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Airlines

One Software Update, a Global Airline Meltdown

An IT outage early Friday morning sent the world reeling as it affected banks, healthcare and airlines. The airline industry is currently experiencing thousands of disruptions, and it could take days for carriers to bounce back.

One Software Update, a Global Airline Meltdown

Luxury

AI vs. Travel Advisors: When Humans Win

Chatbots are relying on 20 years of bad travel writing, while travel advisors can be a real source of truth.

AI vs. Travel Advisors: When Humans Win

Airlines

Global IT Outage Sparks Travel Chaos as 4,000+ Flights Canceled Worldwide

Computer problems are nothing new for airlines and airports, but the scale of Friday's outage is without recent parallel, with Delta and United among those badly hit.

Global IT Outage Sparks Travel Chaos as 4,000+ Flights Canceled Worldwide

Travel Technology

M&A Is Not a Growth Engine, Says Cloudbeds CEO

Cloudbeds CEO Adam Harris said "every single one" of his clients has been added organically. In other words, not added via company acquisition.

M&A Is Not a Growth Engine, Says Cloudbeds CEO

Skift Meetings

Hubilo’s Founder Hands Off CEO Title

Vaibhav Jain’s run at the helm of the company he co-founded in 2014 has ended. Former engineer and product manager Shailesh Hegde takes over.

Hubilo’s Founder Hands Off CEO Title

Airlines

Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith Sees a Long-Term Olympics Boost – Skift Travel Podcast

Air France-KLM said revenue will come in below what it was expecting due to the Paris Olympics, but CEO Ben Smith sees value in the global exposure.

Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith Sees a Long-Term Olympics Boost – Skift Travel Podcast

Airline Weekly

Cathay Pacific’s Slow Recovery

Inthis week's podcast, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat turn their attention to Hong Kong and examine the factors behind its slow aviation recovery after the pandemic.

Cathay Pacific’s Slow Recovery

Short-Term Rentals

European Short-Term Rental Surge Defies Regulatory Challenges

Despite facing backlash due to the housing crunch in many cities, Europe's short-term rental market is booming this summer.

European Short-Term Rental Surge Defies Regulatory Challenges

Tourism

North Korea’s Benidorm-Inspired Resort Town Planned for May Opening, But Who’s Going?

Fancy a trip to North Korea's seaside resort town?

North Korea’s Benidorm-Inspired Resort Town Planned for May Opening, But Who’s Going?

Podcasts

Hyatt and The Standard, United and ULCCs and Columbus and Tourists

Today's podcast looks at the chances of a new deal for Hyatt, United's latest reactions to the low-cost carrier model, and destinations' methods for calculating visitor numbers.

Hyatt and The Standard, United and ULCCs and Columbus and Tourists

Tourism

Intrepid’s 2030 Tourism Targets: Can India’s Travel Ecosystem Support Them?

Intrepid's vision for India is ambitious. However, the concerns of international travelers need to be addressed by India before inbound numbers can substantially increase.

Intrepid’s 2030 Tourism Targets: Can India’s Travel Ecosystem Support Them?