Marketing to groups looking to buy out entire hotels
Marketing to groups looking to buy out entire hotels

HotelNewsNow · 9 Jul

Some hoteliers have realized that one way to bring in business during the coronavirus crisis is to rent out their entire properties.

This Hotel Has a Robot Named Rosé That Will Deliver Wine to Your Room Without Human Contact
This Hotel Has a Robot Named Rosé That Will Deliver Wine to Your Room Without Human Contact

Travel + Leisure · 7 Jul

If you plan on traveling again soon, rest assured that hotels are doing everything they can to make sure you have peace-of-mind — that includes your

Sonder Raised $170 Million in Funding for Its Hotel and Short-Term Rental Model
Sonder Raised $170 Million in Funding for Its Hotel and Short-Term Rental Model

Sonder Inc. · 26 Jun

Today, we are announcing that we recently closed on a Series E round of $170 million, led by Fidelity, WestCap, and Inovia Capital, which brings Sond

A list of 18 technology solutions that hotels around the world are adopting to reopen their doors following the Coronavirus pandemic
A list of 18 technology solutions that hotels around the world are adopting to reopen their doors following the Coronavirus pandemic

Cardonet IT · 23 Jun

We recognise that it is going to take some time to get back to 2019 levels of occupancy and RevPAR, but if it is important for you to get your hotel

Pandemic Prompts Indie Hotels to Buy Ads in Price-Comparison Searches
Pandemic Prompts Indie Hotels to Buy Ads in Price-Comparison Searches

skift Inc. · 22 Jun

The coronavirus pandemic has made many hotel companies more eager for bookings without online travel agency commissions and with data on who the cust

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In hotels and beyond, UV light robots and lamps could help protect against coronavirus
In hotels and beyond, UV light robots and lamps could help protect against coronavirus

abcnews.go.com · 15 Jun

For guests checking into a high-profile California hotel, they might be staying in rooms that have been sanitized in part by an unusual new staff mem

As corporate travel budgets shrink, buyers and TMCs invest in tech for a new future
As corporate travel budgets shrink, buyers and TMCs invest in tech for a new future

travelweekly.com · 15 Jun

The reality is sobering. It's going to take a while for corporate travel to get back up, especially that of the major multinationals. Small and mediu

Hotels Might Not Like Where Corporate Rate Discussions Are Heading
Hotels Might Not Like Where Corporate Rate Discussions Are Heading

skift Inc. · 2 Jun

Hotel corporate program strategies aren't straightforward at the best of times. A new "dual rate" pricing model could make lives easier for travel ma

Pandemic adds new variable to industry forecasting
Pandemic adds new variable to industry forecasting

HotelNewsNow · 31 May

The coronavirus pandemic has changed every prediction about U.S. hotel performance in 2020, including how industry analysts make their forecasts.

Reopened, The Hospitality Industry Will Pivot To Technology, Says One Industry Service Provider
Reopened, The Hospitality Industry Will Pivot To Technology, Says One Industry Service Provider

Forbes · 29 May

However slowly or spaced out between individual states, across the United States the bar may soon be open again. That is not only the promise of poli

mckinsey.com - Accelerating analytics to navigate COVID-19 and the next normal
mckinsey.com - Accelerating analytics to navigate COVID-19 and the next normal

McKinsey & Company · 28 May

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic's stranglehold on the world, leaders increasingly embraced advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), for go

Travelers may need to prepare for a contactless, surveillance-led experience
Travelers may need to prepare for a contactless, surveillance-led experience

Phocuswire · 19 May

As investors in the travel industry we often need to predict the future, or at least get some orientation around it. Today this is particularly chall

Revenue managers predict how pricing tools will react
Revenue managers predict how pricing tools will react

HotelNewsNow · 15 May

Hotel revenue managers have their work cut out for them now during the COVID-19 environment and once travel demand resumes. Veteran revenue managers

Future Air Travel Is ‘Touchless’ Yet Terrifying: Fewer Flights, Sudden Border Closures, No Movies
Future Air Travel Is ‘Touchless’ Yet Terrifying: Fewer Flights, Sudden Border Closures, No Movies

Forbes · 13 May

How does mass-transit work if everyone has to stay two meters apart, and where national borders can open and close at short notice?

Coronavirus Upheaval Prompts Independent Hotels to Look at Management Company Startups
Coronavirus Upheaval Prompts Independent Hotels to Look at Management Company Startups

skift Inc. · 13 May

The startup Life House has a new white-labeled full management service that doesn't require a costly rebrand or renovation. We expect only a few doze

Digital Transformation Is About Talent, Not Technology
Digital Transformation Is About Talent, Not Technology

harvardbusiness.org · 11 May

As The Economist recently noted, one of the most obvious consequences of the current Covid-19 pandemic will be "the infusion of data-enabled services

U.S. Weekly Lodging Sector Update - By Kalibri Labs
U.S. Weekly Lodging Sector Update - By Kalibri Labs

Kalibri Labs · 8 May

This dashboard is designed to provide critical insights to the hotel community as we weather the storm of COVID-19. Updates are made weekly.

Indies use tech, social media to urge future bookings
Indies use tech, social media to urge future bookings

HotelNewsNow · 6 May

The current pandemic has led to changes in business for the hotel industry, and independent hotels have shifted the way they communicate with guests

Hotels bank on contactless tech to entice guests during coronavirus pandemic
Hotels bank on contactless tech to entice guests during coronavirus pandemic

Singapore Business Review · 27 Apr

The hospitality sector continues to be amongst the worst-hit industries in the coronavirus pandemic, as border restrictions persist in Singapore and

Asia’s Hotels Warming Up to Automation Thanks to Growing Social Distancing Norms
Asia’s Hotels Warming Up to Automation Thanks to Growing Social Distancing Norms

skift Inc. · 22 Apr

Meet Genie, Gena, and Genius, the latest hires at L'hotel Island South in Hong Kong to beat the coronavirus travel slump.

So long, minibar: How the coronavirus will change hotel stays
So long, minibar: How the coronavirus will change hotel stays

nbcnews.com · 22 Apr

A hotel stay that doesn't include a breakfast buffet, an in-room minibar and a coffee station would have been inconceivable to many Americans three m

Boston Consulting Group: The Great Reset for Revenue Management in Travel
Boston Consulting Group: The Great Reset for Revenue Management in Travel

Boston Consulting Group · 15 Apr

The COVID-19 crisis quickly brought the travel and tourism industry to a virtual standstill, as steep drops in demand forced unprecedented capacity a

Travel Virtually To U.S. National Parks, Including Ones You Probably Wouldn’t Otherwise Get To
Travel Virtually To U.S. National Parks, Including Ones You Probably Wouldn’t Otherwise Get To

Forbes · 14 Apr

With VR and 360-degree videos, you can now immerse yourself in environments that give you a real sense of place without actually being there.

Mistakes to Avoid When Renegotiating Corporate Hotel Rates
Mistakes to Avoid When Renegotiating Corporate Hotel Rates

skift Inc. · 8 Apr

Nobody has a crystal ball — although many travel buyers probably wish they did right now. One question on their minds will be what is the hospitality

Q&A: Trivago CEO shares vision for “moment in time” when travel resumes in a post-crisis world
Q&A: Trivago CEO shares vision for “moment in time” when travel resumes in a post-crisis world

Phocuswright · 7 Apr

In February - which was just two months ago - Trivago CEO Axel Hefer noted during the company's latest earnings call that the initial impact from the

A New Normal in Travel Post COVID-19
A New Normal in Travel Post COVID-19

Travel Tech Essentialist · 6 Apr

Mauricio Prieto, a.k.a. the Travel Tech Essentialist, published an interesting survey on the impact of COVID-19 in our industry, accessible here.