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Ryanair Settles Legal Dispute Over Misleading Ads With Google and eDreams

Ryanair Settles Legal Dispute Over Misleading Ads With Google and eDreams

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Sadly, whatever resolution was agreed upon will remain a secret between Ryanair, Google, and eDreams. We'll have to keep an eye on the Google search results to see if anything changes.

17 mins ago

Lyft Gets $1 Billion to Fight Uber With Alphabet-Led Investment

Lyft Gets $1 Billion to Fight Uber With Alphabet-Led Investment

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft is still a distant second to Uber in the ridesharing wars, but this investment should help the smaller company gain more ground.

1 hour ago

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Jonathan Keane, Managing Director, Aviation at Accenture, on Staying Hyper-Relevant

Jonathan Keane, Managing Director, Aviation at Accenture, on Staying Hyper-Relevant

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Jonathan Keane, Managing Director, Aviation at Accenture, spoke with Skift CEO and Founder, Rafat Ali, about how companies can embrace hyper-relevance and vitality to create a living business.

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How Hotels Can Help Drive Direct Bookings in 2018

How Hotels Can Help Drive Direct Bookings in 2018

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For hotels looking to drive direct bookings, simply offering more competitive pricing or better loyalty programs is no longer enough to compete with online travel agencies.

2 hours ago

Cuba Tourists Wonder if They Too Were Targets of Invisible Attacks

Cuba Tourists Wonder if They Too Were Targets of Invisible Attacks

Josh Lederman, Associated Press

Authorities aren't certain whether a sonic attack injured U.S. diplomats in Cuba. They're even more unsure whether some tourists have become collateral damage. Regardless, this uncertainty is bad for Cuba's tourism industry.

5 hours ago

Taj Mahal Downgraded as Tourism Attraction by India’s Hindu Nationalist Leaders

Taj Mahal Downgraded as Tourism Attraction by India’s Hindu Nationalist Leaders

Biswajeet Banerjee, Associated Press

India’s radical religious leaders have been doing their best to make the country inhospitable to anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs, and they are extending this approach to tourists as well now.

5 hours ago

Priceline Invests $450 Million in Chinese E-Commerce Giant Meituan-Dianping

Priceline Invests $450 Million in Chinese E-Commerce Giant Meituan-Dianping

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The deal shows the pragmatism of Priceline Group's new CEO toward China. Glenn Fogel chose to sync up with an additional local player rather than rely just on its existing partnership with Ctrip.

8 hours ago

JetBlue Airways Drops a Dozen Online Travel Agencies in Cost-Cutting Move

JetBlue Airways Drops a Dozen Online Travel Agencies in Cost-Cutting Move

Brian Sumers, Skift

On its own, this is no big deal. Not many people book JetBlue tickets on Vegas.com or whatscheaper.com. But JetBlue called this phase one, so we'll be watching closely to see the airline's next step.

8 hours ago

Video: Priceline CEO Glenn Fogel on How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Travel Seamless

Video: Priceline CEO Glenn Fogel on How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Travel Seamless

Brian Sumers, Skift

We've heard for several years how travel brands will use new technology to make travel seamless. We wish it would happen next year. But it sounds like we'll have to wait awhile. Perhaps someday we'll get there.

12 hours ago

Business Travelers Remain Concerned About Work-Life Balance

Business Travelers Remain Concerned About Work-Life Balance

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel managers may finally take the initiative to improve quality of life for their travelers in a meaningful way. Business travelers themselves remain worried about the negative effects of traveling for work.

13 hours ago

Forging Ahead in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas — Meetings Innovation Report

Forging Ahead in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

With so much weighing on the minds of meeting and event planners today, we wanted to take a closer look at what lies ahead.

14 hours ago

Carnival Corp. Is Delaying the Full Launch of Its New Wearable Tech

Carnival Corp. Is Delaying the Full Launch of Its New Wearable Tech

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The last thing Carnival Corp. wants is for its much-hyped new technology to be a flop with guests. So a phased rollout it is — though we wonder why that wasn't the plan from the beginning.

14 hours ago