts an Identity Crisis and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Luxury Travel Confronts an Identity Crisis and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, we thought about what luxury will mean in 2018, moving away from traditional white-glove service toward something more subtle.

2 weeks ago

A Look Back at What the Hospitality Industry Taught Itself in 2017

A Look Back at What the Hospitality Industry Taught Itself in 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

In 2017, the hotel industry took stock of the prior year's major mergers, focused on putting them all together, and worked on figuring out a path into the future.

3 weeks ago

HomeAway to Hike Rates for Rental Owners and 12 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

HomeAway to Hike Rates for Rental Owners and 12 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, Airbnb gets a boost for its hotel-like venture, and we had our eye on vacation rentals. HomeAway hikes fees for property owners, Vacasa's CEO speaks about a fragmented sector, and luxury presents new opportunities.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb’s Bed-and-Breakfast Deal and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb’s Bed-and-Breakfast Deal and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality news: Airbnb set its sights on the big online travel agencies, and Hilton has a new chief marketing officer.

1 month ago

Jumeirah Hotels Has New Lifestyle Brand and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Jumeirah Hotels Has New Lifestyle Brand and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, lifestyle brands strike again, specifically at Jumeirah and Rosewood. How many lifestyle brands do we need and have we reached the saturation point?

1 month ago

The Top Traits of Luxury Hospitality Employees

The Top Traits of Luxury Hospitality Employees

Laura Powell, Skift

Everyone agrees that service is key to the luxury experience. That means there's a great deal of pressure on hiring managers to find the right talent. They should be looking for certain key psychographic factors that have consistently proven to be strong indicators of employee success.

2 months ago

Airbnb’s Split Payments and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb’s Split Payments and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, AccorHotels' Onefinestay and Hilton's Conrad are stepping up in the luxury space, and Airbnb launched long-awaited split payments for group travel.

2 months ago

Airbnb Touts Growth of Trips and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Touts Growth of Trips and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Much of this week's hospitality news was about the homesharing frontrunner. Airbnb says its Trips product is a success, and its business grew in Southern Africa, but that hasn't happened without some local resistance.

2 months ago

Airbnb Growth Story Has a Plot Twist and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Growth Story Has a Plot Twist and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, Airbnb is acquiring the an accessible travel business while struggling with the challenges of becoming a one-stop travel shop.

2 months ago

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety

Deanna Ting, Skift

Professionalizing the homesharing experience is helping to alleviate travelers’ concerns and anxieties about staying in a stranger’s house. But there's always room for improvement.

2 months ago