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Turboprop Competition Heats Up in Developing Asia

Turboprop Competition Heats Up in Developing Asia

Jamie Freed and Tim Hepher, Reuters

Economic growth has created new demand for turboprop aircraft in developing regions. Competition in the sector is fierce, particularly as Boeing and Airbus line up against each other in yet another market.

8 hours ago

Alaska Airlines Enters Oneworld Alliance and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Alaska Airlines Enters Oneworld Alliance and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in airline news, after years being unaligned, Alaska Airlines is joining Oneworld. The carrier is also ramping up its codesharing agreement with American Airlines to include international flights, potentially posing real competition for some of Delta's routes. Plus, with Air Italy's closure, yet another European airline bites the dust.

9 hours ago

Expedia Chairman Blasts His Own Company and 14 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Expedia Chairman Blasts His Own Company and 14 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in digital news, Expedia Chairman Barry Diller led an eventful earnings call during which he tore into the company's work-life balance and bloat, but also admitted he was just beginning to understand the business. Plus, Skift Research explores Google's far-reaching impact on the travel industry.

12 hours ago

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Aruba’s ‘Election Disconnection’ Experience Showcases the Demand for Personalized Wellness Getaways

Aruba’s ‘Election Disconnection’ Experience Showcases the Demand for Personalized Wellness Getaways

Aruba Tourism Authority + Skift

Today’s stressful, modern era has increasingly led travelers to plan transformational trips that will make them feel physically, mentally, and spiritually healthier. Aruba is one destination that has innovated its wellness offerings to meet this growing consumer demand.

4 days ago

Beleaguered Avianca Faces Two Bribery Probes

Beleaguered Avianca Faces Two Bribery Probes

Julia Symmes Cobb, Reuters

One probe of Colombian airline Avianca is looking at whether a top executive took bribes from Airbus. Another probe is checking whether the airline gave free plane tickets to public officials in return for favors. Both stories are unfortunate distractions from the financial and strategic turnarounds that the company needs to be focusing on.

13 hours ago

Where Does Delta’s CEO Stand on the Recline Vs. No-Recline Seat Debate? Now We Know

Where Does Delta’s CEO Stand on the Recline Vs. No-Recline Seat Debate? Now We Know

Tom Lowry , Skift

It's always been a hot button issue aboard planes, but the debate of whether to recline or not to recline your seat resurfaced this past week. Delta's Ed Bastian found himself in the crosshairs of that argument. He was upright with his answer, and apparently in his seat, too.

1 day ago

Group Tours Banned From Amsterdam Red-Light District Windows

Group Tours Banned From Amsterdam Red-Light District Windows

Associated Press

Amsterdam has banned guided tours from approaching red-light district windows to better protect sex workers from mobs of leering tourists. It's a common sense restriction that still allows groups to explore the area.

1 day ago

Hilton Predicts Ongoing Impact From Coronavirus and 9 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Hilton Predicts Ongoing Impact From Coronavirus and 9 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in hospitality news, the far-reaching impact of coronavirus on the industry is becoming clearer, with Hilton CEO predicting business to be affected for up to a year after closing hundreds of hotels in China. Plus, Vacasa's CEO steps aside as company looks to go public.

1 day ago

Barcelona Bares Brunt of Mobile World Congress Cancellation and 12 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Barcelona Bares Brunt of Mobile World Congress Cancellation and 12 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in tourism news, Barcelona is reeling after the Mobile World Congress cancelled its 15th annual trade show in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak. Plus, will China hit back at countries that implemented strict travel bans against its citizens?

2 days ago

Travel Oregon’s Budget Could Be Threatened Over Scrutiny of Its Executives’ Pay Hikes

Travel Oregon’s Budget Could Be Threatened Over Scrutiny of Its Executives’ Pay Hikes

Associated Press, Associated Press

Tourism boards in the U.S. often have to fight hard to maintain their funding sources. When legitimate questions over executive compensation levels come up — as has happened in Oregon — it threatens to give all of tourism marketing a bad name.

2 days ago

U.S. Passengers Aboard Quarantined Carnival Cruise Ship to Be Flown Home From Japan

U.S. Passengers Aboard Quarantined Carnival Cruise Ship to Be Flown Home From Japan

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

Good call on the part of the U.S. to evacuate 380 Americans who have been living a nightmare the past two weeks aboard the Diamond Princess. Here's hoping that everyone gets off that ship.

2 days ago

Google’s Critics Dismiss Move Posting Competitors’ Travel Links as Window Dressing

Google’s Critics Dismiss Move Posting Competitors’ Travel Links as Window Dressing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google is bending somewhat to intense regulatory pressure in Europe. But its answers in travel to date amount aren't very meaningful.

2 days ago