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Milwaukee’s Baird Center Opens After $456 Million Expansion

The Baird Center’s renovation and expansion is complete and will be an integral part of the Republican National Convention July 15-18.

Milwaukee’s Baird Center Opens After $456 Million Expansion

Daily Lodging Report

Archipelago Expands Across Mexico and the DR

Archipelago International opened its first office in the Dominican Republic and signed multiple hotel management agreements in the DR and Mexico, adding numerous new properties.

Hotels

Minor Hotels Aims to Expand Portfolio by a Third by 2027

Minor Hotels, the hotel group behind brands like NH Hotels and Anantara, is going all-in on post-pandemic growth. It plans to increase its hotel portfolio by 36% by the end of 2026.

Minor Hotels Aims to Expand Portfolio by a Third by 2027

Airlines

Airlines Scramble for Extra Slots at Reagan National Airport

A provision to add five additional long-distance flights out of DCA in the FAA bill has sent airlines in a frenzy to apply for one of the new slots.

Airlines Scramble for Extra Slots at Reagan National Airport

Airlines

Ryanair: ‘We Don’t Care’ Who the Next Boeing CEO Is — Here’s Why

With Ryanair one of the plane maker's biggest customers, Michael O’Leary's comments will likely carry extra weight at Boeing HQ.

Ryanair: ‘We Don’t Care’ Who the Next Boeing CEO Is — Here’s Why

Airlines

Spirit Airlines Drops Change and Cancellation Fees in New Push for Profitability

Spirit’s changes come as its biggest competitor, Frontier, also dropped change fees and overhauled its pricing structure.

Spirit Airlines Drops Change and Cancellation Fees in New Push for Profitability

Online Travel

Breaking Down Travel Queries in an Age of AI-Powered Search

The new Google search results in an age of AI-powered search is a fascinating mix of usefulness, uselessness, and sheer overwhelm of formats.

Breaking Down Travel Queries in an Age of AI-Powered Search

Hotels

Marriott vs. Hilton: A Fee Fight for Hotel Dominance

While analysts fixate on room count and loyalty program growth, the real battle between hotel giants Marriott and Hilton is over the fees they charge owners and credit-card issuers.

Marriott vs. Hilton: A Fee Fight for Hotel Dominance

Skift Meetings

The Power of a Story

Helen Bassett, senior vice president of Live and Events for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, understands the impact of a good story.

The Power of a Story

Hotels

Florida Hotels Are Beating U.S. Averages in Pricing Power and Revenue Growth

A forthcoming report from JLL Hotels & Hospitality reveals that the state's top 10 lodging markets have consistently outperformed national averages for revenue growth.

Florida Hotels Are Beating U.S. Averages in Pricing Power and Revenue Growth

Skift Research

Regenerative Tourism: Fact From Fiction

Regenerative tourism represents an opportunity for the industry to respond to clear market demand and develop new approaches to sustainability and innovative business models. But it suffers from a lack of defined methodologies and defensible data and risks being a distraction from the core mission of climate action.

Regenerative Tourism: Fact From Fiction