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25hours Hotel Seeks to Carve Out a Cultural Soul in Dubai’s Financial Hub

It's not always apparent in the hyper-luxury narrative, but Dubai has a growing creative class. And 25hours is catering to it with a lobby and hotel that feels like a heartbeat in the middle of a financial district in the city. They are first movers for a coming flood of more lifestyle brands seeking a footprint in the city.

25hours Hotel Seeks to Carve Out a Cultural Soul in Dubai’s Financial Hub

Hotels

Marriott Elevates Design Lab at New Headquarters in Innovation Push

Management smugness can doom any company to falling behind. So it's reassuring to see hotel giants like Marriott International make innovation efforts and guest feedback more visible and central.

Marriott Elevates Design Lab at New Headquarters in Innovation Push

Airline Weekly

Seaplane Airline Tailwind’s Washington-New York Service Will Start Now on Land in D.C. ‘Burbs

Tailwind Air's seaplane flights to Washington, D.C., will land a few miles short of the Potomac River on land. Can they succeed without the advantage of a waterfront gateway?

Seaplane Airline Tailwind’s Washington-New York Service Will Start Now on Land in D.C. ‘Burbs

Skift Meetings

What Event Planners Need to Know About Job Searching in 2022

It’s a hot market right now for job seekers in the event industry, with most of the opportunities coming from third parties. Companies that laid off people during the pandemic are wary of staffing up too quickly and are turning to agencies instead. Facing a scarce candidate pool, employers are not only boosting pay but are addressing quality of life issues. 

What Event Planners Need to Know About Job Searching in 2022

Media and PR

Travel Brands Bet on Global Football Sponsorships

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at the travel brands sponsoring European football, Marriott’s TED partnership, and Southwest’s business traveler push.

Travel Brands Bet on Global Football Sponsorships

Media and PR

The Travel Brands Sponsoring Champions League Football Teams

The world’s best professional sports tournament has returned and travel brands hope their association with champions will turn into bookings and visits.

The Travel Brands Sponsoring Champions League Football Teams

Business Travel

Southwest Joins Airlines Looking to Provide More Travel Management Tools

A trio of airlines have overhauled their corporate platforms in the past seven days. The focus is on self-service, and managing perks as well as discounts, which could help them gain more direct business from smaller companies that are spearheading the recovery.

Southwest Joins Airlines Looking to Provide More Travel Management Tools

Business Travel

Don’t Expect Full Business Travel Recovery Now Until 2026

An extra drag of 18 months won’t be welcome news for hotels and airlines counting on a faster recovery. The latest Global Business Travel Association forecast makes for somber reading.

Don’t Expect Full Business Travel Recovery Now Until 2026

Airline Execs See Tax Credit for Sustainable Fuel in Inflation Reduction Act as Good First Step

Progress is often measured through a series of half-steps. President Biden's sweeping anti-inflation legislation offers the airline industry just that on greener fuel.

Airline Execs See Tax Credit for Sustainable Fuel in Inflation Reduction Act as Good First Step

Hotels

Marriott-TED Talks Partnership Steps Up Hotel Co-Marketing

Extending experiential programming to the youngest travelers is a smart move in more ways than one — and can build brand loyalty for years to come. Is this the new wave of marketing partnerships in hospitality?

Marriott-TED Talks Partnership Steps Up Hotel Co-Marketing

Airline Weekly

Is Consolidation the Answer to Lufthansa’s Paltry Profits?

Fast forward to 2022, and Lufthansa is again contemplating an investment in a foreign airline. This time it’s Italy’s ITA Airways, the successor of longtime laughingstock Alitalia.

Is Consolidation the Answer to Lufthansa’s Paltry Profits?