Articles tagged “intercontinental hotel group”

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Executive Q&A: An Inside Look at American Airlines and IHG’s New Business Travel Partnership

Executive Q&A: An Inside Look at American Airlines and IHG’s New Business Travel Partnership

IHG + Skift

American Airlines and IHG partner to tap into the business opportunity of small- and medium-sized businesses by offering more value to companies that are members of both corporate travel programs.

8 months ago

Hotel Companies Are Feeling the Pinch From Political Tensions in China

Hotel Companies Are Feeling the Pinch From Political Tensions in China

Anisha Sircar, Bloomberg

The political tensions in Hong Kong and China are having implications for the hospitality industry all over the world. There is no clear end in sight.

9 months ago

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How Companies Can Meet Employee Needs with the Right Corporate Travel Partner

How Companies Can Meet Employee Needs with the Right Corporate Travel Partner

IHG + Skift

Aligning the corporate travel program to the needs and expectations of your employees helps increase in-policy bookings and gives travel managers more negotiating power.

9 months ago

IHG Launches Loyalty Partnership With Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels

IHG Launches Loyalty Partnership With Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels

Grant Martin, Skift

The addition of Mr and Mrs Smith hotels to IHG's loyalty portfolio will help the hospitality giant better compete against Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt for high-end customers. IHG Rewards members also can't be too unhappy about new luxury properties within their reach.

11 months 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.

1 year ago

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Laws have been changed to supposedly eliminate gender bias but the problem at senior levels still persists. Companies first need to admit they have a problem, then they can do something about it. Perhaps there should be greater consideration of quotas.

3 years ago

Starwood Preferred Guest Missing from Top Hotel Loyalty Programs, According to J.D. Power

Starwood Preferred Guest Missing from Top Hotel Loyalty Programs, According to J.D. Power

Deanna Ting, Skift

Interestingly, the Starwood Preferred Guest program, beloved among frequent travelers, ranked near the bottom, and it's never fared well in past J.D. Powers' reports. So, why is it so admired, and why does Marriott want it so badly?

4 years ago

Video: Changing Guest Demographics and the Future of Hotels

Video: Changing Guest Demographics and the Future of Hotels

Jason Clampet, Skift

All guests are not alike and hotel brands need to know how to talk to each of them.

5 years ago

InterContinental Hotels Exploring a Sale or a Merger

InterContinental Hotels Exploring a Sale or a Merger

Ed Hammond, Ruth David and Dinesh Nair, Bloomberg

IHG is a giant, but it's the least inspiring of all the hotel chains and the one most in need of an outside spark to prepare of for anything but a lumbering future.

5 years ago

What’s an Airbnb Listing Worth in 2015?

What’s an Airbnb Listing Worth in 2015?

Jason Clampet, Skift

Airbnb's capability for growth is much greater than any traditional hotel chain but it can also disappear faster than you can type "enforcement of municipal zoning and/or condo board rules."

5 years ago

InterContinental Hotels Puts the Brakes on Russian Expansion Plans

InterContinental Hotels Puts the Brakes on Russian Expansion Plans

Dalia Fahmy, Bloomberg

Hotel chains can't count on foreign visitors forced to pay too-high prices, but they may find success in catering to internal tourism at more sensible prices.

5 years ago

Starwood’s Room Growth Fell Short of Its Competitors in 2014

Starwood’s Room Growth Fell Short of Its Competitors in 2014

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Starwood's board needed to take action to show its shareholders that it was taking steps to remedy its disappointing growth, both in terms of its own expectations and in light of its competitors' success.

5 years ago