Articles tagged “trends roundups”

Overtourism Solutions and 4 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Overtourism Solutions and 4 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, we thought about two opposing ideas. First, the chief marketing officers who drive tourism are highly valued in their companies, but second, what do you do when their success leads to soaring, unsustainable visitation?

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Jumeirah Hotels Has New Lifestyle Brand and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Jumeirah Hotels Has New Lifestyle Brand and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, lifestyle brands strike again, specifically at Jumeirah and Rosewood. How many lifestyle brands do we need and have we reached the saturation point?

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Expedia CEO Declares Company’s Global Land Grab Is Nearly Over and 12 Other Digital Trends This Week

Expedia CEO Declares Company’s Global Land Grab Is Nearly Over and 12 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news, Expedia shared its strategy. The online travel giant said it's focusing on countries where it already has roots. It also signed its second loyalty-enrollment deal with a hotel chain, and evaluated its approach for Egencia.

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Australia’s New Long-Haul Service to Europe and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Australia’s New Long-Haul Service to Europe and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, we considered the pros and cons of spinning off a loyalty program. Then our new Brisbane-based Gateway correspondent reported on new ultra-long-distance flights between Australia and Europe.

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Google Hotels Revamps Mobile Features and 6 Other Digital Trends This Week

Google Hotels Revamps Mobile Features and 6 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news, we considered how people book their trips. Google is ahead of the curve, making design changes to capture more bookings, and corporate travel managers lag behind — half of European business travelers don't like their company's booking tools.

1 week ago

Airbnb’s Split Payments and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb’s Split Payments and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, AccorHotels' Onefinestay and Hilton's Conrad are stepping up in the luxury space, and Airbnb launched long-awaited split payments for group travel.

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Trump Slump Means U.S. Is Losing Visitors and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Trump Slump Means U.S. Is Losing Visitors and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, the dreaded Trump Slump is worse than industry leaders thought, including a 9.4 percent decrease from Mexico. For destinations facing the opposite problem, we gave suggestions for easing overtourism.

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American Airlines Solves Holiday Pilot Shortage and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

American Airlines Solves Holiday Pilot Shortage and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, we wondered who's really taking care of their customers. Delta is bringing back free upgrades; Southwest is ready to pay to make travelers happy, and American was forced to scramble to address a pilot shortage scare.

1 week ago

Tour Operators Optimistic About Cuba and 6 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Tour Operators Optimistic About Cuba and 6 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, we thought about big, long-term issues. Travel leaders are just starting to take overtourism seriously, while U.S. tour operators are optimistic they can gain an edge with the new restrictions on travel to Cuba.

2 weeks ago

Getting Catering to the Plane and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Getting Catering to the Plane and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, we looked at some old problems and some new ones — for example how to get food onto an airplane and how blockchain can work with reservations systems.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Touts Growth of Trips and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Touts Growth of Trips and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Much of this week's hospitality news was about the homesharing frontrunner. Airbnb says its Trips product is a success, and its business grew in Southern Africa, but that hasn't happened without some local resistance.

2 weeks ago

Priceline Group’s Diss of Trivago and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Priceline Group’s Diss of Trivago and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news, we dug into why Priceline is pulling back on its Trivago spending. Then we looked back at Skift Global Forum for some perspective on online travel agency growth.

2 weeks ago