Articles tagged “hyatt”

Central Asia’s New Silk Road Offers Vast Tourism Potential

Central Asia’s New Silk Road Offers Vast Tourism Potential

Nadejda Popova, Euromonitor International

Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan meet chicken-and-egg. An effort to revive the old Silk Road could mean huge tourism potential for those countries whose economies for so long were dependent on natural resources, especially as outbound Chinese travel grows. But how projects and the timing line up will play a huge role.

2 weeks ago

Hotels Finally Embrace Homesharing: Now What?

Hotels Finally Embrace Homesharing: Now What?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Just as challenging as it is for Airbnb to offer more hotel-like options, it seems in some ways even more daunting for hotel companies to start offering more Airbnb-like accommodations.

2 weeks ago

10 Largest Travel Acquisitions of 2018

10 Largest Travel Acquisitions of 2018

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These were the 10 biggest deals in travel in 2018. Were they the smartest decisions? We'll know in a few years. Hospitality-related acquisitions dominated our list; the online travel agencies made some big investments, but were absent as big buyers.

3 weeks ago

New Farm Bill Spells Good News for the Cannabis Industry

New Farm Bill Spells Good News for the Cannabis Industry

Leslie Barrie, Skift

We predicted CBD oil would be a thriving business in 2019 –– but it will soon likely be a skyrocketing one, thanks to the passage of the new Farm Bill. This means consumers may find a whole lot of anxiety relief, and hemp farmers and product manufacturers will likely see big profits.

4 weeks ago

World of Hyatt Loyalty Adds New Milestone Rewards to Attract Wider Audience

World of Hyatt Loyalty Adds New Milestone Rewards to Attract Wider Audience

Grant Martin, Skift

More perks are coming to lower-level elites in Hyatt's World of Hyatt loyalty program next year thanks to its new Milestone Rewards program.

4 weeks ago

Hyatt’s New Wellness Exec Talks Strategy

Hyatt’s New Wellness Exec Talks Strategy

Laura Powell, Skift

As luxury hotel companies work to become spaces for healthy living, we'll likely start seeing more people with "wellness" or "well-being" in their titles take up senior positions.

4 weeks ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report Issue One: When a Job Feels Like Rock and Roll

Travel Advisor Innovation Report Issue One: When a Job Feels Like Rock and Roll

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The survivors of skirmishes past, from commission cuts to the perceived threats of the internet, have reinvented their businesses and thrive in a new landscape where personal touch still matters.

2 months ago

Hyatt Is Altering Its Loyalty Program to Battle Abuse

Hyatt Is Altering Its Loyalty Program to Battle Abuse

Grant Martin, Skift

Hyatt retooled its "cash + points" award booking calculations last week and it illustrated the perils of building out a loyalty program without expecting members to abuse it.

2 months ago

Hyatt’s High Hopes for Two Roads Revealed

Hyatt’s High Hopes for Two Roads Revealed

Deanna Ting, Skift

We all knew Hyatt was in the mood for a major acquisition. (NH Hotel Group or Starwood, anyone?) And now we have a much better idea of what its plans are for Two Roads, as well as other acquisitions down the line.

3 months ago

Wellness Newsletter: Hyatt and AccorHotels Take Well-Being Seriously By Hiring Accordingly

Wellness Newsletter: Hyatt and AccorHotels Take Well-Being Seriously By Hiring Accordingly

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Hotel companies are making big hiring moves to better position themselves in the wellness space. With so much momentum in the sector at the moment, this makes sense. How much investing in wellness actually adds up financially, though, is up for debate.

3 months ago

Measuring the Value of Wellness to a Hotel Brand

Measuring the Value of Wellness to a Hotel Brand

Laura Powell, Skift

Every time you turn around these days, a major hotel company is announcing that it has hired a chief wellness officer. But will this wave of devotion to wellness be a phase or a long-lasting phenomenon? Look to the return on investment for that answer.

3 months ago

Wellness Newsletter: Athleisure and Hospitality Brands Tap Tech Trends to Keep Up

Wellness Newsletter: Athleisure and Hospitality Brands Tap Tech Trends to Keep Up

Leslie Barrie, Skift

New data show that the global wellness industry is on the rise: It’s now worth $4.2 trillion. Smart companies are innovating to stay ahead, exhibited by the Lululemon and Strava fitness-meets-digital partnership and Equinox’s move into luxury wellness tourism.

3 months ago