Articles tagged “marriott”

Opening Closed Doors: Can Hotels Do More to Fight Human Trafficking?

Opening Closed Doors: Can Hotels Do More to Fight Human Trafficking?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Human trafficking touches every corner of the travel industry — especially hotels. And while the accommodations sector didn't create the problem, it does have an elevated responsibility to put an end to it. The question is: How effective have the industry's efforts been so far?

2 days ago

Will Marriott and British Airways Ever Pay Those Huge Proposed Data Breach Fines?

Will Marriott and British Airways Ever Pay Those Huge Proposed Data Breach Fines?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Those headline fines were pretty jaw-dropping, but it seems more than likely that they will be massively reduced whenever they are finally rubber-stamped.

2 weeks ago

How Much Did Big Travel Companies Spend on TV Ads in 2019?

How Much Did Big Travel Companies Spend on TV Ads in 2019?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airlines, hotels, and booking sites have divergent reasons for leaning into or out of TV advertising. Attracting more direct bookers is always a goal, but sometimes competitive reasons, or the emergence of new platforms, skew the TV budgets.

3 weeks ago

The Most Important Story in Hotels in 2019

The Most Important Story in Hotels in 2019

Nancy Trejos, Skift

The tug-of-war between hotels and short-term rentals intensified in 2019, with both sides making strategic moves to display their strength. There were wins and losses for everyone, and the result so far has been a deeper blurring of the lines between the two sectors.

4 weeks ago

What Have Hotels Done on Cybersecurity Since the Marriott Hack?

What Have Hotels Done on Cybersecurity Since the Marriott Hack?

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Hotels are ripe for data breaches, with all the information guests provide them. The Marriott hack sounded a wake-up call when revealed last year. But hotels have been slow to come up with ways to protect their guests.

1 month ago

Hotel and Short-Term Rental Players Face Off Over Regulation

Hotel and Short-Term Rental Players Face Off Over Regulation

Spencer Lee, Skift

Nobody has found the best formula for regulation of the short-term rental industry. But hotel groups and rental platforms both realize that the outcomes of early battles will set precedents for future laws. This might explain why they are so willing to confront and call each other out publicly.

1 month ago

U.S. Hotel Expansion Threatened by Construction Worker Shortages

U.S. Hotel Expansion Threatened by Construction Worker Shortages

Nancy Trejos, Skift

U.S. hotel companies are facing a shortage of construction workers just as they are building new brands and properties. The result: delayed projects and higher costs. The industry will have to get more aggressive to recruit workers if it plans to keep the momentum going on its expansion plans.

1 month ago

What’s Ahead for the Next Gen of U.S. Hotel Franchisees?

What’s Ahead for the Next Gen of U.S. Hotel Franchisees?

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Big hotel chains like Marriott, Hilton, and others are moving increasingly to an asset-light strategy, signing on more franchisees. Many are still owned by individuals and families: How diverse and adaptable will the next generation of hotel owners be?

1 month ago

Marriott’s Foray Into Short-Term Rentals No Longer an Experiment — It’s a Business: Exec

Marriott’s Foray Into Short-Term Rentals No Longer an Experiment — It’s a Business: Exec

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Hospitality giants moving into the short-term rental space hasn't always gone smoothly. But Marriott's vice president of Homes & Villas said that the company isn't getting its feet wet anymore — it's found a business model that works and wants to grow it.

2 months ago

How Global Hotel Chains Differ in Approach to Asia-Pacific’s Huge Opportunity

How Global Hotel Chains Differ in Approach to Asia-Pacific’s Huge Opportunity

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Who has the best setup in Asia? No one-size-fits-all approaches there. But as competition increases amid a softer market, expect strategies and structures to evolve.

2 months ago

Marriott to Focus on Reducing Food Waste in 2020

Marriott to Focus on Reducing Food Waste in 2020

Claire Ballentine, Bloomberg

Food waste accounts for a lot more higher global greenhouse emissions than aviation. And hotels are one place where a lot of it is inevitable. Marriott is making a good sustainability move.

2 months ago

What Happens to Washington D.C. Tourism During an Election Year?

What Happens to Washington D.C. Tourism During an Election Year?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

All eyes will be on the American presidential campaign come 2020, but despite all the attention on the nation's capital, the effect that an election year has on tourism in Washington D.C. isn't so straightforward.

2 months ago