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Travel Agents

Flight Centre Is Closing Its Gogo Vacations Unit

Flight Centre wanted to cut a money-losing division and refocus on a higher-end luxury client. RIP Gogo Vacations.

Flight Centre Is Closing Its Gogo Vacations Unit

Hotels

Marriott Plans 12 Hotel Openings in India in 2024, Shimla to Get a Ritz-Carlton in 2029

Marriott's hotel growth in India shows it is thinking strategically about India's growth, offering options for different budgets. The hotel chain is making sure it covers all the bases and includes everyone as it expands.

Marriott Plans 12 Hotel Openings in India in 2024, Shimla to Get a Ritz-Carlton in 2029

Daily Lodging Report

Hilton’s Loyalty/Glamping Move

Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line Bullish Thanks to Strong Caribbean Demand

Although trips to the Middle East aren't in the cards for the Norwegian Cruise Line this year, the company is confident in surging demand for trips to other regions.

Norwegian Cruise Line Bullish Thanks to Strong Caribbean Demand

Airlines

Why Airlines Are Charging More to Check a Bag

Airlines are raising baggage fees to offset rising costs and cooling airfare inflation. But these price hikes may also be part of a strategy to incentivize more passengers to sign up for their frequent flyer programs and co-branded credit cards.

Why Airlines Are Charging More to Check a Bag

Short-Term Rentals

NYC Hotels Stand to Gain From Short-Term Rental Crackdown. Here’s How Much

Meanwhile, listings are down and revenue per room is up for short-term rentals.

NYC Hotels Stand to Gain From Short-Term Rental Crackdown. Here’s How Much

Short-Term Rentals

Hostelworld Launches Sustainability Certification For Its Hostels

The company claims this is a one-of-a-kind certification program for hostels.

Hostelworld Launches Sustainability Certification For Its Hostels

Daily Lodging Report

Jumeirah Group CEO Will Depart

Katerina Giannouka has left Jumeirah Group, one year into her time as CEO. Thomas Meier, CEOO, will serve as Interim CEO again.

Hotels

Hilton Adds ‘Glamping’ Via Loyalty Licensing Deal With AutoCamp

‘Glamping’ is gaining respectability.

Hilton Adds ‘Glamping’ Via Loyalty Licensing Deal With AutoCamp

Airlines

Why Norse Atlantic Will Be Flying To Nigeria This Summer

Flying from London to Lagos on behalf of Air Peace will allow the Norwegian airline to utilize some of its surplus planes.

Why Norse Atlantic Will Be Flying To Nigeria This Summer

Skift Meetings

Destination Brief: Atlantic City Sets the Bar for Meaningful Meetings

America’s Playground is moving beyond leisure tourism to become a modern home for meetings and events based on the values of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Discover why its combination of business, play, and regenerative thinking is attracting event planners in 2024 and beyond.

Destination Brief: Atlantic City Sets the Bar for Meaningful Meetings