Articles tagged “wttc”

Emerging Markets Will Drive Business Travel Growth Over Next Decade

Emerging Markets Will Drive Business Travel Growth Over Next Decade

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While emerging economies in Asia and Africa will see the greatest business travel increase over the next decade, according to WTTC forecasts, the U.S. and China will remain the largest global business travel markets.

1 day ago

Marriott CEO: Travel Industry Must Respond to Growing Political Isolationism

Marriott CEO: Travel Industry Must Respond to Growing Political Isolationism

Dan Peltier, Skift

For an industry that's historically averse to conflict, Sorenson's advice may be hard to put into action. But the industry will be complacent at its own peril.

2 days ago

U.S. Tourists Headed Abroad Are a Bright Spot for International Travel

U.S. Tourists Headed Abroad Are a Bright Spot for International Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many U.S. destinations will have a harder time this year convincing international travelers that they're affordable and welcoming. But for U.S. travelers, much of the world is their oyster thanks to a continued strong dollar.

1 month ago

Hotel Chains Have Remained Mostly Silent in Trump Travel Ban Furor

Hotel Chains Have Remained Mostly Silent in Trump Travel Ban Furor

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hoteliers, for the most part, seem to have taken a vow of silence when it comes to commenting individually on Trump's controversial travel ban. But as more Americans and people around the world voice their concerns over this new policy, we wonder if hotels will begin to change their minds.

3 months ago

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Dan Peltier, Skift

As the world's fastest-growing region for tourism it's a good sign that some Asian countries can expect to see healthy travel and tourism investment during the next 10 years. But a number of factors could alter these projections, particularly the Chinese market, as more global tourism trends are tested in this region.

6 months ago

Global Travel Spending Outpacing World Economic Growth, WTTC Says

Global Travel Spending Outpacing World Economic Growth, WTTC Says

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

There is a global slowdown in travel spending but it is still growing faster than projected world economic growth. Terrorism impacts travel spending but macro-economic events have a sometimes-less publicized but far greater impact.

8 months ago

Interview: CitizenM Hotels Co-Founder on Making a Stay an Extension of Guests’ Lifestyles

Interview: CitizenM Hotels Co-Founder on Making a Stay an Extension of Guests’ Lifestyles

Dan Peltier, Skift

citizenM gives its guests more for less while "only selling a night of sleep" in an understated fashion, as co-founder Michael Levie put it. Its model can be illuminating for big and small hotels alike in understanding what happens when data and technology are used to their potentials.

1 year ago

Hyatt CEO Interview: Bigger Isn’t (Always) Better and Loyalty Is More Than Points

Hyatt CEO Interview: Bigger Isn’t (Always) Better and Loyalty Is More Than Points

Jason Clampet, Skift

As anyone in media knows right now, scale is not always the solution and confidence in what you do well is rarely a bad idea. Hyatt's rethink of both loyalty beyond points and branding beyond the nightly stay will help it differentiate its product.

1 year ago

Hertz Investment in On-Demand Car Service Tied to Tech Overhaul

Hertz Investment in On-Demand Car Service Tied to Tech Overhaul

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hertz's investment in on-demand valet-parking service Luxe should be seen in the context of Accorhotels recently acquiring Onefinestay. Car rental companies and hotels are both feeling pressure from the sharing economy and they will be making more such investments and acquisitions as these startup mature.

1 year ago

Expedia Chair Barry Diller: Artificial Intelligence Will Be Travel’s Next Big Thing

Expedia Chair Barry Diller: Artificial Intelligence Will Be Travel’s Next Big Thing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Barry Diller's intelligence is not artificial at all and it's sometimes underrated. Diller has been one of the superstars in crafting the trajectory of online travel through his acquisitions and perseverance when things didn't always go smoothly.

1 year ago

5 Homeland Security Priorities to Enhance Safety and Keep the Lines Moving

5 Homeland Security Priorities to Enhance Safety and Keep the Lines Moving

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Will this list make passengers waiting in long airport lines feel any better? It's doubtful, but maybe some new solutions will emerge.

1 year ago

Commerce Secretary, Marriott CEO Call for More Data-Sharing to Enhance Security

Commerce Secretary, Marriott CEO Call for More Data-Sharing to Enhance Security

Dan Peltier, Skift

It will take both the public and private sectors working together to see that security data is regularly shared in a transparent fashion.

1 year ago