Articles tagged “subscriptions”

Hotels

CitizenM and Life House Redefine Hotel Relationships in Their Own Ways

CitizenM is willing to take a profit hit to entice long-term guest loyalty, while Life House seeks to limit guest services to extract maximum profits for owners. The sustainable business model award goes to CitizenM.

CitizenM and Life House Redefine Hotel Relationships in Their Own Ways

Hotels

Scotland’s Gleneagles Offers Subscription Model for 1st Expansion in 9 Decades

It's hard to look at Ennismore's chic new Gleneagles Townhouse, which puts equal weight on its members club as its hotel, without drawing a connection to how many travel brands have been testing the subscription model.

Scotland’s Gleneagles Offers Subscription Model for 1st Expansion in 9 Decades

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Hotel Recovery Lags Rivals

Tripadvisor CEO Steve Kaufer said Tripadvisor is "uniquely positioned as the world opens up again." Actually it isn't, as the company's first quarter performance shows. Yes, Tripadvisor has world-class traffic, and growing experiences and dining businesses, but it totally missed out on the short-term rental opportunity.

Tripadvisor Hotel Recovery Lags Rivals

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Names Veteran Media Exec Matt Goldberg as New CEO

Tripadvisor likely had a difficult time to fill this role. Several potential candidates begged off. This will be a heavy lift as the team tries to figure out the best future options.

Tripadvisor Names Veteran Media Exec Matt Goldberg as New CEO

Airlines

AirAsia SuperApp Offers New Subscription Promotion for Flights, Food Delivery

Subscriptions are relatively hot in travel although AirAsia's limited new plan might be seen as a sign of weakness rather than strength. AirAsia Super+ is essentially a marketing plan to jumpstart the airline's flights and food delivery businesses.

AirAsia SuperApp Offers New Subscription Promotion for Flights, Food Delivery

Short-Term Rentals

Mystery Software Firm Sparked Launch of an Inspirato Corp Rewards Plan

Hey, when opportunity knocks, answer the door if you think there is an ample addressable market. That's what Inspirato did as it develops a corporate rewards or incentive program and seeks to broaden its products into flights and adverture travel, as well.

Mystery Software Firm Sparked Launch of an Inspirato Corp Rewards Plan

Online Travel

EDreams Odigeo Targets 7 Million Subscribers by 2025

EDreams Odigeo claimed to have 30 percent more bookings than pre-Covid in December quarter, and to also be outpacing the global airline industry. The online travel agency increased its subscriber base, but still lost $19.5 million.

EDreams Odigeo Targets 7 Million Subscribers by 2025

Hotels

Daily Podcast: IHG’s Return to Growth

Good morning from Skift. It's Wednesday, February 23, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: IHG’s Return to Growth

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus Is Case Study in Online Travel Hype

Less than a year ago, a Tripadvisor pitch deck about Tripadvisor Plus touted its "multibillion dollar revenue potential." Despite the company expressing confidence in Plus when it scrapped its business model in September, Tripadvisor admitted last week "we haven't found the product-market fit that we're looking for."

Tripadvisor Plus Is Case Study in Online Travel Hype

Online Travel

The Tripadvisor Earnings Call That Became a Sales Pitch for Viator

Whether it is hotel-like commission levels on the online travel agencies, new product features, or market share gains, Tripadvisor was unabashedly selling the virtues of a Viator IPO — or deal. It's not a winner-take-all market, but rivals have narrowed any competitive gap.

The Tripadvisor Earnings Call That Became a Sales Pitch for Viator