Articles tagged “hostels”

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Virgin and Ritz Cruise Lines Have Brand Loyalty Hopes

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Virgin and Ritz Cruise Lines Have Brand Loyalty Hopes

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Will Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and Virgin Voyages, two high-end and newbie cruise lines, be able to attract passengers who have never chosen a cruise vacation? The two brands are counting on it.

4 weeks ago

The Big-Money Reinvention of the Humble Hostel: A Skift Deep Dive

The Big-Money Reinvention of the Humble Hostel: A Skift Deep Dive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Money is flowing into the hostels market and established hotel companies want a piece. Will this new corporatization cost hostels the soul of their original mission?

1 month ago

Hilton Debuts New Hostel-Inspired Brand, Motto

Hilton Debuts New Hostel-Inspired Brand, Motto

Deanna Ting, Skift

So, it's not being marketed as a "hostel on steroids," as Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta once described it, but Motto by Hilton is more or less a lot of what we've seen before, albeit with a few twists.

2 months ago

Extended Stay Gets Creative

Extended Stay Gets Creative

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Increased choice is vital for corporate travel as employees are more willing to experiment with homeshares, hostels, and other alternative accommodations. Companies that embrace variety now will be able to lead the way going forward.

3 months ago

Generator Doesn’t Want to Be Known as a Hostel Brand Anymore

Generator Doesn’t Want to Be Known as a Hostel Brand Anymore

Deanna Ting, Skift

Does it really matter whether you call a place to stay a hostel or a hotel anymore?

4 months ago

Hostelworld Has Ambitions to Complement Bookings With a Sense of Community

Hostelworld Has Ambitions to Complement Bookings With a Sense of Community

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Now that Hostelworld has largely finished integrating Hostelbookers, it can turn its attention to developing features that would make it more relevant to users during their travels. None of the initiatives are exactly game-changing, but what the company is hoping is that it will make travelers more likely to click on its app rather than that of a competitor.

1 year ago

Hostelworld Seeks to Better Define a Community Amidst Declining Revenue

Hostelworld Seeks to Better Define a Community Amidst Declining Revenue

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The experiential side of hostel travel is one of the main reasons people use them, so Hostelworld’s new strategy makes sense.

2 years ago

Generator Hostels Sold to Another Private Equity Firm for $480 Million

Generator Hostels Sold to Another Private Equity Firm for $480 Million

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While the sale from one private equity firm to another isn’t necessarily the most exciting news, the promise of further funds for expansion by the new owner shows a commitment to the budget model. The hostel landscape is very different than it was 10 years ago and by focusing on design, Generator managed to evolve the product.

2 years ago

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The Boom of Social Travel and New York’s Lost Opportunity

The Boom of Social Travel and New York’s Lost Opportunity

Hostelworld + Skift

Across the United States, hostel markets are growing. With new locations popping up in major cities like Miami and Chicago, it’s time to take a look at what’s holding New York City back.

2 years ago

Video: Generator Hostels CEO on Reinventing the Budget Guest Experience

Video: Generator Hostels CEO on Reinventing the Budget Guest Experience

Deanna Ting, Skift

Forget what you think you thought you knew about hostels. Today's hostels are still budget-friendly, but also incredibly design-forward and sophisticated.

2 years ago

5 Ways Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

5 Ways Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Hostels are no longer the dirty, questionable haunt of teenage backpackers. They've grown up quite a bit, along with their demographic.

2 years ago

Skift Podcast: How Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

Skift Podcast: How Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As hostels become more focused on design, events, and dining, we're not surprised that a new crowd of travelers are discovering the option.

2 years ago