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Australian Travel Advisors Find That Luxury Clients Still Care About Price

Australian Travel Advisors Find That Luxury Clients Still Care About Price

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Survey findings about a healthy luxury travel market in Australia demonstrate significant and lucrative opportunities for travel advisors who can meet clients’ lofty expectations while still delivering value.

9 hours ago

How Deem Wants to Reinvent Itself After Enterprise Deal

How Deem Wants to Reinvent Itself After Enterprise Deal

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It seems like Deem has a second chance to build something cool with the backing of Enterprise Holdings. Of course, staffing up means the company may not be able to embrace its current lean ethos going forward.

5 days ago

Deem Plans Growth With Backing From Enterprise

Deem Plans Growth With Backing From Enterprise

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

With support from Enterprise Holdings, Deem plans on growing and refining its existing products. On the horizon, though, lurks the promise of a new travel platform to help the company evolve in a competitive global corporate travel market.

5 days ago

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Midsize Cities Embrace Transformative Placemaking

Midsize Cities Embrace Transformative Placemaking

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau + Skift

Midsize cities are smart to focus on transformative placemaking projects that will not only allow them to bridge together different economic strata and cultural communities, but become in-demand destinations for travel, events, meetings, and conferences.

4 weeks ago

Planners Find Solutions for Commission Shortfalls

Planners Find Solutions for Commission Shortfalls

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While many planners continue to feel the sting from commission cuts, the need for alternative revenue streams is leading some to get creative.

6 days ago

Independent Meeting Planners Fight Back Against Commission Cuts

Independent Meeting Planners Fight Back Against Commission Cuts

Rayna Katz, Skift

It’s been just over a year since Marriott made its move, the first in a wave of such measures. But instead of getting knocked down by the trend, independent meeting planners are finding ways to take control of their businesses.

6 days ago

When Travel Advisors Sell to Their Peers

When Travel Advisors Sell to Their Peers

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Consumer research indicates that Baby Boomers are not only the highest-spending travel demographic, but the one most likely to place trust in a travel advisor. This is illustrated by the success of The Roaming Boomers, an agency that derives almost all of its business from the Woodstock generation.

7 days ago

A New Start for Abercrombie & Kent

A New Start for Abercrombie & Kent

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Abercrombie & Kent has had a few different owners in recent years, but this one looks like it will give the company a solid foundation from which it can expand.

7 days ago

TUI Group Turns Toward Online Bookings as It Revamps Its Business

TUI Group Turns Toward Online Bookings as It Revamps Its Business

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It turns out TUI isn't immune to the challenges the rest of the European travel market is facing.

1 week ago

How Hyatt Is Making Waves: Latest Skift Research Report

How Hyatt Is Making Waves: Latest Skift Research Report

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

As earnings season for 2018 results for the hotel companies begins, Skift Research is out with a deep dive report on Hyatt assessing some of the company's key developments. With the company's recent acquisitions in the management space, dispositions of owned real estate, and increased focus on wellness offerings, we think Hyatt is smartly positioning itself for an uncertain future.

1 week ago

Advisors Tap Into the Changing Consumer Behavior of Boomer Travelers

Advisors Tap Into the Changing Consumer Behavior of Boomer Travelers

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Despite all the marketing interest in reaching millennials, it may be the baby boomer generation that is the most likely business source for travel advisors. It’s a high-spending demographic that values interaction with those they can trust.

1 week ago

How a Little-Known California Surf Town Hopes to Win Over Luxury Tourists

How a Little-Known California Surf Town Hopes to Win Over Luxury Tourists

Laura Powell, Skift

Upon hearing the names Laguna Niguel and Newport Beach, do you start itching to experience the luxe life in Southern California? Probably so. On the other hand, unless you are from Orange County, the name Dana Point conjures ... well, not much. But a recently formed DMO is looking to put Dana Point on the OC's luxury travel map.

1 week ago