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16th Nov 2019
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Expedia’s New Resort Fees Policy and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

By Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift Expedia Group will start lowering the ranking of a hotel’s listing if it adds resort fees. Bloomberg Skift Take: This week in digital,...

15th Nov 2019
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Airbnb Hosts Will Be Able to Pay to Fast-Track Verification of Their Listings

By Dennis Schaal, Skift An Airbnb Luxe listing in Jamaica. Airbnb vows to verify all of its homes and listings. Airbnb Skift Take: Airbnb — and other players in the...

15th Nov 2019
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What Happens to Washington D.C. Tourism During an Election Year?

By Rosie Spinks, Skift The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Richard Ricciardi / Flickr Skift Take: All eyes will be on the American presidential campaign come 2020, but despite all...

15th Nov 2019
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Travelio Raises $18 Million for Extended Stay Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Co-founders of Travelio, the alternative accommodations booking site based in Asia, as shown from left, chief operating officer Christie Tjong, chief executive officer Hendry Rusli, and...

14th Nov 2019
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More Companies Are Putting Their Events on Planes

By Isaac Carey, Skift Two attendees smile for the camera on the Delta Festival Shuttle to South by Southwest in March 2019. Delta News Hub / Flickr Skift Take: The...

14th Nov 2019
How to Start Conversational Marketing with the Biggest Impact on Maximizing Hotel Reviews

How to Start Conversational Marketing with the Biggest Impact on Maximizing Hotel Reviews

By Are Morch Traveler reviews remain a go-to source for information. How to Start Conversational Marketing with the Biggest Impact on Maximizing Hotel Reviews The post How to Start Conversational...

13th Nov 2019
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Brazil Wants to Double Its Visitors by 2022 But at What Cost?

By Kristin Majcher, Skift How prepared are Brazil’s destinations, like Rio (pictured here) for a doubling of visitors by 2022? https://www.flickr.com/photos/sandeepachetan/ / Flickr.com Skift Take: Brazil is focused on doubling...

13th Nov 2019
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Luxury Gets a Status Boost From Cold Temperatures

By Laura Powell, Skift The Conrad Osaka 40 Sky Bar and Lounge. The use of cool elements like steel, glass, and metal in hotel architecture could help convey a sense...

12th Nov 2019
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The Often Overlooked Role Travel Advisors Play in the Path to Responsible Tourism

By Maria Lenhart, Skift Travel advisors should steer their customers away from overtouristed destinations, such as this busy street in Venice, Italy, as shown in 2016. Davide Gabino / Flickr.com...

12th Nov 2019
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Hostel or Not? Shared Rooms Pop Up in Traditional Hotels

By Nancy Trejos, Skift Element Hotels, a Marriott International brand, has created Studio Commons, four private guest rooms with a shared kitchen and living room. This is the Element Scottsdale...

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