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Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

Bloomberg, Alex Barinka and Mary Schlangenstein

As we said earlier in the week, Frontier and United likely will have a nice battle for customers in Denver — and that's good for airline passengers seeking cheap fares. Keep an eye on this one.

25 mins ago

Airbnb Tries a Different Tactic in Mexico: Giving Regulators What They Want

Airbnb Tries a Different Tactic in Mexico: Giving Regulators What They Want

Andrea Navarro and Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Learning from your previous missteps is always a good thing. But is it enough to simply collect and remit taxes? What happens when regulators press for more restrictions?

56 mins ago

AmEx Is in Hand-to-Hand Combat With JPMorgan Over Rewards Cards

AmEx Is in Hand-to-Hand Combat With JPMorgan Over Rewards Cards

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

The success of JPMorgan Chase’s Sapphire Reserve Card has forced American Express to compete and spend the most in at least nine years on its card rewards. It's time to check if you have the most generous card.

2 hours ago

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How the Digital Concierge Is Reshaping the Hotel Industry

How the Digital Concierge Is Reshaping the Hotel Industry

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Hospitality brands who want travelers to book directly on hotel websites should work to optimize the customer experience from pre-booking to post-stay. Download this report on the rise of the digital concierge for free!

2 hours ago

Air France-KLM Thinks the World Needs an Airline for Millennials

Air France-KLM Thinks the World Needs an Airline for Millennials

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

It's official: We've hit peak millennial.

3 hours ago

Smart Travel Companies Leverage Tech Giants Rather Than Fear Them

Smart Travel Companies Leverage Tech Giants Rather Than Fear Them

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A new white paper critiques today's industry mania for mergers, which is driven by a fear of rising digital gatekeepers such as Airbnb, Google, and Expedia. The contrarian take is refreshing but begs questions.

4 hours ago

Google Is Testing Vacation Rental Search in Its Hotel Price-Comparison Tool

Google Is Testing Vacation Rental Search in Its Hotel Price-Comparison Tool

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In tests involving about 7,000 property listings in Europe, Google is checking if travelers would like to use it to search and book vacation rentals. Online travel rivals should be on the alert.

11 hours ago

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's not clear whether United or Frontier will win this battle in Denver. But what is nearly certain is that passengers will be the beneficiaries. They'll likely find cheaper fares.

12 hours ago

International Tourism to the United States Dropped in 2016

International Tourism to the United States Dropped in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many travel brands had said last year was tough as full-year international visits to the U.S. decreased in 2016 for the first time since 2009. We’ll need to wait until this time next year to see if this is a hiccup or a new trend.

12 hours ago

Priceline CEO: Hotels Secretly Love Us Despite Accusations of Monopoly

Priceline CEO: Hotels Secretly Love Us Despite Accusations of Monopoly

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Priceline CEO Glenn Fogel says he wants travelers to think of Booking.com's name first when they start thinking about reserving homes and apartments for rental. He says a marketing effort is in the works to achieve that.

13 hours ago

Cities Want to Leverage Conventions Better to Drive Growth — Meetings Innovation Report

Cities Want to Leverage Conventions Better to Drive Growth — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

There's a growing conversation in the U.S. about how city governments and convention bureaus can better pool their resources to promote their local startup and research communities to convention organizers.

13 hours ago

Chefs+Tech: Chipotle Haunted by News of Store Closure Due to Illness

Chefs+Tech: Chipotle Haunted by News of Store Closure Due to Illness

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

The illness reports, consistent with symptoms of norovirus, come from one Chipotle location that has since reopened. But any time this happens, however small, the news will grab headlines. Chipotle will likely be haunted by its past as long as it's around.

14 hours ago