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Tourism

Disney Theme Parks Remain Bright Spot for Embattled Company Set to Shed 7,000 Jobs

The company is starting off its 100th anniversary by cutting more than $5 billion in costs, and by laying off 4 percent of its global workforce. Seems like the company is more in survival mode than creativity mode. As Disney goes through the turmoil, the steady growth at theme parks will come into even greater focus.

Disney Theme Parks Remain Bright Spot for Embattled Company Set to Shed 7,000 Jobs

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MGM Resorts Forecasts March to Be the Best Month for Its Las Vegas Hotels Ever

MGM Resorts International reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2022 on Wednesday. Here are key points about the operator of 32 hotels and casinos in the U.S. and Macau. Revenue and losses: The Las Vegas-based company reported a net income of $284 million on revenue of $3.6 billion for the last quarter of 2022.…

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United Airlines Takes Aim at Southwest in Super Bowl Ad

United Airlines is taking a subtle dig at rival Southwest Airlines' massive number of holiday season cancellations in an ad it's airing during the Super Bowl on Sunday. United's ad features a family from Denver gathering, with the on-screen text saying at the end of the 30-second spot, "United got more families in and out…

Announcements

What Travel Marketers Should Expect in 2023: Skift Research Survey Findings

This coming year is full of both promise and uncertainty for the travel industry. See what proprietary Skift Research has to say about how travel marketers should prepare.

What Travel Marketers Should Expect in 2023: Skift Research Survey Findings

Tourism

Paying Michelin Guide to Help Promote Your Tourism Can Be a Messy Business

Cities are paying for Michelin to come, but people are divided on what this means for their restaurants. As the Michelin Guide expands with the help of tourism boards around the world, controversies continue around the guide's role in tourism marketing.

Paying Michelin Guide to Help Promote Your Tourism Can Be a Messy Business

Airline Weekly

Chile’s JetSmart Enters Fray as Potential Spoiler to Viva Air-Avianca Merger

Avianca and JetSmart appear set to duke it out for Colombian discounter Viva Air.

Chile’s JetSmart Enters Fray as Potential Spoiler to Viva Air-Avianca Merger

Online Travel

Trivago Focusing on Booking Tool to Fight Online Travel Agencies

In its effort to gain a stronger hold on the hotel market, Trivago is implementing a tool that could change how it makes money and reduce the role of online travel agencies in bookings.

Trivago Focusing on Booking Tool to Fight Online Travel Agencies

Media and PR

Priceline Launches New Campaign With Kaley Cuoco for Super Bowl

The Super Bowl, with its massive reach, represents a prime opportunity for companies like Priceline to remind consumers that opportunities for affordable travel definitely haven't fallen by the wayside.

Priceline Launches New Campaign With Kaley Cuoco for Super Bowl

Daily Lodging Report

Macau Will Pay Some Regional Tourists to Visit

Macau’s latest ploy to attract new visitors is an incentive scheme for foreigners that would mimic the promotional arrangement afforded to mainlanders.

Skift Meetings

Disney’s $1-an-Hour Raise Contract Offer Turned Down

The Service Trades Council Union has rejected Disney’s latest contract offer, saying a $1-an-hour raise is not enough. The historic minimum wage increase at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, is what unions want as the new standard.

Disney’s $1-an-Hour Raise Contract Offer Turned Down

Airlines

Spirit Airlines’ Cost Struggles

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Spirit's earnings purgatory, Hertz's brands revival, and cruise tourism in east and Southern Africa.

Spirit Airlines’ Cost Struggles