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EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

While EasyJet isn't totally out of the woods yet, departing CEO Carolyn McCall leaves the airline in a much stronger position than it was a year ago. The initial shock of the Brexit vote has been weathered, and other carriers are struggling. Both of which make her successor's job that much easier.

33 mins ago

Delta Puts a Better Business Class on Routes Where Travelers Will Buy It

Delta Puts a Better Business Class on Routes Where Travelers Will Buy It

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is a simple business. If you're an airline, you should send your planes to places where they make money. Delta is doing it right.

7 hours ago

Cruise Lines Rethink Retail Shopping for Age of Experiences

Cruise Lines Rethink Retail Shopping for Age of Experiences

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As travelers crave more meaningful experiences during their vacations, where does that leave cruise ship shopping? Cruise operators are trying to figure that out and deliver the kind of retail that passengers will respond to.

8 hours ago

Airbnb Touts Growth of Trips for Foodies, Millennials and Solo Travelers

Airbnb Touts Growth of Trips for Foodies, Millennials and Solo Travelers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Let's do some math, first: How do you calculate 20x growth when you're not given a baseline for comparison? Our guess is whatever that adds up to, it may not be very much.

8 hours ago

Chase Introduces New Travel Perks for Credit Card Holders — Business of Loyalty

Chase Introduces New Travel Perks for Credit Card Holders — Business of Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

New perks coming for Chase cardholders should make it more attractive to many travelers. How will American Express respond?

9 hours ago

Super Early Bird Tickets for Skift Tech Forum Are on Sale

Super Early Bird Tickets for Skift Tech Forum Are on Sale

Rafat Ali, Skift

Tickets for our inaugural tech Forum are now on sale at our Super Early Bird rate. Register early to secure our lowest price!

9 hours ago

Barceló Looks to Create Spanish Hotel Giant With Bid for Rival NH

Barceló Looks to Create Spanish Hotel Giant With Bid for Rival NH

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Combining NH Hotels with another company makes plenty of sense. It would give it added scale and might also help put an end to its shareholder infighting. Of course this is only the opening move in what is likely to be a time-consuming process and given NH's recent history we're sure that it will be anything but straightforward.

9 hours ago

Okinawa Is Set to Overtake Hawaii in Visitor Numbers

Okinawa Is Set to Overtake Hawaii in Visitor Numbers

Katsuyo Kuwako, Bloomberg

Okinawa is benefiting from an overall boost in tourism to Japan, which broke a new visitation record this year. But Hawaii hotels may have also priced themselves out of many travelers' budgets.

17 hours ago

New York City Is Reminding Travelers That It’s a Cultural and Creative Capital

New York City Is Reminding Travelers That It’s a Cultural and Creative Capital

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

NYC & Company is still using ubiquitous buzzwords and phrases such as "local," "authentic" and "unique experiences" in its latest marketing campaign. But it seems like the tourism board is finally using those catchphrases in a useful way – to encourage tourists to support local businesses – which often rely on tourism dollars for survival.

18 hours ago

Uber Is Buying Thousands of Volvos to Create a Fleet of Driverless Cars

Uber Is Buying Thousands of Volvos to Create a Fleet of Driverless Cars

Elisabeth Behrmann, Bloomberg

Uber is already testing autonomous Volvo vehicles in Pittsburgh. This order shows they're satisfied with the vehicles as Uber begins its attempt to own the potentially lucrative on-demand market for rides in driverless vehicles.

19 hours ago

Florida’s Tourism Growth is Still on Track Despite Hurricane Irma Hurdle

Florida’s Tourism Growth is Still on Track Despite Hurricane Irma Hurdle

Associated Press

Even if Florida's tourism growth remains solid and the state makes its target for this year, are tourists actually coming back to the areas hardest hit by Irma that need tourism dollars to recover?

21 hours ago

Backers Hope Route 66 Historic Designation Can Drive Tourism

Backers Hope Route 66 Historic Designation Can Drive Tourism

Isaac Windes, Associated Press

Some attractions along Route 66 may feel old and dusty, but domestic and international tourists still love this road trip and combine it with visits to the Grand Canyon and other top national parks. This project seems like a natural fit for the National Park Service, and it might help those attractions shake off that dust.

22 hours ago