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British Airways Parent Isn’t Interested in Buying Thomas Cook’s Airlines

British Airways Parent Isn’t Interested in Buying Thomas Cook’s Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite playing a key role in European airline consolidation over the last few years, it seems IAG's arch dealmaker Willie Walsh is now happy to sit back and let others fight it out.

2 weeks ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Sees No Danger on the Horizon

Norwegian Cruise Line Sees No Danger on the Horizon

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We're a long way into the current economic cycle and despite the potential for a slowdown, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio sees plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

2 weeks ago

The Evolving Business of High-End Duty-Free Shopping

The Evolving Business of High-End Duty-Free Shopping

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airports give beauty brands a great opportunity to test out new retail techniques on a captive audience, and they're increasingly coming up with new ways to sell us stuff.

2 weeks ago

IHG Talking to Its Hotel Owners on Plastics Problem

IHG Talking to Its Hotel Owners on Plastics Problem

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While there is still plenty to do, it's good to see public companies — and the financial analysts who cover them — paying closer attention to the plastics problem.

3 weeks ago

Air France-KLM Losses Grow as Competition Intensifies

Air France-KLM Losses Grow as Competition Intensifies

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Competition is tough in Europe at the moment and Air France-KLM's losses don't look good. But it's traditionally a weak quarter for airlines so things should get better during spring and summer.

3 weeks ago

5 Travel Insights From Skift Forum Europe 2019

5 Travel Insights From Skift Forum Europe 2019

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Whether or not they are doing enough, at least companies are starting to address some of the wider issues around the travel and tourism industry.

3 weeks ago

Oyo Makes European Push With $415 Million Vacation Rental Acquisition

Oyo Makes European Push With $415 Million Vacation Rental Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Having raised so much money, it's not surprising to see Oyo splashing the cash. We should expect further acquisitions as it pushes for global scale.

3 weeks ago

Luxury Resorts Face Guest-Worker Challenges

Luxury Resorts Face Guest-Worker Challenges

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The Trump administration’s anti-immigrant stance is filtering down into the hospitality industry. Big companies will probably be alright, but smaller operators will find things much tougher if they can’t bring in staff from overseas.

3 weeks ago

Uber Didn’t Listen Enough to Cities, a Top European Exec Concedes

Uber Didn’t Listen Enough to Cities, a Top European Exec Concedes

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Uber has tried hard to change its image in recent years, but has it worked?

3 weeks ago

What Morocco’s First Female Mountain Guide Can Teach the Travel Industry

What Morocco’s First Female Mountain Guide Can Teach the Travel Industry

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Peak DMC has made hiring female tour guides a priority, working hard to try to rectify a gender problem. It hasn't always been easy, though.

3 weeks ago

British Airways CEO Says Transformation Is Not Over Yet

British Airways CEO Says Transformation Is Not Over Yet

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Alex Cruz has not always done the popular thing, but the changes he has made have made British Airways a more financially stable airline.

3 weeks ago

Theme Park Operator Parques Reunidos Gets $703 Million Takeover Approach

Theme Park Operator Parques Reunidos Gets $703 Million Takeover Approach

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With two of the company’s minority shareholders on board, this bid looks like it’s got a good chance of succeeding. But will any of Parques Reunidos’ rivals fancy getting involved with their own bids?

4 weeks ago