Articles by Deanna Ting

Southwest Airlines Accident Doesn’t Reflect a Crisis in U.S. Airline Safety

Southwest Airlines Accident Doesn’t Reflect a Crisis in U.S. Airline Safety

Joe Nocera, Bloomberg

This week's aviation news, which began with a 60-minutes report on Allegiant Air's questionable safety record and ended with the death of a Southwest Airlines passenger, likely stoked the fears of already nervous airline travelers. But if you look at the statistics, traveling by plane is still a much safer option than other modes of transportation.

5 hours ago

Sudan Airways May Cut Up to 80 Percent of Its Staff

Sudan Airways May Cut Up to 80 Percent of Its Staff

Mohammed Amin, Bloomberg

This story demonstrates the often ugly side of economic sanctions.

2 days ago

Elaine Wynn Wants to Replace Wynn Resorts Board Members After Harassment Scandal

Elaine Wynn Wants to Replace Wynn Resorts Board Members After Harassment Scandal

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Elaine Wynn is ready to clean house, and it's probably a good idea considering the stained reputation her ex-husband has left on the casino resort company that bears his name.

2 days ago

Skift Forum Europe Preview: AccorHotels CEO on the Importance of Reaching Non-Travelers

Skift Forum Europe Preview: AccorHotels CEO on the Importance of Reaching Non-Travelers

Deanna Ting, Skift

He's never shy, so you won't want to miss what Bazin has to say about the hospitality and travel industry at Skift Forum Europe in Berlin, especially since he's not afraid to speak his mind.

3 days ago

Blackstone, Starwood and Others Eye Upscale Hotels Owner

Blackstone, Starwood and Others Eye Upscale Hotels Owner

Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Mergers and acquisitions between hotel brands was just the start. Expect to see more mergers take place between the hotel owners and real estate investment trusts going forward.

3 days ago

Marriott Finally Reveals How It Will Combine All 3 of Its Loyalty Programs

Marriott Finally Reveals How It Will Combine All 3 of Its Loyalty Programs

Deanna Ting, Skift

How much do we want to bet that the new loyalty brand that debuts next year turns out to be Marriott Preferred Guest? Or better yet, just Marriott Rewards?

4 days ago

Chinese Billionaire Hopes to Transform Korea’s Jeju Island Into Next Big Gambling Spot

Chinese Billionaire Hopes to Transform Korea’s Jeju Island Into Next Big Gambling Spot

Blake Schmidt and Yoojung Lee, Bloomberg

If the success of Macau is any proof, it's that betting big on building integrated resorts throughout Asia is a sure thing in the long run. That is why so many destinations, from Singapore to Japan to Korea, are attracting developers who want to cash in.

4 days ago

A Veteran Hotel Designer on the Fallacy of Instagrammable Moments

A Veteran Hotel Designer on the Fallacy of Instagrammable Moments

Deanna Ting, Skift

Gimmicky, Instagram-driven designs are out. Solid, functional, and inspiring design, however, never goes out of style.

5 days ago

Wynn’s New Boston Casino Resort May Be Sold to MGM

Wynn’s New Boston Casino Resort May Be Sold to MGM

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

So maybe MGM isn't buying all of Wynn Resorts, but hoping to settle for a piece of it in Boston?

1 week ago

Anbang’s Multiple Hotel Investments Are Likely to Be for Sale

Anbang’s Multiple Hotel Investments Are Likely to Be for Sale

Vinicy Chan, Dinesh Nair, and Steven Yang , Bloomberg

Guess it's a good thing Anbang didn't win out over Marriott to acquire Starwood Hotels and Resorts after all.

1 week ago

Airbnb’s Response to Paris Lawsuit Is the Same Old Story

Airbnb’s Response to Paris Lawsuit Is the Same Old Story

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb has crafted an ideal template for telling the same old story when it comes to dealing with short-term rental regulations around the world, and more cities just don't seem to want to hear it anymore.

1 week ago

This Lodging Sector Needs Airbnb and Booking to Grow Its Business

This Lodging Sector Needs Airbnb and Booking to Grow Its Business

Deanna Ting, Skift

If you don't know what a serviced apartment is, you're likely not alone. And that's probably one of the biggest problems this lodging sector faces as it tries to grow beyond catering solely to corporate travelers.

1 week ago