Articles tagged “hotels”

Tripadvisor Forecasts Experiences and Dining Will Eclipse Hotel Revenue in 2020

Tripadvisor Forecasts Experiences and Dining Will Eclipse Hotel Revenue in 2020

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When Tripadvisor first started diversifying away from its hotel-auction business several years ago, it was mostly aspirational because its experiences and dining businesses were relatively small. Now there is a bit of revenue meat on those bones. Still, meaningful profits will be slow-going in this competitive climate.

4 days ago

Coronavirus Puts Travel Advisors to the Test

Coronavirus Puts Travel Advisors to the Test

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Confusion and fears surrounding the coronavirus are putting travelers on edge and travel advisors in a difficult spot. Travel advisors can present the facts but should not try to influence cancellation decisions.

5 days ago

Is Airbnb’s Stock Market Debut in 2020 Still On Track?

Is Airbnb’s Stock Market Debut in 2020 Still On Track?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Sporting some red ink in its financial results doesn't spell doom and gloom for Airbnb's prospects of going public in 2020. On the other hand, the question for employees and investors becomes — at what valuation?

5 days ago

Google Bows to European Pressure and Tests Adding Travel Rivals’ Direct Links

Google Bows to European Pressure and Tests Adding Travel Rivals’ Direct Links

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google has argued for years that its boxed-up and featured hotel, flight, and restaurant results are highlighted because they provide users with the "best answers." But in Europe, regulators may have pushed Google to acquiesce, offering its competitors some air time in its featured results by testing direct links.

6 days ago

Europe’s Meininger Hotels Mulls Going Public: Report

Europe’s Meininger Hotels Mulls Going Public: Report

Patrick Whyte, Skift

After months of problems, Mumbai-headquartered Cox & Kings is now undergoing insolvency proceedings in India. Will Meininger, its hybrid hotel chain, get a new lease on life?

6 days ago

Oyo’s Troubles Mirror Modern India’s and 6 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Oyo’s Troubles Mirror Modern India’s and 6 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in hospitality news, Oyo played by India's rules until it couldn't anymore. Now the company is scaling back amid media scrutiny, bad reviews, and growing losses. Plus, a new study shows that the surge in short-term rental offerings is putting pressure on the ability of hotels to raise rates.

1 week ago

Travel Agency Expansion Heats Up in the Face of Staffing Challenges

Travel Agency Expansion Heats Up in the Face of Staffing Challenges

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Strong sales are giving travel agencies the means to expand, but they face challenges in finding experienced travel advisors. As a way around this, some are looking to acquire existing agencies or attract more independents to their host operations.

2 weeks ago

Short-Term Rentals a Key Factor in Sluggish Hotel Rate Growth

Short-Term Rentals a Key Factor in Sluggish Hotel Rate Growth

Dennis Schaal , Skift

U.S. hoteliers are finding their pricing options constrained because of an influx of both short-term rental supply during peak periods, and because of hotel construction. Hoteliers may decide to get into the short-term rental market or not, but they increasingly have to take it into account when fine-tuning pricing strategies.

2 weeks ago

Hotels Navigate Hazy World of Legal Marijuana and 8 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Hotels Navigate Hazy World of Legal Marijuana and 8 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams , Skift

In hospitality news this week, hotels are finding it confusing to straddle state and federal laws when it comes to marijuana. Is legal pot a liability or opportunity? Plus, fast-rising Oyo Hotels & Homes has slammed on the brakes in the U.S., laying off a third of its team and switching up its strategy.

2 weeks ago

‘Wave Season’ 2020 Brings More Questions From Cruisers on Environment

‘Wave Season’ 2020 Brings More Questions From Cruisers on Environment

Maria Lenhart, Skift

This year's wave season isn't business as usual for travel advisors. Cruisers are showing a preference for remote destinations, and they are tracking cruise lines' sustainability records like never before.

3 weeks ago

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How Hilton’s Luxury Brands Are Evolving Their Strategies to Prioritize Food and Beverage-Driven Experiences

How Hilton’s Luxury Brands Are Evolving Their Strategies to Prioritize Food and Beverage-Driven Experiences

Hilton Luxury Group + Skift

Seeking out unique food and beverage experiences while traveling is one trend that has proven to be here to stay — but the focus has shifted from high-end dining to dining that is much more inclusive and democratic. By looking at Hilton Luxury Group’s approach to its food and beverage program, one can witness this change in consumer preference.

3 weeks ago

Hotels Join Fight Against Human Trafficking and 14 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Hotels Join Fight Against Human Trafficking and 14 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

In hospitality news this week, the travel industry is inextricably intertwined with human trafficking. Hotels companies have taken note, and many have partnered with organizations to implement training. But is that enough? Also, the Ace Hotel group consolidated its ownership structure after years of in-fighting following the death of its co-founder.

3 weeks ago