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07th Jun 2019
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Marriott Homesharing Strategy Is About Guest Loyalty, Not Profits

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Marriott views homesharing as a key element in its loyalty strategy. Pictured is a vacation rental. Associated Press Skift Take: Some hotel chains, such as Marriott,...

07th Jun 2019
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The Man Who Puts the Sparkle in the Baccarat Hotel

By Laura Powell, Skift Anthony Benitez is a glass attendant at the Baccarat Hotel in New York City. The hotel, which showcases Baccarat crystal, would not be what it is...

06th Jun 2019
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The Hotels Network launches SEMcheck to help hotel brands stay ahead of the competition online

The Hotels Network, a hotel technology company who pioneered the concept of Predictive Personalization, has recently announced the launch of a brand-new product, SEMcheck.The focus of this product release is...

06th Jun 2019
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Skift Forum Europe Video: AI and Personalization – The Next Stage in Travel Marketing

By Gianna Greco Skift Take: Artificial intelligence was a hot topic at this year’s Skift Forum Europe in London. In this video recap from the event, we learn more about...

06th Jun 2019
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Skift Forum Europe Video: How Radisson Hotel Group is Charting a New Course to Great Experiences

By Gianna Greco Skift Take: Today’s travel industry marketers face an increasingly complicated path to reach and influence their customers. In this video recap of a conversation from Skift Forum...

06th Jun 2019
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Gym Chains Want to Expand Beyond Fitness

By Leslie Barrie, Skift A man is shown running on a treadmill. Upscale gym brand Life Time plans to launch Life Time Living residences in 2020. @William Choquette / Pexels...

06th Jun 2019
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New Skift Report: The Transformative Role of Design in Hospitality

By Accor Group + Skift Skift Take: Today, we know better than to treat design like a last-minute top coat on a finished project. Instead, design must become an integral...

06th Jun 2019
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Hotel Direct Bookings Survey 2019

Avvio recently collaborated with the Independent Hotel Show to carry out research into hoteliers’ relationships with online travel agencies (OTAs) and surveyed 150 hospitality professionals across Europe, producing some interesting...

06th Jun 2019
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Hôtel du Louvre Reopens, Joining The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

The hotel will be the fifth property to join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Europe.Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today the official reopening of Hôtel du Louvrefollowing a complete...

06th Jun 2019
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Airbnb Says Japan Listings Have Soared Back After Last Year’s Freeze

By Bloomberg, Pavel Alpeyev and Olivia Carville Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb co-founder and chief strategy officer in Tokyo. Bloomberg. Skift Take: Airbnb invested $30 million to return the number of listings...