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Hostelworld Wants to Offer More Than Just Accommodations

Hostelworld Wants to Offer More Than Just Accommodations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

CEO Gary Morrison has shaken things up since taking over at Hostelworld last year. His new strategy will take time to play out, but as a niche business, it seems sensible to try and do things differently from the big, generalist online travel agencies.

3 days ago

Meet the Finalists for the 2019 Skift Design Awards

Meet the Finalists for the 2019 Skift Design Awards

Matt Heidkamp, Skift

Skift Design Awards celebrates the trailblazers transforming the travel industry through human-centered design and experiences. Find out who's leading the pack before we reveal the winners at Skift Global Forum 2019.

3 days ago

Travelport, IBM and BCD Travel Use Blockchain to Manage Hotel Commissions

Travelport, IBM and BCD Travel Use Blockchain to Manage Hotel Commissions

Isaac Carey, Skift

Blockchain isn't as hyped up as it used to be during the bitcoin craze, but companies are still finding its function as a secure ledger useful. If this catches on, it could provide some much-needed transparency to the hotel reconciliation process.

3 days ago

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Travel Managers Turn to Creative Solutions to Meet Ever-Increasing Duty of Care Obligations

Travel Managers Turn to Creative Solutions to Meet Ever-Increasing Duty of Care Obligations

Medjet + Skift

As business travel booms, companies are focused on their obligations to provide cost-effective health and safety support for their organizational travelers. Accidents, illnesses, and safety concerns can happen, and creative turnkey solutions are helping firms of all sizes cover an ever-increasing number of trips for work, pleasure, and those that combine the two.

3 weeks ago

The Events Industry Has a Blindspot When It Comes to Attendee Engagement

The Events Industry Has a Blindspot When It Comes to Attendee Engagement

Isaac, Skift

If you can't first measure engagement, then it's hard to improve it. Digital tracking devices are a good investment for planners, and something to add to their toolbox, along with mobile apps and surveys.

3 days ago

FAA Warns Airlines of ‘Increasing Inadvertent Risk’ in Gulf Region

FAA Warns Airlines of ‘Increasing Inadvertent Risk’ in Gulf Region

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Tensions in the Gulf region aren't going anywhere, and the FAA warns that the instability has the capacity to spread to airlines.

3 days ago

Embattled Avianca Brasil to Exit Star Alliance

Embattled Avianca Brasil to Exit Star Alliance

Grant Martin, Skift

The loss of Avianca Brasil won't be huge for the Star Alliance, but for some regional travelers throughout Brazil, its demise will certainly make connections inconvenient.

3 days ago

Cathay Pacific Expects Hong Kong Protests to Hurt Revenue

Cathay Pacific Expects Hong Kong Protests to Hurt Revenue

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Given the level of disruption, this kind of announcement isn't a surprise. The airline will be hoping that any impact is relatively short-lived and won't hinder its turnaround plans.

3 days ago

Why Do Airlines Suffer So Many Tech Glitches?

Why Do Airlines Suffer So Many Tech Glitches?

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A British Airways hiccup earlier this month was merely the latest tech outage at a number of airlines. Why does the industry suffer from so many glitches? Experts point to some deeper reasons beyond the commonly heard "old tech" explanation.

3 days ago

Barcelona’s Recent Openings Give It a Fresh High-End Twist

Barcelona’s Recent Openings Give It a Fresh High-End Twist

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Barcelona is still an incredibly popular city, but hotels need to offer something different and fresh if they are to make their mark on the hospitality landscape.

3 days ago

How Much the Human Connection Still Matters

How Much the Human Connection Still Matters

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Serving the emotional needs of clients, a key theme during this year's Virtuoso Travel Week, is another indicator of how the travel advisor's role continues to evolve beyond the booking of travel. Tech tools are a help in determining emotional needs, but not as much as human interaction.

3 days ago

Texts Between Sabre Execs About Farelogix Deal Fuel U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit

Texts Between Sabre Execs About Farelogix Deal Fuel U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre had tried the unorthodox legal tactic of pursuing its $360 million acquisition of Farelogix, an airline tech vendor, without waiting for approval from U.S. antitrust watchdogs. But it apparently didn't count on federal attorneys claiming they have text messages between Sabre executives acknowledging the anti-competitive nature of the deal.

4 days ago