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Accor Introduces Peppers Edge Brand to China

Accor Greater China announced a dual-branded project on Banping Island in Wenzhou, featuring the debut of Peppers Edge and an MGallery luxury resort, both opening in late 2027.

Hotels

IHG Debuts ‘Low Carbon’ Hotels, Calls for Green Subsidies

Can IHG's new green effort satisfy both cost-conscious hotel owners and eco-conscious travelers? IHG admits its new program is just a start. It's not pretending to have all the answers, which is refreshingly honest for a major corporation.

IHG Debuts ‘Low Carbon’ Hotels, Calls for Green Subsidies

Podcasts

Amsterdam’s Overtourism, United’s Labor Issues, and Apollo’s Big Travel Acquisition

Today's podcast looks at Amsterdam's tourism problems, United's flight attendant concerns, and Apollo's acquisition of The Travel Corporation.

Amsterdam’s Overtourism, United’s Labor Issues, and Apollo’s Big Travel Acquisition

Business Travel

More Trips, Higher Prices: Business Travel Spending May Finally Top 2019 Levels

Companies say their employees are embracing business travel, but they're also trying to rein in costs.

More Trips, Higher Prices: Business Travel Spending May Finally Top 2019 Levels

Online Travel

MakeMyTrip and Air India Express Launch Xpress Holidays – India Report

MakeMyTrip's newest collaboration is with Air India Express to offer holiday packages on the airline's website and app. The move comes a month after IndiGo introduced a hotel booking option on its platform.

MakeMyTrip and Air India Express Launch Xpress Holidays – India Report

Daily Lodging Report

North America Guest Satisfaction Rankings Are In

Luxury and upper upscale hotel segments show strong guest satisfaction, while limited-service segments have declined, with The Luxury Collection, Margaritaville Hotels & Resorts, and others ranking highest in their categories.

Airlines

Spirit Airlines Lowers Outlook, Cites Weaker Revenue From Fees

The ultra-low-cost carrier lowered its revenue outlook for the second quarter, blaming softer ancillary sales.

Spirit Airlines Lowers Outlook, Cites Weaker Revenue From Fees

Tourism

Amsterdam vs. Overtourism: ‘It’s About Bringing a Balance Back in Our City’

Amsterdam is trying to find a balance between being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and a city where locals can feel at home.

Amsterdam vs. Overtourism: ‘It’s About Bringing a Balance Back in Our City’

Airlines

United Flight Attendants Plan to Vote on Strike Authorization as Tensions Rise

United flight attendants are the latest to consider a vote to authorize a strike as frustrations over stagnant pay and working conditions continue to mount.

United Flight Attendants Plan to Vote on Strike Authorization as Tensions Rise

Announcements

These Big Questions Will be Answered at This Year’s Skift Aviation Forum

Skift Aviation Forum on November 12 in Dallas will gather industry leaders to explore key opportunities, challenges, and trends shaping the future of aviation, including operational efficiencies, fleet upgrades, and traveler experiences.

These Big Questions Will be Answered at This Year’s Skift Aviation Forum

Skift Research

The Future of Ultra-Low Cost Carriers in the U.S.

High unit costs, reduced operational efficiencies, and increased competition from network carriers have combined to create a significant challenge for ultra-low-cost carriers in the U.S. However, Allegiant and Sun Country's resilience indicates that they are unlikely to go out of business anytime soon.

The Future of Ultra-Low Cost Carriers in the U.S.