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Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Approaches a New Milestone

Today's podcast looks at Airbnb's latest listings numbers, JetBlue and Spirit's latest agreement, and American Airlines' latest order.

Airbnb Approaches a New Milestone

Hotels

Chalet Hotels to Acquire Courtyard by Marriott Aravali Resort – India Report

The resort marked Mankind Pharma family's foray into hospitality in 2022. Post acquisition, it is now Chalet Hotels' second property in North India.

Chalet Hotels to Acquire Courtyard by Marriott Aravali Resort – India Report

Daily Lodging Report

Travel + Leisure Finalizes Accor Vacation Club Acquisition

Travel + Leisure Co. has closed the acquisition of the vacation ownership business of Accor. The deal means the Accor Vacation Club will now be integrated into the Travel + Leisure Co. business structure.

Hotels

Life House CEO Resigns as Hotel Startup Faces Complaints

Reports suggest that Life House, the startup that Rami Zeidan founded in 2017, is facing a wave of complaints from the hotel owners who use its software and services. A new CEO could give the company a fresh start.

Life House CEO Resigns as Hotel Startup Faces Complaints

Airlines

American Airlines Orders 260 New Planes: Here’s What They’re Getting

The addition of the Boeing 737 Max 10 in American's order is a vote of confidence in the U.S. manufacturer's yet-to-be certified plane.

American Airlines Orders 260 New Planes: Here’s What They’re Getting

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus Is Officially Dead: Here’s Why It Didn’t Work

Subscriptions were supposed to be the next big thing in travel. It hasn't worked out that way. eDreams Odigeo's program seems to be doing well, but most of the others are struggling.

Tripadvisor Plus Is Officially Dead: Here’s Why It Didn’t Work

Airlines

American Airlines Expands Domestic First Class, Betting on Premium Travel’s Durability

American’s Airbus A319 and A320 fleet will soon have more first class seating, larger overhead bins and outlets at every seat.

American Airlines Expands Domestic First Class, Betting on Premium Travel’s Durability

Startups

Mews’ Latest Funding Values Hotel Tech Startup at $1.2 Billion

Mews, a startup selling hotel management software, earned unicorn status with its latest $110 million funding. The funding round placed a $1.2 billion value on the startup.

Mews’ Latest Funding Values Hotel Tech Startup at $1.2 Billion

Skift Meetings

Monique Ruff-Bell: Smile Through the Pain

Monique Ruff-Bell is chief program and strategy officer at TED Conferences, a new role for the organization. Just as TED is known for powerful ideas, powerfully presented, Ruff-Bell’s road to this role is an inspiring one.

Monique Ruff-Bell: Smile Through the Pain

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Closes In on 1.5 Million Verified Listings to Build Trust

To verify 7.7 million listings, as untold numbers are constantly dropping off and new ones are added in more than 220 countries, is a daunting task. By its nature, this will be an imperfect process.

Airbnb Closes In on 1.5 Million Verified Listings to Build Trust

Airlines

JetBlue and Spirit Airlines Agree to Terminate $3.8 Billion Merger

Both airlines came to the conclusion that it would be unlikely for them to meet the requirements of the merger by July 24.

JetBlue and Spirit Airlines Agree to Terminate $3.8 Billion Merger