Articles tagged “hotels”

Travel Megatrends 2018: Travel Brands Want to Be Experience Platforms

Travel Megatrends 2018: Travel Brands Want to Be Experience Platforms

Deanna Ting, Skift

If we received a penny for every time a travel industry executive talked about how consumers are looking for “experiences,” we’d be billionaires by now. But in all seriousness, there’s a definitive strategy behind travel brands’ desires to play an even bigger role in travelers’ experiences.

5 days ago

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2018

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2018

Hannah Sampson, Skift

From brands as experience platforms to strategic mergers, diversity messaging and beyond: These are the Megatrends in travel we're watching closely in 2018.

6 days ago

Luxury Is Evolving But Consistent Themes Connect Old and New

Luxury Is Evolving But Consistent Themes Connect Old and New

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This evolution of luxury will require brands to adapt products and experiences consistent with consumers’ new definitions of quality, comfort and elegance.

6 days ago

Smart Robots at CES Have a Lot to Learn Before Hotels End Up Using Them

Smart Robots at CES Have a Lot to Learn Before Hotels End Up Using Them

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Despite some progress, it doesn't seem like robotics will disrupt travel and hospitality any time soon. The human element is too important for hotels, and travelers don't need unnecessary equipment to make their trips even more complicated.

2 weeks ago

Corporate Travel Can’t Afford to Miss the Next Wave of Consumer Technology

Corporate Travel Can’t Afford to Miss the Next Wave of Consumer Technology

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Consumer technology is undergoing a transformation, powered by artificial intelligence and voice commands. Corporations should pay attention to how their travelers' behavior shifts in order to stay in front of upcoming trends.

2 weeks ago

Balancing Humanity and Tech — New Luxury

Balancing Humanity and Tech — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The smartest people in luxury travel are realizing that they can't just keep doing things the old way. Keeping a high-touch, personal approach while adapting to the needs and wishes of today's travelers will be key to survival.

2 weeks ago

The Luxury Destinations Making a Big Impact in 2018

The Luxury Destinations Making a Big Impact in 2018

Laura Powell, Skift

We've made a list, and checked it twice, specifically looking at places where purveyors of luxury travel are setting up shop this year.

3 weeks ago

A Luxury Hotel Hit List for 2018 Tied Together by a Creative Vision

A Luxury Hotel Hit List for 2018 Tied Together by a Creative Vision

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here is a list of inspiring hospitality experiences and properties to consider for 2018 travels. The selections are tied together by each property's vision, uniqueness, and focus on guest experience.

3 weeks ago

Google Travel Feeling Intensified Antitrust Pressure

Google Travel Feeling Intensified Antitrust Pressure

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Might 2018 be the year U.S. regulators take a hard look anew at Google's travel-business practices after declining to take action in 2012? We hope so, in the interests of fair play, although the Trump Administration has been keen to reduce government regulation of businesses, not increase it.

4 weeks ago

Top 10 Most Popular Skift Stories of 2017

Top 10 Most Popular Skift Stories of 2017

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These 10 Skift stories got the most clicks in 2017, and none were clickbait. The list shows Skift readers love hotel and online travel stories, original reporting, analysis and breaking news.

4 weeks ago

Luxury Travel Reshaped by Hurricanes and Wellness Trend in 2017

Luxury Travel Reshaped by Hurricanes and Wellness Trend in 2017

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Natural disasters ruined certain luxury destinations in 2017, and class divisions between the front and back of the plane grew even wider.

4 weeks ago

Google Hotels Ads Could Make Gains With Chain Loyalty Rates

Google Hotels Ads Could Make Gains With Chain Loyalty Rates

Luke Bujarski, Skift Research

The big chains now offer special book-direct deals through Google Hotel Ads. This helps with click-through and conversions, but also with new loyalty member acquisition — everything a growing hotel chain needs in an ad partner.

4 weeks ago