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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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United Draws Ire From Analysts After Sluggish Quarter

United Draws Ire From Analysts After Sluggish Quarter

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

These Wall Street analysts are brutal. Is it possible they should show more patience? In his career, United President Scott Kirby has turned around a couple of airlines already. We're betting he's up to the challenge at United. But it may take some time.

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South African Airways Attempts Turnaround Under New Management

South African Airways Attempts Turnaround Under New Management

Paul Vecchiatto and Loni Prinsloo, Bloomberg

South Africa seems serious about getting its state-owned carrier back on track. But it remains unclear exactly how the airline's new leadership plans on a return on profitability.

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Ryanair Settles Legal Dispute Over Misleading Ads With Google and eDreams

Ryanair Settles Legal Dispute Over Misleading Ads With Google and eDreams

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Sadly, whatever resolution was agreed upon will remain a secret between Ryanair, Google, and eDreams. We'll have to keep an eye on the Google search results to see if anything changes.

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Lyft Gets $1 Billion to Fight Uber With Alphabet-Led Investment

Lyft Gets $1 Billion to Fight Uber With Alphabet-Led Investment

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft is still a distant second to Uber in the ridesharing wars, but this investment should help the smaller company gain more ground.

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Jonathan Keane, Managing Director, Aviation at Accenture, on Staying Hyper-Relevant

Jonathan Keane, Managing Director, Aviation at Accenture, on Staying Hyper-Relevant

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Jonathan Keane, Managing Director, Aviation at Accenture, spoke with Skift CEO and Founder, Rafat Ali, about how companies can embrace hyper-relevance and vitality to create a living business.

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How Hotels Can Help Drive Direct Bookings in 2018

How Hotels Can Help Drive Direct Bookings in 2018

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For hotels looking to drive direct bookings, simply offering more competitive pricing or better loyalty programs is no longer enough to compete with online travel agencies.

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Cuba Tourists Wonder if They Too Were Targets of Invisible Attacks

Cuba Tourists Wonder if They Too Were Targets of Invisible Attacks

Josh Lederman, Associated Press

Authorities aren't certain whether a sonic attack injured U.S. diplomats in Cuba. They're even more unsure whether some tourists have become collateral damage. Regardless, this uncertainty is bad for Cuba's tourism industry.

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Taj Mahal Downgraded as Tourism Attraction by India’s Hindu Nationalist Leaders

Taj Mahal Downgraded as Tourism Attraction by India’s Hindu Nationalist Leaders

Biswajeet Banerjee, Associated Press

India’s radical religious leaders have been doing their best to make the country inhospitable to anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs, and they are extending this approach to tourists as well now.

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