Articles tagged “investments”

Investors Eye the Potential of North Korean Hotels and Airlines

Investors Eye the Potential of North Korean Hotels and Airlines

Alyssa McDonald and Matthew Burgess, Bloomberg

It's generally sound investment advice to "buy low and sell high." But foreign investors looking at North Korea may be underestimating how disastrous the economy is behind its veil of propaganda.

5 months ago

Travel-Tilting Hedge Funds Are Investing in Airlines and Online Travel Agencies

Travel-Tilting Hedge Funds Are Investing in Airlines and Online Travel Agencies

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Follow the money — at your own risk, of course. These two hedge funds are putting their money in airline and online travel agency stocks, often investing in competitors. Rising tides lift all boats, after all.

1 year ago

Qatar Airways Invests in LATAM Airlines With 10 Percent Stake

Qatar Airways Invests in LATAM Airlines With 10 Percent Stake

Associated Press

With a stake in LATAM, Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker seems intent in embarking on a global investment strategy with parallels to that of rival Etihad, although the latter has hit the pause button and is reviewing its strategy after some European investments that haven't worked out so well.

2 years ago

AccorHotels Invests in Boutique Brand 25hours Hotels

AccorHotels Invests in Boutique Brand 25hours Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

AccorHotels continues to make strategic investments that attempt to round out its overall portfolio. Investing in a boutique chain like Germany's 25hours is a good way to grow its boutique and lifestyle hotel offerings.

2 years ago

What’s Behind JetBlue’s Investment in a Small Jet Airline?

What’s Behind JetBlue’s Investment in a Small Jet Airline?

Brian Sumers , Skift

JetBlue's investment in JetSuiteX is probably not a game-changer. But it is unusual, and it will be interesting to see how the JetBlue/JetSuiteX partnership evolves.

2 years ago

4 Charts Showing the $5 Billion Boom in Chinese Investment in U.S. Hotels

4 Charts Showing the $5 Billion Boom in Chinese Investment in U.S. Hotels

Dan Peltier, Skift

Some Chinese investors have plenty of cash to spend on foreign investment and between easier approval processes and a slower Chinese economy the Chinese are eager to spread their portfolios overseas.

2 years ago

HomeAway Emphasizes Legal Rentals With Investment in HotSpot Tax

HomeAway Emphasizes Legal Rentals With Investment in HotSpot Tax

Dennis Schaal , Skift

If the alternative lodging sector is still in its early days, then it is reasonable to envision that the market for services that help property owners and managers decipher the complexities of local rental taxes will only grow. HomeAway's investment in HotSpot Tax should burnish a hoped-for image of a vacation rental site that wants to ensure compliance with local laws.

4 years ago