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Booking’s FareHarbor Kept the Bootstrapping Myth Going While Discreetly Raising Outside Money

Booking’s FareHarbor Kept the Bootstrapping Myth Going While Discreetly Raising Outside Money

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Honesty is the best policy. Even if it clashes with a nice FareHarbor bootstrapping story that seemed too good to be true.

2 hours ago

Why Southwest Canceled 10,000 Flights in the First Quarter

Why Southwest Canceled 10,000 Flights in the First Quarter

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest made a remarkable amount of money in the first quarter considering how many airplanes it had out of service.

5 hours ago

Rising Costs Catch Up to Spirit Airlines

Rising Costs Catch Up to Spirit Airlines

Isaac Carey, Skift

In many ways, the airline had a solid quarter, but some potential long-term issues are starting to emerge, casting doubt on future performance.

8 hours ago

Diversity Is the New Mission in Wellness

Diversity Is the New Mission in Wellness

Laura Powell, Skift

The world of wellness is filled with overpriced products and services that unfortunately tend to exclude most people, whether racially or socioeconomically. We welcome more companies offering high-quality products that bring underrepresented groups into the picture, even if profits are sacrificed.

11 hours ago

Norwegian Blames 737 Max Grounding for Potentially Another Year Without Profit

Norwegian Blames 737 Max Grounding for Potentially Another Year Without Profit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It’s good news on the cost-cutting front, but Norwegian is still looking at a bumpy 2019, thanks in part to the continuing uncertainty over the Max aircraft.

13 hours ago

Philippines’ Boracay Island Tackles Overtourism With Bans on Cruise Ships in Peak Seasons

Philippines’ Boracay Island Tackles Overtourism With Bans on Cruise Ships in Peak Seasons

Maria Stella F. Arnaldo, Skift

Philippines’ Boracay shows a good example of how to regulate potential overcrowding by cruise ships. The idea to offer alternative ports of call is smart, as it promotes new destinations and spreads tourism benefits to other places.

14 hours ago

Allegiant Air Execs Angrily Defend Airline’s Hotel Strategy

Allegiant Air Execs Angrily Defend Airline’s Hotel Strategy

Brian Sumers, Skift

Allegiant CEO Maury Gallagher has always done things his way. By doing so, he has built one of the most profitable airlines in the world. But is it a good idea to get into the hotel business?

15 hours ago

Rosewood Hotel Group CEO: ‘We Want to Push the Hotel Industry to Another Level’

Rosewood Hotel Group CEO: ‘We Want to Push the Hotel Industry to Another Level’

Deanna Ting, Skift

All of the buzzwords are here in CEO Sonia Cheng’s strategy — from co-working and community to recognition and technology — but can Rosewood continue to maintain its uniqueness, even as it goes after what all the other hotel brands are going after, too? Given its track record, it just might.

20 hours ago

A Renewed Investor Focus on Event Technology

A Renewed Investor Focus on Event Technology

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As event technology companies continue to grow, they’re attracting interest from investors who see promise in the sector. The jury is still out on who will be the eventual winners in a super-fragmented global marketplace.

21 hours ago

Culture Is Central in Puerto Rico’s New Marketing Campaign

Culture Is Central in Puerto Rico’s New Marketing Campaign

Isaac Carey, Skift

A good website is critical for branding in this day and age, and the tourism organization made a smart move by investing heavily in design and functionality.

1 day ago

Airbnb Is Entering Show Business, Investing in Launching New Shows

Airbnb Is Entering Show Business, Investing in Launching New Shows

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb to the world: "I'm ready for my close-up."

1 day ago

How Finnair Got It Wrong in China

How Finnair Got It Wrong in China

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Finnair has made the most of its Helsinki hub’s advantageous position when it comes to flying to Asia, but clearly it hasn’t gotten everything right.

1 day ago