Articles tagged “hotels”

Amadeus’ Bet on Hotel Services Is Beginning to Pay Off

Amadeus’ Bet on Hotel Services Is Beginning to Pay Off

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus says it is pulling off its promised trick of staying profitable despite margin pressure on its mainstay airline services business. This year much depends on how well its reservation system projects with Southwest Airlines and IHG go.

15 hours ago

A Germaphobic Traveler Shares Some Travel Hacks

A Germaphobic Traveler Shares Some Travel Hacks

Maxwell Williams, Bloomberg

It's a good idea to bring Clorox wipes to disinfect hotel rooms. But how many travelers actually do it? If Jeff Klein never forgets, as he claims, he has an impressive record.

2 days ago

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The Future Of Family Travel: Experience and Education

The Future Of Family Travel: Experience and Education

Shangri-La + Skift

For most families, travel is a huge investment of both time and money. With many business travelers utilizing loyalty points earned while traveling for business, savvy hotels are adapting to cater to business travelers, leisure travelers, and their families.

4 days ago

4 New Travel Startups Helping Hotels Engage With Guests

4 New Travel Startups Helping Hotels Engage With Guests

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Tink Labs is a standout Hong Kong company in the hotel ecosystem. It attracted $170 million in funding to make its Handy loaner smartphones a free amenity in hotels worldwide. But we found some other companies that are also offering promising tools for hoteliers.

1 week ago

UK Hotels and Restaurants Are Cashing in on Consumer Spending Boom

UK Hotels and Restaurants Are Cashing in on Consumer Spending Boom

Scott Hamilton, Bloomberg

While UK consumer spending on items such as hotel stays are up, the full impact from Brexit -- potentially causing economic hardship for many Britons -- has yet to be felt.

2 weeks ago

Hotel Revenue Managers Say They Want a Revolution

Hotel Revenue Managers Say They Want a Revolution

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Change has not come as fast as a 2010 survey had predicted. This study offers a few reasons why, but misses a big one: The industry is in desperate need of loud champions of new techniques and strategies.

2 weeks ago

10 Gateway Stories Sourced From Singapore, Beijing, Caracas and Cape Town

10 Gateway Stories Sourced From Singapore, Beijing, Caracas and Cape Town

Dennis Schaal, Skift

To understand what's going on in the global travel industry you have to go local with people who understand the issues and speak the lingo. Skift's readership has always been globally minded and it is increasingly global, as well, so our Gateway series is delivering on these dynamics, one original story at a time.

3 weeks ago

EU Is Investigating Tour Operators Over Suspected Anticompetitive Practices

EU Is Investigating Tour Operators Over Suspected Anticompetitive Practices

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The likes of Thomas Cook and Tui Group should be wary of Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who in the past has taken on Google and Apple. Should she find anything amiss there is the potential of a sizable fine and a revamp of their practices.

4 weeks ago

Hotels in China Don’t Benefit Much From the World’s Largest Travel Event

Hotels in China Don’t Benefit Much From the World’s Largest Travel Event

Steven Schwankert, Skift

Hundreds of millions of people in motion during a holiday period should mean big bucks for the travel industry. But in China, technology and tradition are holding it back.

4 weeks ago

One of the Most Zen Hotels on Earth Opens in Frenetic Tokyo

One of the Most Zen Hotels on Earth Opens in Frenetic Tokyo

Sierra Tishgart, Bloomberg

Travelers used to have to leave bustling Tokyo for the countryside to sample a traditional Japanese inn, or onsen ryokan. But in 2016 the Hoshinoya Tokyo hotel opened, bringing serene lodging to the city's center — topped off with a dollop of luxury.

1 month ago

Chinese Travelers Prioritize Food More Than Shopping When Choosing Destinations

Chinese Travelers Prioritize Food More Than Shopping When Choosing Destinations

Steven Schwankert, Skift

The way to Chinese travelers' wallets may be via their stomachs. Availability of food amenable to the Chinese palate is a top concern for Chinese business and leisure travelers, and catering to needs such as hot, potable water can make a difference in their choices of airlines and hotels.

1 month ago

Understanding Disney’s Domestic Hotel Strategy

Understanding Disney’s Domestic Hotel Strategy

Jared Wein, Skift

Disney's unique theme park experience gives the company strong pricing power in the U.S., allowing Disney to consistently raise ticket prices above the inflation rate while growing attendance at the same time. By owning hotels on its properties, Disney is able to maintain an immersive experience, leading to high occupancy rates and steady growth in spending per room. The theme parks feed the hotels with guests and the hotels reinforce the park experience. This has, and will continue to be, a lucrative cycle for Disney.

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