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Tourism

Thailand Scraps Controversial Tourist Fee, Begins Luxury Travel Push

Thailand may have gone from being picky to rolling out the red carpet for everyone, realizing that hitting a 40-million tourist target can't be done by courting the big spenders alone.

Thailand Scraps Controversial Tourist Fee, Begins Luxury Travel Push

Podcasts

Southwest CEO to Stay, Hotel Wellness Grows and Cruise Line Junk Fees

Today's podcast looks at Southwest's reactions to activist funds, the proof in the pudding for hotel wellness, and California's new cruise fee mandates.

Southwest CEO to Stay, Hotel Wellness Grows and Cruise Line Junk Fees

Online Travel

Ixigo IPO Garners Significant Demand Across Investor Categories — India Report

Ixigo's IPO closed to a blockbuster subscription window. The online travel company's performance at the Indian bourses is indicative of the positive sentiments that prevail in India with regard to the travel industry.

Ixigo IPO Garners Significant Demand Across Investor Categories — India Report

Daily Lodging Report

Kimpton Unveils Plans for Hawaii 

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is partnering with Coco Palms Resort to open a luxury resort in Kauai, Hawaii in 2026, featuring 350 accommodations, a coconut grove, spa, pools, and dining options.

Hotels

Hotel Wellness Investments Surge: Latest Data on Best Performers

Less talk, more data. Here's how hotels with wellness offerings are doing, according to RLA Global, HotStats, and Truist Securities. Plus, the latest wellness concept: Ballers.

Hotel Wellness Investments Surge: Latest Data on Best Performers

Airlines

Southwest CEO Says He Won’t Resign Despite Elliott’s Activist Pressure

Jordan’s comments come just days after Elliott took a nearly $2 billion stake in Southwest, making it one of the airline’s largest investors.

Southwest CEO Says He Won’t Resign Despite Elliott’s Activist Pressure

Tourism

Turkey’s Strategy for Tourism: A Big Bet on China’s Travelers

The new darling of China's tourism industry may be none other than Turkey. Here's how Turkey is wooing China's new breed of travelers, who are young, hungry for off-the-beaten-path experiences, and spending more than before.

Turkey’s Strategy for Tourism: A Big Bet on China’s Travelers

Cruises

Cruise Lines to Disclose Hidden Fees When California’s Junk Fee Law Kicks In July 1

On July 1, consumers will find out if cruise operators are going to stick with the spirit of California's new junk fee regulation: full price transparency.

Cruise Lines to Disclose Hidden Fees When California’s Junk Fee Law Kicks In July 1

Hotels

Six Rosewood Hotels Aim to Blend Luxury Travel With Positive Social Impact

Can you combine indulgence with making a meaningful difference? Rosewood believes it will at a half-dozen of its ultra-luxury hotels.

Six Rosewood Hotels Aim to Blend Luxury Travel With Positive Social Impact

Airlines

Getting Out of China ‘Was The Right Call,’ Qantas International CEO Says

Just months after returning to Shanghai, Qantas is due to operate its last scheduled flight to the city at the end of July. Cam Wallace tells Skift about the rationale behind the shock move.

Getting Out of China ‘Was The Right Call,’ Qantas International CEO Says

Daily Lodging Report

Hilton Expands in Southeast Asia With 11 New Hotels

Hilton announced the signing of 11 new properties in Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam, including the debut of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Southeast Asia.