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Hotels

IHG Forecasts Loyalty and Hotel Pipeline Growth

CEO Elie Maalouf pointed to early results suggesting that IHG's recent marketing efforts and brand development work are leading to growth in a virtuous flywheel for the hotel group.

IHG Forecasts Loyalty and Hotel Pipeline Growth

Tourism

San Francisco’s New Tourism Chief Fights ‘Doom Loop’ Narrative

San Francisco has been somewhat of a poster child for urban decay. The city's new tourism chief has a lot of work to do to change that image.

San Francisco’s New Tourism Chief Fights ‘Doom Loop’ Narrative

Announcements

Why Skift India Summit Should be on Every Travel Industry Professional’s Calendar

Taking place in Delhi on March 19-20, Skift India Summit will be the premier destination for insightful discussions, networking opportunities, market trend insights and inspiration that will empower industry professionals to stay ahead in the region’s ever-evolving landscape.

Why Skift India Summit Should be on Every Travel Industry Professional’s Calendar

Airlines

This All-Luxury Airline is Expanding Fast: Should the Big Carriers be Worried?

If the business plan is to be believed, Beond Airlines could be a major threat to traditional operators before the end of the decade.

This All-Luxury Airline is Expanding Fast: Should the Big Carriers be Worried?

Skift Meetings

Why Supporting Local Causes Is Better Than Boycotting Destinations

Andre Cholewinski of the American Physical Society champions supporting local causes over boycotting destinations. His forward-thinking approach to responsible event planning fosters positive change without sacrificing community engagement.

Why Supporting Local Causes Is Better Than Boycotting Destinations

Airline Weekly

Jazz Funk: Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways Hits A Rough Patch

In this week’s edition, the Gulf Middle East takes center stage with a profile of Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways. Though rather small, Jazeera’s difficulties with overcapacity are afflicting carriers of all sizes across the region.

Jazz Funk: Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways Hits A Rough Patch

Daily Lodging Report

Barclays Forecasts Optimistic Outlook for 2024

Barclays updated their U.S. lodging REIT estimates ahead of the onslaught of expected conservative earnings that are coming.

Hotels

Andaz Brand Campaign: The Story of Hyatt’s Luxury Lifestyle Hotels

Hyatt's brand muse Crystal Vinisse Thomas reveals the thinking behind her seven-figure marketing campaign for luxury lifestyle brand Andaz.

Andaz Brand Campaign: The Story of Hyatt’s Luxury Lifestyle Hotels

Startups

Velocys Raises $40 Million for Jet Fuel Tech: Startup Funding Roundup 

More renewable jet fuel companies are raising money to develop products, but a lot more money is needed to reach the industry's zero-emissions goals by 2050.

Velocys Raises $40 Million for Jet Fuel Tech: Startup Funding Roundup 

Hotels

Wyndham’s Latest Annual Report: 8 Things We Learned

Eight things jumped out at us from Wyndham annual financial filing. One surprise was that it has introduced an AI risk disclosure. That is something we expect will become commonplace in travel company filings.

Wyndham’s Latest Annual Report: 8 Things We Learned

Airlines

Carl Icahn to Get Two Seats on JetBlue’s Board

The activist investor gained two seats on JetBlue's board after acquiring a nearly 10% stake in the company.

Carl Icahn to Get Two Seats on JetBlue’s Board