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The Pain of Mexico’s Tourism Board Demise and 4 Other Tourism Trends This Week

The Pain of Mexico’s Tourism Board Demise and 4 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in tourism, some destinations in Mexico see a decline in visitors; South Africa hopes Muslim travelers will contribute to a strong winter season; and Fosun's CEO discusses its new resort strategy.

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Bullet Train Prepping for Tokyo Olympics Breaks Speed Record

Bullet Train Prepping for Tokyo Olympics Breaks Speed Record

Gearoid Reidy, Bloomberg

The Olympics are a great time to showcase a country's strengths. The speed record set Friday by a new shinkansen shouldn't surprise anyone that Japan is tops in trains.

6 hours ago

Amadeus Traveler Data Exposed and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Amadeus Traveler Data Exposed and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in digital news, Amadeus has suffered a data breach, which is becoming increasingly common across all industries. Plus, the Travelperk CEO discusses his strategy in Europe and Ctrip's global push starts to pay off.

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Executive Q&A: Posadas’ Meteoric Growth in Mexico and Beyond

Executive Q&A: Posadas’ Meteoric Growth in Mexico and Beyond

Posadas + Skift

Posadas has witnessed many shifts within Mexico’s tourism industry over the last five decades since it first launched its Fiesta Americana hotel. The brand continues to evolve and has big plans for major expansion in Mexico and other areas of Latin America.

2 days ago

Botswana Tries to Appease Both Sightseers and Elephant Hunters

Botswana Tries to Appease Both Sightseers and Elephant Hunters

Mbongeni Mguni, Bloomberg

Despite lifting a ban on hunting elephants, Botswana says the animals won’t be killed in areas popular with photographers. However, the country risks harming its tourism industry and conservation efforts with the move.

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Booking’s Commission on Resort Fees and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Booking’s Commission on Resort Fees and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in hospitality, Booking.com takes a bold new step; Hyatt invests further in the lifestyle sector; and Agoda's CEO discusses instant booking, competitors, and its new Grab partnership.

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New Jersey Bans Smoking at All Its Public Beaches

New Jersey Bans Smoking at All Its Public Beaches

Wayne Parry, Associated Press

Say good-bye to cigarette butts in the sand! Well, for the most part. The law, which bans smoking and vaping of any kind on the state’s beaches and in its parks, allows towns to designate up to 15 percent of the area as smoking zones. Perhaps this will inspire other statewide bans.

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Thomas Cook May Sell Nordics Division and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Thomas Cook May Sell Nordics Division and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in aviation, a struggling Thomas Cook may drop one of its main airlines; an aviation entrepreneur leaves behind a 40-year legacy; and American Airlines deals with ongoing setbacks amid union issues.

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Bali Flights Canceled After Volcano Erupts

Bali Flights Canceled After Volcano Erupts

Harry Suhartono, Bloomberg

Booked tourists must be asking why now, but this is a good call by Indonesian officials.

2 days ago

Grounded Boeing 737 Max Jets Get White-Glove Care So They Can Fly Again

Grounded Boeing 737 Max Jets Get White-Glove Care So They Can Fly Again

Julie Johnsson and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Often, when airlines fly planes to the desert for storage, they never fly again. But this is different. Airlines need to make sure the aircraft will be ready to go back into service when the FAA lifts its ban. That requires considerable work.

2 days ago

China to Help Airlines Seeking Compensation from Boeing 737 Max Grounding

China to Help Airlines Seeking Compensation from Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Associated Press

China has consistently had a tough stance on Boeing's recent 737 Max issues, and this is no exception.

2 days ago

United Moves to Oust Avianca Chairman

United Moves to Oust Avianca Chairman

Ezra Fieser and Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

German Efromovich did this to himself, after offering United majority stake in the airline as collateral for a loan. If he leaves, control could transfer to its second-largest investor, Kingsland Holdings.

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