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European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A leading pilots lobby has urged European watchdogs to vet Boeing's revisions to its beleaguered Max 737 aircraft, and rightly so.

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Events Sector Searches for Future at IMEX Frankfurt

Events Sector Searches for Future at IMEX Frankfurt

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Industry trade shows often act as a celebration of a sector's successes. A trip to IMEX Frankfurt, though, shows the meetings and events sector needs to embrace change instead of what has worked in the past.

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Wow Air’s Shutdown Prompts Recession Fears in Iceland

Wow Air’s Shutdown Prompts Recession Fears in Iceland

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Bloomberg

Iceland's tourism growth had seemed unstoppable. But as Skift has said for years, every geopolitical upheaval today can be traced back to the travel sector in some way. Policy planners need to adequately account for it.

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How Accor Developed a Unique Digital Ecosystem to Best Serve Its Hotel Owners

How Accor Developed a Unique Digital Ecosystem to Best Serve Its Hotel Owners

Accor Group + Skift

Hotel groups are constantly developing new digital initiatives to improve the experiences of their hotel guests. Accor believes that the experiences of the hotel owners they work with are just as important.

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Chinese Airlines File Claims for Boeing 737 Max Groundings

Chinese Airlines File Claims for Boeing 737 Max Groundings

Bloomberg News

Given that China was the first country to ground the Max, its “big three” carriers are filing for damages for planes that have been sitting idle for a longer period.

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Bidders Line Up to Buy Anbang Luxury Hotel Portfolio

Bidders Line Up to Buy Anbang Luxury Hotel Portfolio

Scott Deveau and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Anbang is edging closer to selling off its collection of luxury hotels. It's buying spree now seems like a distant memory.

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The Skift Design Manifesto: Elevating Design Across Travel

The Skift Design Manifesto: Elevating Design Across Travel

Matt Heidkamp, Skift

In today’s consumer-centric world, where experiences, personal fulfillment, and transformative moments are revered as the ultimate currency, the role of design — in every sense of the word — has never been more important. This is our brief guide to understanding the elevated role of design in the travel industry.

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Why the Obsession Over Hotel Logos?

Why the Obsession Over Hotel Logos?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Turns out a lot of thinking goes into the color palette of luxury hotels, and there's a good reason why so many use black, gold, and blue.

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Navigating Cruise Sales Is Sink or Swim for Travel Advisors

Navigating Cruise Sales Is Sink or Swim for Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With more cruise choices than ever before, there are plenty of opportunities for travel advisors to boost earnings from cruise sales. Doing so, however, means taking a proactive approach to education and customer service.

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Ryanair Forecasts That Flyers Will Welcome Back Boeing 737 Max Upon Return

Ryanair Forecasts That Flyers Will Welcome Back Boeing 737 Max Upon Return

Lucca De Paoli, Bloomberg

Low-cost airline Ryanair anticipates that customer reaction to the Boeing 737 Max will be positive once it's back in service. As the largest European buyer of the grounded jetliner, the company can only hope that truly will be the case.

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California Sues Trump Administration Over Canceled High-Speed Rail Funding

California Sues Trump Administration Over Canceled High-Speed Rail Funding

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

Maybe California’s high-speed rail agency should spend less time suing the federal government over lost grants and more time focusing on cost overruns for the state’s beleaguered bullet train. Rail can be a less-carbon-intensive form of travel, but taxpayer money should be spent wisely.

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Southwest Inks New Contract With Mechanics After Six Long Years

Southwest Inks New Contract With Mechanics After Six Long Years

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Six years to hammer out a new labor deal is an eternity. Everybody seems pretty simpatico — for today.

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