IHG Is Changing How It Distributes Its Hotel Rates to Boost Direct Bookings

In October 2019, IHG-owned brand Kimpton said it would launch a Stay Human Project where it transforms the decor in one room in a handful of European hotels to more explicitly connect guests to a sense of place and community. IHG, Kimpton’s parent company, has been embracing new tech tools. IHG Skift Take: IHG represents … [Read more…]

Skift Forum Asia Video: How APAC is Transforming the Global Payments Landscape

Skift Take: Mobile payments are already commonplace in parts of Asia — China particularly — but as travelers adopt these tools, travel companies will need both local expertise and deep technological capabilities to make sure their guests can pay when and how they like. — SkiftX Read the Complete Story On Skift

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…]