New TripAdvisor China Venture Eyes Digital Advertising Revenues

Chinese tourists in Singapore. More of them are traveling the world. Raini Hamdi, Skift Skift Take: Digital advertising revenue surely is a key motivation behind...

Trivago Names New CEO in Surprise Executive Shuffle

Trivago CFO Axel Hefer will become CEO at the end of 2019. Trivago Skift Take: The so-called relevancy assessment, which had Trivago punishing big advertisers...

Toronto Pushback Shows Path Forward for Smart Cities Is Full of Compromises

A render depicting Sidewalk Labs' Quayside plan. https://medium.com/sidewalk-toronto/aging-and-thriving-in-place-2d7679066c80 / Sidewalk Labs Skift Take: By pushing back against Sidewalk Labs, the city of Toronto has shown...

Privacy Concerns Loom as Facial Recognition at Events Becomes More Common

An event attendee smiles for the facial recognition camera as she checks in. Zenus Skift Take: A facial recognition startup has developed a new way...

Jet Lag App Timeshifter Makes Moves on Asia’s Hotels, Airlines

Timeshifter - The Jet Lag App. Timeshifter Skift Take: Timeshifter, brandishing NASA-approved science, wants to revolutionize how travel industry helps guests fight jet lag. The...

Luxury Brand Value Surges — But Lags in Hospitality Sector

  Luxury Row, adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach, is home to many of the luxury fashion brands featured on Interbrand's list. The Ritz-Carlton...

New eBook: How Tourism Brands Are Using Their Websites to Capture Traveler Attention

Skift Take: Yes, websites still serve as a critical bridge between travel and tourism brands and their targeted customers. Because of the increasingly crowded...

New Report: 7 Digital Advertising Trends for the Travel Industry in 2020

Skift Take: Digital advertising plays a critical role in the travel consumer’s path to purchase. But the strategies, ad formats, and techniques industry marketers...

The Events Industry Has a Blindspot When It Comes to Attendee Engagement

Participants at IATA's brainstorming event at Plug and Play, wearing their event badges. Plug and Play Skift Take: If you can't first measure engagement, then...

Marriott, IHG, Accor and Hilton Invest in Meetings Booking Platform

Attendees at business conference in 2019. QnA Summit / Flickr Skift Take: The hotel industry has had a tough time improving the painful process of...
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