Why Choice Hotels is giving its technology team a seat at the table
Why Choice Hotels is giving its technology team a seat at the table

thinkwithgoogle.com · 13 Aug

Robert McDowell, chief commercial officer of Choice Hotels, explains why he's making sure the company's technology team has a seat at the table — and

Best Western is using AI to personalize ads
Best Western is using AI to personalize ads

BusinessInsider.com · 1 Aug

While the online travel market is cut-throat, and brands struggle to keep people's attention, Best Western thinks it has found a way to beat the odds

AI predicts Airbnb prices with 69% accuracy
AI predicts Airbnb prices with 69% accuracy

venturebeat.com · 1 Aug

One needn't be an oracle to forecast Airbnb listings prices — AI models fed customer reviews and rental features will do the trick. That's the conclu

Hilton’s Tech Innovations Drive Brand Growth
Hilton’s Tech Innovations Drive Brand Growth

skift Inc. · 22 Jul

Hilton understands the true conundrum of running a hotel business: Customer preferences will always change faster than the market can react. That is

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

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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

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