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Hospitality

Blackstone’s $305 Million Hotel Grab Shines Light on Acquisition Climate

Major real estate and investment groups like Blackstone and MCR Hotels will garner the most headlines around hotel acquisitions coming out of the pandemic. There's simply not enough brands out there for a company like Marriott to make a splash on the M&A front.

Blackstone’s $305 Million Hotel Grab Shines Light on Acquisition Climate

Business Travel

Co-Working Spaces in Tourist Areas Lure Family Travelers

Forget the sun lounger, the hottest accessory next summer could be a desk at a coworking space.

Co-Working Spaces in Tourist Areas Lure Family Travelers

Travel Technology

Why This Top United Airlines Exec Jumped to a Tech Vendor

The story of why Tye Radcliffe, who had been the top distribution executive at United, recently took a role at Accelya suggests a broader tale about a shift in tech dynamism between airlines and vendors.

Why This Top United Airlines Exec Jumped to a Tech Vendor

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