Sustainability in Travel 2021: Emissions Benchmark of Six Global Hotel Companies

Sustainability in Travel 2021: Emissions Benchmark of Six Global Hotel Companies

March 2021

Carbon reduction is gaining importance for stakeholder groups, and reporting is getting better amongst the largest hotel companies. Our analysis finds that Accor is the current leader in emissions reduction, but all companies have areas to improve.

U.S. Travel Tracker December 2020: Further Slip

U.S. Travel Tracker December 2020: Further Slip

January 2021

The dark winter for the U.S. travel industry continued in December. Travel rate dipped to 28%, only three percentage points higher than March. However, the promise of wider-spread vaccinations and a new President seems to give the Americans confidence to travel again in 2021.

Skift Research Global Travel Outlook 2021

Skift Research Global Travel Outlook 2021

December 2020

Glad this year is finally over? Us too! In its annual outlook, Skift Research looks forward to the big themes and challenges that it believes are in store for the travel industry as it begins the long uphill climb to recovery next year.

Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market 2020

Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market 2020

December 2020

It’s finally here! Skift Research has been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get its hands on Airbnb’s public filings. This report analyzes the challenges and strategies of the most influential company in the short-term rental industry.

Hotel Distribution 2020 Part II: The Tech Landscape

Hotel Distribution 2020 Part II: The Tech Landscape

November 2020

Hotel tech tends to be characterized by piecemeal solutions by a myriad of tech vendors, all offering a few pieces of the puzzle. Hotel distribution tech is no different. Hoteliers end up working with many tech vendors to understand demand, set the right rates, and get their rooms on the right channels. Here we provide some clarity on key issues and the vendor landscape.

Hotel Distribution 2020 Part I: The Channel Mix

Hotel Distribution 2020 Part I: The Channel Mix

November 2020

The hotel distribution landscape is complex, with hotel rooms being sold and promoted through many different channels. COVID-19 has certainly impacted how and where hotel rooms are being distributed, but it is unlikely that this disruption will be sustained long term. That's not to say that disruption isn't coming, though.

U.S. Travel Tracker October 2020: Slow Climb Continues

U.S. Travel Tracker October 2020: Slow Climb Continues

November 2020

In October, 37.8% of Americans traveled, marking the smallest monthly increase since reaching the low point in April. Will the changing course of the pandemic, with a new President and possible vaccine, give the U.S. travel industry a much-needed boost in the coming months?

U.S. Travel Tracker September 2020: Onset of Fall Travel

U.S. Travel Tracker September 2020: Onset of Fall Travel

October 2020

Labor Day weekend didn’t provide a much-needed boost for the U.S travel sector. In September, 37% of Americans traveled, barely one percentage point higher than in August. The path of travel recovery ahead might be even rockier with summer vacation officially behind us.

A Deep Dive into Tripadvisor 2020

A Deep Dive into Tripadvisor 2020

September 2020

Tripadvisor had been working on a turn-around even before COVID-19 hit. We take a deep dive into the company's financials, business strategies, and challenges for 2020 and beyond.

Contactless Tech in Hospitality 2020

Contactless Tech in Hospitality 2020

September 2020

All the contactless tech that is receiving so much buzz in the hotel industry today pre-dates the current crisis. So it might not be revolutionary tech, but the impact on guest experience and engagement will certainly outlast the pandemic.

U.S. Travel Tracker August 2020: Consumer Confidence Holding Strong

U.S. Travel Tracker August 2020: Consumer Confidence Holding Strong

September 2020

Summer was near the end and while still high, the number of new COVID cases declined substantially from the peak of July. Yet, the travel rate did not go up along this track. In August, 36% of Americans traveled, only one percentage point higher than in July.

U.S. Travel Tracker July 2020: Summer Vacation Main Driver Despite New Case Surge

U.S. Travel Tracker July 2020: Summer Vacation Main Driver Despite New Case Surge

August 2020

Despite rising new COVID cases, 35% of Americans traveled in July. But most are not taking their typical summer vacations.