The United Nations' International Day of the Girl is a time to focus on the needs and challenges girls face around the world and to ask ourselves how we are promoting empowerment of girls and women and the fulfillment of their human rights.
Behind the scenes, there may be abundant reasons that Booking Holdings and Airbnb, for that matter, won't be dabbling in Google's vacation rentals business for the time being. Perhaps they are seeking to boost direct traffic or are unhappy with the economics and user experience.
Hotel companies were considering moving to a model where owners pay for business delivered, delegates at this year's Hotel Distribution Event in London heard.The shift puts the role of the global branded groups under ever-closer scrutiny, as the cost of distribution informed owners' choices.
Ask Guy Heywood how he gets his hotel owners to support the green cause, and the answer from the chief operating officer at Bangkok-based Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, is "get the right owners."
Hotel merchandising and distribution were hot topics at this year's Skift Global Forum in New York. In this video recap from the event, we learn about attribute-based selling, a strategy that helps hotels better align customer needs with property amenities during the booking process.
At their worst, social media platforms can reveal society’s ugly underbelly. At their best, they can harness the wisdom of the crowd. Last week, Twitter was an example of the latter, as users created a viral thread of clever hacks for hotel guests.
Alibaba is well known for its e-commerce platforms, but the Chinese tech giant has branched into fintech, film, new retail and now, hospitality. I recently stayed at Alibaba's futuristic FlyZoo hotel, which is adjacent to its headquarters in Hangzhou, China.
Southeast Asia's online travel sector grew to $34.4 billion this year, from $29.7 billion in 2018 and $19.4 billion in 2015, according to the latest study of the region's internet economy released on Thursday by Google, Temasek, and Bain.
This is going to be a slugfest. Some hotels view resort fees as key to business and argue that they are already transparent in how they advertise them. Consumers, states, and now federal legislators are putting great pressure on that notion.
Where you stay makes all the difference on the road. Even if you only plan to spend your sleeping hours in a hotel room or apartment or rental home, inconvenient or unappealing accommodatian otherwise lovely trip.