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Skift Forum Asia: Agoda’s CEO Looks to Homesharing for That Competitive Edge

Skift Forum Asia: Agoda’s CEO Looks to Homesharing for That Competitive Edge

Dennis Schaal and Danni Santana, Skift

The Singapore-based online travel agency is focused on expanding outside of Asia through the marketing of non-hotel accommodations on its site. This strategy could work well as homesharing continues to grow in popularity.

55 mins ago

Potential Slowdown Raises Concerns for Meetings Sector

Potential Slowdown Raises Concerns for Meetings Sector

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The meetings business tells a story about itself of strength and resilience, but sustainability and increased pressure on planners pose as obstacles to sustained growth.

1 hour ago

American CEO Doug Parker Is Cautiously Optimistic About the Boeing Max

American CEO Doug Parker Is Cautiously Optimistic About the Boeing Max

Brendan Case, Bloomberg

Both caution and optimism are in order regarding Boeing's fixes to its Max 737 aircraft. American's CEO is one of the first airline execs to talk openly about passenger anxieties when the Max is given the green light to fly again.

10 hours ago

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How Accor Developed a Unique Digital Ecosystem to Best Serve Its Hotel Owners

How Accor Developed a Unique Digital Ecosystem to Best Serve Its Hotel Owners

Accor Group + Skift

Hotel groups are constantly developing new digital initiatives to improve the experiences of their hotel guests. Accor believes that the experiences of the hotel owners they work with are just as important.

16 hours ago

Saudi Arabia Aims to Make Red Sea Beaches a Tourism Hotspot

Saudi Arabia Aims to Make Red Sea Beaches a Tourism Hotspot

Sarah Algethami, Bloomberg

The long-discussed first phase of the Red Sea project, with 14 hotels and an airport, is due in 2022. We'll believe it's not a mirage when we see it.

12 hours ago

Niki Lauda’s Lasting Aviation Legacy

Niki Lauda’s Lasting Aviation Legacy

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Niki Lauda may have been more famous as a Formula One racing driver, but he left a lasting impression on the European aviation industry.

12 hours ago

Cvent Hitches Up With Wedding Spot to Boost Venue Business

Cvent Hitches Up With Wedding Spot to Boost Venue Business

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent remains committed to bringing new products to its customers through acquisitions. By diving into the U.S. market for weddings, the event tech giant hopes to keep its platform relevant despite the friction it creates for hotels and planners alike.

13 hours ago

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A leading pilots lobby has urged European watchdogs to vet Boeing's revisions to its beleaguered Max 737 aircraft, and rightly so.

14 hours ago

Events Sector Searches for Future at IMEX Frankfurt

Events Sector Searches for Future at IMEX Frankfurt

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Industry trade shows often act as a celebration of a sector's successes. A trip to IMEX Frankfurt, though, shows the meetings and events sector needs to embrace change instead of what has worked in the past.

16 hours ago

Wow Air’s Shutdown Prompts Recession Fears in Iceland

Wow Air’s Shutdown Prompts Recession Fears in Iceland

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Bloomberg

Iceland's tourism growth had seemed unstoppable. But as Skift has said for years, every geopolitical upheaval today can be traced back to the travel sector in some way. Policy planners need to adequately account for it.

16 hours ago

Chinese Airlines File Claims for Boeing 737 Max Groundings

Chinese Airlines File Claims for Boeing 737 Max Groundings

Bloomberg News

Given that China was the first country to ground the Max, its “big three” carriers are filing for damages for planes that have been sitting idle for a longer period.

17 hours ago

Bidders Line Up to Buy Anbang Luxury Hotel Portfolio

Bidders Line Up to Buy Anbang Luxury Hotel Portfolio

Scott Deveau and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Anbang is edging closer to selling off its collection of luxury hotels. It's buying spree now seems like a distant memory.

17 hours ago