Articles tagged “retail”

Tourism

Daily Podcast: Tourists Are Shopping Less, Experiencing More

Good morning from Skift. It's Thursday, May 19, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Tourists Are Shopping Less, Experiencing More

Business Travel

Google Picks Prince Harry’s Travalyst for Emissions Data and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Google joins global partnership Travalyst, backed by Prince Harry, in an act towards sustainability, Europeans are set to make record summer travel numbers, and loyalty programs are being revamped across major and minor travel brands alike.

Google Picks Prince Harry’s Travalyst for Emissions Data and More Top Stories This Week

Airlines

Daily Podcast: Frontier’s Win-Win Situation

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, April 12, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Frontier’s Win-Win Situation

Hotels

Startups Are Turning Hotels and Rentals Into Shops for Retail Goods

Weirdly, airlines are the upselling masters. But spacious hotels and short-term rentals have much more to cross-sell to travelers than any flying tin cans have. Calling all consumer brands and local artisans: Here's the new "product placement."

Startups Are Turning Hotels and Rentals Into Shops for Retail Goods

Travel Technology

Amazon Wants Travelers to Pay With a Hand Wave

Retailers like Amazon keep making everyday experiences more seamless, and that means that consumers will see an ever more glaring contrast with the travel sector's often outdated processes.

Amazon Wants Travelers to Pay With a Hand Wave

Airlines

Swiss Tax-Free Airport Shopping Firm Sold for $2.6 Billion to Private Equity-Backed Buyer

Have you ever claimed your value added tax back for things you bought during a trip to Europe? Then you probably used a Global Blue Tax Free Shopping service. If your airport line was endlessly long, you'll be amused to know it took nine months for Global Blue's sale to happen.

Swiss Tax-Free Airport Shopping Firm Sold for $2.6 Billion to Private Equity-Backed Buyer

Business Travel

A Plunge in Tourism Is Hurting Luxury Retail in Europe

The fashion capitals of Paris, Rome, and Milan are awakening to a harsh reality. Chinese and other Asian tourists accounted for a crucial slice of the luxury retail sector’s sales in Europe before coronavirus, but those visitors aren't likely to return soon.

A Plunge in Tourism Is Hurting Luxury Retail in Europe

Luxury

Retail Giants Test Direct-to-Consumer Wellness Brands

It’s low-risk for big brands like Gap and Express to launch digital-native wellness brands considering the unfit state of brick-and-mortar sales. If these companies find success, other retailers may follow suit.

Retail Giants Test Direct-to-Consumer Wellness Brands

Luxury

CBD Beauty Coming to a Retail Store Near You

Some companies have started stocking CBD beauty products, even if it might be outside their wheelhouse. Given the hype around the trend, we can expect more partnerships between CBD and beauty brands to come.

CBD Beauty Coming to a Retail Store Near You

Luxury

Luxury Travelers Want to Spend on Self-Care

There’s now a wellness-themed trip out there for almost every traveler’s wants, whether that’s an ultra-exclusive self-care summit or an intense hiking tour in a remote locale. So it comes as no surprise that the already booming wellness industry is now benefiting from people hitting the road.

Luxury Travelers Want to Spend on Self-Care