Articles tagged “hospitality”

Accor’s Sharing Economy Investments Will Help in the Battle Against Airbnb

Accor’s Sharing Economy Investments Will Help in the Battle Against Airbnb

Andrea Felsted, Bloomberg

Accor's plan to acquire Travel Keys may be a small move financially, but the announcement represents a big commitment to evolving along with consumer habits.

2 months ago

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Skift Insights Deck: The Future of Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Skift Insights Deck: The Future of Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Les Roches + Skift

While there are challenges posed by changing traveler tastes, the shift to mobile and the rise of Airbnb, there are also plenty of opportunities for organizations (new and old) to evolve how they do business. Download this report to learn more!

2 months ago

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The Perks of Working with a Travel Consultant

The Perks of Working with a Travel Consultant

Signature Travel Network + Skift

Skift recently released our Megtrends Defining Travel in 2017. One trend, Humanity Returns to Travel, notes that, “all of the data in the world is much more powerful when placed in the hands of a well-trained, empathic person who can anticipate, be flexible, and help steward a cohesive experience.” This observation is coming to life through 2016’s increase, and 2017’s predicted increase in travelers seeking the services of travel agents/consultants.

2 months ago

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Finding the Balance Between Humans and Technology in Hospitality

Finding the Balance Between Humans and Technology in Hospitality

Adobe + Epsilon + Skift

From robot concierges to mobile check-in tools, there's no shortage of hyped technologies filtering their way onto hotel properties. But are they actually adding value to the guest experience?

2 months ago

Video: What Food & Beverage Innovations Teach Us About the Future of Hospitality

Video: What Food & Beverage Innovations Teach Us About the Future of Hospitality

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It took a while but the hospitality sector has started to take onboard some of the design features that have become mainstays in the food and beverage industry.

3 months ago

CEO Interview: Why Wyndham Is Going After Urban Rentals

CEO Interview: Why Wyndham Is Going After Urban Rentals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This has been the year that Wyndham stepped up its interest in urban rentals. It still lags behind Airbnb in terms of the overall numbers but is banking on its tag-line of "peer-to-peer plus" winning over potential hosts and travelers.

3 months ago

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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Collaborates with India’s Leading Hotel Company

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Collaborates with India’s Leading Hotel Company

Shangri-La + Skift

Shangri-La’s loyalty program has linked up with India’s famed Taj group. With minimal geographic overlap and virtually no competition for market share, it’s not only brilliant for business, it’s also great news for guests.

4 months ago

Building a Budget Hotel Brand Without Trashing Your Boutique Reputation

Building a Budget Hotel Brand Without Trashing Your Boutique Reputation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While The Hoxton range of hotels is pretty wallet-friendly, they only work in certain key cities. By taking the best aspects of the brand but at a much lower cost base, owner Ennismore might just have chanced on a winning strategy with NoCo.

4 months ago

Hyatt Wants to Make a Bigger Push into ‘Adjacent Spaces’

Hyatt Wants to Make a Bigger Push into ‘Adjacent Spaces’

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We like Hyatt's willingness to think outside the hotel box, and we're interested to hear how the company plans to move forward.

4 months ago

5 Hospitality Disruption Takeaways From Skift Mini-Forum at World Travel Market London

5 Hospitality Disruption Takeaways From Skift Mini-Forum at World Travel Market London

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Disruption makes for strange bedfellows and in hospitality, that means partnering with a cool eatery or food delivery service, or chucking the decades-old, tried-and-true but dated technology and signing up with a new computer-in-the-cloud vendor. Above all, being bland and the same as everyone else is a deal-breaker.

5 months ago

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Free Report: The Hospitality Industry’s New Platform Paradigm

Free Report: The Hospitality Industry’s New Platform Paradigm

ALICE + Skift

"Platform" companies like Airbnb, Amazon and Uber have reinvented their respective industries by seamlessly linking together all aspects of their operations and customer experience into a single system. The lessons from this model are especially relevant in the hotel industry, where a more holistic approach can work wonders for guest satisfaction, property efficiency and revenue.

8 months ago

Hospitality Tech Funding Is on a Downward Trend So Far in 2016

Hospitality Tech Funding Is on a Downward Trend So Far in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's theoretically a great time to be investing in and creating hospitality tech startups with more hotels wanting to drive direct bookings and online travel agencies interested in getting their piece of the pie. But several factors, such as uncertainty with stock markets around the world, are making investors more cautious about if, and how much, they invest in these companies.

9 months ago