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Airbnb CEO’s 10-Year Pay Package Could Turn Into $1 Billion or More

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The net proceeds of Brian Chesky's 10-year pay package — which he said would be donated to host programs and to charities — would really soar if Airbnb's share price breaches tough-to-reach targets.

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Seven Ways Hoteliers Can Foster Better Partnerships With Metting Planners

Lodging

The meetings and events business continues to draw visitors from around the world to the most desired destinations. The path back seems smoother than ever for hoteliers who are getting their groove back. Indeed, the meetings industry continues to be an essential revenue driver for increasing profitability for hotels of almost any size. For meeting planners, however, the story may be a little different.

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Senators Call for ‘Detailed’ Investigation Into Boeing Following Whistleblower Report

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Skift Take: Boeing faces increasing pressure from Washington to reform its safety and manufacturing protocols after allegations of problems with the structural integrity of the 787 and 777 became public.

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CoStar: U.S. Hotel Rooms Construction Grows Year-Over-Year

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WASHINGTON—The volume of U.S. hotel rooms under construction grew year over year for the first time since June 2023, according to CoStar’s March 2024 data. U.S. Hotel PipelineMarch 2024 Percentage change from March 2023In construction: 156,525 rooms (up 1.5 percent)Final planning: 263,316 rooms (up 9.8 percent)Planning: 324,522 rooms (up 39.5 percent) “While the number of rooms in construction has grown, that figure remains below what was seen prior to the pandemic,” said Isaac Collazo, ST

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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United Airlines Comes Out Strong Despite Delivery Delays, FAA Oversight

Skift Blog

Skift Take: United reported a strong first quarter, even as it faces an FAA safety review, Boeing delivery delays and rising tensions in the Middle East.

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HFTP Announces Participating Startups for Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) at HITEC 2024

Hospitality Net

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), has announced the eight outstanding startups participating in Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) Charlotte held on June 26, 2024 at HITEC Charlotte. Technologies being showcased in the HITEC 2024 cohort run the gamut of streamlining both back- and front-of-house operations, building guest profiles for enhanced stay experiences and strengthening property-vendor relatio

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Will AI Replace Hotel Revenue Managers? Answering the Million Dollar Question

Hospitality Net

Never in human history have we had access to as much data as we do today. In recent years, the tools and strategies we use to process and understand insights derived from this data have become one of the hottest commodities – and with good reason. Organizations are able to harness the power of data to gain a deeper understanding of their operations, customer behaviors, and market trends, unlocking competitive advantages.

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Weak Yen Drives Japan’s Record-Breaking Tourist Arrivals

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Skift Take: The depreciation of the Japanese yen against major currencies, particularly the U.S. dollar, has played a pivotal role in driving unprecedented levels of tourist arrivals to Japan.

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Elevating the Ordinary: How Pride Transforms Your Work

Hospitality Net

I love seeing amazement in action. I was at the airport last week with a friend who accidentally spilled his soda. Within moments, an airport employee came over with a bucket and mop to clean up the spill. My friend apologized for making a mess, and the woman’s response surprised both of us. She said, My name is Laura, and it is my pleasure to clean up your spill.

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Google Adding Features to Maps and Search to Promote More Sustainable Travel

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Skift Take: Google just a few weeks ago shared updates about AI-powered travel features in some of its products. Now it's adding more.

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Diving into Diversity: Decoding the Foundations of Inclusion in Hospitality Talent Acquisition

Speaker: Lauren Fernandez - CEO & Founder, Full Course

Companies all over the world, including Marriot International and Hilton Worldwide, are aware of the value of including DEI in their talent acquisition strategy. However, despite these initiatives, there is still plenty that the hospitality sector can do to promote DEI. When comparing the hospitality industries in India, Iraq, the UK, and the US, you will see that there is a consistent underrepresentation of persons from different ethnic, gender, and disability origins across all levels of the i

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Palladium Hotel Group Arrives in the Middle East with Ushuaïa Unexpected Hotels & Residences

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Palladium Hotel Group is strengthening its international presence with its arrival in the Middle East. The project announced will be carried out in conjunction with Al Marjan and Almal Real Estate Development, an award-winning ultra-luxury developer based in the region.

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India Advises Airlines to Assess Risks Before Flying International – India Report

Skift Blog

Skift Take: As Iran-Israel tensions continue, airlines are proceeding with caution. This is impacting passengers in several different ways.

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Travel + Leisure Announces the 2024 It List of Best New Hotels

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Today, Travel + Leisure announces the 19th annual It List, a meticulously curated list of the best new and renovated hotels across the globe, which for the first time includes newly launched luxury cruise ships. In-depth coverage of this year’s It List is now available online, and in the May 2024 issue of Travel + Leisure, which hits newsstands April 19.

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Historic Thunderstorms Batter Dubai: ‘Do Not Come to the Airport’

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Skift Take: The UAE has endured its worst storm in 75 years with severe disruption to ground and air transportation.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Accor continues to lead with an unprecedented portfolio of brands in 2024

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Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, continues to evolve and strengthen its outstanding portfolio of brands in 2024, achieving key milestones while continuing to pioneer new and exciting experiences throughout its network. Over the course of its 57-year history, Accor has progressively shaped an industry-leading portfolio of 45+ hospitality brands, meeting the diverse needs and expectations of guests all around the world.

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Priceline, Trivago See Price Gains in These French Cities Ahead of Paris Olympics

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Buckle in for a bustling summer of bookings across France. You could (partially) blame that on the soccer frenzy.

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Hotelogix and HostBooks to join forces to help hotels with streamlined accounting process

Hospitality Net

Hotelogix, a globally leading cloud-based hospitality technology provider, announced the completion of a direct interface between its Hotel PMS and HostBooks’ enterprise accounting software. The integration aims to empower hotels with an automated process of collating invoice data to streamline the accounting process, save time, and improve efficiencies.

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Hotelbeds Delays IPO Until the End of 2024 at the Earliest: Reports

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Skift Take: When it comes to potential IPOs, timing is everything in life, right? Hotelbeds seemingly thinks so.

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A Buyer’s Guide to Future-Proofing Your Restaurant Tech Stack

The race to 100% digital is on. With the restaurant industry still in the early innings of its digital transformation, brands need an airtight strategy when it comes to building out their tech stack. Download the buyer’s guide to learn where to prioritize your efforts and get the most out of every investment.

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Cambria Nashville Midtown Hotel Unveils Grand Opening

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The Cambria Nashville Midtown Hotel proudly announces its official opening alongside its exquisite rooftop eatery, The Rux. These two locally owned establishments offer an unparalleled experience, blending luxury, warmth, and familial heritage for both travelers and locals in Nashville’s vibrant market.

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Surge in Adventure Tourism: Four Big Trends in 2024

Skift Blog

Skift Take: New data shows that experiences are the leading factor when choosing a destination.

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Wyndham Business Program Manages Company Travel

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PARSIPPANY, New Jersey—Designed for businesses of all types and sizes, the Wyndham Business program manages companies’ travel needs with the all-new Wyndham Rewards Business, a B2B extension of Wyndham’s rewards program. Enrolled companies can earn points on qualified business stays while taking advantage of existing and new benefits including room discounts, direct billing, hands-on account support, and more.

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HVS Las Vegas Casino and Hotel Market Outlook 2024

Hospitality Net

Las Vegas continues to evolve, with billions of dollars being spent on the development of new world-class venues in recent years. In 2023, occupied room nights, as well as total occupancy (83.5%), continued to lag 2019 performance; however, like gaming revenue, the market’s ADR ($191.29) and RevPAR ($159.73) for 2023 reached record levels for the second year in a row.

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ABM Success Recipe: Mastering the Crawl, Walk, Run Approach

Shifting to an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy can be both exciting and challenging. Well-implemented ABM motions build engagement with high-value accounts and drive impactful campaigns that resonate with your audience. But where do you begin, and how do you progress from crawling to running? Watch now as Demand Gen experts delve into the essentials of each stage of the ABM process.

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IHG’s Garner Brand Grows Across Company’s EMEAA Region

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LONDON—IHG Hotels & Resorts continued the growth of its newest midscale conversion brand Garner hotels, now available across IHG’s Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa (EMEAA) region. This marks a milestone towards Garner reaching its goal of more than 500 hotels in the next 10 years, and 1,000 hotels over the next 20 years. This follows IHG’s announcement at the International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin, of a long-term agreement with NOVUM Hospitality to […] The po

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Jackson-Shaw and Holualoa Companies to Develop 274-Key Dual-Branded Marriott and Westin Hotel in North Phoenix

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AC Hotel by Marriott North Phoenix at Norterra and Element by Westin North Phoenix at Norterra expected to break ground in May 2024 and open late 2025.

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TUI’s New Climate Bonds: Environmental Progress or Greenwashing?

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Skift Take: The popularity of TUI’s sustainability-linked bonds far surpassed the company’s projections. Will these SLBs be a step toward more sustainable tourism or a mechanism for greenwashing?

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Navigating challenges of AI and maximizing value in the service sector

Hospitality Net

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing not only traditional sectors but also reshaping the very essence of hospitality and service industries. The potential for transformation is vast, yet it’s imperative to advance cautiously, striking a delicate balance between technological advancement and preserving the human touch, which remains the cornerstone of the service sector.

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Beyond The Meeting Room: Luxury Magazine Resource

Escape into a world of luxury and dive into the future of tech, fun takes on the American pastime, and many inspirational individuals. With engaging reports on fashion, food, travel, finance, sports, and more, download now and enjoy the read!

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Alaska Airlines Resumes Flights After IT Issue

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Skift Take: Alaska paused nationwide departures after discovering an issue when performing an upgrade to its system that calculates weight and balance. The ground stop expired at 11:30 a.m. ET.

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Ellen Kensington, London’s Newest Luxury Boutique Hotel to Open Early Summer 2024

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KOP PROPERTIES (UK) Breathes Light and Life into a Fully Refurbished and Refreshed Historic Period Property in Kensington, London.

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California’s ‘Ultimate Playground’ Campaign

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Today's podcast looks at Visit California's new campaign, Certares' new acquisition, and Chinese travelers' favorite destinations.

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Gale Miami Hotel and Residences Chooses Stayntouch to Power 688-Room Luxury Hybrid Aparthotel

Hospitality Net

Stayntouch, a global leader in cloud hotel property management systems (PMS) and guest-centric technology, announced a new partnership with Gale Miami Hotel and Residences, a unique 51-story, 688-room luxury hybrid aparthotel in the heart of downtown Miami, set to open its doors on May 1, 2024.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.