Articles tagged “online travel agencies”

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Tourism Is Up: So Why Is New York City’s Hotel Room Revenue Slumping?

Tourism Is Up: So Why Is New York City’s Hotel Room Revenue Slumping?

Danni Santana, Skift

With so many hotel rooms in the pipeline, a turnaround of slower revenue-per-room growth in New York City is not expected until after 2020. It's a classic supply-and-demand problem, making it a delicate balance to get pricing power back in a city where tourism remains hot.

2 months ago

The Standard Hotels’ One Night to Launch New App Where Customers Operate as Travel Advisors

The Standard Hotels’ One Night to Launch New App Where Customers Operate as Travel Advisors

Danni Santana, Skift

Crowdsourcing the booking process, if you will, is a smart strategy to make guests feel involved in the business.

2 months ago

Travel Advisors Say Price — Not Pollution — Still Top Concern for Most Cruisers

Travel Advisors Say Price — Not Pollution — Still Top Concern for Most Cruisers

Maria Lenhart, Skift

While the cruise industry's dismal record on sustainability hasn't yet sparked concern among most cruise passengers or inspired major changes, small cruise operators are stepping up their game on green practices.

2 months ago

In Latest Brexit Woe, UK’s On the Beach Travel Sales Plunge

In Latest Brexit Woe, UK’s On the Beach Travel Sales Plunge

John Lauerman and Lisa Pham, Bloomberg

A drop in the value of the British pound relative to the euro and the dollar is pressuring On the Beach. Smaller players like this UK-based packaged-vacation seller can't afford the currency hedges and other benefits of scale that larger players can. More industry consolidation is likely as a result.

2 months ago

Despegar Uses Installment Payments to Prod Demand

Despegar Uses Installment Payments to Prod Demand

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Some religions take it on faith that their messiah will come, but they stoically accept that the arrival has been delayed indefinitely. Similarly, Despegar believes that the online travel revolution will sweep Latin America, but it accepts that the glorious moment has been delayed indefinitely. Consumer financing is its secret sauce to sustain itself while it waits.

2 months ago

Hilton Seeks More Partnerships to Entice Low-Tier Loyalty Members

Hilton Seeks More Partnerships to Entice Low-Tier Loyalty Members

Danni Santana, Skift

It's easy for hotel chains to spend time and resources on their highest loyalty spenders. But there is plenty of money to be had at the other end of the tier as well.

3 months ago

MakeMyTrip Grows Despite Turbulence in India’s Airline Sector

MakeMyTrip Grows Despite Turbulence in India’s Airline Sector

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The past year has been a horror show for India's aviation sector. So MakeMyTrip deserves kudos for continuing to grow its air ticketing and overall sales despite the upheaval. But executives deserve criticism for the company's relentless unprofitability.

3 months ago

Expedia President Aman Bhutani Is Leaving Amid Exec Reshuffle

Expedia President Aman Bhutani Is Leaving Amid Exec Reshuffle

Rafat Ali, Skift

Expedia is moving toward simplifying the various brands and organizational units it has acquired over the years, and changes such as these are to be expected.

3 months ago

Rise in Mobile Bookings in Middle East Creates New Online Travel Competition

Rise in Mobile Bookings in Middle East Creates New Online Travel Competition

Devina Divecha, Skift

Online travel in the Middle East is not an opportunity to be scoffed at, and smaller online travel outfits and travel search engines are flexing their muscles against established portals like Booking.com and TripAdvisor to capture the increasingly digital traveler.

3 months ago

Marriott Resort Fee Lawsuit Puts New Target on Long-Held Hotel Industry Practice

Marriott Resort Fee Lawsuit Puts New Target on Long-Held Hotel Industry Practice

Danni Santana, Skift

Do not think that this lawsuit only matters to Marriott. Competitors are keeping a close eye on the case, knowing they could be next. The industry has a big decision to make about how it charges amenity fees, if at all.

3 months ago

How Online Travel Agencies Operate Their Marketing Teams: New Skift Research

How Online Travel Agencies Operate Their Marketing Teams: New Skift Research

Haixia Wang, Skift Research

As modern marketing gets more complex, seamless delivery of marketing success requires a strong and well-executed operations strategy.

4 months ago

Why Etraveli’s Airline Tech Deal Could Catch Airbnb’s Eye

Why Etraveli’s Airline Tech Deal Could Catch Airbnb’s Eye

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We don't know much about Airbnb's thinking about launching a flights product, but an unrelated acquisition by Etraveli Group shines a light on some of the business issues Airbnb needs to consider as it crafts a strategy.

4 months ago