Articles tagged “starwood”

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Anxious for Japan Reopening and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, tour operators prepare for Japan to reopen to tourists this year, short-term rental properties in the U.S. become more expensive, and Booking and Expedia develop Super Bowl ads.

Tour Operators Anxious for Japan Reopening and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Business Travel

Corp Travel Manager CWT Promotes Former Starwood, Delta Exec to CEO

A slightly abrupt announcement as Kurt Ekert steps down just days before the appointment of a new CEO. This news doesn't bode well.

Corp Travel Manager CWT Promotes Former Starwood, Delta Exec to CEO

Online Travel

Marriott’s Arne Sorenson Upended Travel Distribution

Arne Sorenson was a maverick in his own way. He quietly visited Airbnb headquarters in 2014 to get a better understanding of short-term rentals, which culminated in Marriott's Homes & Villas. And he found a way to have a mutually beneficial relationship with those "evil" online travel agencies.

Marriott’s Arne Sorenson Upended Travel Distribution

Hotels

Marriott’s Latest Data Breach Impacts 5.2 Million Travelers

While this latest data breach pales in comparison to the one Marriott faced in 2018, it likely won't help the hotel giant in rebuilding trust with guests who hand over personal information through the hotel giant's tech platforms.

Marriott’s Latest Data Breach Impacts 5.2 Million Travelers

Hotels

Marriott CEO Tells Senators Passport Changes Being Considered After Data Breach

You can see the dilemma that Marriott and other hotels face: Keep passport data strictly at the property level, where management may not be technically adept, or centralize the information where it can be potentially hacked in one fell swoop. CEO Sorenson is leaning toward the local approach. Either way is risky business.

Marriott CEO Tells Senators Passport Changes Being Considered After Data Breach

Hotels

Marriott Loyalty Rebrand Enables Everyone to Move On With the Merger

In February, Marriott will unite its former three loyalty programs under a new flagship brand called Marriott Bonvoy.

Marriott Loyalty Rebrand Enables Everyone to Move On With the Merger

Hotels

Marriott Says 5 Million Unencrypted Passport Numbers Part of Breach

In short: The data breach was not as bad as we originally thought, but it was still pretty bad, and fairly big.

Marriott Says 5 Million Unencrypted Passport Numbers Part of Breach

Hotels

Marriott Hack May Have Come From China

We're still in the very early stages of the investigation, so it's probably best to treat information like this with caution.

Marriott Hack May Have Come From China

Hotels

Marriott CFO Refuses to Detail Potential Financial Impact of Hack

This hack is going to be extremely costly for Marriott, with costs inflated by whatever fines handed down by European regulators for privacy violations. One has to wonder whether an event like this was covered in Marriott's agreement to purchase Starwood, too.

Marriott CFO Refuses to Detail Potential Financial Impact of Hack

Hotels

Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Joins a Decade-Long List of Hotel Data Exposures

Several years ago, the hotel industry fought U.S. federal watchdog efforts to fine chains for negligent data protection practices, arguing that hotels had things under control. Hmm. A rash of hotel security incidents since then undercuts the claims of hotels, which need to take a more bank-like approach to data protection.

Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Joins a Decade-Long List of Hotel Data Exposures