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Airlines Dismiss Flight Shaming Movement at Their Own Peril: Citigroup Report

Airlines Dismiss Flight Shaming Movement at Their Own Peril: Citigroup Report

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

It might be easy for airlines to dismiss the flight shaming movement as a niche trend that won't spread to most consumers who just want a cheap flight. But analysts indicate that may be a huge mistake.

3 hours ago

UK Lifts Flight Ban to Popular Egypt Resort

UK Lifts Flight Ban to Popular Egypt Resort

Salma El Wardany, Bloomberg

This is very good news for Egypt, which has taken steps to tighten security not just at airports but at tourist places. Hopefully Russia will follow soon in resuming flights.

4 hours ago

An In-Depth Look at Hotel Chain Oyo’s Financials and Strategy: New Skift Research

An In-Depth Look at Hotel Chain Oyo’s Financials and Strategy: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Oyo promises a new type of hotel company. It’s an asset-light brand that seeks to connect the global long tail of mom-and-pop hotels through its tech and distribution platform. But can it live up to the hype? Skift Research dives deep into Oyo’s business strategy and financial performance.

1 day ago

Hotel Jobs Are Becoming More Appealing to Saudis Looking for Work

Hotel Jobs Are Becoming More Appealing to Saudis Looking for Work

Abeer Abu Omar and Sarah Algethami, Bloomberg

Alongside its planned tourism boom, Saudi Arabia will need a new workforce. And for the first time, it's the Saudis themselves who seem to be warming to the idea of working in the service and hospitality sector.

1 day ago

Ridehailing Gojek CEO Resigns to Join Indonesian Cabinet

Ridehailing Gojek CEO Resigns to Join Indonesian Cabinet

Tim Culpan, Bloomberg

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia President Joko Widodo is seen as a “tech star.” The country has birthed several decacorns, including Gojek and Traveloka. The appointment of Gojek’s CEO Nadiem Makarim to the Indonesian cabinet further shows Jokowi's zeal for tech transformation that has created more jobs rather than killed them.

1 day ago

White House Drops Plans for Summit at Doral Resort After Outcry

White House Drops Plans for Summit at Doral Resort After Outcry

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

As Skift first reported in September, meetings and events planners found President Trump's decision to host the G7 summit at his own resort flawed in numerous ways. A little over a month later, backlash to the choice has forced the hard-headed president to reverse course.

2 days ago

U.S. Airlines Struggle to Attract Diverse Pilot Candidates

U.S. Airlines Struggle to Attract Diverse Pilot Candidates

Jennifer Zabasajja, Bloomberg

Some U.S. airlines are doing something that was unthinkable just five years ago. They're training pilots from scratch through what are called ab initio programs. This gives airlines a much bigger say in the racial and gender diversity of pilot candidates. Over time, these training programs should help them ensure their flight decks look a bit more like America.

3 days ago

Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel Reopens After Extensive Renovation

Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel Reopens After Extensive Renovation

Joanna Ossinger, Bloomberg

Renovations are tricky. How to balance the best of the old with the best of the new? An intensive redo by Accor has brought Singapore's famous 132-year-old Raffles Hotel into our modern era, according to this report.

3 days ago

Cape Town’s Conundrum: Sharks Gone and Now the Whales Too

Cape Town’s Conundrum: Sharks Gone and Now the Whales Too

Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg

This year Cape Town's coast had the fewest whale sightings in a couple of decades. If climate change is to blame, that poses a long-term problem for South African Tourism, the government's official promotion agency.

4 days ago

Qantas Turns Boeing Jet Into Lab on World’s First 20-Hour Flight

Qantas Turns Boeing Jet Into Lab on World’s First 20-Hour Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

The era of the 20-hour flight may nearly be upon us. Qantas just has to determine if the human body can withstand the trip first.

4 days ago

Marriott to Showcase New Look for W Hotels in Downtown New York

Marriott to Showcase New Look for W Hotels in Downtown New York

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

It's commonplace for a franchisor to update a property to showcase a refreshed look before asking its real estate partners to invest in similar upgrades. But Marriott International's redo of W Hotels matters more than most such efforts. The wider hotel industry will be curious about the direction of W Hotels, a brand Marriott won as part of its 2016 acquisition of Starwood.

4 days ago

Cathay Cuts Earnings Outlook After Being Battered by Hong Kong Disruptions

Cathay Cuts Earnings Outlook After Being Battered by Hong Kong Disruptions

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

As Hong Kong protests march on, the situation is increasingly dire for Cathay Pacific. It has earned the dubious distinction of being the world's worst performing major airline in the past three months.

5 days ago