Airbnb to disrupt luxury travel further with expected acquisition

Airbnb to disrupt luxury travel further with expected acquisition Short-term home rental service Airbnb is innovating in the luxury travel space and responding to consumer demand with its soon-to-be-finalized purchase of Luxury Retreats, a similar service working with only upscale properties. Source: Hotel Marketing Airbnb to disrupt luxury travel further with expected acquisition

AccorHotels roots ideas in the business through Gen-Y committee

AccorHotels roots ideas in the business through Gen-Y committee Its “Shadow Executive Committee” consists of 13 employees aged between 25 and 35 years old who are personally involved in a startup. They have been given 18 months to put themselves in the customers’ shoes and think disruption. Source: Hotel Marketing AccorHotels roots ideas in the business through Gen-Y committee

Thomas Cook reports solid start to 2017 but remains cautious

Thomas Cook reports solid start to 2017 but remains cautious Thomas Cook today reported a solid start to 2017 trading but sound a note of caution over the political and economic outlook. Summer trading from the UK is “broadly in line” with last year. Online bookings for the quarter from the UK increased by more than 20% year-on-year. Source: Hotel Marketing Thomas Cook reports solid start to 2017 but remains cautious