Articles tagged “restaurants”

Interview: TripAdvisor CEO on How Attractions and Restaurants Fit Into Overall Strategy

Interview: TripAdvisor CEO on How Attractions and Restaurants Fit Into Overall Strategy

Skift Research, Luke Bujarski

TripAdvisor has hotels but its activities business is burning bright. The conversation will continue to shift toward the non-hotel revenue line, as the company moves into the long game focusing on execution rather than transformation.

3 weeks ago

Booking.com Is Expanding Beyond Hotels and Into Flights, Cars and Restaurants

Booking.com Is Expanding Beyond Hotels and Into Flights, Cars and Restaurants

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Priceline Group has been looking at adding flights to its largest site, Booking.com, for years, but has hesitated for fear of detracting from its core hotels product. But in this case, taking a "stronger together" approach and leveraging the group's other in-house brands could ultimately pay off.

1 month ago

Chefs+Tech: What a Chef Thinks About When Launching a Dining Room-Free Restaurant

Chefs+Tech: What a Chef Thinks About When Launching a Dining Room-Free Restaurant

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Technology allows delivery services to quickly connect restaurants and consumers, but translating the traditional restaurant experience to your dining room takes a lot of forethought and intention.

2 months ago

7 Hospitality Lessons From the New York Restaurant That’s a Tourist Attraction

7 Hospitality Lessons From the New York Restaurant That’s a Tourist Attraction

Kate Krader, Bloomberg

The Tao Group knows its clientele very well and it understands how to be the destination for tourists, locals looking to party and businessmen and women using their corporate cards for its notable hospitality and cuisine.

4 months ago

UK Hotels and Restaurants Are Cashing in on Consumer Spending Boom

UK Hotels and Restaurants Are Cashing in on Consumer Spending Boom

Scott Hamilton, Bloomberg

While UK consumer spending on items such as hotel stays are up, the full impact from Brexit -- potentially causing economic hardship for many Britons -- has yet to be felt.

5 months ago

TripAdvisor Expands Subscription Business Into Restaurants

TripAdvisor Expands Subscription Business Into Restaurants

Dennis Schaal, Skift

While investors and observers are rightfully focused on how TripAdvisor's transition to a hotel booking site will work out, the company has some meaningful hedges in the form of vacation rentals, tours and activities, and restaurants. Collecting monthly and annual fees is a very material part of the overall business and will likely become even more so.

6 months ago

The Data-Driven Restaurant That Can Transform Dining Out

The Data-Driven Restaurant That Can Transform Dining Out

Peter Elliot, Bloomberg

A new super-nerd book suggests that owners could use new data and software to more smartly run their operations. In the same way Moneyball transformed baseball, this is a persuasive case for data-driven restaurants.

7 months ago

Foreign Visitors to Vegas Don’t Understand the Tipping Culture

Foreign Visitors to Vegas Don’t Understand the Tipping Culture

Associated Press

American travelers can often be ignorant about cultures in the destinations they visit but the same is true about foreign visitors to the United States. Understanding different cultures is a two-way street. Restaurant and casino workers in Las Vegas are horrified that an influx of foreign visitors and their lack of tipping is putting livelihoods at stake.

7 months ago

Ex-Goldman Trader Sells Tourists Access to Top Tokyo Restaurants

Ex-Goldman Trader Sells Tourists Access to Top Tokyo Restaurants

Takahiko Hyuga, Russell Ward, Bloomberg

This entrepreneur takes a risk by buying up pricey meals at exclusive Tokyo restaurants, then re-selling them to foreigners. But with the city's cuisine being a huge tourist draw, and the language barrier being high, it looks like this venture is paying off.

8 months ago

OpenTable Tears Down Its Walls With New Multilingual Capabilities

OpenTable Tears Down Its Walls With New Multilingual Capabilities

Dennis Schaal, Skift

OpenTable is upping its language skills, although it still is in the early stages of making its restaurant relationships more global.

9 months ago

TripAdvisor CEO Kaufer Defiantly Vows to Stay Committed to Instant Booking

TripAdvisor CEO Kaufer Defiantly Vows to Stay Committed to Instant Booking

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Two headlines here: TripAdvisor CEO remains adamantly committed to Instant Booking -- and he isn't going anywhere anytime soon. He's still excited about his gig.

10 months ago

Airbnb Tests Standalone Guide and Restaurants App

Airbnb Tests Standalone Guide and Restaurants App

Eric Newcomer and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Airbnb is going to be a player in local activities and possibly restaurant reservations, both of which are a focus of its new -- and still unreleased -- app. Google aims to get more involved as well.

12 months ago