Articles tagged “hotels”

Inside Priceline Group’s Diss of Trivago — The Backstory

Inside Priceline Group’s Diss of Trivago — The Backstory

Sean O'Neill, Skift

What do a debate over landing pages, the acquisition of Momondo, a shift into hotel software services, and regulators forcing changes in online travel agency contracts have in common? Each of those seemingly unrelated things may have pushed Priceline to toggle back its spending on Trivago.

14 hours ago

Consolidation Is Reshaping the North American Ski Market

Consolidation Is Reshaping the North American Ski Market

Laura Powell, Skift

Through a new venture with KSL Capital Partners, Aspen Skiing Company (Skico) is broadening its scope far beyond Colorado. But it's not only about amassing mountains. Skico is concentrating on building a new boutique hotel brand, which is raising eyebrows in its newest destination.

6 days ago

Marriott-Starwood Is a Winner and European Hotels Are Losers Under New U.S. Cuba Travel Rules

Marriott-Starwood Is a Winner and European Hotels Are Losers Under New U.S. Cuba Travel Rules

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Officials have let U.S. hotel companies off the hook when making changes to U.S. Cuba travel policy. European and Caribbean companies, however, will likely feel the effect of new restrictions.

2 weeks ago

Soft Brand Launches and the Threat to Luxury Hotel Collections

Soft Brand Launches and the Threat to Luxury Hotel Collections

Laura Powell, Skift

While soft brands aren’t a new phenomenon, the big hotel companies seem keener on them than ever. They may not represent a direct threat to luxury hotel collections but they increase the competition when it comes to wooing owners.

2 weeks ago

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Why Hotels Need a Comprehensive Room Inventory and Pricing Strategy

Why Hotels Need a Comprehensive Room Inventory and Pricing Strategy

Rainmaker + Skift

A thorough revenue management strategy can be one of the most important steps a hotel can take to generate and optimize revenue.

2 weeks ago

TripAdvisor to Notify Users About Discriminatory Hotels After Removing Reviews About Rape

TripAdvisor to Notify Users About Discriminatory Hotels After Removing Reviews About Rape

Associated Press

TripAdvisor let down its users when it deleted reviews about rape allegations, although there has to be a balance between allegations and verified facts. We look forward to seeing TripAdvisor appending online badges next to hotels that are prone to violence and discrimination.

2 weeks ago

Travelers Get Candid About Their Struggles With Permanxiety

Travelers Get Candid About Their Struggles With Permanxiety

Sarah Enelow, Skift

The travel industry at large speaks eagerly and often about creating positive experiences for travelers. This contrasts heavily, though, with the fears and anxieties experienced by real travelers from diverse backgrounds.

3 weeks ago

Airfare App Hopper Enters HotelTonight Turf With Hotel Expansion

Airfare App Hopper Enters HotelTonight Turf With Hotel Expansion

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hopper said it is on track to process about $500 million in gross bookings — a number much larger than actual revenue — this year. Its expansion into hotel bookings would bring fatter commissions and hopefully more engagement. But the company will go up against better-funded players. All bets are off.

4 weeks ago

Smartphones Open Hotel Rooms at Luxury Properties But That Should Be Just the Beginning

Smartphones Open Hotel Rooms at Luxury Properties But That Should Be Just the Beginning

Laura Powell, Skift

Hotels have years to go before guests will routinely be unlocking guest room doors with their mobile apps. Even then, it could be just a gimmick unless hotels make it part of a broader guest-experience enhancement.

4 weeks ago

Trivago Launches a Subsidiary to Sell Hoteliers on Its Business Tools

Trivago Launches a Subsidiary to Sell Hoteliers on Its Business Tools

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Trivago, its parent Expedia, and Booking.com all want to provide business services to hotels. It's easy to see the potential value to resource-strapped hotel managers. Still, many hoteliers remain suspicious of these giants.

1 month ago

Disney-Universal Theme Park Wars Are Going to the Dogs

Disney-Universal Theme Park Wars Are Going to the Dogs

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Universal is working to get vacationers to spend more time at their hotels and parks, and they likely had an advantage with dog owners. It's smart for Disney to make some of its hotels dog-friendly — and we wonder what this trial will lead to.

1 month ago

Las Vegas Tourism Braces for Changes After Shooting

Las Vegas Tourism Braces for Changes After Shooting

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Las Vegas will impose new security measures after the massacre, and other destinations would be prudent to do likewise until there is a change in the country's insanely permissive gun laws.

1 month ago