Articles tagged “hotels”

How Designer Hotels Are Targeting Chinese Tourists

How Designer Hotels Are Targeting Chinese Tourists

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Design-branded properties are well placed to the growing number of Chinese middle- and upper-class consumers, thanks to the intersection of luxury travel and fashion.

6 hours ago

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Skift Trend Report: Creating the Hotel of the Future With Ancillaries

Skift Trend Report: Creating the Hotel of the Future With Ancillaries

iSeatz + Skift

Our newest report takes a look at the rapidly evolving world of hotel ancillaries. These “add-on” purchases are already a key tool for hotels to maximize revenue. But now, they are taking on much greater importance as hotels look to deepen relationships with guests and play a greater role in the entire customer journey.

19 hours ago

Budget Carrier AirAsia Is Trying to Become a Lifestyle Booking Site

Budget Carrier AirAsia Is Trying to Become a Lifestyle Booking Site

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Can a budget carrier like AirAsia also be an aspirational brand, and a hotel and activities booking site? The dual operations — running an airline and an online-travel-agency-like operation — seem like a big stretch. That's especially so when the airline is facing intense pressure from rising fuel costs.

6 days ago

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WeChat Mini-Programs: What Hotels Need to Know to Drive Chinese Bookings

WeChat Mini-Programs: What Hotels Need to Know to Drive Chinese Bookings

DerbySoft + Skift

Hotels are developing WeChat mini-programs to drive digital bookings among Chinese travelers. Club Med is one such company that has seen success in its WeChat mini-program strategy, developed by DerbySoft.

1 week ago

Hotelbeds Consolidates Travel Agency Business Under One Brand

Hotelbeds Consolidates Travel Agency Business Under One Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

After two blockbuster deals, change was to be expected. If travel agents end up getting more choice and better technology, they won't have much to get upset about.

1 week ago

Getaroom Sold to Private Equity Firm Court Square Capital Partners

Getaroom Sold to Private Equity Firm Court Square Capital Partners

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Did Hotels.com co-founders Bob Diener and Dave Litman do it again with Getaroom? Certainly not on the same scale, but Court Square's acquisition of Getaroom looks like a winner for the duo, who self-funded their latest venture in travel.

2 weeks ago

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Skift Trend Report: How Technology is Disrupting the Multibillion Dollar Meetings Industry

Skift Trend Report: How Technology is Disrupting the Multibillion Dollar Meetings Industry

Cvent + Skift

Our latest report dives into how hoteliers are embracing digital transformation to create direct relationships with meeting planners, optimize the group sales and marketing process, and lower the overall cost of group acquisition. Download the report to learn more!

2 weeks ago

Decades-Old Travel Media Company Andrew Harper Goes Back to Basics

Decades-Old Travel Media Company Andrew Harper Goes Back to Basics

Laura Powell, Skift

Truth in consumer travel coverage is a rare commodity in this day and age of influencers, paid content and the pursuit of profit. But one bespoke media company thinks it can succeed solely by sending writers around the world, paying the travel bills along the way.

2 weeks ago

Google Is Rigged. Just Not the Way Trump Thinks It Is.

Google Is Rigged. Just Not the Way Trump Thinks It Is.

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google clearly places its own travel businesses front and center in its search results to the detriment of competitors. Google argues that this benefits consumers. If you buy that argument, then you also probably believe that Google always knows best.

2 weeks ago

Google’s Travel Update Tells Consumers the Best Time to Book a Hotel

Google’s Travel Update Tells Consumers the Best Time to Book a Hotel

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Google is stepping up the development of its travel products. It's all part of the company's master plan to make it even more indispensable for people planning a trip.

3 weeks ago

Hotel Art Becomes Integral to the Guest Experience

Hotel Art Becomes Integral to the Guest Experience

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Collecting eye-catching pieces of artwork is one way to set yourself apart from the competition.

3 weeks ago

CNN’s Jake Tapper Talks Trump, Marriott and Family Travel

CNN’s Jake Tapper Talks Trump, Marriott and Family Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The D.C. swamp is a little less swampy because Jake Tapper is there. Sometimes the interests of great journalism and the travel industry's desire to break down cultural barriers find themselves in harmony.

4 weeks ago