SSTH Blog

14 Sep, 2017

Tripping out with Airbnb

Since achieving roaring success with its accommodation platform, Airbnb has longed to broaden its footprint in the travel space

In mid-November 2016, on the first day of...

7 Sep, 2017

Hotels want to keep you fit

The trend towards fitness and healthy eating has permeated society and the big hotel chains have taken notice and are adapting their offer as a consequence.

Hotel guests,...

31 Aug, 2017

Who's the biggest?

Hotels magazine has just published its annual ranking of hotel companies worldwide, which is based on the number of branded rooms.

For the first time in history, a hotel...

24 Aug, 2017

There's bleisure, but there's also leisbus

Trips that combine both business and leisure are a growing segment of the travel market; this reality obliges hoteliers to rethink their offerings.

Bleisure has already been...

17 Aug, 2017

The 'non-brand' brand

Distribution represents a continual challenge for hoteliers.

While hotels affiliated to the major chains can rely on far-reaching brand distribution networks and loyalty...

10 Aug, 2017

Beyond food & beverage

Restaurants and bars can be just as important for a hotel’s overall profile as the lodging aspect.

However, the attraction of a hotel's bar or restaurant is not determined...

3 Aug, 2017

Cruisin' at the Ritz

There's a lot of synergy between the hospitality business and cruise ships, which offer practically everything full-service hotels do, and more.

With a captive client base...

27 Jul, 2017

Home truths about hotel distribution

OTA's (online travel agents), Metasearch, reverse auction websites (like Priceline.com), Airbnb, Facebook and Instagram– it's hard to keep up with all the latest developments...

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