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How Much It Pays to Book Direct Depends on the Hotel Brand

Not all hotel loyalty member rates are created equal, and it pays to read the fine print.

What Marriott Knows About the Needs of Next-Gen Business Travelers

Soon, Marriott's leadership will begin the task of deciding which Starwood brands will exist going forward. Until then, the hotel giant is working to create a better technology platform for its properties to serve guests with.

Following Tragedy in Nice, France, EasyJet, Marriott Waive Their Fees

Travel Habits of Small Business Owners: 85% Make Time for Personal Activities During Business Travel

Small business owners are eager to take a vacation, but seldom get the chance to do so. Resourceful ones are mixing business with leisure and making smart use of business rewards credit cards to make their “me time” special.

5 Big Takeaways for Hoteliers From This Year’s J.D. Power Hotel Guest Satisfaction Rankings

If this year’s study is any indication, it’s clear guests are expecting a whole lot more from hotels than they have before in the coming year.

Orbitz Founding CEO Gets Backing From Major Airlines and Hotel Chains for ‘Experiences’ Startup

The Jeff Katz and Boston Consulting Group startup Dihedral -- with an assist from two major airlines and four hotel chains -- can turn out to be something huge or meander nowhere like some of the traveler journeys they'll be charting. Certainly the two have a track record and they are hitting all the right notes, including Big Data and experiences.

The Disappointing Life of Hotel Industry Booking Site Room Key

You would think hoteliers would have learned a few things from their foray with Travelweb in the early 2000s but, as Room Key shows, they obviously did not.

These Are the Best Hotel Companies to Work for in 2016

Unfortunately missing from these lists, however, are smaller firms that may, arguably, treat their employees just as well as these bigger ones do. Still, a lot of companies, regardless of industry, could learn from the ways in which they treat and value their workforces.

Skift Podcast: Top Hotel CEOs and Executives Talk Direct Booking, Airbnb, and Cuba

Every day, Skift's hotel experts bring original reporting and analysis to their coverage. Today, they're sharing that insight with podcast listeners.

The Current State of Keyless Entry at Big Hotel Brands

Last year marked a pivotal moment in terms of keyless room technology, as Starwood, Hilton, Marriott, and other brands announced investments in the mobile tech. And while there is consumer uptake, this still feels like a transitional technology that has us asking: What's next?