2023

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Travel Predictions 2024

Are Morch

Booking.com 2024 travel predictions highlight that travel isn’t just an escape, but a catalyst for experiencing our best lives. With data from a global study involving 27,000 travelers across 33 countries, explore our top seven 2024 travel predictions, including local market insights from the UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, the US, and Latin America. We’ll (re)invent […] The post Travel Predictions 2024 appeared first on Are Morch, Digital Transformation Coach.

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How to Recruit, Retain Gen Z into the Hotel Workforce

Hospitality Tech

Showcase the upward mobility hotel jobs offer, promote employee wellness programs and professional learning opportunities, and connect with students while they’re still in school.

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The Extended-Stay Segment Reaches New Heights

Lodging

Commonly referred to by many as the ‘darling’ of the hotel industry in recent years, the extended-stay segment has risen to new heights on the strength of widespread growth and stellar performance outpacing all other chain scales. Demand continues to grow at unprecedented levels for the segment, which was established some 30 years ago and has upped the ante for both large brand companies and owner/operators looking for increased profitability.

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Great Wolf Resorts Partners with APS to Modernize Reservations Technology

Hospitality Net

Great Wolf Resorts, North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, has selected Above Property Services (APS®) to modernize its technology across their 19 properties across the country. Great Wolf Resorts’ strategic decision to partner with APS was part of an ongoing effort to enhance capabilities and the overall guest experience.

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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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Industry applauds removal of L.A. Homeless-In-Hotels ballot measure

Hotel Business

The removal of Los Angeles’ Homeless-In-Hotels measure from the March 2024 ballot is a victory for the City of Los Angeles and its hospitality community as it prevents hotels from becoming homeless shelters and protects hotel employees who would have become the first line of care, according to local and national hotel associations. “This solution ensures that our hotel community is thriving and able to continue providing excellent careers and economic benefits to our iconic neighborhoods t

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African Nations Look to India to Increase Tourism

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The rapidly booming Indian travel market is driving destinations worldwide to ramp up their marketing efforts toward the increasingly lucrative group - including those in Africa for which India is already a crucial source market.

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10 Tips for a Comprehensive Hotel Key Control Policy

Lodging

While today’s hotel guests largely use electronic access cards to enter assigned guestrooms, hundreds to thousands of mechanical keys are essentially used daily on hotel properties. Housekeeping staff use keys for access to guestrooms to perform job duties. Hotel security, maintenance staff, and hired contractors also use keys for access to equipment, maintenance, supply rooms, fleet vehicles, and guestroom emergencies.

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Omni Fort Lauderdale Hotel to Open Late 2025

Hotel News Resource

Set to open its doors in late 2025, the new 29-story hotel development, located at 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, will be connected directly to the Broward County Convention Center, which is currently undergoing a major expansion and renovation.

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Expert tips on creating long-term value from hotel guest surveys

eHotelier

Here's what hotels can do to rapidly scale their total guest engagement so that management can better decide what projects have the best near-term and long-term ROI from the guests’ perspective.

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Bird Group opens The Roseate Edinburgh

Boutique Hotel News

UK: The Roseate Edinburgh is the latest boutique hotel to open under Roseate Hotels & Resorts, joining properties in London, Reading and Bath. The property is spread across two newly refurbished, heritage Victorian townhouses, situated in Edinburgh’s West End. Formerly known as The Dunstane Houses , The Roseate Edinburgh offers 35 rooms and suites with en-suite shower rooms, Noble Isle bathroom amenities, and handcrafted four-poster beds with Scottish woollen throws.

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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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South Korea Launches Digital Nomad Visa. Coming Soon: Visas for K-Pop Fans

Skift Blog

Skift Take: South Korea has its eyes on steady earners with a $66,000 income bar for digital nomads. If it is looking to attract 20 million visitors, it might be time to spice things up a bit more with that K-Culture visa.

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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.

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Married Yet Solo: More Women Are Traveling Without Their Plus-Ones

Skift Blog

Skift Take: A growing trend of married older women traveling solo points to a broader societal shift of lifestyle choices as travel companies adapt to this diverse demographic with tailored and safe experiences.

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Inside NEOM: Saudi Arabia’s Ambitious Blueprint for a Sustainable Tourism Economy

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Saudi Arabia’s giga-project NEOM envisions a revolutionary future for travel — one that blends sustainability, innovation, access to nature, and luxury to redefine the way we explore the world. As its ambitious plans come to life, NEOM could become the world's first destination to establish a groundbreaking standard in immersive, eco-conscious, and transformative travel experiences.

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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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Expedia, Airbnb and Uber Stop Advertising on Elon Musk’s X

Skift Blog

Skift Take: These advertising blocks aren't necessarily long-term decisions so these brands could be back on X at some point when this controversy fades.

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Airbnb Lawsuit in New York Exposes Fake Listings Issue

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Verifying listings has not been a top priority for Airbnb over the years. But trying to root out fake listings through verification measures is high on the agenda for 2024. The effort would leak into 2025 at a minimum.

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BREAKING: Oyo Cuts IPO Size Nearly in Half to $600 Million, Aiming for November Listing

Skift Blog

Skift Take: A cut in IPO size to almost half may be significant, but the confidential pre-filing route provides Oyo the flexibility to change primary issue size to almost $900 million. A lot of that will depend on market conditions.

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Starlink Signs Major Airlines for In-Flight Connectivity in 2023

Skift Blog

Skift Take: In-flight internet connectivity is ready for its next phase, with Starlink going live with its satellite solution in 2023 and lining up airline contracts.

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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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Trains, Not Planes, Are Increasingly Business Travelers’ Preferred Choice in Europe

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Higher airfares between European hubs and lower carbon emissions are behind a significant shift to trains, with the trend likely to continue for the rest of the year as more rail operators begin competing across borders.

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Introducing Skift’s New Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Kopit

Skift Blog

Skift Take: On our quest to become *the* most influential force in the global business of travel, we're bringing in new top leadership for editorial. Excited to build the next phase of Skift with Sarah and Lex.

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Launching the Skift AI Travel Newsletter

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Recent advancements in artificial intelligence have the potential to transform sectors across the travel industry. This newsletter will keep you informed every step of the way.

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Choice Hotels Explores Buying Wyndham: Report

Skift Blog

Skift Take: It's unclear if talks between the two largest U.S. operators of non-luxury hotels are earnest. But even the idea that Choice Hotels is interested in a merger speaks volumes about how the sector is becoming a scale game.

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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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Alaska Airlines: Pacific Northwest Charm Can Beat Luxury

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Alaska may not be the sexiest carrier in North America, but its brand management and consistent execution across various customer touch points is a masterclass.

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Mews Triples North America Hotel Tech Business With 6th Acquisition 

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The founder of Mews said late last year that there were more acquisitions in the pipeline. Here's the first since then, with no signs that it will be the last.

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Will Airbnb’s Brian Chesky Get an OpenAI Board Seat?

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Will Sam Altman return to OpenAI? Will he bring Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky along with him as an OpenAI director? The competition will be intense for any board openings.

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Hotel Loyalty Race: Hilton Gains on Marriott

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Hilton grew its hotel loyalty program the most over the past five years. Long-term trends reveal who's ahead and what the effect on hotel owners has been.

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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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Hilton’s New Hotel Brands: What Trademark Filings Reveal

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Hilton has struggled to get the H3 brand trademarked for its new extended-stay hotels. Some alternative names it's considering include Livsmart, filings showed.

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Interview: Airbnb CEO On How Its Service Will Radically Change With AI, By Next Year

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The AI-driven Airbnb is coming, so watch its trajectory of launches later this year and mid next year. Chesky promises it will be a whole different service by next year.

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Walking Tours Incubator in Lower Manhattan Goes Beyond Cliched Excursions

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Scaling a walking tour experience in a famous city like New York isn't only about competing for the masses. It might sound counterintuitive, but five entrepreneurs chosen by the Alliance for Downtown New York will have to do the exact opposite to stand out.

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Expedia Group’s New Loyalty Program Will Have Fans and Critics

Skift Blog

Skift Take: In an era of blended travel, meaning tacking on a weekend vacation rental to a business trip in a hotel, Expedia's new loyalty program would be flexible enough to accommodate this sort of trip mashup.

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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.