Booking Holdings and Expedia in Arms Race to Deliver the Connected Trip
Booking Holdings and Expedia in Arms Race to Deliver the Connected Trip

skift Inc. · 21 Nov

High-stake online travel agency competition used to merely revolve around how many tens of thousands of hotels, or homes and apartments each company

IHG Is Changing How It Distributes Its Hotel Rates to Boost Direct Bookings
IHG Is Changing How It Distributes Its Hotel Rates to Boost Direct Bookings

skift Inc. · 12 Nov

IHG represents a broader industry trend in that it's getting tougher with online travel agencies and wholesalers in the West while becoming more expe

Oyo Turns to Danamica for Artificial Intelligence Firepower for Vacation Rentals
Oyo Turns to Danamica for Artificial Intelligence Firepower for Vacation Rentals

skift Inc. · 23 Sep

Oyo Hotels & Homes recent purchase of revenue management company Danamica may have raised some eyebrows across the hospitality industry earlier this

Hoteliers Take a Harder Look at How They Set Room Rates
Hoteliers Take a Harder Look at How They Set Room Rates

skift Inc. · 3 Sep

Some hotel operators — MGM Resorts, RLH, Omni, Radisson, and Melia — have been fine-tuning their efforts at setting rates for rooms, upgrades, and ot

Mews Raises $33 Million to Challenge Oracle Hospitality in Hotel Tech
Mews Raises $33 Million to Challenge Oracle Hospitality in Hotel Tech

skift Inc. · 30 Aug

Mews, a hotel tech vendor, said Thursday it had raised $33 million in funding from Battery Ventures, a top-tier Silicon Valley firm whose bet represe

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Why Technology Isn’t Being Used to Track Engagement at Events
Why Technology Isn’t Being Used to Track Engagement at Events

skift Inc. · 22 Aug

Collecting data from events is key to helping an organization grow. It helps planners understand which attendees went to which sessions, whether they

Private Equity Firm Accel-KKR’s Latest Fix: Hotel Enterprise Software
Private Equity Firm Accel-KKR’s Latest Fix: Hotel Enterprise Software

skift Inc. · 19 Aug

Buyout firm Accel-KKR is rolling up hotel technology vendors. It needs to find bargains, given the high valuations for the bigger businesses it more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotels Play a Bigger Role as Matchmakers With the Help of Technology
Hotels Play a Bigger Role as Matchmakers With the Help of Technology

skift Inc. · 29 Nov

Hotel bars, restaurants, and lobbies have long been places where people gather to see, be seen, meet, and mingle. And as popular culture has demonstr

What 5G Will Mean for Hotels and Events
What 5G Will Mean for Hotels and Events

skift Inc. · 29 Nov

Your smartphone is about to get a whole lot faster.

Hotels Play a Bigger Role as Matchmakers With the Help of Technology
Hotels Play a Bigger Role as Matchmakers With the Help of Technology

skift Inc. · 26 Nov

Hotel bars, restaurants, and lobbies have long been places where people gather to see, be seen, meet, and mingle. And as popular culture has demonstr

Video: Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars
Video: Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars

skift Inc. · 18 Oct

Merging three different loyalty programs into one isn't the only tricky technological feat that Marriott International has had to pull off following

Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars
Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars

skift Inc. · 17 Oct

Merging three different loyalty programs into one isn't the only tricky technological feat that Marriott International has had to pull off following

How Alibaba-Backed Shiji Is Expanding Its Tech Sales to Hotels Outside of China
How Alibaba-Backed Shiji Is Expanding Its Tech Sales to Hotels Outside of China

skift Inc. · 16 Oct

Shiji, the hospitality tech giant of China, has been expanding its global push since February — when it announced a $486 million investment from e-co

Ian Schrager on How Hotels Get Technology Wrong
Ian Schrager on How Hotels Get Technology Wrong

skift Inc. · 28 Sep

Technology remains the new frontier but plenty of hotels are still getting it wrong, according to the man who pioneered the boutique hotel movement i