Articles tagged “mice”

Tourism

Reopened Asian Destinations Dangle New Incentives to Win Back Tourists

Destinations are looking to fill the China void by luring international tourists with incentives. And while we'd have to wait to see how effective these schemes turn out to be, travelers surely should make the most of it.

Reopened Asian Destinations Dangle New Incentives to Win Back Tourists

Tourism

UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Faces Hard Balance Between Tourism Ambitions and Sustainability

Even as it calls itself a nature-based emirate, Ras Al Khaimah is keen to earn the reputation of being a leading meetings, incentive, conference and event hub. The emirate is adopting a measured approach with a controlled pipeline of sustainable development to help strike a balance.

UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Faces Hard Balance Between Tourism Ambitions and Sustainability

Tourism

Sri Lanka’s Renewed Tourism Hopes Crushed by Doubts in Biggest Source Market

Sri Lanka’s biggest inbound market — India — is turning towards alternative destinations. The current Sri Lankan political turmoil threatens to cripple the tourism industry, which is worth more than $3.6 billion to the country and is the third largest foreign exchange earner.

Sri Lanka’s Renewed Tourism Hopes Crushed by Doubts in Biggest Source Market

Online Travel

Ebix to Acquire India’s Corporate Travel Player Yatra for $338 Million

Corporate travel and event planning seem to be the only profitable paths in India's online travel scene, at least for now.

Ebix to Acquire India’s Corporate Travel Player Yatra for $338 Million

Meetings

Skift Forum Asia Video: Build Lasting Relationships Using Customer Feedback

In an era of “big data,” it’s easy to overlook the fact that meeting planner feedback is one of the most powerful tools that hospitality companies can use to drive repeat business and boost event revenue.

Skift Forum Asia Video: Build Lasting Relationships Using Customer Feedback

Online Travel

Private Equity Takes Control of Cendyn in a Bet on Hotel Tech

Many hoteliers will be watching what Cendyn's new president, Tim Sullivan, does to grow his company's software suite, which offers tools for automated marketing, business intelligence, and group sales management. Can it fend off competitors?

Private Equity Takes Control of Cendyn in a Bet on Hotel Tech

Meetings

Airbnb Buys Gaest to Push Further Into Meetings

Airbnb's move to offer more meetings spaces represents an example of one of Skift's 2019 Megatrends, as many giant online booking companies are looking for their next phases of growth by expanding into new areas.

Airbnb Buys Gaest to Push Further Into Meetings

Hotels

Marriott Partners With TED Talks for In-Room, Social Media and Live Programming

All travelers can already access more than 2,200 TED Talks online. Marriott and TED will need to differentiate the content enough to make it compelling for guests and loyalty members to want to tap into, as well as market it effectively.

Marriott Partners With TED Talks for In-Room, Social Media and Live Programming

Meetings

Dubai Constructs a Conference and Events Hub for the Future

Dubai might not offer meetings and convention attendees the culture of Tokyo or the cuisine of New York, but its location, growing room and space inventory, and desire to bring in more events will drive its growth beyond the 2020 Expo.

Dubai Constructs a Conference and Events Hub for the Future

SkiftX

The Top 18 Travel Stats You Need to Know to Start Your Work Week

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The Top 18 Travel Stats You Need to Know to Start Your Work Week