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Online Travel

Airbnb’s Newest Influencer Is …. CEO Brian Chesky

Airbnb has been a savvy public relations practitioner throughout the years, and the volume of press releases the company churns out annually is legion. Brian Chesky's yearlong digital nomad stint aligns with the company's brand narrative and marketing strategy.

Airbnb’s Newest Influencer Is …. CEO Brian Chesky

Business Travel

Travel Outfits Offer Solutions to Companies for Pandemic Worker Burnout

Why 2022 could be a bumper year for company-sponsored working holidays that fend off pandemic-induced exhaustion.

Travel Outfits Offer Solutions to Companies for Pandemic Worker Burnout

Travel Technology

Stayntouch CEO Aims to Defy the Odds in Hotel Tech Against Oracle Hospitality

It’s never been easier to start a travel tech business, but it’s also never been trickier to scale one. Former equity analyst Tom Underwood became the CEO of Stayntouch because he believes the startup can defy the odds.

Stayntouch CEO Aims to Defy the Odds in Hotel Tech Against Oracle Hospitality

Coronavirus

Marriott Signals a W Hotels Refresh Finally Under Way

Marriott has been promising a W Hotels makeover for years, but a recent string of openings and deal signings show there is finally some momentum in reviving the brand.

Marriott Signals a W Hotels Refresh Finally Under Way

Travel Technology

Inside Travelport’s Tech Revamp

Travelport has been running a slick marketing campaign about its innovations that showcases dancers and snowboarders. But we wanted the nerdy details about what's technologically changing. So here's the first in-depth interview with the company's new tech chief.

Inside Travelport’s Tech Revamp

Coronavirus

Expect a Hotel Dealmaking Deluge This Year

With the two-year anniversary of the pandemic just around the corner, hotel companies are going to be eager to buy and sell around the premise the travel industry is settling into a new normal.

Expect a Hotel Dealmaking Deluge This Year

Media and PR

Australia’s Travlr to Bring Travel-as-a-Service to U.S. Media Brands

Media brands that publish travel content are seeking enhanced monetization of their work and audiences. The story of one vendor serving them helps to highlight the questions that brands such as BBC and MTV face more generally.

Australia’s Travlr to Bring Travel-as-a-Service to U.S. Media Brands

Coronavirus

Radisson Will Need More Than a New CEO to Get Back on Track

It's time to think big and give some distinct purpose to individual brands if Radisson wants to stay relevant against the competitors that are eating its lunch.

Radisson Will Need More Than a New CEO to  Get Back on Track

Travel Technology

Salesforce-Backed Mews Shifts Hotel Tech Focus From Room to Guest

The venture arm of enterprise giant Salesforce may see its investment in Mews as yet another way to get its array of services into the hands of hotel companies.

Salesforce-Backed Mews Shifts Hotel Tech Focus From Room to Guest

Coronavirus

Future Hotel Acquisitions Will Not Target the Usual Suspects

Just because a company isn't in the business of renting out guest rooms to travelers doesn't mean they aren't attractive in the eyes of a hotel mergers-and-acquisitions team. Future hospitality M&A is going to be more creative than in prior decades.

Future Hotel Acquisitions Will Not Target the Usual Suspects