Articles tagged “restaurants”

Television Host Anthony Bourdain Is Dead at 61

Television Host Anthony Bourdain Is Dead at 61

Jason Clampet, Skift

Anthony Bourdain's impact on travel and food really can't be measured.

2 months ago

Yelp Targets Google Employees in New Antitrust Drive

Yelp Targets Google Employees in New Antitrust Drive

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Yelp's efforts to see tighter regulation of Google's business practices could have more success this time around than several years ago, when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission dropped the ball. European Union regulators have really cast the previous U.S. effort in a shameful light, and the Trump team may be more sympathetic than the Obama administration.

3 months ago

TripAdvisor CEO Doubles Estimate of Attractions Business to $2 Billion

TripAdvisor CEO Doubles Estimate of Attractions Business to $2 Billion

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The tours and activities sector is not hotels 2.0. It's a massive business opportunity, though. TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer estimated it will be about half the size of the hotel sector, with similar take rates. That's indeed very substantial.

3 months ago

Traveler Behavior Is Still the Biggest Impediment to TripAdvisor’s Tours and Activities Business

Traveler Behavior Is Still the Biggest Impediment to TripAdvisor’s Tours and Activities Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Should there be TripAdvisor booths at big tourist attractions in Paris, New York, Las Vegas and Rome? It might not be a bad idea to explore to attract the business of travelers who like to book attractions offline. Would it scale? Expedia does it, but the numbers crunchers would have to figure it all out.

3 months ago

Nobu Hotels CEO on a Restaurant-First Approach to Hospitality

Nobu Hotels CEO on a Restaurant-First Approach to Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

It certainly helps to have your hotels named after a wildly successful global restaurant chain, but making sure people don't only think of your brand as a place to eat can be a challenge.

5 months ago

Minor Hotels Buys Majority Stake in Upmarket UK Restaurant Group

Minor Hotels Buys Majority Stake in Upmarket UK Restaurant Group

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Corbin & King is home to some iconic restaurant brands so a deal that will see them expand internationally makes sense to us.

8 months ago

Hilton Opens Food Court to Public at Its Global Headquarters

Hilton Opens Food Court to Public at Its Global Headquarters

Associated Press

The new food hall at Hilton headquarters could turn out to be a nice recruiting tool for employees as they can grab a seat on an attractive outdoor terrace during lunchtime or after work. Opening up the food hall to the public isn't a bad public relations tool, either.

9 months ago

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Insights on Today’s Tipping Economy from an Employee Perspective

Insights on Today’s Tipping Economy from an Employee Perspective

JWU Online + Skift

Tipping is seen by some as an outdated concept in America, and a few vanguard restaurateurs have been trying to change how employees are compensated. But old habits die hard for both servers and customers.

9 months ago

Louisiana Food Tourism Backers to Promote Cajun Cooking in New York

Louisiana Food Tourism Backers to Promote Cajun Cooking in New York

Associated Press

From one foodie destination to another, Louisiana tourism marketers are visiting New York to promote gumbo, jambalaya, and dirty rice, and the restaurants in places like New Orleans and Lafayette where visitors can imbibe. They should get a warm welcome in New York, whose citizens will travel long distances for hot eateries and correspondingly sizzling spices.

10 months ago

Transparency Alleviates Anxiety in Restaurants

Transparency Alleviates Anxiety in Restaurants

Kristen Hawley, Skift

Comfort food needs to go beyond a warm dish of mac and cheese. Diners and travelers are demanding more from their fine dining and their fast food, and smart restaurants are responding.

10 months ago

Metropolitan Museum Rethinks Its Hidden Restaurant to Drive More Visits

Metropolitan Museum Rethinks Its Hidden Restaurant to Drive More Visits

James Tarmy and Kate Krader, Bloomberg

A Danny Meyer restaurant in a museum? Ya, that happens at the Whitney Museum, and it's all part of a resurgence in dining facilities at storied museums. Grab some exhibit time, and then an oxtail beignet.

11 months ago

TripAdvisor CEO Responds to Analyst Critiques of Its Hotel Search Strategy

TripAdvisor CEO Responds to Analyst Critiques of Its Hotel Search Strategy

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Analysts continue to critique TripAdvisor's near-term tactics. But CEO Steve Kaufer said Wednesday that no other company is as well-positioned to create value on mobile in the long run as his own.

11 months ago