Articles tagged “wyndham”

Airbnb Might Buy Wyndham’s European Vacation Rental Business

Airbnb Might Buy Wyndham’s European Vacation Rental Business

Ed Hammond, Kiel Porter, and Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

Can we say we told you so? As Airbnb matures and readies itself for an IPO, scaling up its traditional vacation rental market share will be crucial, and buying Wyndham's European business would give the company a big boost. On the other hand, don't count out AccorHotels. Then again, why is Wyndham selling this. Why not keep it to compete against Airbnb, HomeAway, and AccorHotels?

2 weeks ago

Wyndham Took $13 Million Hit From Hurricanes in Third Quarter

Wyndham Took $13 Million Hit From Hurricanes in Third Quarter

Deanna Ting, Skift

There's no doubt that the damage from recent hurricanes will affect the travel industry for months and years to come. But analysts don't seem too worried about any impact on Wyndham Worldwide's financials as it plots its upcoming spinoff.

3 weeks ago

Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Provides the Most Payback on Guest Spending

Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Provides the Most Payback on Guest Spending

Deanna Ting, Skift

While it's fairly straightforward to quantify the value of a loyalty program in terms of "payback," that doesn't account for all the other special perks and experiences that travelers may value.

1 month ago

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

So much for taking a summer vacation. This year, the hotel industry was busy making major moves and investments, as well as launching new brands, properties, and policies.

3 months ago

Marriott Unseats Wyndham as Best Hotel Loyalty Program in New Ranking

Marriott Unseats Wyndham as Best Hotel Loyalty Program in New Ranking

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska Airlines continued to scoop up awards for its distance-based loyalty program while Marriott took advantage of its recent merger in this year's U.S. News and World Report's loyalty program rankings.

3 months ago

New York City Hotels Hope for Higher Room Rates as Construction Boom Eases

New York City Hotels Hope for Higher Room Rates as Construction Boom Eases

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

New York City is indeed a tough market for hoteliers because of competition not only from each other but Airbnb, too. And a massive construction boom of hotels doesn't help.

3 months ago

Wyndham May Sell Its European Vacation Rental Brands on the Way to a Spinoff

Wyndham May Sell Its European Vacation Rental Brands on the Way to a Spinoff

Deanna Ting, Skift

Who's looking to buy up some European vacation rental businesses? Our money's on AccorHotels, Airbnb, and HomeAway, among others.

4 months ago

Wyndham Is Spinning Off Its Timeshare Business Like Marriott, Starwood and Hilton Before It

Wyndham Is Spinning Off Its Timeshare Business Like Marriott, Starwood and Hilton Before It

Deanna Ting, Skift

We had a hunch this would happen, but who knew it would happen so quickly? And how will Wyndham pursue that "blue thread" of loyalty strategy between its hotel and timeshare businesses? And what will happen to its vacation rental business?

4 months ago

Wyndham Buys Love Home Swap To Bolster Position in Alternative Accommodations

Wyndham Buys Love Home Swap To Bolster Position in Alternative Accommodations

Deanna Ting, Skift

AccorHotels isn't the only big hospitality company that's involved in the sharing economy or alternative accommodations these days, just FYI.

4 months ago

Wyndham Hotels Debuts Online Auctions for Loyalty Program Redemption

Wyndham Hotels Debuts Online Auctions for Loyalty Program Redemption

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travel brands haven't innovated much when it comes to reward redemption. So kudos to Wyndham for gambling on something new. But their new auctions aren't without risk to the company.

4 months ago

Wyndham Buys AmericInn Hotel Chain for $170 Million

Wyndham Buys AmericInn Hotel Chain for $170 Million

Deanna Ting, Skift

Wyndham's version of a great American idea? Buying AmericInn. (Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.)

4 months ago

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Deanna Ting, Skift

Why? They make money. And they're easier to roll out than a "hard brand." (Thus, why those are "hard.")

5 months ago