Articles tagged “hotels”

Google’s Travel Services Aren’t a Focus of European Regulators Just Yet

Google’s Travel Services Aren’t a Focus of European Regulators Just Yet

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Over the last couple of years, rumors have been flying around that the European Union wanted to take a closer look at Google's travel tools. For now at least, that doesn't seem to be the case.

5 days ago

Travel Advisors Tap Into Lucrative Destination Weddings Driven by Immigrants

Travel Advisors Tap Into Lucrative Destination Weddings Driven by Immigrants

Maria Lenhart, Skift

South Asian destination weddings, which involve large groups and multi-night stays, are big business for a growing number of resorts and travel advisors. Succeeding in the niche requires a marriage of cultural knowledge and logistical skill.

6 days ago

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New Skift Report: The Evolution of Winter Travelers and the Future of Ski Vacations

New Skift Report: The Evolution of Winter Travelers and the Future of Ski Vacations

Club Med + Skift

As the industry faces challenges, dynamic operators have embraced new hospitality models to capture market share and engage the experience-driven consumer of tomorrow.

6 days ago

U.S. Travelers Are Taking Experience to a Different Level: New Skift Research

U.S. Travelers Are Taking Experience to a Different Level: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

In its third year, Skift Research’s U.S. Experiential Traveler Survey shows us how the modern American traveler has changed and remained constant, revealing important information for travel industry insiders looking to appeal to this market.

7 days ago

Four Seasons and Costco Direct-Booking Efforts Irk Travel Advisors

Four Seasons and Costco Direct-Booking Efforts Irk Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

A recent Today Show segment touting Costco Travel is riling ASTA, as are Four Seasons ads on Facebook promising perks for direct bookings. Travel advisors are irked as well, but are finding ways to hold their own.

2 weeks ago

Meituan Dianping Claims Leadership as Largest Domestic Hotel Site in China

Meituan Dianping Claims Leadership as Largest Domestic Hotel Site in China

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Meituan has an advantage in travel over some of its competitors because it is a platform company, offering an extensive array of retail services, although food delivery is its core business. The Chinese hotel market is clearly in flux with Meituan and, to a lesser extent, Alibaba, nipping at Ctrip's heels.

2 weeks ago

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Skift Megatrends Webinar: Everything Is Converging in Hospitality

Skift Megatrends Webinar: Everything Is Converging in Hospitality

Sojern + Skift

Our upcoming Skift Webinar, “Everything Is Converging in Hospitality: Is Personalization the Answer for Travel Marketers?” takes a closer look at one of the trends defining travel in 2019. Register to attend on March 28, 1–2 p.m. EDT.

3 weeks ago

Travel Advisors Can Be Part of Overtourism Solutions

Travel Advisors Can Be Part of Overtourism Solutions

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Overtourism is becoming a bigger problem for popular destinations, having a negative impact on local communities as well as on the visitor experience. Travel advisors can help the situation by suggesting alternatives to crowded places and times to take trips.

3 weeks ago

How a French Gourmet Food Brand Plans to Succeed in Hotels

How a French Gourmet Food Brand Plans to Succeed in Hotels

Laura Powell, Skift

Another example of a luxury brand extending its reach into hospitality is developing out of Paris. But the question is, do we really need another luxury hotel brand? Maybe, if it has a certain je ne sais quoi.

3 weeks ago

Submissions Now Open: Introducing the Skift Design Awards 2019

Submissions Now Open: Introducing the Skift Design Awards 2019

Rafat Ali, Skift

Brands that make life more seamless or more fulfilling win the long-term journey for loyal customers. This is accomplished through intentional design of built environments, digital services, and experiences, and that's what Skift Design Awards will uncover and recognize. Submissions are now open!

3 weeks ago

Hotels Tap New Tech to Clamp Down on Rogue Rates

Hotels Tap New Tech to Clamp Down on Rogue Rates

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hotels are hiring companies to clamp down on online travel sites displaying cheap rates against their wishes. One of those startups, Fornova, has just bought smaller rival HotelsBI to broaden its rate-detection service. The deal is partly justified by the increasing tech spending on a cat-and-mouse-game between hoteliers and providers of rogue rates.

3 weeks ago

Wellness Represents Big Opportunity for Hyatt: Latest Skift Research

Wellness Represents Big Opportunity for Hyatt: Latest Skift Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

Arguably, no one else in the hospitality industry has made wellness as much of a priority and focus as Hyatt has. Our latest research suggests there's a lot of opportunity for the company to tap into this quickly growing segment to drive increased customer loyalty.

1 month ago