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Asiana Airlines Faces Accounting Questions

Asiana Airlines Faces Accounting Questions

Kyungji Cho, Bloomberg

Airline financing is a complex business and Asiana understandably is trying to play down the impact of an auditor's assessment. Still, the decision may have repercussions.

31 mins ago

Jet Airways Chairman Quits as Creditors Assert Control

Jet Airways Chairman Quits as Creditors Assert Control

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Jet Airways is now firmly in the hands of its creditors but will they be able to find someone else to take it over?

56 mins ago

Boeing Intends to Share Plans for 737 Max Fixes With Airlines, Regulators This Week

Boeing Intends to Share Plans for 737 Max Fixes With Airlines, Regulators This Week

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

With airlines grounding 737 Max flights, and orders being at stake, Boeing is at pains to work closely with airline customers and regulators on software and training updates for the aircraft, which has crashed twice in less than five months.

2 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?

3 days ago

Royal Brunei Airlines Takes On Tourism Promotion for a Whole Country

Royal Brunei Airlines Takes On Tourism Promotion for a Whole Country

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The national carrier has set a target of doubling visitor arrivals to Brunei by 2021. Wait a minute, isn’t that the job of Brunei Tourism? Never mind, what’s important is that Brunei needs to diversify its economy, and this could be the start of a golden era for its tourism industry.

8 hours ago

Japan Adopts New Payments Tech in Response to Chinese Tourism Boom

Japan Adopts New Payments Tech in Response to Chinese Tourism Boom

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Americans and Europeans who used to scoff at QR-style bar codes are going to need to learn how to use them to pay for meals, attractions, and tickets whenever they visit Japan. The reason? Swelling Chinese tourism is prompting the country to adopt China’s preferred mobile payment method.

9 hours ago

What You’ll Hear On Stage at Skift Forum Asia

What You’ll Hear On Stage at Skift Forum Asia

Rafat Ali, Skift

Our editors believe the future of travel is now being tested in Asia. At Skift Forum Asia, we’re increasing our focus on the region as pivotal to understanding the travel industry; the world’s biggest business.

9 hours ago

Why Vienna Is the Next Great Bargain European Airport

Why Vienna Is the Next Great Bargain European Airport

William Wilkes and Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Considering rail connections, Vienna is as good an entry into Central Europe as any German city may be. And it has the benefit of being a top-tier airport, not some afterthought a hundred kilometers away from the city it is named after.

12 hours ago

Marriott’s Growth Plans and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Marriott’s Growth Plans and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in hospitality, Marriott discusses its goals to build more quality hotels under its lifestyle brands, and explains the difficulty of competing with big tech. Plus, Ennismore's CEO goes into the details of its new co-working brand.

20 hours ago

The Delicate Balance of Discount Tickets and 8 Other Aviation Trends this Week

The Delicate Balance of Discount Tickets and 8 Other Aviation Trends this Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in aviation, Alaska and United negotiate how many last-minute seats they're willing to leave open, the CEO of British Airways opens up about the airline's troubles, and Emirates' investment in entertainment technology makes its customer experience top-notch.

23 hours ago

Viking Sky Evacuation Ends as Cruise Ship Heads to Port With 894 on Board

Viking Sky Evacuation Ends as Cruise Ship Heads to Port With 894 on Board

Hannah Sampson , Skift

It's not unusual for cruise ships to run into bad weather, but such a large evacuation is rare. Passengers are praising crew, as they often do following an emergency, but Viking needs to provide answers about why the ship ended up in the path of the storm and what happened to the engines.

24 hours ago

Viking Sky Cruise Passengers Being Airlifted off Ship in Treacherous Rescue Conditions

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