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Coronavirus

Hotel Construction Is Dwindling in the Middle East Despite Big Brand Interest

The pace of hotel development in the Middle East has fallen for more than a year, but companies aren't shying away from introducing new brands to the region. If it can sustain its winter travel appeal — and that's a big if — expect the development pendulum to swing in a positive direction.

Hotel Construction Is Dwindling in the Middle East Despite Big Brand Interest

Business Travel

Remote Work Policies Offer New Opportunities for Corporate Housing

Relocating employees for work could be big business after the pandemic, if travel companies can handle the extra pressure governments and big organizations place on them.

Remote Work Policies Offer New Opportunities for Corporate Housing

Online Travel

A Former Top Exec at Orbitz and Uber on What AirAsia Can Expect in Online Travel Competition

Running an airline isn't easy, and neither is launching ridesharing, financial services, and delivery businesses from scratch. AirAsia has its work cut out for it in terms of the required investments and trying to be everything to everyone in Southeast Asian markets with entrenched incumbents.

Coronavirus

European Hotel Property Values Fell Less Than Those in U.S. Despite a Worse Pandemic

A lesson in why not to overbuild: Limited supply gave European hotels a relative edge in holding their value last year compared to the U.S., despite stronger hotel performance in America.

European Hotel Property Values Fell Less Than Those in U.S. Despite a Worse Pandemic

Business Travel

Oil and Gas Giant BP as a Case Study on the Future of the Workplace

Peek inside the minds of BP executives, and learn how they are thinking about office versus remote work. It sure feels like a new beginning.

Oil and Gas Giant BP as a Case Study on the Future of the Workplace

Online Travel

Is Airbnb’s Big Ad Blitz a Dud?

The impact of Airbnb's new ad campaign seems to be underwhelming to date. But if the idea is to broaden awareness about hosting, Airbnb may be willing to play the long game.

Is Airbnb’s Big Ad Blitz a Dud?

Hotels

Finding the Greenest Hotel Company: New Skift Research

Hotels need to reduce their carbon emissions by 66 percent by 2030, and 90 percent by 2050 to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change. While there is a lot of talk, not all companies are walking the walk. We have identified those that are talking, and those that are walking.

Finding the Greenest Hotel Company: New Skift Research

Coronavirus

Japan Added Thousands of Hotel Rooms Ahead of the Olympics: Now What?

The pandemic shows just how futile it is to build a hotel just for the sake of an event like the Olympics. Real estate is a long-term play.

Japan Added Thousands of Hotel Rooms Ahead of the Olympics: Now What?

Business Travel

Remote Work Models That Hotels Should Follow Now

Why this year should be about seeking out new networking partnerships, as well as creating better spaces.

Remote Work Models That Hotels Should Follow Now

Online Travel

Airbnb’s Supposed Independent Host Clubs Are Run by the Company: New Report

Airbnb's stealthy financing and leadership of supposedly grassroots host clubs around the world to pursue the short-term rental giant's advocacy agenda may be an effective tactic, but it furthers a false narrative about the nature of the company, and it is a blotch on its reputation.

Airbnb’s Supposed Independent Host Clubs Are Run by the Company: New Report