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Airlines

American Airlines Backtracks, Will Allow Travel Agency Customers to Keep Earning Miles

American Airlines tried to drag an entrenched industry toward the airline's vision of a more productive distribution future. But the financial hit stung.

American Airlines Backtracks, Will Allow Travel Agency Customers to Keep Earning Miles

Cruises

Viking Cruises Earnings: Bets on 55+ Demo, Cuts Debt, Vague on Forecasts

Viking, the only pure-play luxury cruise line, has reported its first quarterly earnings since it went public. The company is targeting a English-speakers over the age of 55, a demographic with most of the wealth and a broad eagerness to travel.

Viking Cruises Earnings: Bets on 55+ Demo, Cuts Debt, Vague on Forecasts

Announcements

One Week Away From Two Consecutive Skift Events in New York City

We are one week out from the inaugural Skift Data + AI Summit (June 4) and the popular Skift Short-Term Rental Summit (June 5) happening back-to-back. Here is what to expect.

One Week Away From Two Consecutive Skift Events in New York City

Airlines

American Airlines CEO Admits ‘We’ve Dug Ourselves a Hole’

Robert Isom had warm words for Vasu Raja, the airline’s outgoing chief commercial officer, but hinted that it was time for him to go.

American Airlines CEO Admits ‘We’ve Dug Ourselves a Hole’

Tourism

Post-World Cup, Qatar’s Tourism Industry Is Relying on Spikes, Surges and Mega Events

Qatar's tourism numbers are growing, but so is the country's reliance on events and conferences.

Post-World Cup, Qatar’s Tourism Industry Is Relying on Spikes, Surges and Mega Events

Skift Meetings

Rafat Ali and Brian Quinn: How to Make a Bad Conference Good

Rafat Ali and Brian Quinn: How to Make a Bad Conference Good

Skift Meetings

IEEE Makes a Difference in Jamaica

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, gathered in Jamaica inspiring the country’s next generation of tech professionals.

Skift Meetings

4 Strategies to Uncover Unique Meeting Venues & Locations

Bleisure travelers don’t want the same old travel experiences they see on social media; they want to be the first in their friend group to explore and adventure somewhere new. Here’s how meeting planners can organize professional gatherings that fulfill that dream.

4 Strategies to Uncover Unique Meeting Venues & Locations

Podcasts

Oyo’s IPO Pause and IndiGo’s Business Class

On this week's podcast, our India-based editors look at IndiGo's new business class offering and discuss the latest on Oyo's IPO plans.

Oyo’s IPO Pause and IndiGo’s Business Class

Skift Meetings

Industry Associations Announce New Research, Events, Partnerships and Award Winners

Industry associations have been busy developing research, launching events, forming partnerships and recognizing current and future industry leaders.

Industry Associations Announce New Research, Events, Partnerships and Award Winners

Podcasts

Google’s AI Travel Tools, NYC’s Room Crunch and Air France’s Olympics Lounge

Today's podcast looks at Google's AI travel tools, New York City's room crunch, and an Olympics-aimed airport lounge.

Google’s AI Travel Tools, NYC’s Room Crunch and Air France’s Olympics Lounge