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TUI Spurns Air Berlin’s Cry for Help After Airline Files for Insolvency

TUI Spurns Air Berlin’s Cry for Help After Airline Files for Insolvency

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

TUI's German arm is wise not to bid for Air Berlin's assets. It would be a distraction beyond the tour operator's core competency and objectives.

20 hours ago

Alaska Airlines Will Finally Add Speedy Wi-Fi on All of Its Big Jets

Alaska Airlines Will Finally Add Speedy Wi-Fi on All of Its Big Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

We know it takes a long time to retrofit airplanes. And we know airlines hate to remove planes from service. But we wish Alaska could work faster to add speedy Wi-Fi. Three years is a long time to wait.

23 hours ago

New Mexico Wants the Trump Administration to Keep Its National Monuments Intact

New Mexico Wants the Trump Administration to Keep Its National Monuments Intact

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

No matter what happens with the review process, someone will likely be offended. This is a thorny issue, and the Trump administration already has a track record of discriminatory rhetoric and actions.

24 hours ago

Delta Air Lines Will Take Some Customer Service Calls via Video Chat

Delta Air Lines Will Take Some Customer Service Calls via Video Chat

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, Americans do make video calls in their everyday lives. But they make them using machines they own. Do airline passengers want to resolve issues by using one of five kiosks in an airport terminal? Perhaps some do, but we're betting many will find the phone just as useful. This seems like it would have a been a novel announcement in 2009.

1 day ago

Maine Tourism Officials Want More Cruise Ships Even if Residents Don’t

Maine Tourism Officials Want More Cruise Ships Even if Residents Don’t

Associated Press

Cruise ships bring a lot of people into a destination — for better and for worse. We understand why states want to attract the dollars that ship visits can bring, but officials would be wise to consider and try to address residents' concerns about the impact of increased tourism.

1 day ago

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It’s Time to Close the Gap Between Corporate and Leisure Travel Tools

It’s Time to Close the Gap Between Corporate and Leisure Travel Tools

Sabre + Skift

Leisure travel has seen increased technology capabilities in recent years, but managed travel still lags far behind. Using an integrated tool that incorporates mobile experiences found in the leisure space can help close the gap to improve traveler satisfaction, drive adoption, and increase savings.

1 day ago

Spain Attacks Won’t Adversely Impact European Travel Market, Says TUI CEO

Spain Attacks Won’t Adversely Impact European Travel Market, Says TUI CEO

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Tragedies happen and people keep on traveling because — as an IAC/Expedia official put it soon after 9/11 — without travel there is no life. TUI and other tour operators are optimistic about their forecasts.

1 day ago

Why Virtuoso’s New Must-Go Destinations Feel Similar

Why Virtuoso’s New Must-Go Destinations Feel Similar

Laura Powell, Skift

A new Virtuoso survey focusing on coveted luxury destinations for fall and the holidays doesn't cover new territory, but some trends are revealed by reading between the lines.

1 day ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of Conferences and Events 2017

New Skift Research Report: The State of Conferences and Events 2017

Dave Montali, Skift

The rapidly evolving conference and events sector is facing increasing competition. While competition brings better technology solutions, organizers need to maintain value in their conferences to remain viable in the long-term.

1 day ago

What Travel Can Learn From Michael Kors’ Acquisition Strategy

What Travel Can Learn From Michael Kors’ Acquisition Strategy

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Whether we’re selling hotel rooms or stilettos, the luxury marketplace is riddled with similar challenges and opportunities suggesting greater collaboration could be useful to brands in both industries in their pursuit of becoming lifestyle brands for affluent consumers.

1 day ago

Luxury Companies Create Gateway Products for Tighter Budgets

Luxury Companies Create Gateway Products for Tighter Budgets

Laura Powell, Skift

Should luxury companies introduce lower-priced offerings, or do they risk diluting their brand and/or cannibalizing business from the main brand? We look at how several high-end travel companies are approaching the challenge.

1 day ago

MakeMyTrip Puts a Brave Face on Booking.com Encroachment

MakeMyTrip Puts a Brave Face on Booking.com Encroachment

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In India, market leader MakeMyTrip is betting on a multi-pronged strategy to defend itself against the intrusion of Booking.com on its turf. Execution matters. But so does the patience of MakeMyTrip's key backer, Ctrip.

2 days ago