Articles tagged “hotels”

Rezidor Cutting Costs to Cope With Tough European Environment

Like other global hotel companies with a high exposure in Europe, Rezidor continues to struggle in part because of continued security concerns. Those running the company will be hoping that the likes of France and Turkey bounce back soon.

18 hours ago

Chinese HNA Group Buys $6.5 Billion Stake in Hilton Worldwide

HNA Group's taste for hospitality acquisitions is seemingly endless. It will be interesting to see whether its latest deal causes complications in its purchase of Carlson Hotels or with its other shareholdings.

2 days ago


Streamlining RFP Responses for Hotel Group Business Leaders

Advancements in electronic RFP technology have finally given hotels the ability to streamline, automate, and curate RFP responses, giving each request the attention and personalization it requires to secure that business.

6 days ago

Google Flights Now Notifies Flyers When Airfares Will Expire

Google has several very clear advantages over competitors: its mountains of data sets and the computing power to do something with them. That's the context of some of these incremental changes in Google Flights and hotel search. Slowly but surely, after much data crunching and testing, Google -- which already is one of the largest players in travel -- is enhancing its flight and hotel products for consumers and advertisers.

1 week ago

Expedia Begins Revealing Its Big Ambitions in Hotel Services

Expedia is seeking to gain even more influence in the hotel industry while the big chains are trying to limit online travel agencies' clout through the hotels' direct-booking campaigns. As Expedia's recent Marriott Vacations and Red Lion deals, along with the needs of smaller hotels, show, there is substantial upside for Expedia.

1 week ago

Melia Hotels Says the Lower Pound Is Driving Americans to the UK

There has been plenty of negative fallout for the UK since the Brexit vote, but it sounds like increased tourism to Britain could be a silver lining.

3 weeks ago

Hotel Direct Booking Campaigns Won’t Hurt Priceline and Expedia Says Study

Expedia, Booking.com and Ctrip are all slated to grow at at healthy clip over the next few years despite moves by big chains to steal some market share. If Morningstar's numbers are right, then some of the chains may find that the potential advantages of their direct-booking campaigns may not be as large as they once imagined.

3 weeks ago

TripAdvisor CEO Kaufer Defiantly Vows to Stay Committed to Instant Booking

Two headlines here: TripAdvisor CEO remains adamantly committed to Instant Booking -- and he isn't going anywhere anytime soon. He's still excited about his gig.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb’s Latest Investment Values It as Much as Hilton and Hyatt Combined

Is Airbnb's valuation for real? We'll have to wait for it to go public to see how it would really stack up against the market caps of major hotel chains.

1 month ago

New Skift Trends Report: The State of Alternative Accommodations 2016

The U.S. alternative accommodations market remains a one-horse race with Airbnb leading its rivals, but the brand's smart first-mover advantage has also turned it into the whipping boy for local tax authorities and hotel lobbies. This turbulent landscape leaves plenty of room for new consumer-facing brands but also opportunities across the broader alternative accommodations ecosystem.

1 month ago

Business Travelers Want Free Hotel Wi-Fi and Smart Power Outlets More Than Anything Else

We think there's plenty of opportunity for hotels to get more creative with the services they offer on their mobile apps, but they should also prioritize the basics: free, fast Wi-Fi and convenient, plentiful power outlets.

2 months ago

Singapore Has Lots of Tourists, But They’re the Wrong Kind

When your customer demo changes, there are often challenges. Singapore needs to be able to manage shifts if it wants to succeed long term.

2 months ago