Articles tagged “solo travel”

Hotels

Ace Hotels Acquired by Sortis and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Sortis Holdings acquires Ace Hotels for $85 million, business travelers seek more conference networking, and GetYourGuide CEO talks reimagining search for travel experiences.

Ace Hotels Acquired by Sortis and Other Top Stories This Week

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Up Offerings for Solo Travelers

Tour operators making a play for the growing solo travel market need to balance the flexibility of their tour offerings against the right amount of structured planning. While the traditional approach works for some, others are reinventing the solo-travel wheel.

Tour Operators Up Offerings for Solo Travelers

News Blog

Hostelworld Projects Return to Profit After New Social Networking Feature Slashes Ad Spending

Online travel agent Hostelworld is predicting a return to profit by the end of this year, thanks in part to its app's new social networking feature, which it launched in April.  The company struggled through the pandemic, which shut down large parts of core market Asia, as backpackers avoided hostel dormitories. In 2021 it reported…

News Blog

Airbnb Debuts Safety Features for Solo Travelers

Airbnb announced today that it is introducing an in-app safety feature for solo guests staying in private rentals and shared rooms. Once the solo traveler books a stay in these accommodation types, Airbnb will begin offering expert tips in the app. "The key component of this new feature is the ability for the solo traveler…

Tourism

Daily Podcast: Americans Travel Confidently

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, April 14, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Americans Travel Confidently

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Rework Strategies to Attract Growing Solo Traveler Market

Although solo travelers have long been an important market for tour operators, they haven't had specific strategies to boost bookings with this group. But the pandemic is forcing tour operators to reevaluate their tactics, including finding ways to make traveling alone less expensive.

Tour Operators Rework Strategies to Attract Growing Solo Traveler Market

Business Travel

Skift Global Forum Preview: Startup Seeks to Turn Vacation Into Art

These days, not all experiences are created equal. In-depth, time-consuming, even taxing activities will actually do the word "experience" justice, though they may not attract the mainstream.

Skift Global Forum Preview: Startup Seeks to Turn Vacation Into Art

Business Travel

What the Growth of Solo Travel Means for Luxury

With older people much more confident about travel than they were a couple of decades ago, it's perhaps understandable that they are happier to travel on their own.

What the Growth of Solo Travel Means for Luxury

Hotels

Hotels Increasingly Offer Safety and Stereotypes in Rooms for Solo Women

Dukes Hotel’s new female-specific rooms highlight personal safety, but they also reinforce gender stereotypes. The bigger question is: Do they really think these measures are serving women better or is the real goal to use women as a marketing gimmick?

Hotels Increasingly Offer Safety and Stereotypes in Rooms for Solo Women

Tourism

Survey: Millennials Are More Interested in Solo Travel This Year

It's arguably easier to travel by yourself, and plan that travel, than in the past and that goes for U.S. travelers of all ages.

Survey: Millennials Are More Interested in Solo Travel This Year