Articles tagged “hotels”

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How Travel Managers Can Drive a Successful Hotel Booking Program

How Travel Managers Can Drive a Successful Hotel Booking Program

BCD Travel + Skift

When travelers book hotels outside of their corporate travel program, companies lose out on savings opportunities and must overcome added challenges to keep their employees safe on the road. Luckily, there are steps travel managers can take to help lessen the problem.

6 days ago

Priceline’s Booking Defends Commissions After Swiss Launch Probe Into ‘Abusive’ Pricing

Priceline’s Booking Defends Commissions After Swiss Launch Probe Into ‘Abusive’ Pricing

Associated Press

Regulators show fairly often that they don't understand the travel business. In many cases — according to Expedia, at least — commission levels have been falling in recent years, although hotels, particularly smaller ones or independents, still sometimes indeed get whacked.

2 weeks ago

Thomas Cook and Expedia Reach Wide-Ranging Deal for Hotel Sourcing and Selling

Thomas Cook and Expedia Reach Wide-Ranging Deal for Hotel Sourcing and Selling

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook's efforts to strip its hotel business back to its core exclusive sun and beach properties continues. The deal with Expedia seems more wide-ranging than the previous tie-up with Webjet, and chief executive Peter Fankhauser's comments hint at a potential for a closer arrangement in the future.

2 weeks ago

Florida Keys Tells Vacationers Not to Visit as Destinations Still Reeling After Hurricane Irma

Florida Keys Tells Vacationers Not to Visit as Destinations Still Reeling After Hurricane Irma

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Many Caribbean destinations were untouched or are back to normal while others are really hurting after Hurricane Irma. But with the Florida Keys and some Caribbean tourism officials telling travelers to postpone their trips it's evident that recovery will take an extended period in some places.

2 weeks ago

Disney CEO Is Taking Business Disruption Seriously

Disney CEO Is Taking Business Disruption Seriously

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney often sticks to its happiest-place-on-earth script, so it's refreshing to hear the CEO talk somewhat frankly about the forces disrupting all parts of his business — and how the company is responding.

2 weeks ago

Hotel-Tech Startup Alice Acquires Smaller Rival GoConcierge

Hotel-Tech Startup Alice Acquires Smaller Rival GoConcierge

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expedia has famously grown by acquisition. Will Expedia-controlled Alice also try to do the same for its hospitality operations software business? If any concierges know, contact us. We'll tip well for answers.

3 weeks ago

Oracle Hospitality Stumbled in Micros Integration But Says It Has Recovered

Oracle Hospitality Stumbled in Micros Integration But Says It Has Recovered

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Oracle Hospitality doesn't fold sheets, bus tables, or stock shelves, but its software does keep hotels in order. It's taking a few years for the company to get itself in order, too.

3 weeks ago

Las Vegas Downtown Sees Revival With Reopening of Golden Gate Hotel-Casino

Las Vegas Downtown Sees Revival With Reopening of Golden Gate Hotel-Casino

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

It isn't exactly an off-the-beaten-track experience but Las Vegas beyond the Strip — meaning downtown — is getting more attention with the reopening of the notorious Rat Pack hangout, the Golden Gate casino-hotel. Like Orlando beyond the theme parks, tourism destinations can be multifaceted for visitors who venture beyond the knee-jerk attractions.

3 weeks ago

Allegiant Air Will Enter the Hotel and Condo Business With Massive Florida Property

Allegiant Air Will Enter the Hotel and Condo Business With Massive Florida Property

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

At least one high-profile Allegiant Air executive left the airline recently in part because he didn't want it to divest from its core mission of flying passengers, multiple sources have told Skift. But the project is happening anyway. We'll see if Allegiant has more success than other airlines that have entered the hotel business.

4 weeks ago

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How Ineffective Hotel Audits Are Causing Companies to Overspend

How Ineffective Hotel Audits Are Causing Companies to Overspend

BCD Travel + Skift

Companies put a lot of time and effort into creating a successful hotel program–– but without regular rate auditing, they may be leaving money on the table.

1 month ago

MakeMyTrip Puts a Brave Face on Booking.com Encroachment

MakeMyTrip Puts a Brave Face on Booking.com Encroachment

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In India, market leader MakeMyTrip is betting on a multi-pronged strategy to defend itself against the intrusion of Booking.com on its turf. Execution matters. But so does the patience of MakeMyTrip's key backer, Ctrip.

1 month ago

Travel This Week: Will Airbnb Block Hotel Surge Pricing for Solar Eclipse?

Travel This Week: Will Airbnb Block Hotel Surge Pricing for Solar Eclipse?

Sean O'Neill and Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hotels used to be nearly the only game in town for accommodations during high-demand occasions, and they could charge whatever the market would bear. They can still charge guests whatever the market will bear but the question is whether companies such as Airbnb are changing the market and pricing dynamics.

1 month ago