Articles tagged “las vegas”

Hotels

Explaining IHG’s Collection of Hotel Brands

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at IHG’s mix of hotel brands, Hong Kong’s airport problem, and Las Vegas’ resiliency.

Explaining IHG’s Collection of Hotel Brands

Business Travel

Resilient Las Vegas Still a Draw for Business Travelers

Nearly two million business travelers attended conventions in the first five months of this year, up almost 900 percent on the same period in 2021. And that's despite widespread international restrictions.

Resilient Las Vegas Still a Draw for Business Travelers

Skift Meetings

Will Vegas Events Be All Shook Up Without Elvis Impersonators?

Some Las Vegas wedding chapels have received cease-and-desist letters instructing them to make sure Elvis has left the building. What does this mean for events where Elvis impersonators are a staple?

Will Vegas Events Be All Shook Up Without Elvis Impersonators?

Online Travel

Airbnb Upgrades Search and More Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb makes a major modification, Tripadvisor appoints a new CEO, and the endangered status of giraffes exposes the fragility of Africa's wildlife tourism.

Airbnb Upgrades Search and More Travel Stories This Week

Hotels

FILA, Toy Story, and Hello Kitty Latest to Jump on Hotel Branding Trend

To lose connection with your customer is to lose meaning in your message. After a time of social-distancing, brands are coming up with ways that bring them closer to their consumers than ever before.

FILA, Toy Story, and Hello Kitty Latest to Jump on Hotel Branding Trend

Skift Meetings

CES Opens In-Person Despite Calls to Cancel

CES is being held in person for the first time in two years, but the move is proving divisive. Critics have called for its cancelation while major exhibitors have pulled out — yet 40,000 to 60,000 visitors and over 2,200 exhibitors are voting yes with their feet.

CES Opens In-Person Despite Calls to Cancel

Meetings

In-Person CES 2022 Delivered Blow as Microsoft Joins Those Opting for Virtual

The Consumer Electronics Show is usually a bellwether gathering, the first major show opening the year for the event industry. Hopes were high it could come back strong in-person in a few weeks after its first-ever virtual show in 2021. But the Omicron variant had other plans.

In-Person CES 2022 Delivered Blow as Microsoft Joins Those Opting for Virtual

Hotels

MGM Resorts Is Selling the Mirage to Hard Rock for $1.1 Billion

The Mirage is a casualty in MGM Resorts's ongoing push into online gaming and high-end casino resort operations — no real estate ownership required.

MGM Resorts Is Selling the Mirage to Hard Rock for $1.1 Billion

Hotels

MGM Resorts Eyes Sale of the Mirage Amid Growth in New Sectors

Out with the old. In with the new. The Mirage is the aging grand dame in the MGM Resorts Las Vegas portfolio compared to newer trophy deals like managing the Cosmopolitan.

MGM Resorts Eyes Sale of the Mirage Amid Growth in New Sectors

Business Travel

Business Travel Recovery Won’t Get Any Boost by U.S. Global Travel Reopening

Don’t expect an immediate return to 2019 levels of business travel traffic despite the hype in the buildup to the U.S. reopening borders on November 8.

Business Travel Recovery Won’t Get Any Boost by U.S. Global Travel Reopening