Articles tagged “hotels”

A Timeline of Online Travel Agency Battles With Hotels and Airlines

A Timeline of Online Travel Agency Battles With Hotels and Airlines

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There is pomp and circumstance, and plenty of bluster, but most negotiations between online travel agencies, on the one hand, and hotels and airlines, on the other, eventually end up in signed contracts. That's because the two sides usually need each other, like it or not.

4 days ago

Cuba Travel FAQ: What Trump’s Policy Changes Really Mean

Cuba Travel FAQ: What Trump’s Policy Changes Really Mean

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Here's the lowdown in a FAQ on what the new U.S. policy toward Cuba means for travel companies and travelers alike.

1 week ago

CEO Interview: Distribution Firm DHISCO Tries to Bounce Back for the Post-Hotel Era

CEO Interview: Distribution Firm DHISCO Tries to Bounce Back for the Post-Hotel Era

Sean O'Neill, Skift

DHISCO boss Toni Portmann said the hotel distribution tech company has completely modernized its formerly limited and failure-prone system. But we're still waiting to see a wave of new contract announcements, including for alternative lodging providers.

2 weeks ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Points International Aims to Upgrade Airline and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Travel Tech CEO Series: Points International Aims to Upgrade Airline and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Points is trying to diversify beyond being the world's largest reseller of airlines and hotels points. But this loyalty tech company needs a little more mojo if it wants to produce truly game-changing products.

3 weeks ago

Trivago Says It Needs to Be the Star of Its Advertising, Not Some Guy

Trivago Says It Needs to Be the Star of Its Advertising, Not Some Guy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Whether to feature a Trivago Guy or Trivago Woman, or both, on TV commercials is a serious strategy and business question for the hotel-search site. For now, it is opting for two actors in the U.S., as it has done elsewhere, for targeting and other purposes.

1 month ago

New Research Report: 2017 Outlook on Hotel Direct Booking

New Research Report: 2017 Outlook on Hotel Direct Booking

Luke Bujarski, Skift

This is our most comprehensive and actionable report outlining the current state and potential future of hotel marketing and distribution.

2 months ago

Hotel Booking Site Stayful Winds Down and WorldVentures Holdings Picks Up the Pieces

Hotel Booking Site Stayful Winds Down and WorldVentures Holdings Picks Up the Pieces

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We've seen it over and over again by now: Given the vast marketing resources of major players in the hotel booking arena, it is extremely hard for startups to build their brand with consumers. Building a business-to-business company is somewhat easier but Stayful's pivot might have come too late.

2 months ago

Extended Stay Serves a New Generation of Travelers and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Extended Stay Serves a New Generation of Travelers and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.

2 months ago

What Hotels Are Doing to Win Your Loyalty: 5 Podcast Takeaways

What Hotels Are Doing to Win Your Loyalty: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

With so many hotel mergers in recent years, loyalty is being reimagined for bigger, broader, more diverse audiences. But can any one loyalty program appeal to all travelers?

2 months ago

Skift Podcast: What Hotels Are Doing to Win Your Loyalty

Skift Podcast: What Hotels Are Doing to Win Your Loyalty

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear how hotel loyalty programs are changing — and what that means for the traveling public.

2 months ago

Expedia Sued by Affiliate for Allegedly Stealing Data and Handing It to a Competitor

Expedia Sued by Affiliate for Allegedly Stealing Data and Handing It to a Competitor

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The American Hotel & Lodging Association has no love lost for Expedia, other online travel agencies and their affiliates, and will likely welcome the squabbling and any additional exposure the affiliate issue gets from this lawsuit. Expedia has to move fast to protect its reputation among partners.

3 months ago

Tourism Flow to Victoria Falls Draws Flights and Lodging Investments

Tourism Flow to Victoria Falls Draws Flights and Lodging Investments

Richard Holmes, Skift

For tourism operators surrounding Victoria Falls, the fabled Zambezi river god Nyami Nyami appears to be smiling on them at last. After years in the tourism wilderness, the tide has turned and business is booming in the northern reaches of Zimbabwe.

3 months ago