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09th May 2017
Priceline Group bookings soar by a quarter to hit $20 billion in three months

Priceline Group bookings soar by a quarter to hit $20 billion in three months

By Kevin May The Priceline Group has seen gross bookings across the group for the first quarter of 2017 hit a record $20.7 billion. The increase of 24% year-on-year is...

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Washington, D.C. Draws 20 Million Annual Domestic Tourists For First Time

By Ben Nuckols, Associated Press In this May 1, 2017 file photo, visitors are reflected as they enter the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Cultural on the...

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Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

By Deanna Ting, Skift Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson speaking October 4, 2016. A very global brand, Marriott’s revenue per available rooms performance surpassed expectation in many regions of the world....

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Madagascar, Romania and More New Destinations for Luxury Tour Operators

By Laura Powell, Skift A trip through Northern Greece is a new addition for luxury tour operator Butterfield & Robinson. Butterfield and Robinson Skift Take: Skift Take: The line between...

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The Psychology Behind Luxury Employee Training Programs

By Samantha Shankman, Skift An employee prepares breakfast in front of the Eiffel tower at the Parisian luxury hotel Le Plaza Athenee, France July 30, 2015. Stephane Mahe / Reuters...

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Beverly Hills Mixes Wealth and Health in New Tourism Push

By Laura Powell, Skift Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, which is promoting it’s wellness benefits to tourists. Chris Brown / Flickr Skift Take: Now you can spend a fortune shopping...

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How Luxury Hotels Can Adapt to a Rising and Wealthier Middle Class

By Samantha Shankman, Skift Interior of Washington School House Hotel, a boutique property in Park City, UT that eschews the traditional trappings of luxury for more modern interpretations. Washington School...

09th May 2017
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Havana’s First Luxury Mall Shows Cuba’s Play for High-Spending Travelers

By Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press A Cuban girl takes a selfie in front of a window of a luxury store at the Manzana de Gomez Kempinski five-star hotel in Havana,...

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How To Make Hotel Meetings Your Next Social Media Endeavor

By Are Morch Traditionally a meeting is defined as a gathering of two or more people convened for the purpose of achieving a common goal through verbal interaction, such as...

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New Research Report: 2017 Outlook on Hotel Direct Booking

By Luke Bujarski, Skift Skift Take: This is our most comprehensive and actionable report outlining the current state and potential future of hotel marketing and distribution. — Luke Bujarski Today...