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Holland America Line Calls Off Plans to Return to Acapulco

Holland America Line Calls Off Plans to Return to Acapulco

Associated Press

Holland America Line only recently decided to return to Acapulco in October 2017 after an absence but now those plans are off. Carnival and Royal Caribbean don't tie up there, either, hurting the city's hopes for a revival.

36 mins ago

New Research Report: European Venture Investment Trends in the Travel Industry 2017

New Research Report: European Venture Investment Trends in the Travel Industry 2017

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Europe is finally warming up to the American-style, risk big and risk early venture investment culture that has given birth to so many tech megabrands out of Silicon Valley.

1 hour ago

Virgin Atlantic Heading Toward Loss Thanks to Brexit and Low-Cost Competition

Virgin Atlantic Heading Toward Loss Thanks to Brexit and Low-Cost Competition

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Looks like it could be a tough couple of years for Virgin Atlantic. Even if the Brexit vote hadn't happened the airline would have still faced a squeeze from the increased level of competition on its transatlantic routes.

2 hours ago

Meetings Industry Is Getting Savvier About Setting Prices

Meetings Industry Is Getting Savvier About Setting Prices

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Better late than never. Sales teams for meetings and events are finally starting to use software to forecast demand and extract the most money possible.

9 hours ago

Metasearch Tech Is Turning Skyscanner Into a Branded Airline Storefront

Metasearch Tech Is Turning Skyscanner Into a Branded Airline Storefront

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Skyscanner is becoming an online shop-window for airlines, providing a branded experience that's similar to the airline's own sites. Behind this move is a technological upheaval that's scrambling commercial alliances.

10 hours ago

Opinion: Virgin and Richard Branson Have a Problem With Women Nobody Talks About

Opinion: Virgin and Richard Branson Have a Problem With Women Nobody Talks About

Jason Clampet, Skift

We are fans of Virgin products and we think that the brand's founder does good work. But we'd also like to see a workplace relatively free of the type of sexist images it promotes at launch events and anywhere else the founder shows up.

10 hours ago

Skift Forum Europe: Norwegian Air Hopes Its Low-Cost Revolution Is Just Beginning

Skift Forum Europe: Norwegian Air Hopes Its Low-Cost Revolution Is Just Beginning

Brian Sumers, Skift

When others said low-cost, long-haul air travel might not work, Norwegian Air CEO Bjørn Kjos thought differently. So far he has been right — Norwegian's long-haul flights are popular with passengers — but legacy carriers are starting to fight back. It'll be interesting to watch Norwegian battle with them over the coming years.

11 hours ago

American Airlines’ Stake in China Southern Airlines Is Now Official

American Airlines’ Stake in China Southern Airlines Is Now Official

Associated Press

Although the stake is minor, it gives American access to a market that many U.S. carriers are vastly behind in penetrating.

11 hours ago

Why Flights Are So Cheap (And You Might Hate Yours): 5 Podcast Takeaways

Why Flights Are So Cheap (And You Might Hate Yours): 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Ultra-low-cost flights may be seductive, but nothing in life is free, including those airfare savings.

11 hours ago

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A Journey of 100 Taps: Is Your Booking Process Mobile-Ready?

A Journey of 100 Taps: Is Your Booking Process Mobile-Ready?

Button + Skift

It’s time to reexamine the long, arduous process of booking travel on mobile and provide consumers with a simpler path to purchase.

18 hours ago

In a Tough Seller’s Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

In a Tough Seller’s Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

Jack Sidders and Linly Lin, Bloomberg

Good news for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, onefinestay, and others. Advertising homes as "Airbnb ready" is something you can expect to see more of in the next few years.

19 hours ago

Emirates Is Concerned About Demand Drop Following Electronics Ban

Emirates Is Concerned About Demand Drop Following Electronics Ban

Guy Johnson and Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

While the world is fixated on the effects of the U.S. and UK electronics bans on travelers and Gulf carriers, Emirates is continuing to diversify its routes around the world in countries that are unlikely to institute a similar policy.

22 hours ago