Articles tagged “restaurants”

Travel Agents

Travel Agents Relegated to Using OpenTable for Group Bookings

Although some travel companies have succeeded in finding suitable restaurants for clients via OpenTable, the fact they've had to resort to the platform is a sign of how difficult planning travel has become during the pandemic.

Travel Agents Relegated to Using OpenTable for Group Bookings

Business Travel

Amex: Restaurants Are Biggest Part of Travel and Entertainment

Millennium and Gen Z cardholders spent way more on their American Express cards in the third quarter than they did during the same period in pre-Covid 2019. Surviving restaurants, many of which were left for dead in 2019, are one of the beneficiaries.

Amex: Restaurants Are Biggest Part of Travel and Entertainment

Tourism

Saudi Arabia’s Staycation Boom Creates Demand for Upscale Restaurants

Is the kingdom carving out a reputation as a new epicurean center for the Middle East?

Saudi Arabia’s Staycation Boom Creates Demand for Upscale Restaurants

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus’ New Text Service Lacks the Human Touch

Tripadvisor's travel-planning help by text for Tripadvisor Plus subscribers plays to the company's strengths — user reviews and a global roster of hotels, restaurants and things to do listings. It really can't compete, though, with a real travel agent who has visited the destination and knows the hotel general manager personally.

Tripadvisor Plus’ New Text Service Lacks the Human Touch

Coronavirus

U.S. Hotels Roared Ahead With Desperately Needed Job Gains in July

U.S. hotels continue to post strong job numbers thanks to summer leisure travel demand, but the industry can't afford to ride on blind optimism. The Delta variant throwing a wrench in the expected return of business travel will show up in jobs reports later this year.

U.S. Hotels Roared Ahead With Desperately Needed Job Gains in July

Tourism

England to Ease Covid Rules on Indoor Activities Just in Time for International Arrivals

If England was really seeking to jumpstart tourism again, then easing rules on events and restaurant occupancy would certainly boost the process.

England to Ease Covid Rules on Indoor Activities Just in Time for International Arrivals

Tourism

Pandemic Leaves Prague Tourist-Free Yet Again for Easter Break

The latest peaks in Covid-19 cases are dealing a blow to thousands of small businesses. Without tourists over Easter in Prague, how long can they hold on for?

Pandemic Leaves Prague Tourist-Free Yet Again for Easter Break
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Online Travel

Why Enterprise Hotel and Restaurant Companies Must Eliminate Payment Friction from the Guest Experience

The pandemic has accelerated the evolution of contactless payments from being about cost savings to addressing the overall guest experience. Continuing down the path from contactless to contact-free is the best course of action for customer-focused enterprise hotel and restaurant companies.

Why Enterprise Hotel and Restaurant Companies Must Eliminate Payment Friction from the Guest Experience

Online Travel

Tripadvisor to Launch Its First Subscription Plan for Travelers

Has Tripadvisor finally come up with a subscription plan for consumers that would enable it to differentiate itself from competitors and to more effectively compete with consumers? One challenge would be to get hotels to offer perks when many may see Tripadvisor's offering as clashing with their own loyalty efforts.

Tripadvisor to Launch Its First Subscription Plan for Travelers

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Digs Deeper Into Subscription Services for Hotels and Restaurants

Some hoteliers may welcome the opportunity to work with Tripadvisor on improving their rankings, but Tripadvisor will be challenged to show that its reputation management service will pay as much attention to reviews on Google and Facebook.

Tripadvisor Digs Deeper Into Subscription Services for Hotels and Restaurants