Articles tagged “trends”

New Choice Hotels CEO and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

New Choice Hotels CEO and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality news, we looked at new chief executives. Choice Hotels' new CEO starts sooner than expected and InterContinental's new CEO stays on the same track as his predecessor.

3 days ago

TUI Group CEO Downplays Overtourism and 12 Other Tourism Trends This Week

TUI Group CEO Downplays Overtourism and 12 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism we looked back. We reviewed second quarter earnings from Disney, SeaWorld, and Norwegian Cruise, plus our editor-in-chief reflected on the last five years of breaking travel news.

3 days ago

Hawaiian Airlines Handles Customers Via Text and 2 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Hawaiian Airlines Handles Customers Via Text and 2 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation news, JetBlue, Hawaiian, and Qatar find that tech can actually make their customers happier in a time when air travel seems to get more and more unpleasant.

4 days ago

TripAdvisor’s Hotel-Bidding Slump and 12 Other Digital Trends This Week

TripAdvisor’s Hotel-Bidding Slump and 12 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news, we explained the state of travel distribution in 9,000 words and TripAdvisor tried to boost its underperforming hotel business with more TV ads.

4 days ago

Chatbots Are the Future and 11 Other Digital Trends This Week

Chatbots Are the Future and 11 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news we talked about chatbots and artificial intelligence, specifically that they're finally having a noticeable impact on meetings and events.

1 week ago

Airbnb’s Road to an IPO and 13 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb’s Road to an IPO and 13 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, our biggest story is 11,000 words on Airbnb's net worth and the process of going public. In the background, hotels are still having a tug-of-war with online travel agencies.

1 week ago

Travelers Love Spunky Norwegian Air and 2 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Travelers Love Spunky Norwegian Air and 2 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, our big story is about Norwegian Air bucking the trend. For once, an airline that passengers genuinely love, but that affection may not fix their falling profits.

2 weeks ago

Barcelona’s Overtourism and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Barcelona’s Overtourism and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, we launched our new documentary series Skift Lens. Like Iceland, Barcelona leaned on tourism to survive the recession, but now tourism is taking over the economy, for better and worse.

2 weeks ago

Expedia’s Heavy Hand Is Working for HomeAway and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Expedia’s Heavy Hand Is Working for HomeAway and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news we looked at two leading online travel agencies. Expedia focused on HomeAway's growth and Ctrip gave us an insider's look at its operation and the Chinese market.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Cares Less About Fares and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Ryanair Cares Less About Fares and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation we discussed the state of low-cost flying. Ryanair is well poised to deal with declining airfares, but Spirit is struggling.

2 weeks ago

Theme Park Battles Rage and 12 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Theme Park Battles Rage and 12 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism we thought a lot about crowds. Venice tries to combat overtourism while theme parks fight for that level of visitation.

3 weeks ago

Hilton CEO Talks HNA and 9 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Hilton CEO Talks HNA and 9 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality we talked about hotels tightening (or loosening) their cancellation policies, and Hilton's earnings call gave us insight into its asset-light strategy.

3 weeks ago