Articles tagged “trends roundups”

Trump’s First Year Damaged the U.S. Brand and 6 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Trump’s First Year Damaged the U.S. Brand and 6 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, we analyzed how President Trump's first year in office affected the industry, and it was rough. On the bright side, the U.S. is getting its first national civil rights trail, thanks to several motivated tourism boards.

4 days ago

China Shuts Down Marriott’s Website and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

China Shuts Down Marriott’s Website and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, things got political. China shut down Marriott's website as punishment for listing Tibet, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan as countries.

4 days ago

Smart Robots at CES and 9 Other Digital Trends This Week

Smart Robots at CES and 9 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news, our business travel editor Andrew Sheivachman reported on the potential and pitfalls of smart robots and 5G, straight from CES in Las Vegas.

5 days ago

The Most Successful Business Model Change of the Past Decade and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

The Most Successful Business Model Change of the Past Decade and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, we thought about upgrades. As seat pitch shrinks, passengers are more than willing to pay for a better experience with their own money, and to check those bags.

5 days ago

Tax Reform Bonuses and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Tax Reform Bonuses and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, we learned about American and Southwest giving employees tax reform bonuses. Then we examined passenger experience, or rather passenger disappointment.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Travel Confronts an Identity Crisis and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Luxury Travel Confronts an Identity Crisis and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, we thought about what luxury will mean in 2018, moving away from traditional white-glove service toward something more subtle.

2 weeks ago

Chefs as Destination Ambassadors and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Chefs as Destination Ambassadors and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism news, we examined the strategies of destination marketers. They're using chefs to attract food lovers and exploring new digital platforms to serve different audiences.

2 weeks ago

Ctrip-Backed Chinese Booking Sites Plan Merger and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

Ctrip-Backed Chinese Booking Sites Plan Merger and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news, Ctrip, China's largest online travel agency, is making moves to expand its reach. TripAdvisor's CEO is aiming for the same thing through mobile engagement.

2 weeks ago

MSC Cruises’ Global Expansion and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

MSC Cruises’ Global Expansion and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, cruise lines look ahead to a promising 2018, and Skift reporters look back at 2017. Check out our list of 25 Travel Moments That Mattered from this past year — three travel bans were just the beginning.

4 weeks ago

Lufthansa Revamps Loyalty Program and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Lufthansa Revamps Loyalty Program and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, Lufthansa switches to a spend-based loyalty program, as many airlines are doing, and we look back at the biggest aviation headlines of 2017. The laptop ban and the Qatar blockade made the list.

4 weeks ago

HomeAway to Hike Rates for Rental Owners and 12 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

HomeAway to Hike Rates for Rental Owners and 12 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, Airbnb gets a boost for its hotel-like venture, and we had our eye on vacation rentals. HomeAway hikes fees for property owners, Vacasa's CEO speaks about a fragmented sector, and luxury presents new opportunities.

4 weeks ago

WeChat Debuts Tools for Tourism Boards and 4 Other Digital Trends This Week

WeChat Debuts Tools for Tourism Boards and 4 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news, tourism boards concentrate on WeChat, and Skift reporters examine the effects of the new U.S. tax law on travel companies' bottom lines.

4 weeks ago