Articles tagged “hotels”

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The Value of Staying Independent in an Increasingly Soft Branded World

The Value of Staying Independent in an Increasingly Soft Branded World

TravelClick + Skift

Despite the appeal of the soft brand model, independent and boutique hotels will always be key players in the market.

5 days ago

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Hotel Distribution Smarter

How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Hotel Distribution Smarter

DerbySoft + Skift

Today’s hotel distribution landscape is a complex one –– but artificial intelligence is expected to help solve the issues plaguing the current system. While the technology is still maturing, it’s not as far off as some might think.

6 days ago

Singapore Travel Companies Could Benefit as Spotlight Hits Trump-Kim Meeting

Singapore Travel Companies Could Benefit as Spotlight Hits Trump-Kim Meeting

Livia Yap, Bloomberg

Experts in Singapore say the quick Trump-Kim summit could have near-term negative repercussions for travel due to strict security measures. But the longer-term impact could be positive for the destination's reputation — and its hotels, airlines, and restaurants.

1 week ago

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Rethinking the Tech Stack: Hotels Find Hidden Benefits as They Seek to Streamline Revenue and Distribution

Rethinking the Tech Stack: Hotels Find Hidden Benefits as They Seek to Streamline Revenue and Distribution

Duetto + Skift

The hotel industry is slowly making headway updating its "tech stack" software. While this type of technology has long been focused on helping properties boost revenue, today’s solutions offer a range of cross-functional applications and benefits that can “connect the dots” between a wide variety of business goals.

1 week ago

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CEO Interview: Reimagining the Hotel Suite in the Battle Against Airbnb

CEO Interview: Reimagining the Hotel Suite in the Battle Against Airbnb

Suiteness + Skift

Airbnb lets today’s travelers book spacious accommodations easily and affordably. Hotels trying to compete by making a few “millennial-friendly” tweaks aren’t going to cut it. With Suiteness, hotels can simplify the way they sell their multi-room inventory and stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

2 weeks ago

Why Luxury Hotels Spend So Much Time Choosing Bathroom Amenities

Why Luxury Hotels Spend So Much Time Choosing Bathroom Amenities

Laura Powell, Skift

The general manager of Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris once told us that "the bathroom says everything about a hotel." We agree. Focusing on the bathroom amenities — the soaps, lotions, and potions — provides a valuable insight into the brand story.

2 weeks ago

The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2017

The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2017

Patrick Whyte, Skift

European travel CEOs are paid well by most standards — but not compared with their peers across the pond.

2 weeks ago

China Aims to Attract More Luxury Travelers to Hainan

China Aims to Attract More Luxury Travelers to Hainan

Laura Powell, Skift

Chinese luxury travelers are making a mark on resort destinations around the world. But China itself is not largely considered a luxury resort destination for inbound travelers. The Chinese government is looking to change that equation.

3 weeks ago

Business Travel Booms as Hotel Chains Reap the Rewards

Business Travel Booms as Hotel Chains Reap the Rewards

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hotel companies are reporting strong earnings from corporate business. This is as good a sign as any that the latest business travel boom has continued into 2018, and it will be interesting to see how this tees up corporate hotel rate increases that make business travel even more expensive for companies.

4 weeks ago

South Africa’s Biggest Hotel Operator Tsogo Sun Faces Hurdles

South Africa’s Biggest Hotel Operator Tsogo Sun Faces Hurdles

Odwa Mjo, Bloomberg

Tsogo Sun, which owns luxury properties in seven African countries including Nigeria and the Seychelles, may have hit the limit of its ability to do financial contortions for a while.

4 weeks ago

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How to Solve the Hotel Content Conundrum

How to Solve the Hotel Content Conundrum

DerbySoft + Skift

There’s still a lot of room for improvement when it comes to how hotels can tell their story through content and distribution. Here, Dee Thomas of DerbySoft talks about the current state of content in the hospitality industry.

1 month ago

Investors Speculate on Future of Whitbread’s Premier Inn Brand

Investors Speculate on Future of Whitbread’s Premier Inn Brand

Lisa Pham, Bloomberg

Is Premier Inn in play? We can't imagine any of the so-called big six hotel companies wanting a piece of such an asset-heavy operation, but others might well be interested.

1 month ago