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IHG Is Planning to Create a New Luxury Brand

IHG Is Planning to Create a New Luxury Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IHG has fewer brands in its portfolio compared to most of its competitors, so adding a couple more makes sense.

29 mins ago

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Video: Why Singapore Represents The Next Generation of Travel

Video: Why Singapore Represents The Next Generation of Travel

SkiftX + Skift

Skift Forum Asia will take place in October 2018 in Singapore.

1 hour ago

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New Research Study: Eight Key Insights Into Today’s Luxury Travel Market

New Research Study: Eight Key Insights Into Today’s Luxury Travel Market

L.E.K. Consulting + Skift

According to a new 2017 study, the evolving luxury travel market offers opportunities to both traditional luxury players, as well as new players outside the space, to engage with a broader range of premium travelers.

2 hours ago

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Amadeus Airlines on Why Destructive Fare Wars May Finally Be Coming to an End

Amadeus Airlines on Why Destructive Fare Wars May Finally Be Coming to an End

SkiftX + Skift

Mike Robinson, Product Marketing Manager at Amadeus Airlines IT, discusses how we may finally see an end to the fare wars that have impeded innovation in the airline industry for decades.

2 hours ago

The U.S. Urges Airlines to Ban Laptops in Checked Bags

The U.S. Urges Airlines to Ban Laptops in Checked Bags

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Watchdog groups questioned the safety of transporting large numbers of laptops in checked baggage when the U.S. and UK governments banned those devices in the cabin on some international flights. The message from the FAA now shows that those groups were right to be concerned.

3 hours ago

IHG Is Finally Adding Kimpton to Its Loyalty Program

IHG Is Finally Adding Kimpton to Its Loyalty Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whatever IHG ultimately does as it proceeds with this loyalty program merger, the No. 1 thing they don't want to do is to anger Kimpton Karma elites. We also wonder: Will new IHG CEO Keith Barr start letting IHG's most elite loyalty members get access to his phone number too?

3 hours ago

United Airlines Struggles to Keep Its Polaris Promises

United Airlines Struggles to Keep Its Polaris Promises

Brian Sumers, Skift

Did United Airlines promote its new Polaris cabin faster than was prudent? The answer is probably yes. But remember, in 2016, United was losing high-value customers to competitors. It likely wanted to make a splash by highlighting its future plans.

10 hours ago

Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com Hop on Travel Startups Incubator Trend

Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com Hop on Travel Startups Incubator Trend

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Another day, another support system for travel startups. Given all these incubators and accelerators, travel startups must be enjoying a golden age of innovation and profitability. Right?

11 hours ago

Transparency Alleviates Anxiety in Restaurants

Transparency Alleviates Anxiety in Restaurants

Kristen Hawley, Skift

Comfort food needs to go beyond a warm dish of mac and cheese. Diners and travelers are demanding more from their fine dining and their fast food, and smart restaurants are responding.

11 hours ago

Business Traveler Anxiety Is Here to Stay — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Business Traveler Anxiety Is Here to Stay — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Traveling for work can be fun, but it represents a huge hassle. Travel managers are finally working to adapt to the needs of the travelers they serve.

12 hours ago

China Outbound Travel Spending Disparity Shows Enormous Growth Potential

China Outbound Travel Spending Disparity Shows Enormous Growth Potential

Dave Montali, Skift

Although China is the largest market in outbound travel, a deeper look at the figures shows that China is still far from its potential. Just 8.7 percent of Chinese hold a passport today.

12 hours ago

Airbnb Co-Founder Nathan Blecharczyk Named Chairman of Airbnb China

Airbnb Co-Founder Nathan Blecharczyk Named Chairman of Airbnb China

Deanna Ting, Skift

With all the leadership changes taking place at Airbnb in the past few weeks, should we be expecting even more? Does this mean a CEO change is next?

13 hours ago