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Hostelworld Still Pushing on Expansion Even With $4.5 Million Coronavirus Profit Hit

The social area of the Lub D hostel in Phuket, Thailand. Hostelworld will take a financial hit from coronavirus. Hostelworld Skift Take: There’s not much travel companies can do about the coronavirus outbreak. Like many of its peers, Hostelworld is having to execute its growth strategy in an unfavorable environment. — Patrick Whyte Read the […]

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Hostelworld Wants to Offer More Than Just Accommodations

The roof terrace at Casa Gracia in Barcelona. Hostelworld sees a future beyond accommodation. Hostelworld Skift Take: CEO Gary Morrison has shaken things up since taking over at Hostelworld last year. His new strategy will take time to play out, but as a niche business, it seems sensible to try and do things differently from […]

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Hostelworld Ditches 50 Cent and Mariah Carey in Bid for Growth

One of Hostelworld’s old celebrity ad campaigns. The company plans to become more focused on core customer acquisition. Hostelworld Skift Take: Newish CEO Gary Morrison hasn’t minced words when it comes to what he sees as the company’s past failings. — Patrick Whyte Read the Complete Story On Skift