Articles tagged “hostelworld”

Tourism

How Travel Can Fix the World’s Loneliness Crisis

Amid the loneliness crisis, people are looking to the travel industry to help them meet new people and build lasting connections.

How Travel Can Fix the World’s Loneliness Crisis

Short-Term Rentals

Our Next Brand Will Focus On Loneliness: Hostelworld CEO

Hostels satisfy a basic human need: social connections. And Hostelworld CEO Gary Morrison wants to act on it.

Our Next Brand Will Focus On Loneliness: Hostelworld CEO

Short-Term Rentals

Is Hostelworld a Brand Focused on Loneliness?

Top of the morning to you. Do you know that quote, “There are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met yet?” That’s the motto Hostelworld operates on.

Short-Term Rentals

Hostelworld Gets Even More Social

Dublin-based Hostelworld has integrated its own social network into its business to such a degree that is materially helping its financials.

Tourism

Hostelworld Breaks Records in Central America, Helped by a New Social Network

Places like Costa Rica and Panama have long welcomed backpackers, but they now seem to be rushing back to the region after travel restrictions were lifted in 2022.

Hostelworld Breaks Records in Central America, Helped by a New Social Network

News Blog

Hostelworld Projects Return to Profit After New Social Networking Feature Slashes Ad Spending

Online travel agent Hostelworld is predicting a return to profit by the end of this year, thanks in part to its app's new social networking feature, which it launched in April.  The company struggled through the pandemic, which shut down large parts of core market Asia, as backpackers avoided hostel dormitories. In 2021 it reported…

Business Travel

Hostelworld Launching Platform to Connect Solo Travelers Before Trips

Adding social network-like features could win it some more new-to-hosteling customers, clearly needed after racking up losses of $90 million during the pandemic. But doesn't this take the fun out of the haphazard nature of hosteling?

Hostelworld Launching Platform to Connect Solo Travelers Before Trips

Online Travel

Hostels See Opportunity in the Backlash Against Plastic

Coming out of the pandemic, some hostels hope to do well by doing good.

Hostels See Opportunity in the Backlash Against Plastic

Coronavirus

Hostelworld Sees Modest European Booking Growth in a Smaller Sector

Will pent-up demand for budget travel override concerns about packing six or eight vacationers into a hostel room? Hostelworld reported an uptick in bookings, but this sector is obviously not ideally positioned.

Hostelworld Sees Modest European Booking Growth in a Smaller Sector

Online Travel

Hostelworld Still Pushing on Expansion Even With $4.5 Million Coronavirus Profit Hit

There's not much travel companies can do about the coronavirus outbreak. Like many of its peers, Hostelworld is having to execute its growth strategy in an unfavorable environment.

Hostelworld Still Pushing on Expansion Even With $4.5 Million Coronavirus Profit Hit