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Articles tagged “hotels”

Online Travel

Why Hotwire Loves It When Airbnb Puts Pressure on Hotels

With Airbnb apparently adversely impacting hotels much more than online travel agencies, Hotwire is poised to make some gains as hotels try to fill rooms. But Hotwire also has to fend off Priceline.com, which is emphasizing Express Deals that basically use the same model as Hotwire.

Why Hotwire Loves It When Airbnb Puts Pressure on Hotels

Hotels

Hotels in San Francisco Are Cultivating Roof-to-Table Honey

Hotels have increasingly been incorporating local ingredients in their food and beverage programs; this San Francisco beekeeping cluster is just a tiny example, but it doesn't get much more local than rooftop honey.

Hotels in San Francisco Are Cultivating Roof-to-Table Honey

Business Travel

Interview: HRS CEO on the Problem With Hotels and Airbnb for Business Travel

Travel managers want more of their employees to book hotel rooms through approved channels — and they want those hotels to agree on reasonable rates. There's a good business opportunity for companies that can help them achieve those goals.

Interview: HRS CEO on the Problem With Hotels and Airbnb for Business Travel

Online Travel

TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking Bet Looks Ugly Right Now

TripAdvisor continues to labor to transform its business from a media/advertising model toward a booking site -- under the glare of all-too-often impatient pundits and investors. The big decline in its revenue per hotel shopper, meanwhile, is likely a temporary hurdle but TripAdvisor management still has a helluva lot to prove.

TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking Bet Looks Ugly Right Now

Announcements

New Skift Deck: The State of Global Travel 2016

This 137-page Skift deck curates data from every sector of travel and provides a wide sweeping overview of the state of the world’s largest sector and the forces driving it today. This is the State of Travel in 2016.

New Skift Deck: The State of Global Travel 2016

Hotels

Starwood Executives’ Golden Parachutes Got More Golden With New Marriott Offer

The Anbang investor group's last-minute bid nearly doubled the compensation Starwood executives will receive, if the new Marriott deal closes. Golden parachutes, indeed.

Starwood Executives’ Golden Parachutes Got More Golden With New Marriott Offer

Hotels

These Hilton Hotels Have Meeting Group Sales Down to a Science in Chicago

If hotels want to book more meetings and events, they need to know how to speak the specific industry language of the events and planners they’re working with.

These Hilton Hotels Have Meeting Group Sales Down to a Science in Chicago

Hotels

This Is How Marriott Could Lose Starwood to Anbang’s Investor Group

Money talks, and Anbang seems to have a lot more of it to spend right now than Marriott is willing to give up to keep Starwood.

This Is How Marriott Could Lose Starwood to Anbang’s Investor Group

Hotels

Marriott Investor Call: This Is What We Have in Store for Starwood

This is assuming Marriott and Starwood actually close their deal this year, which, given what's happened over that past week, is still not a sure thing, obviously.

Marriott Investor Call: This Is What We Have in Store for Starwood

Hotels

A Radical Thought: Do Millennials Really View Travel Differently?

Travel marketers may really be off base if they overplay their hand toward Millennials. Two studies found that although Millennials as a group have huge buying power when it comes to travel, other groups' travel aspirations aren't all that different.

A Radical Thought: Do Millennials Really View Travel Differently?