Articles tagged “marriott bonvoy”

Hotels

Marriott CEO Says Hotel Group Is Building More Digital Tools for Guests

In a wide-ranging interview, Anthony Capuano said Marriott is testing adding buttons to its mobile app that would let guests choose their room assignments electronically or tip staff with online payments. The improvements couldn't come fast enough for many travelers.

Marriott CEO Says Hotel Group Is Building More Digital Tools for Guests

Short-Term Rentals

Podcast: How Hotels and Short-Term Rentals Fit Together

Podcast: How Hotels and Short-Term Rentals Fit Together

Business Travel

Global Hotel Group Signs up NH Hotels in Loyalty Pushback on Big Brands

Global Hotel Alliance notches up 21 million members after signing up Spain’s NH Group. It might now have an eclectic mix of global independent brands, but will need to watch its rivals' next steps closely: if they're not merging, they're leveraging their considerably greater size and scale to secure new loyalty partnerships outside traditional hospitality channels.

Global Hotel Group Signs up NH Hotels in Loyalty Pushback on Big Brands

News Blog

Marriott Partners With Alipay In China on Bonvoy Perks

Marriott International has signed a new partnership with China’s Ant Group, which owns online payment platform Alipay, to help it drive more business in the region. Marriott will now give Alipay members a range of benefits when they sign up to Marriott’s loyalty program Bonvoy, including digital coupons for an afternoon tea at its hotels,…

Short-Term Rentals

Daily Podcast: Airbnb’s Confidence Push

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, May 13, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Airbnb’s Confidence Push

Short-Term Rentals

Marriott Homes & Villas to Target Meetings and Retreats

Homes & Villas by Marriott International has carved out a differentiated offering in some respects, and it is trying to grow while sticking with the formula that brought it to where it is.

Marriott Homes & Villas to Target Meetings and Retreats

Airlines

Reimagined Travel Loyalty Emerges From Pandemic Stronger: New Skift Research

While the travel industry was on its knees, travel loyalty programs continued to grow. But the pandemic has changed the travel industry, and loyalty programs need to follow suit.

Reimagined Travel Loyalty Emerges From Pandemic Stronger: New Skift Research

Business Travel

Morningstar Is Balancing Business Trips With Meetings in the Metaverse

All-digital experiences are a pandemic legacy, and the financial services sector is seeing a lot of value in the extra dimension that virtual reality can bring to conferences, training and education. Business meetings aren’t that far away.

Morningstar Is Balancing Business Trips With Meetings in the Metaverse

Hotels

Marriott Says Loyalty Program Driving New Wave of Growth in Asia

Even as uncertainty continues to weigh on travel plans, Marriott is offering personalized experiences through its loyalty program in Asia. The hotel chain currently has more than 55 million Marriott Bonvoy members in Asia Pacific.

Marriott Says Loyalty Program Driving New Wave of Growth in Asia

Mergers and Acquisitions

Hopper to Power Marriott Bonvoy’s Experiences After It Buys PlacePass

Hopper is the latest travel brand to try its hand at selling experiences. It's taking on a task that's harder to do well at scale than it might seem.

Hopper to Power Marriott Bonvoy’s Experiences After It Buys PlacePass