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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.

U.S. Affluent Traveler Trends 2019: Annual Survey on Travel Behavior

U.S. Affluent Traveler Trends 2019: Annual Survey on Travel Behavior

April 2019

The spending power of U.S. Affluent Travelers makes them an attractive target market. In the third iteration of this report, we look at how their attitudes, behaviors, and values have changed or stayed the same over time, and how they vary based on income level, age, and whether or not they have children.

The Hotel Revenue Management Landscape 2019

The Hotel Revenue Management Landscape 2019

April 2019

Revenue management is unquestionably becoming more important for hotels in an ever-more competitive market. Revenue Management Systems play an important role in automating pricing, but hotels should not see these as a one-stop solution to all their problems. There are bigger strategic questions that need answering.

A Deep Dive Into IHG 2019: Leading in Tech Innovation and Staying Nimble

A Deep Dive Into IHG 2019: Leading in Tech Innovation and Staying Nimble

March 2019

While other hotel brand companies are focused on merger integrations and becoming asset-light, InterContinental Hotels (IHG) is emerging as a leader in hospitality tech innovation and developing itself into a nimbler, more diversified company. The company's key areas of focus are making it a smarter, better hotel company that is well-positioned no matter what the future looks like.

U.S. Experiential Traveler Trends 2019: Annual Survey on Traveler Behavior, Motivations, and Preferences

U.S. Experiential Traveler Trends 2019: Annual Survey on Traveler Behavior, Motivations, and Preferences

March 2019

In the third iteration of this survey, we give an in-depth look at how the modern American travelers’ values, attitudes, and behaviors have changed or remained constant over time.

Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel

Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel

February 2019

Analyzing startups helps us understand what the future of travel holds. The latest generation of startups promises innovation across many facets of travel: hospitality, tours, airlines, business travel, and more.

Skift Research Interviews: How Hotels Can Play a Role in Food Tourism

Skift Research Interviews: How Hotels Can Play a Role in Food Tourism

February 2019

Hotels are often discounted as serious players in the food tourism space. The food and beverage executives from Marriott International and Jumeirah Group would beg to differ.

A Deep Dive Into Hyatt 2019: Making Waves in Wellness and Hospitality

A Deep Dive Into Hyatt 2019: Making Waves in Wellness and Hospitality

February 2019

Hyatt may have previously been considered a sleepy hotel company, but we don’t think the company is going to be quiet anymore. Hyatt is making waves in positioning itself for the future by selling properties and shifting asset-light, by creating stronger partnerships with hotel owners, managers, and employees, and by driving stronger customer loyalty via enhanced wellness offerings.

Marketing Operations in the Travel Industry Benchmarks: Hotels

Marketing Operations in the Travel Industry Benchmarks: Hotels

February 2019

As travel CMOs and their teams take on more responsibilities, a well-designed and articulated operations plan is crucial for delivering marketing success. Use this series of Skift Research reports to see how you stack up against other companies in your sector in key operational areas and set up strategies to optimize.

The New Era of Food Tourism: Trends and Best Practices for Stakeholders

The New Era of Food Tourism: Trends and Best Practices for Stakeholders

February 2019

Food tourism is one trend that we don’t see ever going away, but it will never stop evolving. Destinations and other stakeholders need to understand what it means today in order to reap the benefits food tourists can bring.

Skift Global Travel Economy Outlook 2019

Skift Global Travel Economy Outlook 2019

December 2018

As we wrap up 2018, our latest Skift Research report dives into what went well this year and what we can expect heading into 2019. Looking ahead, we expect another strong year of economic growth, with a few different puts and takes, which should translate well for the travel industry.