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A Deep Dive Into Crafting a Data and AI Playbook in Travel

AI is only as good as the data that feeds it and the human ingenuity that drives it. This is not the time to retreat or watch from the sidelines. Travel has a narrow window of opportunity to engage, learn, and invest in data and AI. Teams playing the long game will benefit from the head start and drive innovation for the industry.

A Deep Dive Into Crafting a Data and AI Playbook in Travel

Airlines

FAA Chief Says Agency Was ‘Too Hands Off’ With Boeing Before Alaska Airlines Incident

The FAA now plans to meet with Boeing every week to keep track of the plane maker’s progress as it seeks to turn around its production and quality control processes.

FAA Chief Says Agency Was ‘Too Hands Off’ With Boeing Before Alaska Airlines Incident

Hotels

LVMH to Invest in Accor’s Orient Express Brand, Casts Doubt on Louis Vuitton Hotel Rumor

LVMH will invest to help Accor breathe new life into the legendary luxury brand, leading more quickly to new Orient Express trains, hotels, and ships.

LVMH to Invest in Accor’s Orient Express Brand, Casts Doubt on Louis Vuitton Hotel Rumor

Tourism

Savannah Tourism Trolley Tour Rolls Into U.S. Cities With Data-Driven Marketing

Savannah is taking the direct-to-consumer literally as part of its tourism campaign across 11 U.S. cities. It's not only selling the city as a place to visit but also a place to live.

Savannah Tourism Trolley Tour Rolls Into U.S. Cities With Data-Driven Marketing

Short-Term Rentals

Skift Travel Podcast: Short-Term Rental Pendulum Swings Back Toward Homeowners

Executives speaking at the recent Skift Short-Term Rental Summit discussed a very wide variety of topics, and we talked about some of them in this week's episode of the Skift Travel Podcast.

Skift Travel Podcast: Short-Term Rental Pendulum Swings Back Toward Homeowners

Online Travel

Skyscanner’s Outlook on India: Strong Economic Trends, Significant Supply 

Skyscanner is growing its presence in India, adding more partners to increase the supply side. Its strategy - investing in supply side first, then focusing on growing the customer base.

Skyscanner’s Outlook on India: Strong Economic Trends, Significant Supply 

Tourism

Thailand Scraps Controversial Tourist Fee, Begins Luxury Travel Push

Thailand may have gone from being picky to rolling out the red carpet for everyone, realizing that hitting a 40-million tourist target can't be done by courting the big spenders alone.

Thailand Scraps Controversial Tourist Fee, Begins Luxury Travel Push

Podcasts

Southwest CEO to Stay, Hotel Wellness Grows and Cruise Line Junk Fees

Today's podcast looks at Southwest's reactions to activist funds, the proof in the pudding for hotel wellness, and California's new cruise fee mandates.

Southwest CEO to Stay, Hotel Wellness Grows and Cruise Line Junk Fees

Online Travel

Ixigo IPO Garners Significant Demand Across Investor Categories — India Report

Ixigo's IPO closed to a blockbuster subscription window. The online travel company's performance at the Indian bourses is indicative of the positive sentiments that prevail in India with regard to the travel industry.

Ixigo IPO Garners Significant Demand Across Investor Categories — India Report

Daily Lodging Report

Kimpton Unveils Plans for Hawaii 

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is partnering with Coco Palms Resort to open a luxury resort in Kauai, Hawaii in 2026, featuring 350 accommodations, a coconut grove, spa, pools, and dining options.

Hotels

Hotel Wellness Investments Surge: Latest Data on Best Performers

Less talk, more data. Here's how hotels with wellness offerings are doing, according to RLA Global, HotStats, and Truist Securities. Plus, the latest wellness concept: Ballers.

Hotel Wellness Investments Surge: Latest Data on Best Performers