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What the China-U.S. Trade War Means for High-End Retail

What the China-U.S. Trade War Means for High-End Retail

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A sustained dispute between the United States and China will do plenty of damage to the American luxury retail industry.

16 hours ago

An Unconventional Approach to High-End Hospitality

An Unconventional Approach to High-End Hospitality

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Sometime those without any baggage are the clearest thinkers.

1 week ago

Radisson Plots Co-Branding Pilot With New Owner Jin Jiang

Radisson Plots Co-Branding Pilot With New Owner Jin Jiang

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With new Chinese owners in place, it seems sensible for Radisson to target both outbound travelers and the domestic market.

2 weeks ago

Transforming the Luxury English Country Hotel

Transforming the Luxury English Country Hotel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Brexit presents something of a challenge to the English luxury country retreat, but many are broadening their offerings to connect with a new generation of high-end consumers.

2 weeks ago

Wizz Air Defies Tough European Aviation Market With Record Annual Profit

Wizz Air Defies Tough European Aviation Market With Record Annual Profit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With costs lower than most other airlines, Wizz Air is in a strong position to ride out a difficult 2019.

3 weeks ago

How Generation Z Has Influence on High-End Vacations

How Generation Z Has Influence on High-End Vacations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The next big demographic cohort matters, but maybe not in the way you'd expect.

3 weeks ago

The Anti-Flying Movement Is Slowly Starting to Hurt European Airlines

The Anti-Flying Movement Is Slowly Starting to Hurt European Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A lot of people feel guilty about flying, but the number prepared to give it up is still pretty small. That's not to say it can't grow, especially as climate change becomes more of a priority. Should we all have the right to cheap flights, even if they are helping to destroy the planet?

3 weeks ago

Imperiled Thomas Cook in Talks to Sell Nordics Division

Imperiled Thomas Cook in Talks to Sell Nordics Division

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given that Thomas Cook released a statement about the potential sale, this looks pretty serious. But it begs the question: Just what will Thomas Cook have left if and when it sells its airlines and Nordics divisions?

4 weeks ago

Niki Lauda’s Lasting Aviation Legacy

Niki Lauda’s Lasting Aviation Legacy

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Niki Lauda may have been more famous as a Formula One racing driver, but he left a lasting impression on the European aviation industry.

4 weeks ago

Why the Obsession Over Hotel Logos?

Why the Obsession Over Hotel Logos?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Turns out a lot of thinking goes into the color palette of luxury hotels, and there's a good reason why so many use black, gold, and blue.

4 weeks ago

Skift Forum Asia: Fosun Tourism CEO on Creating the Foliday Brand

Skift Forum Asia: Fosun Tourism CEO on Creating the Foliday Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Fosun has quietly integrated the companies it has either invested in or bought into its Foliday ecosystem, with the plan to manage and control every stage of the tourism experience.

4 weeks ago

Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers

Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It looks like Ryanair is preparing itself for a major shakeup of the European airline industry. We've heard it talk about struggling competition before, but things are getting much tougher out there.

1 month ago