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Event Planners Quiet on Sexual Harassment Problem

Event Planners Quiet on Sexual Harassment Problem

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Events can only do so much to mitigate sexual harassment if attendees aren't educated on inappropriate behavior and aware of the steps to help prevent misconduct and protect fellow attendees.

17 hours ago

How United Is Chasing Revenue by Adding More Premium Seats

How United Is Chasing Revenue by Adding More Premium Seats

Brian Sumers, Skift

By adding a new premium-heavy configuration, United Airlines will be increasing operational complexity. It is hoping it can offset that with increased revenue. Will the plan work?

17 hours ago

Will Saudi Arabia’s Planned Futuristic City Have a Future?

Will Saudi Arabia’s Planned Futuristic City Have a Future?

Sarah Algethami, Bloomberg

Neom Bay would be seen by some as a feather in the cap of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who's accused of ordering the grisly murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Not to worry: Saudi Arabia's track record in completing mega developments like this is spotty, at best.

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How Hyatt Is Taking Steps to Incorporate Wellness Into Every Aspect of Its Business

How Hyatt Is Taking Steps to Incorporate Wellness Into Every Aspect of Its Business

Hyatt + Skift

With so many hospitality brands jumping on the wellness bandwagon today, the companies that are actually going to resonate with customers are those that create true opportunities for customers to enhance their well-being.

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United’s Focus on Revenue Gains Gives It an Edge Over Rivals

United’s Focus on Revenue Gains Gives It an Edge Over Rivals

Brian Sumers, Skift

United President Scott Kirby and Chief Commericial Officer Andrew Nocella, who worked together at US Airways and American Airlines, deserve credit for the airline's turnaround. Then again, when they arrived United was a broken company, so there was probably only one way to go — up.

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Luxury Concierges Help the Super Rich Grab Elite Experiences

Luxury Concierges Help the Super Rich Grab Elite Experiences

Sophie Alexander, Bloomberg

If your net worth is about $50 million — the supposed average net worth of members of luxury concierge service Quintessentially — you too can have some unique travel experiences. This shows how the "experiences" trend is becoming fairly pervasive in different shapes and forms, and for a variety of income levels.

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FAA Will Recall Thousands of Furloughed Inspectors for Airplane Safety Checks

FAA Will Recall Thousands of Furloughed Inspectors for Airplane Safety Checks

Ryan Beene, Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

It's nice to see the Federal Aviation Administration admit it needs to get safety inspectors back on the job. But how about the entire government getting back to work?

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Are Meetings the Perfect Place for Sexual Harassment?

Are Meetings the Perfect Place for Sexual Harassment?

Rayna Katz, Skift

The jury is still out on whether tweaking events can eliminate sexual harassment incidents — maybe that’s too easy of a fix. But if the better answer is communication and education, is the meeting industry providing that support?

1 day ago

Will the Nairobi Attacks Dent Kenya’s Tourism Boom?

Will the Nairobi Attacks Dent Kenya’s Tourism Boom?

Richard Holmes, Skift

After this week’s terror attacks in a Nairobi hotel complex, a question mark hangs over the continued growth of Kenya’s lucrative tourism industry. But tourists have been here before, and as long as there are no follow-up attacks, mass cancellations seem unlikely.

1 day ago

Airbnb Claims It Was Profitable in 2018

Airbnb Claims It Was Profitable in 2018

Krista Gmelich, Bloomberg

This would mark the second straight year Airbnb made it into the black but, again, we'll have to take the company's word for it. The company's long-awaited IPO will shed some light on its finances.

1 day ago

Marriott Bonvoy Is the New Name of the Hotel Chain’s Loyalty Program

Marriott Bonvoy Is the New Name of the Hotel Chain’s Loyalty Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

We're pretty sure everyone is thinking: "Is it short for 'Bon Voyage?'" Personally, we were betting on Marriott Moments.

1 day ago

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2019

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2019

Hannah Sampson, Skift

From the rise of undertourism to blurred lines in hospitality to travelers' demands for control, these are the Megatrends in travel we're watching in 2019.

2 days ago