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Thomas Cook Attracts Takeover Interest

Thomas Cook Attracts Takeover Interest

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With the airline unit already in play, it makes sense that there would be some interest in the rest of 178-year-old Thomas Cook.

2 days ago

How Tiny Homes Are Helping to Broaden High-End Travel

How Tiny Homes Are Helping to Broaden High-End Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Size isn't everything. And tiny luxury homes have some big advantages over larger, fancier properties.

5 days ago

Oyo Taps Hotelbeds to Increase Travel Distribution

Oyo Taps Hotelbeds to Increase Travel Distribution

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Oyo has had plenty of success in its home market of India going direct to consumers, but if it’s to continue its global expansion plans it needs more routes to market.

1 week ago

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

JetBlue’s business class product was a game changer on U.S. routes. Will it be able to do the same across the Atlantic?

2 weeks ago

Meet the Ryanair of the Hostel Industry

Meet the Ryanair of the Hostel Industry

Patrick Whyte, Skift

There's more than one way to run a hostel and, in A&O's case, it means keeping prices as low as possible.

2 weeks ago

Going With the Floe: Iceberg Tourism Heats Up

Going With the Floe: Iceberg Tourism Heats Up

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Another week, another non-traditional luxury destination. This time it’s Newfoundland and Labrador, which is using its natural assets to try and boost tourism.

2 weeks ago

Travel and Tourism’s Good, Bad and Ugly Sides

Travel and Tourism’s Good, Bad and Ugly Sides

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Yes, travel and tourism is a wealth and job creator, but the industry needs to recognize how it plays a central role in some of the world’s biggest problems.

2 weeks ago

Europe Faces Another Summer of Airline Delays and Cancellations

Europe Faces Another Summer of Airline Delays and Cancellations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The European Union has been trying to come to grips with the continent’s fragmented airspace for more than a decade, and it doesn’t sound like a solution is any closer.

3 weeks ago

Why TUI Favors an Asset-Heavy Approach

Why TUI Favors an Asset-Heavy Approach

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI's ownership of all parts of the vacation journey makes it a formidable force in the industry. But the strategy doesn't come without its own risks.

3 weeks ago

Consumers Lead the Sustainability Debate, Says InterContinental CEO

Consumers Lead the Sustainability Debate, Says InterContinental CEO

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Of course the tourism industry could do a better job dealing with sustainability. But the bigger issue is that one of its key components — air travel — is a significant contributor to climate change.

3 weeks ago

Barack Obama on Walls, Borders and Tourism

Barack Obama on Walls, Borders and Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

He’s only been out of office for a few years, but it’s still refreshing to hear a politician articulate the importance of travel and the benefits of tourism.

3 weeks ago

Making Isolation the Draw

Making Isolation the Draw

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We don't let the old definition of luxury hold us back. The Faroe Islands' remoteness and isolation make it a really interesting spot for the modern, high-end traveler.

3 weeks ago