In Skift’s top stories this week, Sortis Holdings buys Ace Hotels for $85 million, business travelers want more meeting networking, and GetYourGuide’s CEO talks about reimagining the search for travel experiences.
Hospitality company Sortis buys Ace hotel chain for $85 million: Ace may only have about 10 hotels, but its brand influence outweighs its weight. Here’s an analysis of whether Sortis is a good home and whether $85 million is a good price.
United’s CEO says the U.S. airline industry isn’t prepared for the post-pandemic reality.
Business Travelers Want More Meeting Networking, Zoom Can’t Help: A new report from Deloitte cites the power of networking as a key reason for the resurgence of travel, but the reality is that businesses are reclaiming the benefits. Since discovering, the pendulum is swinging wildly. There is the possibility of travel for various purposes. At least until the cost is reimbursed.
Why hotel companies keep adding hotel brands: What is driving the recent wave of new hotel brands? Is the industry struggling with brand bloat? Here are some answers.
Canada’s crowded Banff faces overtourism problem: Banff cracks down on ‘too many cars’ problem. The ten-year plan identified core values and strategies for the community and communicated a future vision for better stewardship. Another national park listens to its communities. See where these new trails lead.
TripAdvisor takes the guesswork out of personalization: Personalization efforts in the travel industry can be off track. TripAdvisor complements these efforts in a direct way. You are asking potential customers what they want.
GetYourGuide CEO on Reimagining Search for Experience: Personalization in search is evolving rapidly. GetYourGuide co-founder Johannes Reck joins Skift’s Sean O’Neill at Skift’s Megatrends event in New York to discuss what the search for experiences will look like in the years to come.
Booking CEO Vogel on why no deal is better than the wrong acquisition: Mergers and acquisitions are attractive to shareholders, analysts and the press. However, as his CEO at Booking, Fogel knows that sometimes the best decision is to not overpay and stay away from that shiny object.
Marriott and other hotel brands will launch new technology partnerships in 2023. You can’t even stream Netflix in most hotel rooms. That’s changing with some of his IHG Hotels and Resorts hotels, one of several industry upgrades announced over the past few weeks.
Tour Operators Offer Services for Individual Travelers: Tour operators looking to tap into the growing individual travel market balance the flexibility of their tour services with the right amount of structured planning. is needed. For some, the traditional approach works, while others are reinventing the wheel of solo travel.