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Skift Global Forum 2017: Hear From Marriott, Airbnb and the Biggest Names in Hospitality

Skift Global Forum 2017: Hear From Marriott, Airbnb and the Biggest Names in Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

From direct booking campaigns to the growing popularity of Airbnb, there's a lot to talk about with the most influential decision-makers in hospitality.

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Chefs+Tech: How UberEats Works with Restaurants

Chefs+Tech: How UberEats Works with Restaurants

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Hungry people will be loyal to the delivery app that gets them their food fastest, period. UberEats touts algorithms, analytics, and a little bit of the human touch in its work with restaurants.

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Puerto Rico Isn’t Really Having a ‘Despacito’ Tourism Boom Yet

Puerto Rico Isn’t Really Having a ‘Despacito’ Tourism Boom Yet

Matt Gross, Bloomberg

Simple lesson here is that young people who love a pop song are not always the first people to book a trip to a new destination.

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Meeting Planners Are Struggling With the Fast Evolution of Event Technology

Meeting Planners Are Struggling With the Fast Evolution of Event Technology

Greg Oates, Skift

Innovation in event technology today relates as much to how planners use the platforms that already exist, as compared to new advancements in the technology itself.

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UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

Alex Morales and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

There is a huge amount of movement between the Republic of Ireland and the UK via the border with Northern Ireland. Nobody wants to see this restricted as a result of Brexit but coming up with a solution that satisfies both sides is going to be very, very difficult.

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Hotel CEOs Discuss Recent Cancellation Policy Changes and Hint at More to Come

Hotel CEOs Discuss Recent Cancellation Policy Changes and Hint at More to Come

Deanna Ting, Skift

As hotels tighten up their revenue management practices, expect more of these cancellation policy changes to take place in the near future.

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Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Destinations around the world need to wake up and realize that social problems related to tourism aren't going to solve themselves.

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Air Berlin’s Slow Collapse Into Bankruptcy, Explained

Air Berlin’s Slow Collapse Into Bankruptcy, Explained

Patrick Whyte and Brian Sumers, Skift

Over in Italy, no one wants to let Alitalia go. The Italian national carrier is also bankrupt, but keeping the airline is a matter of national pride. There's no such love for Air Berlin. It'll probably disappear, and that'll be OK.

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5 Factors That Influence Millennials’ Luxury Spending Habits

5 Factors That Influence Millennials’ Luxury Spending Habits

Samantha Shankman, Skift

There is no one strategy to win over millennials. Brands should focus on what they offer in terms of quality and then communicate that through as many channels as possible to increase their awareness among this diverse but growing demographic.

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Florida Tourism Is Growing But International Visitor Numbers Are Down

Florida Tourism Is Growing But International Visitor Numbers Are Down

Associated Press

It's hard to pinpoint why fewer international visitors are coming to Florida this year, but Visit Florida has some work to do to spur overseas tourism. Good thing they got fully funded this year.

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The NAACP’s Travel Advisory Is Having an Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

The NAACP’s Travel Advisory Is Having an Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

Jim Salter, Associated Press

As we've seen in other cities and states, local economies will suffer when the government doesn't make the effort to ensure that all are not only welcome, but that they feel safe, and know they'll be treated equally and fairly.

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