Articles tagged “prices”

Tourism

Americans Not Deterred by Higher Travel Prices: New Skift Research U.S. Travel Tracker

High season ... what high season? In September, 57 percent of Americans traveled, 10 percentage points higher than last September. The normal fall slump after the summer months did not occur, highlighting how the vacation season is being stretched as demand — and prices — remain high.

Americans Not Deterred by Higher Travel Prices: New Skift Research U.S. Travel Tracker

Tour Operators

How Long Can Tour Operators Absorb Costs Vs. Prolonged Inflation?

Tour operators believe inflation isn't slowing down travel demand. But they're fighting hard to ensure their sector's recovery won't take a hit if they can't avoid passing on rising costs to consumers with limited travel budgets.

How Long Can Tour Operators Absorb Costs Vs. Prolonged Inflation?

Business Travel

Computer Maker Dell Breaks From Conventional Methods of Booking Hotels — For Now

More companies are opting for dynamic and not static pricing because there's little risk of rates getting back to 2019's highs this year. Are airfares next?

Computer Maker Dell Breaks From Conventional Methods of Booking Hotels — For Now

Hotels

Why Price-Gouging at Luxury Hotels Could Backfire

There's a danger in the surging average daily rates as travel takes off: Luxury hotels don't have the staff or the ability to live up to inflated rates. This presents a long-term danger to carefully cultivated brands.

Why Price-Gouging at Luxury Hotels Could Backfire

Tourism

Why a Little Inflation Could Be Good for the Travel Sector

Many people in the U.S. have suddenly become worried about inflation. But experts and executives say the latest price hikes are mostly "good" inflation ... at least as far as the travel sector is concerned.

Why a Little Inflation Could Be Good for the Travel Sector

Airlines

Airplane Tickets Shouldn’t Be So Cheap, Says German Finance Minister

We all like to pay less, but whether it be airline tickets, vacation packages, or meals, "cheap" nearly always means the environment is being harmed and workers are being mistreated along the way.

Airplane Tickets Shouldn’t Be So Cheap, Says German Finance Minister

Coronavirus

Chinese Online Platforms View the Great Travel Recovery as a Drawn-Out Process

An unfortunate first-mover in the pandemic, China, in turn, got an early start on its travel recovery. But officials at major travel companies there view a robust bounce back as taking a year or longer — and much of that pace depends on how quickly coronavirus gets neutralized in the rest of the world.

Chinese Online Platforms View the Great Travel Recovery as a Drawn-Out Process

Online Travel

Expedia Axes Its Price-Matching Guarantee in a Sharp Break From the Past

Expedia's move seems odd, as hotel chains ramp up their direct-booking campaigns that include best-price guarantees. Our guess is that the company tested and found that most consumers are no longer swayed by price-matching offers. Or perhaps there was pressure from ongoing probes in Europe.

Expedia Axes Its Price-Matching Guarantee in a Sharp Break From the Past

Business Travel

Rental car exec is very happy about his industry’s mergers and rising prices

Airline and car rental mergers may be good for the largest companies in their respective industries, but they usually mean price increases for travelers, as AvisBudget attests to.

Rental car exec is very happy about his industry’s mergers and rising prices

Hotels

Expedia is worried about the 21 class-action lawsuits it’s facing

If you don't think Expedia and other online travel agencies are worried about this one, guess again. Laws in Europe and the U.S. over rate parity issues vary, but adverse rulings could really shake things up.

Expedia is worried about the 21 class-action lawsuits it’s facing