How Hospitality Brands Can Scale Operations and Get Back to Growth, at the Right Cost

Skift Take: Cloud technology has revolutionized how hospitality brands can run efficient, cost-effective operations on a global scale. Centralized, intelligent systems provide data and insights to inform day-to-day decisions, giving people more power to predict and adjust their operations with the speed and agility that today’s volatile market demands.

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U.S. Hotel Performance Slips While China Roars Back to Life

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China saw a rapid recovery in hotel performance last week while the U.S. continued a steady decline. Adi Constantin / Wikimedia

Skift Take: The U.S. and China are riding a hotel performance see-saw where one goes up as the other comes down. But travel analysts and executives are downplaying the notion the Delta variant is going to lead to a travel doomsday scenario over the fall and winter.

— Cameron Sperance

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United Airlines’ Tough Stance Paying Off With 90 Percent of Workers Vaccinated

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Nearly 90 percent of United Airlines staff are vaccinated against Covid-19. Phil_Pix/Phil Taylor / Flickr

Skift Take: As companies debate whether carrots or sticks are the best way to get staff vaccinated against Covid-19, United Airlines is proving that sticks can work. After a threat of unpaid leave, nearly all of the carrier’s staff have gotten their jabs.

— Edward Russell

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Getting Tourism Jobs Back Is First Priority of New CEO of Global Group WTTC

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Julia Simpson, new CEO of the WTTC Courtesy of World Travel & Tourism Council / WTTC

Skift Take: In her first interview with the press, Julia Simpson showed us she has big plans for tourism. But will getting jobs back and reopening borders cloud the urgency to manage tourism’s growth post pandemic? That’s the unanswered, million-dollar question.

— Lebawit Lily Girma

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Travel + Leisure CEO: We Can Make $12.5 Billion Off Existing Timeshare Owners

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Travel + Leisure Co. executives see more than $12 billion in upgrade sales potential from its existing timeshare owners. Travel + Leisure Co.

Skift Take: Publicly traded hospitality companies need to show shareholders signs of growth and expansion. Travel + Leisure Co.’s message of multibillion-dollar sales growth from existing clients isn’t as far-fetched as the price tag may sound.

— Cameron Sperance

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