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Online Travel

How Far Will Google Take New Hotel and Environment Claims?

It's a nice step for Google to provide more information about hotels' sustainability practices in search results. But will the company have the guts to get "political," in the eyes of some, and push hotel listings higher or lower based on environmental practices?

How Far Will Google Take New Hotel and Environment Claims?

Hospitality

Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts Valuations Tank on Chinese Crackdown

Increased oversight from Chinese regulators in Macau threatens a massive financial hit to U.S. gaming resort operators. But don’t expect this to lead to a mass exodus to other gaming markets in Asia.

Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts Valuations Tank on Chinese Crackdown

Business Travel

Former Airbnb Exec Pitches Remote Work as Reward Not a Right

Companies could end up harnessing Airbnb veteran Stanley Fourteau's new venture Ukio, which has the backing of Travelperk's CEO, as a means to take back control of the remote work conversation.

Former Airbnb Exec Pitches Remote Work as Reward Not a Right

Hotels

Hotels Steal Booking Momentum From Vacation Rentals: Skift Recovery Index

Analyzing lodging booking data shows that hotels are now consistently outperforming vacation rentals. Vacation rentals were the winners of 2020, but some pre-pandemic patterns might be returning.

Hotels Steal Booking Momentum From Vacation Rentals: Skift Recovery Index

Online Travel

What Accor’s Top Technology Executive Has to Say May Surprise You

In his first interview since becoming Accor's chief technology officer, Floor Bleeker explains the hotel giant's contrarian tech strategy. Expect top tech players and Accor's rivals to take notice.

What Accor’s Top Technology Executive Has to Say May Surprise You

Online Travel

Google’s Ticketing for Attractions Off to Rough Start

Google's attractions ticket beta has been among its least elegant in travel to date. This has angered many tour operators because it couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.

Google’s Ticketing for Attractions Off to Rough Start

Coronavirus

Trump’s D.C. Hotel Still Has Inflated Price Even After $100 Million Price Chop

No, the Trump International Hotel in Washington isn’t worth $400 million. But there are a lot of investors waiting on the sidelines to park capital in just about any available asset — a classic example of the laws of supply and demand.

Trump’s D.C. Hotel Still Has Inflated Price Even After $100 Million Price Chop

Business Travel

Accor Sets Sights on Rest of Europe for Its Co-Working Business

The hotel giant is quietly tip-toeing its way across Europe, but a hospitality slant may prove to be a weakness rather than a strength.

Accor Sets Sights on Rest of Europe for Its Co-Working Business

Business Travel

Hotels Are Deciding Whether Selling Co-Working Space Instead of Beds Is Worth It

Hoteliers will need to crack new metrics like desk occupancy, pricing plans and even social media credibility to help any co-working venture succeed.

Hotels Are Deciding Whether Selling Co-Working Space Instead of Beds Is Worth It

Hotels

Airbnb’s Short-Term Rental Challengers Double Down on Brand-Building

As happened with major online travel agencies, there will eventually be several winners in short-term rentals beyond Airbnb. But will these come from the independent property managers trying to build consumer brands, or will the larger players take them out as is customary?

Airbnb’s Short-Term Rental Challengers Double Down on Brand-Building