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IHG’s 17 Brands Deciphered and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, we profile each of IHG's 17 brands, Amadeus discusses its hotel tech strategy, and we take a look at this summer's biggest travel innovators.

IHG’s 17 Brands Deciphered and Other Top Stories This Week

Hotels

Hotels Donate $1 Million to Human Trafficking Survivor Fund

Hotels play a key role in many human trafficking incidents, and G6 Hospitality, Hyatt Hotels, and Extended Stay America stepped up this week by donating to a fund helping victims to show that they are not turning a blind eye.

Hotels Donate $1 Million to Human Trafficking Survivor Fund

Hotels

Margaritaville’s Hotel Empire and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Margaritaville's CEO explains how Jimmy Buffett's brand became a force in the hotel industry, Akasa Air's CEO discusses its launch strategy, and workers dislike how much business travel they are asked to do.

Margaritaville’s Hotel Empire and Other Top Stories This Week

Airlines

Air New Zealand’s New Economy Bunk Beds May Just Democratize Long-Haul Flying

Long-haul flights just got much more appealing now that Air New Zealand announced a bunk bed system. Will "Skynest" allow economy passengers to recline and rest just like those deep-pocketed business passengers are doing up front?

Air New Zealand’s New Economy Bunk Beds May Just Democratize Long-Haul Flying

Airlines

Russia to Invest $14.5 Billion in Building Its Own Planes as Sanctions Bite

With its aviation industry tanking due to sanctions from the West and the seizure of planes from leasing companies, the Russian government is taking a serious step to salvage what's left of a decimated domestic market.

Russia to Invest $14.5 Billion in Building Its Own Planes as Sanctions Bite