2017 Archives

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The Detroit Travel Story Is Starting to Get Rewritten by the Black Travel Movement

The Detroit Travel Story Is Starting to Get Rewritten by the Black Travel Movement

Sarah Enelow, Skift

The mainstream media currently has control of the Detroit travel story, but the Black Travel Movement is about to redefine what it means to visit the blackest city in America.

5 months ago

Teague Works on a Design Fix to Cramped Middle Seats

Teague Works on a Design Fix to Cramped Middle Seats

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Teague is trying to take creative approaches to solving some of the most annoying parts of travel.

5 months ago

Brexit Uncertainties in Aviation and Tourism Loom Large in 2018

Brexit Uncertainties in Aviation and Tourism Loom Large in 2018

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With the situation still far from clear, the biggest Brexit-related problem is the uncertainty it has unleashed on the UK. Consumers are worried and businesses can't plan for the future. Both of which point to a pretty bleak 2018.

5 months ago

Destinations That Will Be Popular in 2018

Destinations That Will Be Popular in 2018

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Some tourists are looking to get away from the throngs in places that range from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to Jordan and Morocco. It's not a bad idea, at all, as some of these destinations take advantage of troubles in other parts of the world.

5 months ago

Baha Mar Developer Sues Chinese Contractor for Massive Fraud

Baha Mar Developer Sues Chinese Contractor for Massive Fraud

Bob Van Voris, Bloomberg

The Baha Mar project in the Bahamas has had its years of woes. Now that it's finally been open for about eight months, BML properties is trying to recoup some of its losses.

5 months ago

EasyJet’s New CEO Hopes to Build on McCall’s Momentum

EasyJet’s New CEO Hopes to Build on McCall’s Momentum

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The pressure will be on EasyJet's Lundgren after his predecessor put the airline in expansion mode. After purchasing some of Air Berlin's operations, growth is on the agenda.

5 months ago

Luxury Travel Reshaped by Hurricanes and Wellness Trend in 2017

Luxury Travel Reshaped by Hurricanes and Wellness Trend in 2017

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Natural disasters ruined certain luxury destinations in 2017, and class divisions between the front and back of the plane grew even wider.

5 months ago

Best Travel News Stories of 2017

Best Travel News Stories of 2017

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Our favorites of the year were stories that you could find nowhere else. Each featured hours — or months — of phone calls or in-person interviews, and provided insights about an important development or trend. Each of these talented journalists, you could find nowhere else, either.

5 months ago

La Quinta Is Making a Big Play for Business Travelers

La Quinta Is Making a Big Play for Business Travelers

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The chief marketing officer of La Quinta Inns & Suites offers a glimpse of how the hotel company is thinking about business traveler needs. It's not a segment anyone can take for granted.

5 months ago

CEO Interview: Paligroup’s Avi Brosh on Growing Boutique Hotels in the Shadows of Big Brands

CEO Interview: Paligroup’s Avi Brosh on Growing Boutique Hotels in the Shadows of Big Brands

Deanna Ting, Skift

In some ways, building a boutique hotel brand isn't much different from when the first pioneers did it in the early 1980s. The only distinction is that today, the competition is certainly tougher and increasingly more abundant.

5 months ago

Google Hotels Ads Could Make Gains With Chain Loyalty Rates

Google Hotels Ads Could Make Gains With Chain Loyalty Rates

Luke Bujarski, Skift Research

The big chains now offer special book-direct deals through Google Hotel Ads. This helps with click-through and conversions, but also with new loyalty member acquisition — everything a growing hotel chain needs in an ad partner.

5 months ago

Extended Stay America’s New CEO Looks to Business Model Changes to Drive Growth

Extended Stay America’s New CEO Looks to Business Model Changes to Drive Growth

Deanna Ting, Skift

Given the rise of homesharing and shared workspaces, there are plenty of more external forces at work that will impact the extended stay market in the coming years. The key to success for Extended Stay America's new CEO will be taking these all into account.

5 months ago