Abandoned Hong Kong Hotels Go Into Survival Mode as Virus Fallout Spreads
Abandoned Hong Kong Hotels Go Into Survival Mode as Virus Fallout Spreads

skift Inc. · 26 Feb

As hotel occupancy plunges to a single digit, Hong Kong's leadership toward one of its most important industries is being put to the test during the

Expedia Begins Layoffs Targeting 12 Percent of Its Workforce
Expedia Begins Layoffs Targeting 12 Percent of Its Workforce

skift Inc. · 25 Feb

Diller and Kern are taking an ax, as promised, to Expedia Group's payroll. This could be just the first round, and the thinking might be: Why sell to

MGM Resorts Reports Data Breach Affecting Nearly 11 Million Guests
MGM Resorts Reports Data Breach Affecting Nearly 11 Million Guests

skift Inc. · 25 Feb

U.S. casino operator MGM Resorts International said on Thursday it was the victim of a data breach last year after an earlier report claimed that det

Oyo’s Annual Losses Ballooned to $335 Million in 2019
Oyo’s Annual Losses Ballooned to $335 Million in 2019

skift Inc. · 18 Feb

Oyo appears to be taking its once-explosive global expansion strategy down a few notches, and that could be a good thing for the young company in the

Oyo Investor SoftBank Hit by Another Earnings Setback as Profit Plummets
Oyo Investor SoftBank Hit by Another Earnings Setback as Profit Plummets

skift Inc. · 13 Feb

SoftBank Group Corp reported a near-total wipe out in quarterly profit on Wednesday, after the Japanese technology investor was whiplashed for a seco

Google Bows to European Pressure and Tests Adding Travel Rivals’ Direct Links
Google Bows to European Pressure and Tests Adding Travel Rivals’ Direct Links

skift Inc. · 11 Feb

Google has argued for years that its boxed-up and featured hotel, flight, and restaurant results are highlighted because they provide users with the

5 Takeaways From the Year’s Largest Hotel Industry Conference
5 Takeaways From the Year’s Largest Hotel Industry Conference

skift Inc. · 4 Feb

Every January, about 3,000 hotel executives, owners, developers, and management companies gather in Los Angeles to make pronouncements about the heal

The Most Powerful Passports In The World In 2020
The Most Powerful Passports In The World In 2020

Forbes · 13 Jan

Your passport is your key through the doorway to the rest of the world. At least, that's how we like to think of it - but in reality for many it's ev

Will Marriott and British Airways Ever Pay Those Huge Proposed Data Breach Fines?
Will Marriott and British Airways Ever Pay Those Huge Proposed Data Breach Fines?

skift Inc. · 8 Jan

Those headline fines were pretty jaw-dropping, but it seems more than likely that they will be massively reduced whenever they are finally rubber-sta

The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses
The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses

skift Inc. · 12 Dec

Off with their heads isn't a long-term strategy. Now that the bloodletting — among senior leadership, at least — at Expedia Group apparently is over,

Accor Sells Half of Its Stake in Huazhu as Chinese Partner Eyes Europe
Accor Sells Half of Its Stake in Huazhu as Chinese Partner Eyes Europe

skift Inc. · 6 Dec

Has Accor's partnership with Huazhu worn out its usefulness given the Chinese hotel giant has built a strong positioning in the economy and midscale

Oyo Promotes Executive to Board to Aid Growth Efforts
Oyo Promotes Executive to Board to Aid Growth Efforts

skift Inc. · 3 Dec

Oyo Hotels & Homes, the SoftBank Group Corp.-backed startup that's built up a large chain of branded hotels and vacation homes around the world, has

Accor CEO to Doubters in Asia: Our Brand-Heavy Strategy Is Working
Accor CEO to Doubters in Asia: Our Brand-Heavy Strategy Is Working

skift Inc. · 21 Oct

Having more brands when cheap money is chasing real estate is good for Accor, but may not be for its hotel owners, especially in Asia, who surely are

New Resort Fee Legislation Would Disrupt How Hotels Are Sold Online
New Resort Fee Legislation Would Disrupt How Hotels Are Sold Online

skift Inc. · 3 Oct

This is going to be a slugfest. Some hotels view resort fees as key to business and argue that they are already transparent in how they advertise the

Fallout From Thomas Cook’s Demise Will Reach Far and Wide in Travel
Fallout From Thomas Cook’s Demise Will Reach Far and Wide in Travel

skift Inc. · 24 Sep

One of Europe's biggest travel companies is no more and the damage it leaves in its wake is likely to take some time to clear.

Cox & Kings Contemplates Sale of Meininger Hotels
Cox & Kings Contemplates Sale of Meininger Hotels

skift Inc. · 3 Sep

Cox & Kings Ltd., the Indian travel company, is exploring a potential sale of European hospitality chain Meininger Hotels as it seeks to cut debt, ac

Choice Hotels Data Breach Could Impact 700,000 Guests
Choice Hotels Data Breach Could Impact 700,000 Guests

travelpulse.com · 21 Aug

A massive data breach of information from guests who stayed at Choice Hotels and its subsidiaries could have impacted as many as 700,000 travelers. A

Deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel a "nationwide problem," attorney says
Deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel a "nationwide problem," attorney says

cbsnews.com · 13 Aug

A widespread outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed one person and sickened possibly dozens of others who were all guests at the Sheraton Atlan

Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats
Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

skift Inc. · 16 Jul

Once again — and this time it's the issue of pricing transparency in alternative lodging — European regulators are out in front of their counterparts

How the hotel industry has adapted to GDPR
How the hotel industry has adapted to GDPR

HotelNewsNow · 11 Jul

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation went into effect in May 2018, but many companies outside of Europe are still playing catch up

Report: Security Platform Leaking Hotel Security Logs, Including Marriott Properties
Report: Security Platform Leaking Hotel Security Logs, Including Marriott Properties

vpnMentor · 5 Jun

vpnMentor's research team has recently discovered that Marriott and other hotel brands managed by The Pyramid Hotel Group have experienced a cybersec

CEO Hints Booking Holdings Is Ready to Buy More Companies
CEO Hints Booking Holdings Is Ready to Buy More Companies

skift Inc. · 10 May

Falling victim to the so-called law of large numbers, Booking Holdings saw its total revenues for the first quarter drop 3 percent from the prior yea

Expedia Being Investigated for Conspiring With Hotels to Suppress Competition
Expedia Being Investigated for Conspiring With Hotels to Suppress Competition

skift Inc. · 9 May

Expedia Group Inc. is under investigation by the Utah attorney general for allegedly conspiring with the biggest U.S. hotel chains to suppress compet

Airbnb Creates Opportunities for Startups That Fill the Gaps in Homesharing
Airbnb Creates Opportunities for Startups That Fill the Gaps in Homesharing

skift Inc. · 2 May

David Krauss had parlayed his Dallas condo into a successful Airbnb listing until one fateful weekend in 2014. Then, a couple of guests threw a party

Airbnb Should Be Free To Operate Across Europe: EU Court Adviser
Airbnb Should Be Free To Operate Across Europe: EU Court Adviser

reuters.com · 1 May

Airbnb should be treated as a digital service provider and free to operate across the European Union, an adviser for the European Court of Justice (E

Singapore Government Taking Stake in Boutique Hotel Operator
Singapore Government Taking Stake in Boutique Hotel Operator

The Wall Street Journal · 27 Mar

A giant Singapore government-run fund has acquired a 25% stake in Dutch hotel company citizenM, providing a cash boost to the owner and operator of m