IHG Sees Room for Improvement in Hotel Revenue Management

Shown here is the lobby of the Crowne Plaza Hefei Shi in Anhui Sheng, China. Parent company InterContinental Hotels has been changing its tech platform to offer more creative booking options. InterContinental Hotels Group Skift Take: InterContinental Hotels Group aims to use its new reservations system from Amadeus to set and shift rates based on … [Read more…]

Mountain biking in Andorra

With peaks topping 11,000 feet and many of Europe’s most challenging ski resorts and backcountry terrain, the Pyrenees mountains are already top of mind for many alpine enthusiasts. For mountain bikers, the Andorra formula is a simple one: Take the varied terrain of Moab and the steeps of the nearby Alps and blend them together. … [Read more…]

Rules for Japanese emperor’s wife

On Wednesday, Japan’s incoming emperor, Naruhito, will ascend to the throne a day after his 85-year-old father abdicates. And for the first time in centuries, a woman will be present to witness the enthronement, though that woman won’t be the new emperor’s wife. Satsuki Katayama, the only woman in the prime minister’s cabinet, will be … [Read more…]

Grab Enters Travel Booking and 6 Other Digital Trends This Week

One of Grab’s taxis. The app is taking its first steps into travel booking, with the aim of becoming a super app. Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg Skift Take: This week in digital news, the Sri Lanka-based app makes its first step into hotel and flight booking, Ctrip gains four more seats on the board of … [Read more…]

Things You Should Know Before Renting A Car & Driving In Ireland

Tips For Renting A Car In Ireland Ireland Driving Guide Renting a car in Ireland and driving around the country yourself is a wonderful way to experience the Emerald Isle. But here’s some advice about the best way to do it. When my family and I were planning our genealogy trip to Ireland to learn … [Read more…]

Hertz Wanted a Cool Website: It Ended Up With a $32 Million Legal Nightmare

A yellow Hertz sign behind a car. The filed a lawsuit against Accenture April 19, 2019. David Welch / Bloomberg Skift Take: It’s kind of amazing how many things went wrong. — Isaac Carey Leather Passport Holder Cover Travel case Wallet USA Emblem Gold $2.79End Date: Monday Jul-22-2019 4:39:52 PDTBuy It Now for only: $2.79Buy … [Read more…]

China’s Ctrip Will Own Nearly Half of India’s MakeMyTrip After Share Swap

A 2017 view of the lobby of the Shanghai headquarters of Ctrip.com, which has exchanged shares with Naspers, with Naspers swapping its stake in MakeMyTrip for newly issued shares in Ctrip. Qilai Shen / Bloomberg Skift Take: It makes sense that Ctrip, the market leader in China, would be interested in strategically working more closely … [Read more…]

Things to do in Little Havana, Miami

“You know I used to get my car broken into here?” I said to my friend from LA as he met me downstairs at Miami’s Life House Hotel. “Seriously, I lived right around the corner and every time I parked on the street, BAM! I was missing a cell phone charger.” “Oh, that’ll still happen,” … [Read more…]

Visit the Nusa Islands off Bali

The beaches, surf, and culture of Bali have been attracting sun-worshippers for nearly a century. Yet most visitors to this Indonesian island still don’t venture further than the mainland, despite it being just a short boat ride from a number of other visit-worthy isles. Bali saw more than six million tourists in 2018. But the … [Read more…]

Rentals United Raises $4 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Shown here are members of the Rentals United startup. James Burrows, CEO, is in the middle. Co-founder Vanessa de Souza Lage is to the left of him. Rentals United, which provides a tech platform for vacation rental property managers, has raised $4.25 million. Rentals United Skift Take: This week’s startup funding announcements reveal broader industry … [Read more…]