Articles tagged “local”

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How Mercure Hotels Is Giving Travelers a Sense of Place with Local Food, Beverage, and Craftsmanship

How Mercure Hotels Is Giving Travelers a Sense of Place with Local Food, Beverage, and Craftsmanship

Accor Group + Skift

A “midscale” hotel brand may have once brought to mind conventional design, amenities, and food and beverage. But Mercure Hotels is making moves to show that midscale hotels can provide the unparalleled uniqueness of a local experience and become a portal to the destination.

2 weeks ago

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Accor Plans to Make Wojo Europe’s Largest Co-Working Brand by 2022

Accor Plans to Make Wojo Europe’s Largest Co-Working Brand by 2022

Accor Group + Skift

Accor’s investment in the co-working economy shows a growing need for hospitality brands to diversify the experiences they offer their customers and for co-working spaces to evolve.

6 months ago

New Orleans Tourism Agency Engages Minority Business Owners Who Demanded Inclusion

New Orleans Tourism Agency Engages Minority Business Owners Who Demanded Inclusion

Brittney Oliver, Skift

When minority business owners spoke up in New Orleans, the city’s tourism marketing corporation responded by admitting the oversight and hiring a diversity and inclusion consultant. Hopefully these measures will have a lasting impact.

12 months ago

Luxury Agents Try to Combine High-Level Service With Street-Level Experiences

Luxury Agents Try to Combine High-Level Service With Street-Level Experiences

Paul Biasco, Skift

Luxury travel advisors are experts at planning a five-star vacation for their clients, but agents are more frequently being asked to add a more local element to their plans. A lot of behind-the-scenes work goes into making sure these experiences go off without a hitch.

1 year ago

No Need to Live Like a Local: All Tourists Welcome

No Need to Live Like a Local: All Tourists Welcome

Colin Nagy, Skift

It is time to reclaim the word tourist, and recalibrate it to mean something good. Tourists can see the world with fresh eyes, unencumbered with the daily accumulations of local life. A new hotel in North Adams, Massachusetts, seeks to do just that.

1 year ago

Tourists Drift From Overexposed Aspen to Carbondale for Local Flavor

Tourists Drift From Overexposed Aspen to Carbondale for Local Flavor

Alex Schechter, Bloomberg

Anyone else have trouble telling the difference between midsize American cities? Seattle, Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, whatever, let's go to Carbondale then, until its distillery inn makes it the next Aspen, then we'll push the same design elements onto some other town.

1 year ago

Breaking Away From the Boutique Hotel Hype Formula

Breaking Away From the Boutique Hotel Hype Formula

Colin Nagy, Skift

To avoid the sugar high and then the inevitable crash when launching a new property, brands need to adopt a mindset of reciprocity and be a participant, and not a drain on the artistic ecosystem of a city.

2 years ago

Interview: Bunkhouse’s Liz Lambert on Going Local With Hospitality Outsiders

Interview: Bunkhouse’s Liz Lambert on Going Local With Hospitality Outsiders

Colin Nagy , Skift

Here's one of hospitality's most interesting thinkers on hiring, her approach to service, and the importance of community when launching a development.

2 years ago

Going Local in Hospitality Redefined With Grain Bin Cabins in the U.S. Midwest

Going Local in Hospitality Redefined With Grain Bin Cabins in the U.S. Midwest

Tim Gallagher, Associated Press

Forget about treehouses, igloos or glamping. Grain bin cabins in Iowa are redefining the local hospitality trend in the U.S. Midwest. We've told you that travel trends cannot be siloed, but this may be the exception.

2 years ago

Yelp Says Election Blues Helped Reduce Its Expectations for 2017

Yelp Says Election Blues Helped Reduce Its Expectations for 2017

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It makes sense to branch out into on-demand services, in the vein of its Eat24 product, and away from advertising, which it has struggled to grow over the last year.

3 years ago

San Francisco Has a Local-Focused Strategy to Get Visitors to Come Back

San Francisco Has a Local-Focused Strategy to Get Visitors to Come Back

Greg Oates, Skift

By segmenting the personalities of their individual neighborhoods, cities like San Francisco have more options to align their visitor experiences with different visitor profiles. That customization helps cities expand their destination image, build destination loyalty, and boost repeat visitation.

3 years ago

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Threats Facing Hotel Food and Beverage Intensify

Threats Facing Hotel Food and Beverage Intensify

Local Measure + Skift

Between travelers' increasingly prioritizing local culinary experiences, and the emergence of F&B disruptors, hotels have a lot to combat in an already challenging environment. Hotels need better data on local customers’ tastes in order to succeed.

3 years ago