Articles tagged “resorts”

Resort Communities Face Crisis as Wealthy Escape Coronavirus Hotspots

Resort Communities Face Crisis as Wealthy Escape Coronavirus Hotspots

Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian

Now isn't the time to travel to a resort community, many of which are facing their own coronavirus crises.

3 months ago

Some Beach and Mountain Destinations Now Dread Out-of-Town Visitors

Some Beach and Mountain Destinations Now Dread Out-of-Town Visitors

Wayne Parry, Associated Press

A reminder from the mayors of America's beach and mountain resort towns: Advisories against non-essential travel includes non-essential travel to their destinations.

4 months ago

Expedia’s Vrbo to Reposition Itself Beyond Vacation Rentals as a Family Travel Business

Expedia’s Vrbo to Reposition Itself Beyond Vacation Rentals as a Family Travel Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In a very crowded and highly competitive short-term rental field, it makes sense that Expedia Group's Vrbo would try to stand out, albeit as a travel business serving families. Why go after the backpackers and younger generation when that isn't your core customer anyway?

8 months ago

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Why Independent Hotels Will Continue to Rise

Why Independent Hotels Will Continue to Rise

Preferred Hotels & Resorts + Skift

Independent hotels are well-positioned to capitalize on a growing consumer appetite for experiential destinations and one-of-a-kind moments. Enduring soft brands like Preferred Hotels & Resorts are now taking advantage of this shift by tapping their 50-plus years of experience delivering for consumers while boosting revenues and lowering costs for hotel owners.

9 months ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Canyon Ranch Holds Fast to Wellness Mission

Skift Global Forum Preview: Canyon Ranch Holds Fast to Wellness Mission

Danni Santana, Skift

Canyon Ranch is pretty relaxed about its market status in the wellness space. It's keeping its head down while adding partnerships and locations at its own pace.

11 months ago

Travel Advisors Act to Protect Clients From Resort Fee Surprises

Travel Advisors Act to Protect Clients From Resort Fee Surprises

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Not only are resort fees an annoyance for hotel guests, but they put the onus on travel advisors to make sure clients are aware of what their stay will actually cost. Some advisors are fighting back by steering clients toward properties that don't charge the fees.

11 months ago

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How Destinations Can Capitalize on the Small-Meetings Movement

How Destinations Can Capitalize on the Small-Meetings Movement

Visit Phoenix + Skift

Creative meeting planners are embracing the small-scale gathering, as attendees demand that events be more interesting, memorable, and worth their time. Destinations with unique hospitality options and easy access to nature are best poised to capitalize on this move to miniaturize meetings.

1 year ago

Nikki Beach to Diversify Beyond Club-Style Resorts Into Wellness

Nikki Beach to Diversify Beyond Club-Style Resorts Into Wellness

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

But don’t worry: The clubs aren’t going anywhere.

2 years ago

A Sunscreen-Spraying Startup Is Driving Cocktail Sales at Hotel Pools

A Sunscreen-Spraying Startup Is Driving Cocktail Sales at Hotel Pools

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Honestly, following our annual Skift retreat in Puerto Rico, we certainly wish we had one of these contraptions at our hotel, too.

2 years ago

U.S. Government Advises Jersey Shore Town on Ferry to Serve Jared Kushner Resort

U.S. Government Advises Jersey Shore Town on Ferry to Serve Jared Kushner Resort

Bernard Condon and Garance Burke, Associated Press

Good luck making this conflict of interest involving the federal government and Jared Kushner look like an investment in infrastructure that will benefit the local community.

2 years ago

Aspen Turns to Tiny Homes to Solve Its Resort Worker Housing Problem

Aspen Turns to Tiny Homes to Solve Its Resort Worker Housing Problem

Associated Press

Another popular tourism destination, another massive quality of life issue for locals and housing.

3 years ago

The Hot New Amenity at Beachside Resorts for 2017

The Hot New Amenity at Beachside Resorts for 2017

Adam Erace, Bloomberg

What hotel guests are willing to pay for the hot new thing is the real issue here. Fun does have a price point.

3 years ago