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Trump Administration Puts ‘Birth Tourism’ in Crosshairs for Latest Visa Restrictions

Trump Administration Puts ‘Birth Tourism’ in Crosshairs for Latest Visa Restrictions

Matthew Lee and Colleen Long, Associated Press

The Trump administration's tightening of visa requirements continues, this time targeting one of the president's pet hates: birthright citizenship. There's a risk that pregnant travelers will be treated with the assumption that they're coming to the U.S. to give birth.

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Boeing Plans to Restart Max Production in the Spring

Boeing Plans to Restart Max Production in the Spring

David Koenig, Associated Press

Given the pressure the Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators are under, we shouldn't expect to see the Max in the sky anytime soon. Making sure the aircraft is totally safe is the priority, not Boeing's share price.

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Opening Closed Doors: Can Hotels Do More to Fight Human Trafficking?

Opening Closed Doors: Can Hotels Do More to Fight Human Trafficking?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Human trafficking touches every corner of the travel industry — especially hotels. And while the accommodations sector didn't create the problem, it does have an elevated responsibility to put an end to it. The question is: How effective have the industry's efforts been so far?

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How Travel Agencies Can Maximize Commissions and Boost Profitability in a New Era of Airfare Retailing

How Travel Agencies Can Maximize Commissions and Boost Profitability in a New Era of Airfare Retailing

Avian + Skift

Travel agencies can say goodbye to old-school excel spreadsheets and paper agreements for keeping track of airfare sales. Today, digitalization provides a much easier and powerful tool to manage incentive and commission contracts with airlines.

3 days ago

Oracle Hospitality’s New Boss Sees Gaps in Its Hotel Tech Portfolio

Oracle Hospitality’s New Boss Sees Gaps in Its Hotel Tech Portfolio

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Oracle Hospitality's Alex Alt sees two gaps in his company's suite: distribution services and customer relationship management tools. Yet the opportunities with both are dynamic, not static, because of fast shifts in hotel company priorities and traveler behaviors. That will require Alt to be one very adaptable executive.

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Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Instant booking has allowed co-working spaces and boutique venues to reach more planners. Now, more hotels are expected to go digital.

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TripAdvisor to Lay Off 200 Workers With Experiences Business in Line of Fire

TripAdvisor to Lay Off 200 Workers With Experiences Business in Line of Fire

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Along with its dining reservations business, TripAdvisor's tours and activities unit had been a bright spot. But well-funded competitors such as GetYourGuide and Klook have tightened the race, and TripAdvisor is feeling it.

2 days ago

How Travel Is Saving Japan’s Disappearing Hamlets

How Travel Is Saving Japan’s Disappearing Hamlets

Yixin Ng, Skift

Japan’s marginal villages could be living on borrowed time as populations dwindle, but tourism is bringing respite. Here's how.

2 days ago

United Powers Through the 737 Max Waiting Game With Strong Earnings

United Powers Through the 737 Max Waiting Game With Strong Earnings

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As United waits for its Boeing 737 Max aircraft to eventually enter service, so, too, is its growth plan on hold following a solid fourth quarter. The good news is that its competitors are facing the same issue.

2 days ago

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Blasts Failure to Reform Europe’s Airspace

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Blasts Failure to Reform Europe’s Airspace

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Reforming Europe's fragmented air traffic management systems would help improve the environmental performance of aircraft. But it won't change the fact that they spew out millions of tons of carbon dioxide every year.

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Are Hotels Missing Out as Instant Booking for Meetings Grows?

Are Hotels Missing Out as Instant Booking for Meetings Grows?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As instant booking grows slowly among hotel chains, more boutique venues and co-working spaces are finding traction on digital sourcing platforms.

2 days ago

Google Flights Ends Booking Charges for Airlines That Paid

Google Flights Ends Booking Charges for Airlines That Paid

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With potential pressure from U.S. regulatory authorities and perhaps displeasure from airlines, Google is making the biggest change to the way it monetizes flight search since it launched Google Flights in 2011. Perhaps free search engine optimization for flights isn't dead after all.

2 days ago