Articles tagged “hostelworld”

Budget Travel Is Becoming the Norm for New Hedge Fund Managers

Budget Travel Is Becoming the Norm for New Hedge Fund Managers

Suzy Waite , Bloomberg

The 1 percent finally discovers what the 99 percent generally does when they travel.

2 months ago

Hostelworld Counts Cost of European Heat Wave

Hostelworld Counts Cost of European Heat Wave

Patrick Whyte, Skift

There have been a number of big changes at Hostelworld in 2018 and we should expect further shifts in strategy under new CEO Gary Morrison.

7 months ago

Hostelworld Raids Expedia for New CEO

Hostelworld Raids Expedia for New CEO

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Although this looks like a smooth change at the top, we'll have to keep an eye on whether the new CEO deviates from the path the company has set itself on in recent years.

11 months ago

Hostelworld’s New Payment Options Show That It’s Growing Up

Hostelworld’s New Payment Options Show That It’s Growing Up

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It’s probably a tiny blip on the radar of Priceline and Expedia but Hostelworld is quietly building up a nice niche business. How long can it be before one of the bigger players shows an interest?

12 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.

2 years 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

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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

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Social Travel is Quickly Becoming the New Norm

Social Travel is Quickly Becoming the New Norm

Hostelworld + Skift

Social travel is a trend on the rise and hostels are at the helm of the movement. Today that tribe is growing with reports showing that 35% of millennials are choosing a hostel based on the opportunity to meet other travelers.

2 years ago

3 Charts on U.S. Adults’ Interests in Studying Abroad and Gap Years

3 Charts on U.S. Adults’ Interests in Studying Abroad and Gap Years

Dan Peltier, Skift

If taking a year off to travel the world sounds too good to be true, it probably is. We don't doubt more people are interested or open to doing something like this than in the past, but for many people their bank accounts and bosses will keep standing in the way of this freedom.

2 years ago

Hostelworld Group Continues Shift From Multi to Single Brand

Hostelworld Group Continues Shift From Multi to Single Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Increasing higher-margin bookings and focusing on growing your strongest brand seems a sensible approach when you are competing in a crowded market.

3 years ago

Upscale Hostels Look Beyond Millennials to Business Travelers

Upscale Hostels Look Beyond Millennials to Business Travelers

Nikki Ekstein , Bloomberg

There's a certain convergence under way between hostels and hotels as both often seek to attract Millennials as well as business travelers. Business travelers often see hostels as an optimum choice when hotels are booked up but many road warriors express satisfaction with the experience.

3 years ago

CEO Interview: Mobile Booking, Digital Marketing and the New Way to Sell Hostels

CEO Interview: Mobile Booking, Digital Marketing and the New Way to Sell Hostels

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Like many successful companies, Hostelworld resolves to win by maintaining its focus on what it does best: Selling hostels. Its big challenge is to generate more awareness about the modern and socially oriented hostel while larger players like Airbnb and Booking.com suck the air out of Google.

3 years ago