Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats
Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

skift Inc. · 16 Jul

Once again — and this time it's the issue of pricing transparency in alternative lodging — European regulators are out in front of their counterparts

Oyo Is Betting U.S. Strategy on Aggressive Dynamic Pricing
Oyo Is Betting U.S. Strategy on Aggressive Dynamic Pricing

skift Inc. · 9 Jul

Oyo's dynamic pricing strategy could turn out to be a bit of a double-edged sword in the U.S., where the company faces greater competition. On one ha

Technology Is The Key To Hospitality Success
Technology Is The Key To Hospitality Success

Forbes · 1 Jul

In today's world, it's imperative that companies and businesses constantly evolve. Simply put, if you're not keeping up with the latest advancements

Expedia’s Arthur Chapin on emerging tech: The good, the bad… and the blockchain
Expedia’s Arthur Chapin on emerging tech: The good, the bad… and the blockchain

Phocuswright · 24 Jun

It's easy to get swept up in the promises of emerging technologies: You've heard it once, and you'll hear again how things like blockchain and Amazon

Marriott’s Linnartz Sees Google as Effective Add-On to Direct Channels
Marriott’s Linnartz Sees Google as Effective Add-On to Direct Channels

skift Inc. · 14 Jun

Marriott International has been making varied investments in everything from loyalty to experiences as a means to expand its guest ecosystem, but Chi

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Hotel Site Accuses Booking, Expedia of EU Antitrust Breaches
Hotel Site Accuses Booking, Expedia of EU Antitrust Breaches

Bloomberg · 13 Jun

Online travel booking site Nustay A/S has filed a complaint to the European Union's antitrust regulator, claiming Expedia Group Inc. and Booking Hold

The Rate Struggle
The Rate Struggle

HotelNewsNow · 4 Jun

The goal of every hotelier is to maximize property rates, but that's not an easy task for most.

What Lies Behind Stockholm’s Tech Success Stories?
What Lies Behind Stockholm’s Tech Success Stories?

JLL Real Views · 4 Jun

With strengths in fintech, e-commerce and entertainment, its first wave of innovators included music streaming giants Soundcloud and Spotify and Cand

Is Artificial Intelligence Really Disrupting Travel?
Is Artificial Intelligence Really Disrupting Travel?

Forbes · 27 May

We have been hearing for months that AI will kill millions of jobs — that technology will take over all aspects of the travel industry and so on.

Choice Hotels Looks to High-End Travelers to Boost Revenue
Choice Hotels Looks to High-End Travelers to Boost Revenue

skift Inc. · 10 May

Choice Hotels plans to shift its focus towards higher-end lodgings in a bid to attract upscale business travelers.

Google Expands Power Over Local Discovery and Travel Tools
Google Expands Power Over Local Discovery and Travel Tools

skift Inc. · 9 May

Google Maps is an integral part of travel for many of its users, and a variety of new features are likely to make Google's other services just as imp

How Hotels Are Meeting The Demand For Quality Meeting Space
How Hotels Are Meeting The Demand For Quality Meeting Space

JLL Real Views · 9 May

Whether they're hosting a conference for 300 out-of-town guests or an away-day for a 30-strong team from a local company, hotel meeting and event spa

Airbnb Creates Opportunities for Startups That Fill the Gaps in Homesharing
Airbnb Creates Opportunities for Startups That Fill the Gaps in Homesharing

skift Inc. · 2 May

David Krauss had parlayed his Dallas condo into a successful Airbnb listing until one fateful weekend in 2014. Then, a couple of guests threw a party

Amazon Is Doubling Down on Travel, Just Not in the Way You Think
Amazon Is Doubling Down on Travel, Just Not in the Way You Think

skift Inc. · 30 Apr

The travel industry has been anticipating Amazon's entry into travel, and we at Skift have covered its current and impending moves through a Skift Re

Google Maps Adds More Hotel Search Filters
Google Maps Adds More Hotel Search Filters

skift Inc. · 24 Apr

Google Maps has updated its desktop and mobile app versions to add filters for its hotel search functionality. Users can now search properties to fin

Starwood data breach: Lessons for the hotel industry
Starwood data breach: Lessons for the hotel industry

HotelNewsNow · 15 Apr

Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee in early March, providing some insight into the da

How Expedia is using deep learning to improve the hotel booking process
How Expedia is using deep learning to improve the hotel booking process

Phocuswright · 15 Apr

Expedia Partner Solutions is using deep learning models to improve the hotel booking process for partners and - ultimately - the end consumer.

China’s Alibaba Is Shaping the Future of the Machine-Driven Hotel
China’s Alibaba Is Shaping the Future of the Machine-Driven Hotel

skift Inc. · 1 Apr

Imagine being in your room within one minute of arriving at your hotel. FlyZoo, a 290-room hotel located close to Alibaba Group's headquarters in Han

Sabre breach ‘a wake-up call’, ITB hears
Sabre breach ‘a wake-up call’, ITB hears

travelweekly.co.uk · 11 Mar

Travel industry leaders have insisted consumers can have "confidence in how their data is stored" despite growing concern about cyber security and af

Marriott CEO: Source of cyberattack still unknown
Marriott CEO: Source of cyberattack still unknown

travelweekly.com · 11 Mar

Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson testified to a U.S. Senate subcommittee Thursday, apologizing for the massive data breach that involved 383

Caesars Looks to Mobile Tech to Raise the Hotel Guest Experience
Caesars Looks to Mobile Tech to Raise the Hotel Guest Experience

skift Inc. · 27 Feb

Caesars Entertainment's flagship product may be gambling, but lately the company's biggest bet has been on catch-up tech investments in hotel tech. T

Link Hotel In Tel Aviv Is The Hotel Of The Future
Link Hotel In Tel Aviv Is The Hotel Of The Future

Forbes · 26 Feb

Link Hotel & Hub in Tel Aviv has no reception desk, no bellhop, no concierge, and no cash transactions. There are ample staff of course, endlessly ch

Self-Cleaning Hotel Rooms Have Arrived
Self-Cleaning Hotel Rooms Have Arrived

skift Inc. · 25 Feb

Stay in a high-tech hotel today and you might see the day's headlines in your full-length mirror or have a personal trainer on-demand when you turn o

Millennials Choose Hotels Based On Tech, Social Media
Millennials Choose Hotels Based On Tech, Social Media

MediaPost Communications · 11 Jan

A strong online and social media presence is really important if a hotel hopes to attract millennials, according to a new report.

The Biggest Threat Facing The Hospitality Sector
The Biggest Threat Facing The Hospitality Sector

ITproportal · 10 Jan

In today's competitive consumer-facing landscape, customers now have more power and options than ever before - and this is levelling the playing fiel

Google Assistant Now Has a Bunch of New Travel Features
Google Assistant Now Has a Bunch of New Travel Features

cntraveler.com · 10 Jan

As we get closer and closer to Google planning entire trips for us, the tech giant announced upgrades to its Google Assistant today at the Consumer E