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Airbnb’s Potential Investment in Oyo, Explained

Airbnb’s Potential Investment in Oyo, Explained

Deanna Ting and Sean O'Neill, Skift

This year is shaping up to be the year when Airbnb gets all of its ducks in a row before the big IPO. Investing in adjacent businesses like Oyo is a major part of that strategy. But will any of this ultimately matter — or make a difference — once the company goes public?

18 hours ago

Wow Air Moves On After Frontier Owner Bails on Talks

Wow Air Moves On After Frontier Owner Bails on Talks

Patrick Whyte, Skift

If Indigo Partners isn't willing to invest, we're betting that things don't look pretty at Wow Air. Will the struggling carrier survive?

20 hours ago

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

United is the first U.S. airline to let its passengers pick a gender option other than male or female when booking tickets. Delta and other carriers said last month that they plan to make similar moves shortly. We’re with they/them.

22 hours ago

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How Japan’s Setouchi Region is Reinventing Its Tourism Sector from the Ground Up

How Japan’s Setouchi Region is Reinventing Its Tourism Sector from the Ground Up

Japan National Tourism Organization + Skift

Japan’s Setouchi Region was once a relatively unknown corner of the country, left off the itineraries of most travelers. But that’s changing quickly, thanks to high profile attractions like Naoshima Island. How will Setouchi’s tourism stakeholders find the right strategy to help it sustain and grow this tourism success story?

23 hours ago

China Extends May Day Holiday to Stimulate Spending

China Extends May Day Holiday to Stimulate Spending

Bloomberg News

China’s move to lengthen this year’s May Day holiday could give a boost to travel and dining out. But it all depends: If confidence in the economy is low, people still might just stay at home and watch a soap opera.

1 day ago

Indonesia’s Garuda Wants to Cancel $4.8 Billion Boeing Order

Indonesia’s Garuda Wants to Cancel $4.8 Billion Boeing Order

Fathiya Dahrul and Harry Suhartono, Bloomberg

With the Max aircraft currently grounded across the world, we should probably expect more carriers try to get out of their orders over the coming months.

1 day ago

Guesty Raises $35 Million to Manage Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Guesty Raises $35 Million to Manage Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week travel startups Guesty, The Plum Guide, Zeus, Zuzu, Welcome Pickups, Vntrip, and Hostfully revealed more than $76 million in funding collectively.

1 day ago

Why Blockchain Could Come to Airport Security Checkpoints

Why Blockchain Could Come to Airport Security Checkpoints

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Blockchain in travel hasn't disappeared, even if people are no longer obsessed with getting rich off of cryptocurrencies.

1 day ago

How a ‘Poppy Apocalypse’ Could Turn Into Tourism Gold for a Small California City

How a ‘Poppy Apocalypse’ Could Turn Into Tourism Gold for a Small California City

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Lake Elsinore, California wanted tourists — but not the kind that gridlocked its streets and trampled its mountainsides. The city is trying to learn from intense short-term overtourism to prepare for a more manageable future.

2 days ago

American Airlines and China Southern Launch Frequent Flyer Partnership

American Airlines and China Southern Launch Frequent Flyer Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

American's loyalty members may no longer have to worry about the mixed messages coming from China Southern and its plans to join the Oneworld Alliance. With a new partnership, frequent flyers on both carriers will now be able to reap benefits — with or without China Southern playing a role in Oneworld.

2 days ago

Men Are Spending More to Get Healthy and Brands Want In

Men Are Spending More to Get Healthy and Brands Want In

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Women tend to be the primary demographic in the well-being space, but companies see growth potential in the men’s market, too.

2 days ago

China’s Comac May Sell Its First Aircraft to an Overseas Carrier Soon

China’s Comac May Sell Its First Aircraft to an Overseas Carrier Soon

Bruce Einhorn and Moses Mozart Dzawu, Bloomberg

Ghana’s AWA (Africa World Airlines) may order Comac's regional jets this month. The carrier would be among the first overseas customers for Comac's commercial aircraft. But the airline is partly owned by China’s HNA Group, which makes it less of a coup than it first appears. Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer may still have some years yet until they compete in jet sales with Comac.

2 days ago