Quantcast

Latest News

After Record Profit, Air New Zealand Expects Increased Competition

Air New Zealand has been adding new routes but expects international rivals to compete more strongly in the near future.

Ryanair Looks to Boost Bookings by Slashing Ticket Prices

Ryanair has never been shy about cutting fares to stimulate demand and in a difficult environment its aggressive tactics could well pay off again.

Connected Hospitality: Data Drives Actionable Moments for Travel Ops and Marketing

Explore with us where the travel industry is headed, technologically. The time has come to look at what the future holds for hospitality, and every travel vertical, as an industry that uses digital tools to better reach customers — and re-envisions itself along the way.

Disney Rival Wanda's Latest Move Is a $9.5 Billion Tourism Project in China

Dalian Wanda Group is building at breakneck speed, but Disney executives have said they don't feel threatened. We think there's room for more than one entertainment giant in China.

Cuba Clears Last Obstacle to Scheduled Commercial Flights From the U.S.

The tourism surge is coming to Cuba. Get ready for a few years of shortages and overcrowding followed by some smart, sustainable tourism development. OK, we're just hoping about that last half. Fingers crossed.

Connected Hospitality: Data Drives Actionable Moments for Travel Ops and Marketing

Explore with us where the travel industry is headed, technologically. The time has come to look at what the future holds for hospitality, and every travel vertical, as an industry that uses digital tools to better reach customers — and re-envisions itself along the way.

Kinder, Gentler Airlines Bring Back Free Snacks and Entertainment

When it comes to onboard perks, little things mean a lot. Free snacks -- and perish the thought, free meals -- plus in-flight entertainment without charge will go a long way toward engendering loyalty from passengers at the back of the plane. Smart moves by the airlines involved.

TUI Group Sees Cruise Sector as Key to Growth Strategy

Growing its cruise offering is a key plank of TUI’s current strategy. Expect to see further expansion in the near future.

How Smart Hotels Use Messaging to Connect With Guests

Hotels are finally beginning to implement messaging strategies that make it easier for their guests to get in touch with them via SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and the like. But how are they doing that, and what's next in messaging?

American 'Shuffles' Its Award Ticket Prices, Stays Quiet About Dynamic Pricing

American wants flyers to know that it's only "shuffling" reward prices. We're not sure what that means either.

Travel's Location Marketing Moment – Digital Marketing This Week

There's billions of location-specific insights hidden inside travelers' Instagram photos, Tweets and TripAdvisor reviews. All travel marketers need to do is "connect the dots."

Is Global Chaos Affecting U.S. Vacation Bookings? Not Really, Say Travel Agencies

Security concerns in Europe seems to be the new normal, according to travel agency executives. Travelers are simply booking vacations to safer destinations instead of putting off travel altogether.

Corporate Travel Companies Still Trying to Figure Out Mobile Tools

Travel managers seem to know that they need to get a better handle on mobile use — the question is how travelers will respond to clear-cut recommendations.

Boeing Wants Passengers to Control Their Experience Via Smartphones

Give Boeing credit for trying to innovate, but it is it really so hard to control the overhead light by pushing a button?

New York LaGuardia's Redevelopment Already Has Travelers Worried

We are dreading the day when a renovated LaGuardia will no longer be a metaphor for everything that's wrong in U.S. aviation. But, luckily, with the Port Authority in charge we're certain they'll find a way to overspend and under deliver.

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Scores of Bagan Temples

The lack of a UNESCO designation may seem like a slight for now, but nations not ready to deal with the influx of visitors such a label can bring can often be poorer for it.

Uber Is Setting New Records for Losing Money Quickly

Uber can be huge and it is transformative, but it will be near impossible to live up to the lofty valuations it has used to raise more and more money. Especially as it reaches a saturation point in the U.S. while still losing cash.

New Beginnings and Old Problems — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

After a game of musical chairs in corporate travel's C-suite, stay tuned to see which travel management companies most nimbly adapt to changes in the marketplace.

Upscale Hostels Look Beyond Millennials to Business Travelers

There's a certain convergence under way between hostels and hotels as both often seek to attract Millennials as well as business travelers. Business travelers often see hostels as an optimum choice when hotels are booked up but many road warriors express satisfaction with the experience.

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

Historically, tourism in the Deep South steered clear of discussing slavery and Jim Crow, instead leaning on less contentious topics like country music and antebellum architecture. But now, civil rights museums are becoming an important part of the South's tourism landscape, even if many state tourism boards haven't gotten on the bandwagon.
Don’t miss out on 2016’s most inspirational & creative travel gathering. Buy tickets for Skift Global Forum while you still can!Get Ticket
+