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Booking Holdings Invests $500 Million in Ride-Hailing Platform Didi

Booking Holdings Invests $500 Million in Ride-Hailing Platform Didi

Edwin Chan, Bloomberg

What does $500 million get you? Other than allowing "Didi users to make hotel reservations on Booking.com and Agoda," we're not exactly sure. We'll have to keep an eye on how this one plays out.

13 hours ago

Ryanair Believes Airline Apps Are Perfect for Last-Minute Upselling

Ryanair Believes Airline Apps Are Perfect for Last-Minute Upselling

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Ryanair's CMO believes airline apps can be a big help to travelers as they're preparing to get on a plane. And if those apps can also generate more revenue for carriers, all the better.

18 hours ago

Opportunities for the 15 Ways Travelers Use Mobile: Skift Research

Opportunities for the 15 Ways Travelers Use Mobile: Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

If there is a common thread throughout the in-destination journey today, it’s mobile. Even so, gaps exist in mobile usage between parts of the journey and the key players in each part. For those that are behind, it’s urgent to play catch-up.

18 hours ago

Meet the Hospitality CEO Who Embraces Airbnb

Meet the Hospitality CEO Who Embraces Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

In addition to dreaming up new hotel brands, we're surprised more hotel companies aren't thinking of launching more of their own serviced residence brands — or buying up others.

19 hours ago

Why Short-Term Rentals Are Mainstream and Booming

Why Short-Term Rentals Are Mainstream and Booming

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor International

We are witnessing an evolution as more traditional hotel companies add alternative accommodations — and homesharing companies such as Airbnb add hotels. This piece gives a good summary of the ways short-term rentals are changing and continuing to grow.

19 hours ago

Flyers Brace for More Credit Card Pitches, This Time on United Flights

Flyers Brace for More Credit Card Pitches, This Time on United Flights

Grant Martin, Skift

Flight attendants on United will have both a stricter mandate and a stronger incentive to pitch the airline's new co-branded credit card.

20 hours ago

Airbus and Boeing Agree That Neither Will Benefit From Trade War

Airbus and Boeing Agree That Neither Will Benefit From Trade War

Guy Johnson, Bloomberg

Airbus and Boeing were already facing backlogs before the worry of a trade war emerged. If the White House doesn't back down, airlines will likely hit more delays that will put a damper on growth and an improvement to the in-flight experience.

1 day ago

Uber’s Toxic Workplace Culture Subject of U.S. Gender-Discrimination Investigation

Uber’s Toxic Workplace Culture Subject of U.S. Gender-Discrimination Investigation

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Uber remains dogged by the ramifications of its toxic workplace culture despite CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's efforts to change the narrative. It's time for the company to fix the structural inequalities put in place by its former leadership instead of pandering to critics with inclusive bromides.

1 day ago

Flyers Divided on Cell Phone Use During Flight

Flyers Divided on Cell Phone Use During Flight

Elizabeth Howcroft, Bloomberg

Travelers are conflicted on whether cell phone use should be allowed on board during a flight. For all of the annoyances that come with modern technology, the prospect of disconnecting from the world remains unpleasant for many.

1 day ago

Canadian Tourism to U.S. Still Strong Despite Trade Feud

Canadian Tourism to U.S. Still Strong Despite Trade Feud

David Sharp, Associated Press

Canadians may be angry about President Donald Trump's insults and tariffs, but it doesn't seem to be taking a toll on their visits to the U.S.

1 day ago

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Video: How Bridgestreet is Reimagining Extended Stay for the Era of the Sharing Economy

Video: How Bridgestreet is Reimagining Extended Stay for the Era of the Sharing Economy

Demand for extended stay and alternative accommodation options is on the rise in the business travel sector. But according to Bridgestreet CEO & President Sean Worker, not all extended stay inventory is created equal.

1 day ago

EU Issues Ultimatum to Airbnb Over Pricing Transparency

EU Issues Ultimatum to Airbnb Over Pricing Transparency

Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg

We're fairly certain a large online travel agency based in Amsterdam is receiving this news happily.

1 day ago