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Tourism

Las Vegas Sands Eyes NY’s Long Island as Meetings and Tourism Draw

Move over Macau and Singapore. Las Vegas Sands is betting on Long Island, unlike other city-centric developers spending millions to win a casino license in New York. All these new proposals are focusing on corporate meeting spaces and tourism boosts to the economy to turn the odds in their favor.

Las Vegas Sands Eyes NY’s Long Island as Meetings and Tourism Draw

Tour Operators

Flight Centre Travel Group Moves Upscale by Buying UK Tour Operator Scott Dunn for $150 Million

The Australian group is turning to the U.S. for its next phase of expansion, but interestingly thinks the best avenue for that is through a British luxury brand.

Flight Centre Travel Group Moves Upscale by Buying UK Tour Operator Scott Dunn for $150 Million

News Blog

Google Flights and Hotels Make Europe-Mandated Transparency Changes … in Europe

Google made changes to Google Flights and Hotels related to transparency in hotel reviews and pricing under pressure from the European Commission — but stopped short of making those modifications elsewhere in the world. "Reviews aren't verified," Google states in the European Union. Source: Google At the behest of the European Commission, Google added text…

Airline Weekly

Ryanair Stands Out Among European Rivals for Being Bigger Today Than Before the Pandemic

Ryanair continues to produce remarkably strong profits, even as low-cost competitors struggle. It sees more strength ahead as the peak spring and summer seasons approach.

Ryanair Stands Out Among European Rivals for Being Bigger Today Than Before the Pandemic

Hotels

Hotels Put New Focus on Mental Well-Being of Workers in ‘Always On’ Industry

Hotels realize that thoroughly addressing their employees' mental health not only helps them retain staff, but goes a long way in cultivating a happy workforce more likely to improve the guest experience.

Hotels Put New Focus on Mental Well-Being of Workers in ‘Always On’ Industry

Business Travel

Turkey Plays New Role as Business Travel Hub for Russia’s Displaced Corporations

More businesses from Russia than any other nation are registering offices in Turkey, but the resulting boost in corporate travel could raise ethical questions in the not too distant future.

Turkey Plays New Role as Business Travel Hub for Russia’s Displaced Corporations

News Blog

U.S. Hotels Haven’t Yet Recovered 2019 Occupancy, Staffing, or Real Revenue

The U.S. hotel sector will this year finally surpass 2019 levels on a few performance metrics, according to research commissioned by the country's largest hotel lobby. U.S. hotels will see gains in occupancy, inflation-adjusted revenue figures, and staffing levels in 2023, according to a report published on Monday by the American Hotel & Lodging Association…

Skift Meetings

How C2 Delivers Value with Creative Sponsor Activations

Montreal’s image as a creative hub owes a lot to C2. The iconic business event plays a key role attracting investment to the city and creative sponsor activations are an important part of how it delivers value.

How C2 Delivers Value with Creative Sponsor Activations

News Blog

China’s Fosun Looks to Club Med Resorts Recovery After Profit Warning

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is hoping its vacation business segment will pull it out of a slump. Fosun, which owns the Club Med chain of resorts and the Thomas Cook brand, issued a warning on Jan. 20, saying profit for the year ended Dec 31, 2022 is expected to decrease by 80 percent compared to…

Airlines

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Refocuses Back on a Superapp Just for Travel

While "disruptive and different" is still the mantra that Tony Fernandes swears by, he says he's choosing to tread carefully even as he aspires to create an AirAsia Republic.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Refocuses Back on a Superapp Just for Travel

Skift Meetings

The Evolution of Instant Booking Solutions

Marriott International is the first brand to have direct integration with Groups360’s instant group booking solution for both guest rooms and meeting spaces.

The Evolution of Instant Booking Solutions