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Gatwick Airport Wants to Double Connectivity With India in 5 Years

With IndiGo planning to induct Airbus A350 aircraft by 2027, potentially enabling flights to London, will it be considering Gatwick as a new destination?

Gatwick Airport Wants to Double Connectivity With India in 5 Years

Podcasts

Mallorca’s Tourism Angst, Biz Travel’s Bounce and Delta’s IT Woes

Today's podcast looks at Mallorca residents’ anger over tourism, business travel’s projected return, and Delta’s ongoing IT outage issues.

Mallorca’s Tourism Angst, Biz Travel’s Bounce and Delta’s IT Woes

Tourism

Spending by Foreign Tourists Soars, India’s Latest Economic Survey States – India Report

Despite the gains, international travel continues to remain a pain point for India's tourism sector. The Economic Survey, which precedes presentation of the Indian Budget, has emphasized on the recovery of this segment for India. It could indicate a higher allocation to the tourism sector in the Budget set to be presented on Tuesday.

Spending by Foreign Tourists Soars, India’s Latest Economic Survey States – India Report

Daily Lodging Report

Marriott Expands Branded Residences Globally

Marriott International is expanding its Marriott Branded Residences globally, enhancing benefits for Residence Owners through the ONVIA platform and leveraging Marriott’s hospitality expertise to attract developers and buyers.

Business Travel

Business Travel Bounces Back: Spending Forecast to Hit Record

Business travel is roaring back, with global spending projected to surpass pre-pandemic levels in dollar volume this year. Face-to-face wins.

Business Travel Bounces Back: Spending Forecast to Hit Record

Tourism

Thousands of Mallorca Protesters Demand ‘Limits on Tourism’

Mallorca just had its second mass demonstration against mass tourism this summer. Expect more to come in other hot spots in Spain.

Thousands of Mallorca Protesters Demand ‘Limits on Tourism’

Hotels

Selina Collapses in Liquidity Crisis, Seeks Buyers

Selina billed itself as a pioneer in the "digital nomad" hospitality sector. But it can no longer avoid insolvency. Its woes can be partly traced back to its ill-fated SPAC merger in October 2022.

Selina Collapses in Liquidity Crisis, Seeks Buyers

Airlines

Delta’s Meltdown Enters Day 4 After IT Outage

Delta entered another day of massive flight disruptions after an IT outage just days earlier overwhelmed its crew scheduling system.

Delta’s Meltdown Enters Day 4 After IT Outage

Daily Lodging Report

Manila’s Newport World Resorts to Get $170 Million Upgrade

Alliance Global Corp plans to spend nearly $170 million this year, mainly on upgrading facilities at Newport World Resorts and developing Westside City.

Skift Meetings

Are Your Meeting Contracts Really Protecting You?

There was a time when contracts were written haphazardly, and deals were secured with a handshake. Those days are over. Today, the industry relies heavily on detailed written terms.

Are Your Meeting Contracts Really Protecting You?

Tourism

Japan’s 35 Million Tourist Bonanza in 2024: Great for Business, Not So Much for Overtourism

The weak yen has definitely boosted Japan's tourism industry, but as the country rides this wave of visitors, it’s going to be a tightrope walk — balancing the economic gains with the realities of overtourism.

Japan’s 35 Million Tourist Bonanza in 2024: Great for Business, Not So Much for Overtourism