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Airbnb and Uber Lobby Democrats at Philadelphia Convention

As usual, Uber and Airbnb are using all the leverage they have as they lobby Democrats to reduce restrictions on the sharing economy.

5 Takeaways from JetBlue's Earnings Call

JetBlue is an airline on the move. But will it eventually expand to Europe? It could happen - and relatively soon.

Travel Habits of Small Business Owners: 85% Make Time for Personal Activities During Business Travel

Small business owners are eager to take a vacation, but seldom get the chance to do so. Resourceful ones are mixing business with leisure and making smart use of business rewards credit cards to make their “me time” special.

How to Book an Airbnb at the Last Minute - Without the Hassle

Last-minute Airbnb bookings are not impossible. You just need to know how to navigate the system.

JetBlue will Add New Jets, While Eyeing Transatlantic routes

There's a big difference between talking about trans-Atlantic routes and actually starting them. But it seems JetBlue is taking the prospect of Europe seriously.

Travel Habits of Small Business Owners: 85% Make Time for Personal Activities During Business Travel

Small business owners are eager to take a vacation, but seldom get the chance to do so. Resourceful ones are mixing business with leisure and making smart use of business rewards credit cards to make their “me time” special.

New Skift Trends Report: Decoding Use Cases for Virtual Reality in Travel

The opportunities in virtual reality for applications in travel marketing are very real. But targeting audiences and creating effective content for this nascent technology requires bold creativity and a deeper understanding of its limitations, channels, and learning from the mistakes of others.

How Much It Pays to Book Direct Depends on the Hotel Brand

Not all hotel loyalty member rates are created equal, and it pays to read the fine print.

How United Airlines Is Turning Value Flyers Into First-Class Customers

Can we now say that the radical evolution of loyalty and premium upgrade is nearly complete?

Fearing Terrorism, Europeans Look for Safer Vacation Destinations

Fears about terrorism are understandable, but savvy travelers might want to avoid the crowds in Spain, Portugal and Italy and head to France and Turkey. That's where the deals are.

For Web Redesign, EasyJet Looks To E-Commerce Firms for Inspiration

Given how crummy some airline websites are, it makes sense EasyJet is not looking to competitors for digital inspiration.

Ryanair Plans to Flood Market with Cheap Seats

Look for more bargain fares soon on Ryanair, which said this week its prices could drop by as much as 12 percent within one year.

In Post-Coup Purge, Turkish Airlines Fires its CFO

Turkish Airlines is almost 50 percent owned by the national government, so it's no surprise the carrier has been affected by Turkey's recent attempted coup.

Airbnb's Lawsuit Against San Francisco Moves Forward Amidst Debate

Between San Francisco and New York's actions, we're going to end up with some real rules. We hope.

5 New Travel Startups Banking on Messaging and Artificial Intelligence

Messaging isn't moving through the travel industry as fast as some would make you believe given only a few major brands have hopped on this trend. It is growing, however, and the startup sector is one that shouldn't be ignored when considering where this technology will come from.

9 Priorities as Millennials and Gen Z Move to the Front of the Plane

Airlines are in the process of radically rethinking their premium class offerings. They should not forget about the next generation of passengers.

Cuba Is Importing Workers to Help It Build Hotels Faster

As demands of tourism development increase, expect to see broader changes to the labor market in Cuba.

Taxis Versus Ridesharing and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

These are the tourism trends we were talking about this week.

Turkey's Tourism Drop Is Dragging the Economy Down With It

What's happening in Turkey is a shame for so many reasons, not lease of which are the creativity of the country's tourism leaders as well as Turkey's incredible resources.

Yotel's Business Model and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.