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Tourism

Ask Skift: How Does a Tourism Bump Impact Inflation?

Several destinations have experienced a tourism boom in recent years, but has a surge in visitors contributed to inflation?

Ask Skift: How Does a Tourism Bump Impact Inflation?

Hotels

Oyo Launches Premium Hotel Brand in Dubai for Indian Travelers

Oyo looks to make the most of India's burgeoning outbound travel market, as evidenced by its recent launch of premium hotels in popular destinations for Indian tourists.

Oyo Launches Premium Hotel Brand in Dubai for Indian Travelers

Announcements

This Year’s Skift IDEA Awards Prize Package

With only one week remaining to submit your Skift IDEA Awards entry, let’s take a look at the incredible prize package you could be taking home — and trust us, it’s worth the entry cost.

This Year’s Skift IDEA Awards Prize Package

Tourism

Spiritual Tourism in India Gives Boost to These 7 Emerging Cities

Hotel companies are betting big on the smaller towns in India. With spiritual tourism accounting for 60% of the domestic tourism, the segment is likely to drive the growth in the Indian hospitality industry for the next few years.

Spiritual Tourism in India Gives Boost to These 7 Emerging Cities

Daily Lodging Report

Hilton Promises Increased China Investment

Hilton will increase investment in China, continuing rapid expansion as their fastest-growing international market with 671 hotels and a strong pipeline of new properties.

Skift Research

Skift Travel Health Index: May 2024 Highlights

The Skift Travel Health Index reached 103 in May 2024, reflecting a 3% year-over-year increase. This aligns with Skift Research's travel outlook for 2024, which predicts a transition from recovery to stable, moderate growth for the travel industry.

Skift Travel Health Index: May 2024 Highlights

Airline Weekly

Seoul Position: Korean Air’s Epic Post-Pandemic

For most of the world’s airlines, Covid was a curse. For Korean Air, it was a financial and strategic blessing.

Seoul Position: Korean Air’s Epic Post-Pandemic

Luxury

Spaceships. Submarines. Kidnappings. How the Very Rich Vacation Now

Those with $50 million in the bank aren't average, so it follows that neither are their vacations. In other words, Fitzgerald had it right: The very rich are different from you and me.

Spaceships. Submarines. Kidnappings. How the Very Rich Vacation Now

Daily Lodging Report

U.S. Hotels Report Gains in May 2024

The U.S. hotel industry showed improved performance in May 2024, with notable increases in occupancy, ADR, and RevPAR, especially in New York City.

Hotels

Hotels Race to Comply with California’s Junk Fee Laws

California's bold move is forcing all U.S. based hotels to put all their cards on the table, setting a new standard for price comparison that will likely go national. Whether this leads to more competitive pricing or simply shifts consumer costs elsewhere remains to be seen.

Hotels Race to Comply with California’s Junk Fee Laws

Airline Weekly

Why is Korean Air so Profitable? 

In part one, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss the factors delivering consistently strong results for Korean Air. In part two, we reveal the global airlines that were the most and least profitable in the first quarter of 2024.

Why is Korean Air so Profitable?