Hospitality

Chase Introduces New Travel Perks for Credit Card Holders — Business of Loyalty

Chase Bank released several new travel perks for select high-end cards in its portfolio last week.<p>For those who own the popular Chase Sapphire and …

Airlines

Hotels offer Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just days away—and hotels are offering deals that will make traveling cheaper into next year.<p>Many hotels throughout the USA are offering deals starting this Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, into Cyber Monday, Nov. 27. They range from discounts to credits to …

Travel

Cracking the code to make airline loyalty count

Since their launch, airline loyalty programs have become valuable revenue drivers, brand builders, marketing tools and assets.<p>They play a critical …

Airlines

Save 25 Percent and Earn 2,500 Bonus Hilton Honors Points Per Stay With Hilton Grand Vacations — But...

To celebrate 25 years of the Hilton Grand Vacations brand, you can save 25 percent on the room rate and earn 2,500 bonus Hilton Honors points per …

Loblaws pitches upgraded loyalty program for $9.99 a month for premium perks

Program is targeted at PC Plus loyalty members who are also President's Choice Financial Mastercard holders<p>Loblaws is launching a fee-based …

Mastercard

Expect Huge Travel Sales On Cyber Monday 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 is looking to be bigger than ever and not just because of the excess traffic on the roads.<p>Experts are predicting huge flash travel sales for Cyber Monday and Travel Deal Tuesday this year, with some companies kicking off the deals as early as Black Friday.<p>And while the shopping …

Shopping

Travel Professionals: Changes Are Being Made To SPG Pro

As Marriott and Starwood move towards aligning their systems, partnerships, etc., as much as possible, we can expect to see lots of changes. For …

Airlines

Tesla to expands charging station program with Hilton hotels to up to 200 chargers

With the Supercharger network taking the forefront and now even the new Megacharger being announced, it’s easy to forget that Tesla has a third electric vehicle charging network: the Destination Charging network.<p>One of Tesla’s earliest partner for Destination Charging gives us an update on their …

Electric Vehicles

Marriott envisions hotel stays yet to come with tech-enabled 'room of the future'

Tucked away in a raw basement of Marriott International’s headquarters in Bethesda, MD, is the hotel company’s Innovation Lab, home of the “hotel …

Marriott International

Countdown to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals

If you are looking to give the gift of travel, you are going to want to have your wallet ready after Thanksgiving.<p>This year, hotels and resorts …

Cyber Monday

What did I learn about loyalty programme fraud on a chilly day in Brighton?

A couple of weeks ago <b>I attended a conference on loyalty fraud in Brighton, where representatives of various loyalty programmes and tech companies got</b> …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Here They Come: More Tech Marketing Products

Marketing through technology has become key to revenue generation, and there is a multitude of new products promising to drive revenues by using new …

Advertising Industry

This Sale From Marriott Rewards Is a Disappointing Embarrassment

“And looks like they’re already sold out (in 40 mins). I’ve been looking for a way to redeem my MR points for a while now, but outside of hotel stays …

Airlines

EXPE : Summary for Expedia, Inc.

Markit<i>•</i>4 days ago<p>Short interest is moderate for EXPE with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. This represents an increase in …

Airbnb’s growth is slowing amid safety concerns

Airbnb’s business is hitting a wall as travelers grow more skittish over whether the home-sharing service is safe, according to a new study.<p>A spate …

Morgan Stanley

Airbnb founder says homesharing service 'loves to pay taxes' and is open to Australian regulation

<b>Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia said the homesharing company "loves to pay taxes" and denies the claim the service is contributing to Australia's</b> …

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Staying Competitive for Your Business

There’s a big battle going on between major hotel companies and the online travel agencies.<p>The hotel companies want you to book directly with them to …

Travel

Where to Find the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hotel Deals

This is the week when all the retailers slash prices (<i>even if they need to mark them up first!</i>) to try and draw consumers in. It has also turned into …

Shopping

Barceló Looks to Create Spanish Hotel Giant With Bid for Rival NH

The turbulent recent history of Madrid-based NH Hotel Group has taken another twist after rival Spanish firm Barceló emerged as a potential buyer.<p>The …

Seek to understand us, says Airbnb boss on Aussie charm offensive

Airbnb is "excited" to collect taxes from its hosts and remit them to local governments, the co-founder of the $40 billion short-term rentals …

Hyatt Points Purchase Promotion - Earn Up to a 40% Bonus!

Hyatt is one of my favourite hotel chains because their points are extremely valuable. For Canadians, Hyatt points are hard to earn because there are …

Airlines

TripAdvisor is More Than Just Reviews: Maximize Your Time and Money by Booking Your Trip Too

Millions of travelers around the world already know and love TripAdvisor for its millions of traveler reviews. The platform is a fabulous resource …

Air Travel

Airbnb Touts Growth of Trips for Foodies, Millennials and Solo Travelers

Exactly one year after Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced the official debut of Airbnb Trips, the company is heralding the product as a success and …

Tourism

Marriott Rewards Flash Sale on Merchandise 2017 to Begin at Noon Eastern Time Today — But...

For 24 hours only beginning today, Monday, November 20, 2017 at noon Eastern Standard Time, this holiday flash sale will occur through which you can …

Hi-tech used to tackle high rise, high jinx in Airbnb 'party' apartments

Finger print scanners are being installed by property owners to prevent wild Christmas parties in rented apartments from spilling into swimming pools …

Real Estate

Hotelier GreenTree to Branch Out With New York IPO: Source

GreenTree Inns has launched the process for a New York IPO to raise up to $600 million, becoming the last major Chinese hotel operator to publicly …

News (China)

Airbnb and Celebrity Hosts Launch Trips in Melbourne - Airbnb Newsroom

Airbnb today brings Trips to Melbourne, making it easier for entrepreneurial Melburnians to share their passions and interests with people from …

Melbourne

Move Over Hawaii, Here Comes Okinawa

For decades, Hawaii has outshone Okinawa as an island destination for tourists. That looks about to change.<p>The number of visitors to the southern …

Business

Today’s Up-and-Coming Travel Brands Are Giving People Real Experiences, Not Just Vacations

Today’s travelers are hard to pin down. One day they’re traveling for business, then they’re crossing the Atlantic for an adventure, and then it’s …

Advertising Industry

This 9% Yielding Hotel REIT Continues To Trade At A Discount

American Hotel REIT’s near-term quarterly earnings release is expected to be impacted by its property improvement plan that continues to cause guest …

Stocks