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What Makes Millennial, Gen Z Travelers From India and China So Different From Western Peers

What Makes Millennial, Gen Z Travelers From India and China So Different From Western Peers

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

With millennials pushing 40 years old and Gen Z entering the workforce, each of these generational cohorts will only grow in importance to the travel industry. The latest Skift Research report shows how they differ from each other as well as from their peers globally.

12 hours ago

Ryanair’s UK Pilot Union Prepares for 48-Hour Strike

Ryanair’s UK Pilot Union Prepares for 48-Hour Strike

Peter Flanagan and Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

Ryanair's cost control is the major reason the airline has been so successful. But if the airline wants to stay strong, it's going to have to figure out how to pay its pilots what they're worth. You can't run an airline without pilots.

1 day ago

Hong Kong’s Instability Is a Boon for Bangkok

Hong Kong’s Instability Is a Boon for Bangkok

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

The ongoing political instability in Hong Kong was bound to have ripple effects across the region. So far, Bangkok is emerging as one clear beneficiary.

2 days ago

Today’s Honeymooners Want Adventure Over Relaxation

Today’s Honeymooners Want Adventure Over Relaxation

Justin Ocean and Claire Ballentine, Bloomberg

Once, many honeymooners just wanted to relax at a quiet beach. But times change. Now it's all about adventure, experts say. And why not? In all aspects of travel, people are becoming more daring.

2 days ago

Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Space Base But Not Its Launch Timing

Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Space Base But Not Its Launch Timing

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Champagne and caviar? Check. Barista island? Check. Scheduled flights? Richard Branson will get back to you. Space tourism has been an endlessly delayed launch, after all.

3 days ago

Chinese Millennials Turn to Weibo for Trip Planning

Chinese Millennials Turn to Weibo for Trip Planning

Andrew Collins, Jing Travel

WeChat may have eclipsed Chinese social media platform Weibo in recent past, but it can still serve as a key marketing tool for travel brands and destinations that want to attract coveted Chinese outbound tourists.

3 days ago

Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Aims to Cope With Likely Strikes During Peak Season

Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Aims to Cope With Likely Strikes During Peak Season

Irene García Pérez, Christopher Jasper, and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

Ryanair expects minimal cancellations if pilots in Britain and Ireland go ahead with a strike as planned. But anticipated moves in the next few weeks promise many labor actions. Ryanair passengers should keep an eye on their flight statuses.

4 days ago

Cathay Pacific CEO Quits Over Hong Kong Protests

Cathay Pacific CEO Quits Over Hong Kong Protests

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Looks like Rupert Hogg is paying the price for Cathay's response to the unrest in Hong Kong. Will changing the CEO help or might things get worse?

5 days ago

China’s Pressure on Cathay Portends Less Autonomy for Hong Kong Companies

China’s Pressure on Cathay Portends Less Autonomy for Hong Kong Companies

Angus Whitley and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Is China’s clampdown on Cathay during protests a one-off, or is it going to be the new normal for Hong Kong companies? The latter will be disastrous for Hong Kong’s reputation as an open market.

5 days ago

Short-Term Rentals: How Professionalized Should They Become?

Short-Term Rentals: How Professionalized Should They Become?

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

The short-term rental ecosystem, from property managers and platforms to business-to-business vendors, is rapidly expanding. As this continues, there is a fine balance to be struck where the sector professionalizes — without commercializing beyond recognition.

6 days ago

U.S. Regulator May Not Enforce Max Simulator Training

U.S. Regulator May Not Enforce Max Simulator Training

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

This whole sorry episode has shed much-needed light on the sometimes murky world of airline regulation. There might be a logical reason for the FAA refusing to mandate new simulator training, but given the circumstances it would just look really bad.

6 days ago

China Keeps a Closer Eye on Citizens Traveling to Hong Kong

China Keeps a Closer Eye on Citizens Traveling to Hong Kong

Steven Yang, Lulu Yilun Chen, and Fion Li, Bloomberg

China is not taking any chances when it comes to the possibility of protests in Hong Kong spreading to the mainland. Phone checks at the border are reportedly the latest tactic to control the spread of this sentiment.

6 days ago