Hospitality

What's the Deal with Trivago?

Trivago is one of the newer hotel booking portals to make a splash on many travelers’ radars. But, how much do you know about the company, besides their commercials can be a little goofy? Let’s find out just exactly what is the deal with Trivago and if they are worth a visit.<p>Should you book your …

Expedia

Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom on learnings from Dara, continuing Expedia's culture and global growth

Former Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi surprised much of the business world with his decision to move over to the top job at beleaguered rideshare …

More Regular Hotels Discover The Joy Of Charging ‘Resort Fees’ For Normal Amenities

Travelers don’t necessarily expect to see resort fees, or extra expenses added to their bills for things that other hotels include in the bill, when …

Consumer News

The Studio 54 Ex-Con Who Launched New York's Hottest Hotel

Ian Schrager famously co-created Studio 54. After a spell in jail, he reinvented himself as a hip hotel magnate with his most recent build, NYC’s The Public, now open for business.<p>Neighbors of Ian Schrager’s new Public Hotel on Manhattan’s Lower East Side are apparently affronted by sexual …

Studio 54

Marriott says it will not cancel conference hosted by anti-Muslim hate group

The nation’s largest anti-Muslim hate group is scheduled to hold its annual conference at a Marriott International property four miles from the White House, despite pressure from advocacy groups that have been calling on the hotelier to cancel the event.<p>ACT for America, which has promoted its ties …

Racism

Apple Hospitality declares $0.10 dividend

Apple Hospitality (NYSE:APLE) declares $0.10/share monthly dividend, in line with previous.<p>Forward yield 6.44%<p>Payable Oct. 16; for shareholders of …

Business

Get a 35% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back. I’m talking about the ‘<b>bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios</b>‘ …

Frequent-flyer Programs

One Marriott Makes Tipping Mandatory By Charging Extra for Housekeeping

Did you know that it’s possible to pay Marriott a room rate that doesn’t include housekeeping? It’s worse than an airline’s Basic Economy where you …

Airlines

Immigration Officers Won’t Get Guest Lists Anymore, Motel 6 Says

Motel 6, one of the largest hotel chains in the United States, has introduced a policy forbidding its locations from sharing information on its guests with law enforcement unless they are compelled to.<p>The policy comes in the wake of the revelation last week that employees at some Motel 6 locations …

Travel

Best hotels for relaxation or shopping? Expedia's new way to search for your next luxury stay

Expedia launched a new online resource Thursday that identifies the world’s hotels not by their price or their star rating but by vacation experiences.<p>Collections, as it’s called, offers travelers six curated categories from which to choose a place to stay for their next trip: beach, relaxation, …

Travel

Need that sea view? Thomas Cook introduces new feature where you can pick a specific hotel room

Ever booked your dream holiday only to arrive at your hotel and find yourself underwhelmed by the room?<p>If you want to secure that sea view and big …

Airlines

Hotels for Family Travelers and Luxury Travelers in Greater Boston

Recommended for You<p>Ranked #1 overall in Boston hotels<p>Popular withLuxuryNightlifeTrendsters<p>Finding lowest prices<p>ReviewsPhotosAmenitiesMapclose<p>Ranked …

Boston

Airbnb rolls out restaurant bookings to be travel one-stop shop

After a test run in San Francisco, now users can book tables at about 650 restaurants throughout the US.<p>In January, Airbnb acquired restaurant …

Travel

How Mergers and Acquisitions Are Accelerating Innovation in Travel

Companies today are under immense pressure to grow their core business, while at the same time, keep up with rapid changes in technology. This is …

Mergers & Acquisitions

How is Marriott Silver Priority Late Checkout

I just got back from my stay at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa which is part of the Autograph Collection. I’ll have my hotel review up tomorrow …

Travel

Marriott learns from TestBED accelerator as second programme takes off

In front of a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style panel, eight startups touted their businesses in late August for the chance to be part of Marriott TestBED.<p>This is …

Startups

Are Hotels Spying On You? Here’s the Truth

If you’ve ever walked into a hotel room and wondered if you’re being watched, you’re not alone.<p>Whether it's an idle question or a gnawing paranoia, …

U.S. Secret Service

9 hotel secrets that will get you room upgrades and other perks

When it comes to hotel perks, the free mini-toiletries are only the beginning. In-the-know guests can score laundry service, late checkouts and other …

You Can Now Shop With Hilton Honors Points at Amazon — But...

As one of the approximately 66 million members of the Hilton Honors program, you are now able to use your points to purchase products at Amazon.com. …

Amazon

Chinese hotel guest badly pricked by live hedgehog hiding in pillow

HONG KONG: A female hotel guest in central China was injured by a hedgehog that was mysteriously found in her pillow, according to media …

China

Marriott MegaBonus - How to Earn a Free Night Easily!

Marriott has a quarterly promotion for stays known as MegaBonus. This time around, Marriott MegaBonus lets you can earn a free night after just two …

Airlines

St. Petersburg's newest hotel opens with craft beers, cocktails and Cozy Corners

ST. PETERSBURG — Last spring, Ryan Tarrant applied for a job with the new Hyatt Place nearing completion in downtown St. Petersburg. Among the …

Hotels

How Marriott’s Reveal of Its Credit Card Charge Volume Provides Clues to Future of the Program

Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card <br>Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American ExpressSince Marriott successfully acquired Starwood, we’re …

American Express

Hotel room prices to rise up to 20%

Hotel rooms rates are getting dearer by up to 20% as the Indian hospitality industry enters the business season in the coming three months.<p>The extent …

Cities

Can Business Travel Ever Be Buttery Smooth? — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

<i>The Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report is our weekly newsletter focused on the future of corporate travel, the big fault lines of disruption</i> …

Airlines

North West Tourism MEC seeks more competitive hospitality industry

Mahikeng - Business and labour must work together to create a competitive hospitality industry in the North West province, Tourism MEC Desbo Mohono …

competitive

Travel to the hottest food destinations with Airbnb’s latest feature

Airbnb just made traveling even better. Starting today, users can now make restaurant reservations at more than 600 business in the U.S. thanks to …

Gear & Gadgets

Details of Air Canada's new loyalty program still in the works, CFO says

It’s too early to say just what Air Canada’s new customer loyalty program will look like, the airline’s CFO said on Thursday.<p>The airline is meeting …

Canadian News

This Is What Airbnb Should Do With Resy

When Airbnb announced it led a $13 million Series A investment in New York City-based dining reservations platform Resy in January, it was readily …

Restaurants

Introducing Skift Table: The Business of Restaurants

This time last year Skift revealed that we had brought the restaurant industry newsletter Chefs+Tech into our fold.<p>For this nearly one-year …