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African Tour Operators Rethink Animal Attractions and 8 Other Tourism Trends This Week

African Tour Operators Rethink Animal Attractions and 8 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the tourism trends we were talking about this week.

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Kayak and Momondo Combine and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

Kayak and Momondo Combine and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the digital trends we were talking about this week.

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Native American Destinations See Surge in Overseas Visitors

Native American Destinations See Surge in Overseas Visitors

Sarah Enelow, Skift

AIANTA wants to keep capitalizing on its success over the past couple of years, increasing tourism to Native American destinations. Its goals for 2020 are ambitious, but doable, given the stats so far.

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Airbnb Acquires Luxury Retreats and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Acquires Luxury Retreats and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.

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United Poaches Another American Exec and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

United Poaches Another American Exec and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.

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Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While the public outcry may have died down while Americans await the Trump administration's next move, the recent travel ban may still be affecting U.S. citizens who are Muslim.

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National Geographic’s New TV Direction — Digital Marketing News This Week

National Geographic’s New TV Direction — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Does National Geographic's push into original scripted TV signal that the industry is shifting away from bland travel reality shows and snooze-worthy programming about cruises and Las Vegas? We sure hope so.

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Expedia CFO on Google Relationship — The Positives and Negatives Balance Out

Expedia CFO on Google Relationship — The Positives and Negatives Balance Out

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google's paid-search and product practices enable the big -- like Expedia -- to get bigger. So what's not to like? Although other businesses that aren't as well-positioned as Expedia and the Priceline Group undoubtably take a more critical view.

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Hyatt Can’t Wait to Expand New Wellness Brand Miraval

Hyatt Can’t Wait to Expand New Wellness Brand Miraval

Brian Sumers, Skift

Hyatt just now realized consumers like wellness brands? That seems hard to believe, as this has been a focus among travelers for a long time. But it's good to see Hyatt getting into the game.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Is Ordering a Fleet of Slightly Less-Giant Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Ordering a Fleet of Slightly Less-Giant Ships

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line still has three extra-large ships on the way, but it looks like the company's future fleet is being designed for flexibility.

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Avis Ups Its Ridesharing Partnerships as Pressure Increases on Car Rentals

Avis Ups Its Ridesharing Partnerships as Pressure Increases on Car Rentals

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

For Avis Budget Group, strong overseas returns aren't offsetting weakness in the Americas. Through its partnerships with services like Uber and Didi, it's looking for another way to make money with its fleet when rental demand flags.

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Choice Hotels Mulls Options for a Tech Division That Struggled to Break Even

Choice Hotels Mulls Options for a Tech Division That Struggled to Break Even

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Choice talks a good game about its SkyTouch subsidiary. But signs point to continued heartache. Expect the franchisor to focus instead on the vacation rental software it gained by acquiring Dutch startup Maxxton plus its own reservation system.

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