Tripadvisor revenue down 61% in 2020, subscription product a focus for 2021

Tripadvisor finished 2020 with its revenue down 61% to $604 million compared to $1.6 billion in 2019, but president and CEO Steve Kaufer says the company is entering 2021 “with optimism,” largely driven by the potential to develop a recurring revenue stream through its new Tripadvisor Plus subscription service. Reporting its financial results for the […]

Fairmont Windsor Park names senior leadership team

Fairmont Windsor Park, a part of the Arora Group, has named its senior leadership team to take on responsibility for the hotel that is expected to open in 2021. Andrew Brown will head the division as general manager, providing the role with 25 years’ experience. Jessica Podolsky, who joins from Starwood and Marriott, will support […]

The Queens Hotel Leeds names Alistair Campbell as GM

Alistair Campbell has joined The QHotels Group to become general manager of The Queens Hotel Leeds. The new appointment comes as the hotel also begins a £16m refurbishment which is set to be unveiled summer 2021. Campbell joins The Queens Hotel with a “wealth of experience” in hotel management, having worked with Hilton, Thistle, Crowne […]

Travelodge to expand maintenance team across UK

Travelodge has announced that it is looking to expand its 120 strong nationwide in-house maintenance team with a further 41 new positions. The full-time positions will be field-based, with employees carrying out a variety of maintenance related tasks across the company’s 563 Travelodge sites. Each maintenance engineer will be given their own network of hotels […]

Post COVID-19: What’s Next For Digital Transformation?

When COVID-19 struck, it forced societal changes around the globe. Nearly overnight, governments issued orders that limited large gatherings of people, restricted in-person business operations, and encouraged people to work from home as much as possible. In response, businesses and schools alike began to look for ways to continue their operations remotely, thanks to the […]

Tiered Marketing Approach To Hotel Recovery | By Stephanie Smith

Hotel markets across the US are behaving differently. They are rebounding at a different pace. Even hotels within the same market are not seeing the same patterns. While you cannot predict the future, you still need a plan. A tiered plan will give you what you should be doing now, then when there are positive […]

Airbnb Announces Plans to Open Atlanta Technical Hub

As a 21st Century company, Airbnb is committed to serving all stakeholders in our community: hosts, guests, communities, employees and shareholders. To serve our employees, we champion diversity and belonging, and enable long-term growth and career opportunities. When Airbnb began evaluating locations to establish a technology hub on the East Coast, we looked for five […]

Room for improvement – diversity in the hospitality boardroom

The workforce of the average hospitality company is diverse but much less so at the top echelons of these organizations. The Castell Project, a non-profit organization working to boost women and  diverse representation in hospitality, has delved into female, Black and  Asian board representation in publicly listed hospitality companies. The Diversity of Hospitality Industry Public […]

BHA condemns PM’s ‘first to close, last to open’ policy

The Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA) is coming out against the prime minister’s “first to close, last to open” post-lockdown policy for the hospitality industry. The trade association, which represents hoteliers in Bristol, is “angry” with Boris Johnson over the possibility their businesses will be the last to reopen. Johnson is set to unveil his “roadmap […]

Accor to sell a 1.5% stake in Huazhu for €239m

Accor announces that it completed the disposal of a 1.5% stake in Huazhu Group Limited (HTHT) for €239m. This transaction allows Accor to crystallize further value creation of the initial investment while simplifying its balance sheet. After this transaction, Accor owns a 3.3% stake in Huazhu and continues to be represented at the Group’s Board […]