The Impact of COVID-19 on the Hotel Industry

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Hotel Industry

April 2020

There is no doubt that these are some of the toughest times for the hotel industry. Hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is on its knees. Recovery will come, but when and in what shape is wholly uncertain. Understanding the current situation, and what a recovery might look like, will help the industry to prepare for when that day comes.

U.S. Travel Tracker January and February 2020: Onset of COVID-19 Impact

U.S. Travel Tracker January and February 2020: Onset of COVID-19 Impact

March 2020

We are keeping track of if and how the U.S. population is traveling month by month and hope to detect signs of a rebound in the not too distant future.

The Hotel Property Management Systems Landscape 2020

The Hotel Property Management Systems Landscape 2020

January 2020

Legacy PMS vendors have for too long reaped the rewards without truly pushing the boundaries of what they could offer hoteliers. Now technology has passed them by, and they are playing catch-up. Cloud computing, open APIs, marketplaces, and middleware layers are shaking up this stale corner of hotel tech, and it’s crazy exciting.

A Deep Dive into OYO 2019: an Update

A Deep Dive into OYO 2019: an Update

January 2020

Recent filings give us a better understanding of Oyo’s profitability, valuation, and the performance of its all-important China business.

Skift Global Travel Economy Outlook 2020

Skift Global Travel Economy Outlook 2020

December 2019

We head into 2020 with more question marks than any year of this cycle. Risks are rising and the global economy is slowing. But, crucially, we are still growing and our base case forecast travel growth to continue next year.

Defining the New Era of Wellness Tourism: Trends and Best Practices for Stakeholders

Defining the New Era of Wellness Tourism: Trends and Best Practices for Stakeholders

October 2019

Wellness has long been an important part of the travel experience, but it has just recently exploded as a full-fledged trend. Travel industry stakeholders looking to attract wellness-minded consumers need to understand what wellness tourism means today in order to successfully find a place within it.

A Deep Dive into OYO 2019: The World’s Fastest Growing Hotel Chain

A Deep Dive into OYO 2019: The World’s Fastest Growing Hotel Chain

October 2019

Oyo promises a new type of hotel company. It’s an asset-light brand that seeks to connect the global long tail of mom-and-pop hotels through its tech and distribution platform. But can it live up to the hype? Skift Research dives deep into Oyo’s business strategy and financial performance.

European Union Accommodation Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2019

European Union Accommodation Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2019

September 2019

The European Union is the largest tourism destination in the world. Its accommodation sector is critical infrastructure supporting all of those travelers. Understand what shifts are taking place not just at the top level but also across subsectors, countries, and companies.

Millennial and Gen Z Traveler Survey 2019: A Multi-Country Comparison Report

Millennial and Gen Z Traveler Survey 2019: A Multi-Country Comparison Report

August 2019

Millennials have been in the travel industry’s spotlight for years already, yet they still remain somewhat of a mystery. As they continue to gain spending power, their successor generation, Gen Z, is hot on their heels. Thinking about these generational cohorts as a global collective however, risks painting the picture with too broad a brush.

The Short-Term Rental Ecosystem and Vendor Deep Dive 2019

The Short-Term Rental Ecosystem and Vendor Deep Dive 2019

August 2019

The short-term rental sector is rapidly expanding, and it is not just Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com that benefit from this. A growing ecosystem of property managers and B2B vendors are professionalizing the sector, while making a decent penny.

An Expanded View of Hotel Loyalty Tech 2019

An Expanded View of Hotel Loyalty Tech 2019

June 2019

Let’s place loyalty programs into a larger realm of technology which can improve and increase guest engagement and personalization, with all these tools working in parallel to achieve a truly loyal guest.

U.S. Accommodation Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2019

U.S. Accommodation Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2019

May 2019

As one of the largest travel sectors, accommodations will continue to grow as travel becomes an even more integral part of consumer lifestyles. Yet it remains to be seen if the disruption from alternative accommodations will fundamentally shake up the entire sector.