Articles tagged “hospitality”

Can Cunard Create a New Hospitality Model for the Next Generation of Cruisers?

Can Cunard Create a New Hospitality Model for the Next Generation of Cruisers?

Colin Nagy, Skift

Cunard is striking an interesting balance between old-school, traditional luxury and fast-paced, data-driven, adaptive hospitality on its longer journeys across the sea. As competition heats up, the line needs to make a compelling sell to attract a younger audience. But a few currents and trends are colliding that just might make this possible.

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Google’s Front Desk Tool and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Google’s Front Desk Tool and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, Google is working with Hyatt among others on a translation device for front desks, and luxury car companies are partnering with high-end hotels. And don't miss our upcoming Skift Call on Jan. 16 about what's really going on with financial pessimism in 2019.

1 week ago

Marriott Data Breach Update and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Marriott Data Breach Update and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, Marriott said its massive data breach wasn't quite as bad as originally thought. Then, we have a long read on how hotels are navigating the rocky road of incorporating homesharing into their businesses.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Mulls Property Management and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Mulls Property Management and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, Airbnb reportedly is leading a $75 million investment round into Lyric Hospitality, possibly getting deeper into property management. Then don't miss our 25 Travel Moments That Mattered in 2018, including commission cuts for meeting planners, panic buttons, and more.

1 month ago

Airbnb’s New Acquisition and 9 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb’s New Acquisition and 9 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, we have three stories on Airbnb's global doings. The homesharing platform acquired French company Luckey Homes, helped form a vacation rental association in Japan, and settled a lawsuit in Miami.

1 month ago

Jumeirah’s Big Plans for 2019

Jumeirah’s Big Plans for 2019

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Jumeirah Group is certainly ratcheting up its plans. Broadening its brand portfolio will help with name recognition.

1 month ago

Jumeirah’s New Brand and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Jumeirah’s New Brand and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, we had news from the International Luxury Travel Market that Jumeirah Group is launching a new upper upscale lifestyle brand in 2019. In other news, Airbnb turns its marketing focus to its 600,000 Superhosts.

1 month ago

Amtrak Sleeper Car Attendant Brings Old-Fashioned Hospitality to the Rails

Amtrak Sleeper Car Attendant Brings Old-Fashioned Hospitality to the Rails

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Business travelers and commuters may be Amtrak's bread and butter, but many leisure travelers have decades of warm feelings for its sleeper cars, and the old-fashioned hospitality they afford.

2 months ago

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CEO Interview: Franck Gervais of AccorHotels Europe, on What European Hospitality Looks Like Today

CEO Interview: Franck Gervais of AccorHotels Europe, on What European Hospitality Looks Like Today

AccorHotels + Skift

Europe’s appetite for cutting-edge design, community-driven approaches, and contemporary food and beverage concepts is constantly evolving. Hotel brands, developers, and other leaders in the industry should take note.

2 months ago

Marriott’s Data Breach and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Marriott’s Data Breach and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, Marriott revealed a gargantuan security breach involving 500 million Starwood guests. And, as Airbnb continues on its path to going public, the company hired a longtime Amazon executive as its new chief financial officer.

2 months ago

What the Latest Brexit Agreement Means for Travel and Tourism

What the Latest Brexit Agreement Means for Travel and Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The United Kingdom and European Union have finally agreed on a Brexit deal — but the drama isn't over yet. The UK parliament still needs to give its approval and at the moment, that isn't looking likely.

2 months ago

Why AccorHotels’ Mergers Strategy Is Winning Over Investors: New Skift Research

Why AccorHotels’ Mergers Strategy Is Winning Over Investors: New Skift Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

From co-working spaces to restaurant reservations, AccorHotels has demonstrated its willingness to make acquisitions, investments, or strategic partnerships outside of hospitality. It is all in an effort to become an all-in-one experience platform serving consumers no matter what their needs are, and investors seem to like it.

2 months ago