Sun.Dec 03, 2023

article thumbnail

Alaska-Hawaiian Merger Faces a Justice Department Wary of Airline Combos

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Alaska and Hawaiian are singing a similar tune about their combo that other airlines did before their mergers faced the full force of an anti-consolidation Justice Department.

355
355
article thumbnail

IHG to open 130-room lifestyle hotel within ‘once-in-a-generation’ Gosford development

Hotel Management

IHG Hotels and Resorts is taking its Voco brand to the New South Wales Central Coast with the signing of a Gosford hotel in partnership with Sydney developer Aland. Opening in early 2025, the 130-room Voco Gosford will offer a contemporary lifestyle hotel as part of a landmark mixed-use development precinct, Archibald by Aland, which will overlook Brisbane Water.

Tourism 278
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Doug Kennedy Announces Next Topic in His Webcast Training Series: Hospitality Training: 12 Steps to Reclaiming Your Spirit of Hospitality From The Grasp Of Cynicism

Hospitality Net

Kennedy Training Network Inc. (KTN) announced today the topic for Doug Kennedy’s next training webcast. This month’s topic rotates back to hospitality, and it is one that a lot of our participants can relate to: 12 Steps to Reclaiming Your Spirit of Hospitality From The Grasp Of Cynicism scheduled for Monday, December 18, from Noon – 12:40pm EDT.

article thumbnail

Southwest Airlines Nears New Pilot Deal Ahead of the Holidays

Skift Blog

Southwest Airlines and its pilots' union were nearing a new labor deal just in time for the busy holiday travel season.

Travel 291
article thumbnail

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

article thumbnail

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Understanding Business Principles

Hotel Financial Coach Blog

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Understanding Business Principles Purchase on Amazon in paperback, hardcover or Kindle format Complimentary Discovery Call – [link] Video Course Links: [link] [link] Be sure to check out my other services on the links below. On-line Strategic Hospitality Financial Leadership Workshops The 3 Month 1-1 Financial Leadership Mentoring Program Hotel Accounting Policy […] The post Hospitality Financial Leadership – Understanding Business Principles

Business 147
article thumbnail

Alaska Airlines to Buy Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 Billion

Skift Blog

Skift Take: In a surprising twist, Alaska wants to buy Hawaiian.

363
363

More Trending

article thumbnail

Alaska Airlines Needs New Growth – That’s Why It’s Looking to Buy Hawaiian

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Facing a constrained Seattle, a Hawaiian Airlines acquisition could represent Alaska’s next phase of growth.

257
257
article thumbnail

HVS ANAROCK Hotels & Hospitality Overview, November 2023

Hospitality Net

This is a monthly industry update that highlights the key trends in the Indian hospitality industry.

article thumbnail

How Posadas, Mexico’s Largest Hotel Group, Competes Against Global Giants

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Posadas could be a partner for major hotel groups for co-marketing deals, given the quality of its Mexican resorts.

Resorts 158
article thumbnail

India’s Growing Wedding Market Grandeur

Hospitality Net

India’s trillion-dollar wedding industry is back, larger and grander than ever before. Fueled by rising income levels, a growing number of high-net-worth individuals, and the charm of celebrity weddings, destination weddings, both domestic and international, are on the rise, which is expected to gain further momentum driven by India’s favorable demographics.

Market 100
article thumbnail

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

article thumbnail

How to increase holiday bookings

SiteMinder

What are holiday bookings? Holiday bookings refer to the reservations made by individuals or groups for accommodation, travel, and other related services during their vacation period. These bookings can encompass a range of options, from luxurious five-star hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts, from international flights to local train journeys, and from guided tours to self-driven adventures.

article thumbnail

Tourist-triggered emotions

eHotelier

Local populations in tourist areas play a key role in shaping visitors’ environment and in turn the emotional experiences of visitors. However, this is a two-way relationship that also depends on locals’ own disposition towards tourists.

122
122
article thumbnail

Hotel reservations in Spain the highest in five years for December: SiteMinder

SiteMinder

Barcelona, Spain – Hotel reservations in Spain have grown by 37% compared to the start of December 2019, according to data from SiteMinder, the name behind the only software platform that unlocks the full revenue potential of hotels. It is also the first time in five years that reservations in Spain have exceeded pre-pandemic figures for each month of the year, reaffirming the country as a preferred tourist destination.

article thumbnail

International Tourism to end 2023 close to 90% of pre-pandemic levels

eHotelier

International tourism is on track to recover almost 90% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year. According to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), an estimated 975 million tourists travelled internationally between January and September 2023, an increase of 38% on the same months of 2022.

Tourism 111
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Jaguar Stay makes business growth simple with Little Hotelier

Little Hotelier

Jaguar Stay is an idyllic villa accommodation property nestled on the south coast of NSW, Australia. Situated just behind the local zoo in the tourist-friendly town of Mogo, Jaguar Stay encompasses six villas on 170 acres of land with 3.5km of river frontage for guests to stroll along peacefully as they watch the kangaroos and birdlife. Kellie Plenty along with her husband Ben, brother Dean, and her parents, run the property and operate it truly as a family business.

article thumbnail

Sonny's BBQ Leverages 2023 Insights to Fuel Growth in 2024

Hospitality Tech

The BBQ restaurant will focus on digital innovations, efficient operations and people-first culture are driving above industry sales, traffic for casual dining.

Dining 52
article thumbnail

Hyatt celebrates groundbreaking of inaugural Hyatt Studios Property in Mobile, Alabama

eHotelier

Hyatt Hotels Corporation marks Hyatt’s entry into upper-midscale lodging in the Americas with the groundbreaking of the first Hyatt Studios property, set to open in Mobile, Ala. in early 2025. Hyatt has entered into a franchise agreement with 3H Group Inc. for Hyatt Studios Mobile/Tillman’s Corner/West I10. The Hyatt Studios brand is expected to be a key accelerator for Hyatt, building on Hyatt’s six years of industry leading net rooms growth.

article thumbnail

ConverseNow's Voice AI Assistants Redefine The Restaurant Industry with Outstanding Milestones and Growth

Hospitality Tech

ConverseNow's technology has expanded into about 1800+ stores in 46 out of 50 states, making it a dominant presence in the restaurant industry nationwide.

52
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

IHG expands its essentials portfolio in Chennai with the signing of Holiday Inn Chennai Egmore

eHotelier

IHG® Hotels & Resorts, has announced the signing of a management agreement with Abu Estate Private Limited to open Holiday Inn Chennai Egmore. Set to open in Q1 of 2025, the 92-keys conversion hotel reaffirms IHG’s commitment to growing presence in prime destinations across the country.

Resorts 52
article thumbnail

Huddle House Names Blain Shortreed Brand President

Hospitality Tech

Industry vet previously served as CEO of Long John Silver's. He also served as Vice President of Operations for Yum! Restaurants Canada.

article thumbnail

Swiss hospitality expert Michael Gnaegi appointed General Manager of Chatrium Grand Bangkok

eHotelier

Chatrium Grand Bangkok, which blends the timeless grace of Thai culture with the grandeur of international luxury hospitality, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Gnaegi, a passionate Swiss Hotelier, as its new General Manager, effective November 2023.

article thumbnail

Travelport Investors Commit $570 Million in New Equity Financing to Bolster Capital Structure and Accelerate Long-Term Growth and Innovation

Hospitality Tech

New Investment from Existing Backers Provides Travelport with Platform for Long-Term Success.

52
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Darrin Griffin has been appointed Chief Development Officer at Timbers Company

eHotelier

Timbers Company, a leading developer and operator of boutique luxury resorts and private residence clubs, has appointed Darrin Griffin as chief development officer. In his new role, Griffin is responsible for identifying opportunities aligned with the brand's expansion goals, as well as overseeing the company's current expansion, including the addition of new residences joining Timbers Resorts' collection as well as its sister brand, Soleil Hotels & Resorts - a forthcoming collection of auth

Resorts 52
article thumbnail

Exploring Boutique Hotel Investment: Trends and Predictions

Belza

Exploring Boutique Hotel Investment: Trends and Predictions | Hotel Marketing

article thumbnail

Omni hotels and Resorts transforms select guest loyalty program

eHotelier

Omni Hotels & Resorts has announced new details about its enhanced Select Guest Loyalty Program making it easier and faster to achieve and retain Select Guest Status. Representing the first major program transformation in a decade, members will now be recognized and rewarded based on all the experiences they enjoy during their stay.

Resorts 52
article thumbnail

Group hotel bookings: Guide for small hotels

Little Hotelier

What are group hotel bookings? Group hotel bookings are bookings in which multiple rooms are reserved at once. This rather broad definition means that it can be applied to small friend or family groups who are looking for a couple of rooms, or large corporate, tour or event groups who may be looking to book out your entire property. Targeting group travellers is an ideal option for your small hotel, because it allows you to maximise your occupancy with one low-cost booking.

Hotels 59
article thumbnail

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!

article thumbnail

Perth to host Maximum Occupancy West Coast Conference in 2024

eHotelier

Leading accommodation industry conference, Maximum Occupancy, is heading to Australia’s West Coast in 2024. In conjunction with the Australian Hotels Association (WA), the inaugural two-day conference will be held in Perth on 16-17 April 2024.

article thumbnail

Guest Experience: Dos and don’ts for 2024: a webinar you cannot miss!

eHotelier

Whether you are part of the marketing area, operations or revenue management, if you belong to the hotel industry, this is for you.