Articles tagged “hotels”

The UK’s Brexit Tourism Bounce Is Likely to Flatten

The UK’s Brexit Tourism Bounce Is Likely to Flatten

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A weak pound made the UK more attractive to tourists but a chaotic Brexit threatens the country's hospitality industry.

6 hours ago

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How Hyatt Is Taking Steps to Incorporate Wellness Into Every Aspect of Its Business

How Hyatt Is Taking Steps to Incorporate Wellness Into Every Aspect of Its Business

Hyatt + Skift

With so many hospitality brands jumping on the wellness bandwagon today, the companies that are actually going to resonate with customers are those that create true opportunities for customers to enhance their well-being.

19 hours ago

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2019

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2019

Hannah Sampson, Skift

From the rise of undertourism to blurred lines in hospitality to travelers' demands for control, these are the Megatrends in travel we're watching in 2019.

1 day ago

Car Companies Team With Luxury Hotels to Drive High-End Road Trips

Car Companies Team With Luxury Hotels to Drive High-End Road Trips

Laura Powell, Skift

This is the year of luxury brand collaborations. Two sectors that are coming together in a particularly big way are hospitality and automotive. We look at what's driving the motor trend.

1 week ago

Will a New Marriott-Expedia Contract Signal a Sea Change in the Direct Booking Wars?

Will a New Marriott-Expedia Contract Signal a Sea Change in the Direct Booking Wars?

Deanna Ting and Dennis Schaal, Skift

Until the details are finalized, the jury’s still out on the impact of a Marriott-Expedia agreement. But suffice it to say, these frenemies still depend on one another.

2 weeks ago

Expect Solid Year of Growth for Travel in 2019: New Skift Research

Expect Solid Year of Growth for Travel in 2019: New Skift Research

Rebecca Stone and Seth Borko, Skift Research

Our latest Skift Research report provides a look-back on 2018 and details our 2019 economic expectations for the U.S. and globally. All in all, we expect a solid year of economic growth in 2019 which should translate well for the travel industry.

2 weeks ago

10 Largest Travel Acquisitions of 2018

10 Largest Travel Acquisitions of 2018

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These were the 10 biggest deals in travel in 2018. Were they the smartest decisions? We'll know in a few years. Hospitality-related acquisitions dominated our list; the online travel agencies made some big investments, but were absent as big buyers.

3 weeks ago

Hotels Struggle to Stop Resellers From Undercutting Their Rates

Hotels Struggle to Stop Resellers From Undercutting Their Rates

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Consumers often wonder where they can find the lowest rate for a hotel room online. Oddly enough, a hotel's managers may not know the answer. Mysteriously discounted rates from small sites and apps are popping up more often online, even in markets like the U.S. where a few hotel groups dominate.

3 weeks ago

Expedia Faces Traveler Fee Lawsuit Alleging Tax Fraud and Racketeering

Expedia Faces Traveler Fee Lawsuit Alleging Tax Fraud and Racketeering

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Online travel agencies have been vehemently opposed to detailing the components of the taxes and fees they collect on prepaid hotel bookings because it would expose the wholesale rates they obtain from hotels and the markups that the booking sites impose. This lawsuit could potentially impose changes in Expedia's financial relationship with its affiliates.

4 weeks ago

Booking Holdings Faces a Hotel Chain Challenge in U.S. Competition With Expedia

Booking Holdings Faces a Hotel Chain Challenge in U.S. Competition With Expedia

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com has been making strides in the U.S. market for several years, but the challenges are formidable. Expedia is outspending Booking.com on U.S. TV, and then there is Airbnb to throw into the equation.

1 month ago

How TUI Weathered Europe’s Summer Heat Wave

How TUI Weathered Europe’s Summer Heat Wave

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI seems to have mitigated the potential damage from a challenging operating environment. It will be interesting to see how it sustains its growth over the coming years.

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