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Egencia Could Be a Buyer in 2018 — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Egencia Could Be a Buyer in 2018 — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Egencia already has a strong offering in corporate travel technology, so acquisitions to improve its scale are likely in the coming years.

54 mins ago

TUI Group’s Switch From Tour Operator to Hotel and Cruise Line Is Paying Off

TUI Group’s Switch From Tour Operator to Hotel and Cruise Line Is Paying Off

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI Group has used proceeds from sales to invest in hotels and cruise ships. This asset-heavy approach has its risks, but it does give the company more control.

1 hour ago

Hilton’s New CMO Inherits a Strong Legacy and Big Challenges in Hospitality Marketing

Hilton’s New CMO Inherits a Strong Legacy and Big Challenges in Hospitality Marketing

Deanna Ting, Skift

Kenny replaces long-time Hilton executive Geraldine Calpin. The new CMO will have to enhance Hilton's direct-booking marketing efforts. And with artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies influencing every CMO's agenda, there is also an opportunity for Kenny to leverage them to really personalize the guest experience.

4 hours ago

Delta Orders 100 Airbus Jets for $12.7 in Payback After Boeing Initiated Trade Dispute

Delta Orders 100 Airbus Jets for $12.7 in Payback After Boeing Initiated Trade Dispute

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Rival aircraft maker Boeing lost this sale. We're sure — kind of — that Delta wasn't swayed in its decisionmaking by the fact that Boeing recently campaigned to get the U.S. government to slap duties on its order of jets from another manufacturer, Bombardier, in a trade spat.

9 hours ago

Qatar Airways Shows Defiance Despite Impact of Saudi-Led Blockade

Qatar Airways Shows Defiance Despite Impact of Saudi-Led Blockade

Stephen Engle and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is often defiant, no matter the situation. So it's little surprise he's pledging his carrier can continue to launch successful routes despite the blockade of its home country. But that's easier said than done.

10 hours ago

Singapore Air Sounds Alarm on Overcapacity as Competition Heats Up

Singapore Air Sounds Alarm on Overcapacity as Competition Heats Up

Kyunghee Park and Haslinda Amin, Bloomberg

Complaints about overcapacity always sound like sour grapes, especially when they come from legacy carriers. Singapore Airlines is just one of a number airlines being squeezed at both ends of the spectrum.

12 hours ago

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Travel Brands Should Stand Up For the Values They Believe In

Travel Brands Should Stand Up For the Values They Believe In

Oath + Skift

Travel brands are increasingly standing up for the values they share with their customers—and are finding that doing so offers new ways to connect. Brands with an authentic voice make the greatest impact as the market continues to reward the risk takers.

13 hours ago

Google Trips Takes a Baby Step Into Tours, Activities and Car Rental Offers

Google Trips Takes a Baby Step Into Tours, Activities and Car Rental Offers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Tours-and-activities startups will be eager to see if in-destination apps from giants such as Google, Airbnb, and TripAdvisor will succeed in providing cost-effective customer leads.

13 hours ago

NTSB Wants to Know Why a Delta Jet Nearly Landed on a Taxiway

NTSB Wants to Know Why a Delta Jet Nearly Landed on a Taxiway

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Air travel has never been safer. But in recent months, we've seen more reports than we would like about airliners almost landing in the wrong place. Let's hope we hear of fewer incidents in the future.

14 hours ago

Airbnb’s Bed-and-Breakfast Deal Highlights Its Bigger Ambitions in Accommodations

Airbnb’s Bed-and-Breakfast Deal Highlights Its Bigger Ambitions in Accommodations

Deanna Ting, Skift

Expedia and Priceline, watch out. Airbnb is very obviously coming for you. Today, it's bed-and-breakfasts. Tomorrow, it'll be more boutique and independent hotels.

15 hours ago

Disney Drops $52 Billion to Buy Bulk of Fox Entertainment Empire

Disney Drops $52 Billion to Buy Bulk of Fox Entertainment Empire

Anousha Sakoui , Bloomberg

While this deal is all about the entertainment assets, it will have a meaningful impact on theme parks because Disney gets a whole new universe of intellectual property and characters to work with. CEO Bob Iger — who knows his way around major acquisitions and theme park integrations — is now sticking around until 2021 to see this one through.

16 hours ago

Qatar Airways Keen on Taking a Bigger Slice of Cathay Pacific

Qatar Airways Keen on Taking a Bigger Slice of Cathay Pacific

Brian Sumers, Skift

Other airlines say they're adapting to what younger travelers want. But not all of them actually do it. Delta seems to be ahead of many of its competitors. And that's a good thing.

17 hours ago