Articles tagged “intercontinental hotels group”

UK Regulator Persuades More Travel Brands to Stop Hate-Selling

UK Regulator Persuades More Travel Brands to Stop Hate-Selling

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's 2019. Online travel agencies and hotels shouldn't still be using high-pressure tactics to get us to part with our money. There are much better ways. Hopefully the UK's action will spur other countries to do the same.

1 month ago

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How Small and Mid-Sized Business Travel Programs Can Balance Employee and Company Priorities

How Small and Mid-Sized Business Travel Programs Can Balance Employee and Company Priorities

IHG + Skift

The easiest way to make employees comply with travel policies is by making booking in policy attractive for them. InterContinental Hotels Group’s Business Edge shows how business travel solutions can go beyond being simply a discount program.

3 months ago

Regent Wants to Reclaim Its Crown Under IHG

Regent Wants to Reclaim Its Crown Under IHG

Laura Powell, Skift

With new hotel brands popping up every day, it can be a challenge to establish name recognition among consumers. That's one challenge InterContinental Hotels Group doesn't have to deal with as it works to revive the Regent brand.

3 months ago

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New Skift Report: The Sustainable Future of Meetings and Events

New Skift Report: The Sustainable Future of Meetings and Events

IHG + Skift

When it comes to sustainability, the meetings sector is thinking well beyond environmental impacts. With the future of this multi-billion dollar sector on the line, planners and venues alike are dreaming up creative solutions to the biggest challenges facing meetings and events.

5 months ago

The Story Behind the Color Choices of Luxury Hotel Logos

The Story Behind the Color Choices of Luxury Hotel Logos

Laura Powell, Skift

When it comes to designing logos, luxury brands are generally risk-averse. That's even the case in the hospitality industry, where brands are always trying to promote their singularity. The names may change, but the colors stay the same.

5 months ago

Expedia Being Investigated for Conspiring With Hotels to Suppress Competition

Expedia Being Investigated for Conspiring With Hotels to Suppress Competition

David McLaughlin, Bloomberg

These are some pretty serious allegations but we'll have to wait and see how far this one gets before any juicy details emerge.

5 months ago

IHG Likes Third-Party Bookings When Other Hotels Prefer Direct Reservations

IHG Likes Third-Party Bookings When Other Hotels Prefer Direct Reservations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

InterContinental Hotels Group has frequently been contrarian over the years when it comes to travel distribution. The chain recognizes that not all guests are brand loyal, and that it is wise to maintain healthy relationships with online travel agencies and metasearch engines.

5 months ago

IHG Talking to Its Hotel Owners on Plastics Problem

IHG Talking to Its Hotel Owners on Plastics Problem

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While there is still plenty to do, it's good to see public companies — and the financial analysts who cover them — paying closer attention to the plastics problem.

6 months ago

IHG Sees Room for Improvement in Hotel Revenue Management

IHG Sees Room for Improvement in Hotel Revenue Management

Sean O'Neill, Skift

InterContinental Hotels Group aims to use its new reservations system from Amadeus to set and shift rates based on customer preferences and spending habits. But the move will eventually force the company to throw away its rulebook on how to maximize revenue.

6 months ago

Consumers Lead the Sustainability Debate, Says InterContinental CEO

Consumers Lead the Sustainability Debate, Says InterContinental CEO

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Of course the tourism industry could do a better job dealing with sustainability. But the bigger issue is that one of its key components — air travel — is a significant contributor to climate change.

7 months ago

IHG to Replicate Its Light-Touch Kimpton Approach With Six Senses

IHG to Replicate Its Light-Touch Kimpton Approach With Six Senses

Deanna Ting, Skift

Let's just hope, for everyone's sake, IHG sticks to its word here and lets Six Senses be Six Senses.

8 months ago

InterContinental Lands Another Luxury Brand

InterContinental Lands Another Luxury Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Six Senses looks like a good addition to IHG's high-end portfolio and should fit in well with the existing luxury brands, without too much overlap.

8 months ago