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

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

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

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

Oyo’s Push Into Southeast Asia Is a Wake-Up Call for Budget Hotel Chains
Oyo’s Push Into Southeast Asia Is a Wake-Up Call for Budget Hotel Chains

skift Inc. · 14 Dec

On its own, Oyo entering Southeast Asia should concern existing budget hotel players. Oyo with Grab should make them go shaky in the knees. Consolida

Venture Capital Shows Growing Interest in New Hospitality Models: What Are the Risks?
Venture Capital Shows Growing Interest in New Hospitality Models: What Are the Risks?

skift Inc. · 12 Dec

To quote a smart venture capitalist, "Just because investment money is pouring in doesn't mean all bets are good bets!" WhyHotel itself may be a well

WebBeds and 3 Asian Wholesalers Form First Bedbank Coalition to Share Supply
WebBeds and 3 Asian Wholesalers Form First Bedbank Coalition to Share Supply

skift Inc. · 10 Dec

Hotel chains and airlines have formed alliances, why not bedbanks? The first bedbank alliance by four Asian players may be the first of its kind, but

CEO Interview: Franck Gervais of AccorHotels Europe, on What European Hospitality Looks Like Today
CEO Interview: Franck Gervais of AccorHotels Europe, on What European Hospitality Looks Like Today

skift Inc. · 5 Dec

Europe's appetite for cutting-edge design, community-driven approaches, and contemporary food and beverage concepts is constantly evolving. Hotel bra

Michelin Guide Owner Buys Tablet Hotels to Build a Travel Business
Michelin Guide Owner Buys Tablet Hotels to Build a Travel Business

skift Inc. · 3 Dec

Tablet Hotels found itself a world-class strategic buyer to propel its growth. Tablet as part of Michelin will face huge marketing hurdles, and the c

Why AccorHotels’ Mergers Strategy Is Winning Over Investors
Why AccorHotels’ Mergers Strategy Is Winning Over Investors

skift Inc. · 29 Nov

AccorHotels is pursuing one of the most aggressive mergers and acquisitions strategies in the entire hospitality industry. The company could be calle

Corporate Hotel and Air Business Remains Strong, But for How Long?
Corporate Hotel and Air Business Remains Strong, But for How Long?

skift Inc. · 20 Nov

It's been a strong year for corporate travel in general, with both hotel chains and airlines reporting robust growth as businesses continue to send t

SBE CEO Warns of the Wal-Mart Risk in Hospitality
SBE CEO Warns of the Wal-Mart Risk in Hospitality

skift Inc. · 12 Oct

Is it really possible for hotel companies to retain creativity or innovation the bigger they get?