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Online Travel

Hotels.com Faces a Brand Problem

What's in a brand? When it comes to those like Hotels.com, probably hundreds of millions or billions of dollars. The inconvenient truth is that vacation-rental-selling Hotels.com isn't likely to rebrand anytime soon.

Hotels.com Faces a Brand Problem

Hotels

Will Hyatt Finally Report a Profitable Pandemic Quarter This Week?

Most hotel companies have posted a profit at least once during the pandemic, and Hyatt needs to do the same this week to avoid shareholder and analyst scrutiny.

Will Hyatt Finally Report a Profitable Pandemic Quarter This Week?

Business Travel

Companies Use Travel Savings to Fund New Return-to-Office Efforts

Reinvention is the name of the game for 2022, and travel managers shouldn't underestimate the monumental efforts companies will have to take next year in reopening their offices effectively.

Companies Use Travel Savings to Fund New Return-to-Office Efforts

Travel Technology

What’s Next for Leading Travel Tech Investor Thayer Ventures?

Big Tech flies to the Code conference, and politicians flock to Davos. But travel tech professionals don't have their own premiere, invitation-only event. The next-best thing is a conference run by Thayer, an investment firm. Here's a briefing.

What’s Next for Leading Travel Tech Investor Thayer Ventures?

Online Travel

Grab and Western Superapp Confusion

Grab emerged as a leading superapp because of conditions specific to Southeast Asia. Don't look for U.S. and European copycats to get traction.

Grab and Western Superapp Confusion

Hotels

Hilton, Accor Won’t Have a China Growth Story to Tell Shareholders This Week

Hotel executives presented China as a definitive, massive growth opportunity to shareholders during the pandemic. But volatility in the development world as well as tough government oversight mean CEOs at companies like Hilton, Accor, and Wyndham need to find a new way to show strength.

Hilton, Accor Won’t Have a China Growth Story to Tell Shareholders This Week

Business Travel

Hotels Offering Tiered Spaces for the Remote Work Era

With more luxury and lifestyle hotels offering co-working spaces, is now the time to grade the remote work experience with star ratings?

Hotels Offering Tiered Spaces for the Remote Work Era

Online Travel

Booking.com Tests Native Ads for Hotels in Destination Searches

All of the online players, from Google and Facebook to Expedia and Tripadvisor, want greater chunks of hotels' advertising budgets. This is Booking.com's latest entry, and it's a bid to play catch-up.

Booking.com Tests Native Ads for Hotels in Destination Searches

Tour Operators

The Complexities of the Tour Operator Supply Chain: A Guide

Breaking down the tour operator supply chain reveals interesting insights about why some tour operators succeed — and others don't — and how so many seemingly different companies all fit together under one big tent.

The Complexities of the Tour Operator Supply Chain: A Guide

Hotels

Luxury Hotels Walk a Fine Line When Trying to Grow With More Non-Hotel Concepts

Hotel companies venturing into broader hospitality concepts isn't a new trend, but the rapid growth seen over the last decade is a warning sign to not go overboard. Exclusivity is what makes some of these brands appealing in the first place.

Luxury Hotels Walk a Fine Line When Trying to Grow With More Non-Hotel Concepts