Articles tagged “local”

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.

1 week 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.

3 weeks 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.

7 months 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.

11 months 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.

11 months ago

Travel Brands Play It Safe on Social With Popular Attractions, Not Local Experiences

Travel Brands Play It Safe on Social With Popular Attractions, Not Local Experiences

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many travel brands argue that they're all about helping travelers explore destinations from new angles that get them into local lives and surrounded by local communities. Traveler behavior definitely reflects this to some extent in cities throughout the world, but many brands' social media channels don't echo these scenes and instead push safer shots of familiar destinations.

1 year ago

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3 Content Challenges for Global Travel Marketers

3 Content Challenges for Global Travel Marketers

Translations.com + Skift

Connecting effectively and cost-efficiently with travelers from emerging regions is a growing challenge for brands, especially as content marketing becomes a bigger factor in reaching global consumers.

1 year ago

Skift Podcast: The Past and Future of Local Discovery

Skift Podcast: The Past and Future of Local Discovery

Jason Clampet, Skift

No one company has cracked local discovery the way people have long hoped some company would. But as mobile devices become more knowledgable about what we see and do, services like Foursquare and its rivals could become much more interesting.

2 years ago

Foursquare Is Getting Into the Social Trip Planning Business

Foursquare Is Getting Into the Social Trip Planning Business

Dan Peltier, Skift

The travel startup scene is littered with the corpses of social trip-planning services. But Foursquare's check-ins are a gold mine of data, and it's smart enough that it knows this is a nice-to-have feature, not a business in itself.

2 years ago

Foursquare CEO and Founder Steps Down as App Tries to Grow

Foursquare CEO and Founder Steps Down as App Tries to Grow

Jing Cao and Sarah Frier, Bloomberg

Crowley has had the focus and dedication to the product that has allowed it to survive much longer than most other hyped products could dream of, but new blood and a new perspective should help it refocus on what Foursquare has become.

2 years ago

Google Maps’ Local Guides Program Brings Community Focus to Traveler Reviews

Google Maps’ Local Guides Program Brings Community Focus to Traveler Reviews

Dan Peltier, Skift

Google Maps needed a serious refresh to remain relevant not just in mapping, but also in reviews as travelers look for fresher content that's visually stimulating and easily navigable.

2 years ago

Yelp Is No Longer Actively Looking for a Buyer

Yelp Is No Longer Actively Looking for a Buyer

Alex Sherman, Bloomberg

Yelp would like to be more like TripAdvisor. But it's not.

2 years ago