Articles tagged “trends roundups”

Poland Joins U.S. Visa Waiver Program and 14 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Poland Joins U.S. Visa Waiver Program and 14 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in tourism, Polish nationals will soon be able to apply for extended U.S. visits as Poland joins the American visa waiver program. Meanwhile, a tour operator is trying to simplify travel to Cuba as the Trump administration continues adding restrictions.

3 days ago

Oyo Founder Tackles Hotelier Concerns and 15 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Oyo Founder Tackles Hotelier Concerns and 15 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in hospitality, Oyo CEO Ritesh Agarwal is focusing on improving problems brought up by hotel owners. Meanwhile, Accor has entered a new partnership with Alibaba Group to help the company develop tech to appeal to the Chinese outbound market.

3 days ago

Airbnb’s New Verification Policies and 20 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Airbnb’s New Verification Policies and 20 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in digital, stepping away from its hands-off approach, Airbnb introduces a policy in hopes of preventing another tragedy. Meanwhile, both TripAdvisor and Expedia Group are feeling added pressure from Google's travel business.

4 days ago

Singapore Changi Airport Confronts Copycat Allegations and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Singapore Changi Airport Confronts Copycat Allegations and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in aviation, without naming any names, Qatar Airways' CEO called out Singapore Changi for lifting Hamad International's airport design. Meanwhile, IAG is making a $1.1 million offer on Air Europa following the Delta-Latam deal.

4 days ago

Airbnb Host Group Violates Facebook Privacy Policy and 18 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Airbnb Host Group Violates Facebook Privacy Policy and 18 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in digital, Airbnb hosts in closed Facebook groups have been posting confidential guest information. Privacy concerns have also been on a rise for event planners as facial recognition becomes an industry norm.

1 week ago

Wyndham’s Southeast Asia Push and 13 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Wyndham’s Southeast Asia Push and 13 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in hospitality, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has been seeing vast growth in its Southeast Asian market. Meanwhile, small short-term luxury rentals aim to separate themselves from the bigger names to stay in the game.

1 week ago

Cruising Pollution Regulation Concerns and 12 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Cruising Pollution Regulation Concerns and 12 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in tourism, the cruise industry faces a new rule to cut sulfur emissions by 85 percent that is set to launch in January. But will it be enforceable? Meanwhile, Airbnb's latest investment suggests the company will become more mainstream over time.

2 weeks ago

Airlines Put on a Green Front and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Airlines Put on a Green Front and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in aviation, airline executives spin their businesses as environmentally sustainable in an age when travelers are becoming more conscious of pollution. Meanwhile, we take a look at airlines' struggle to sell travel-related products.

2 weeks ago

Blame Game in Thomas Cook Failure and 11 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Blame Game in Thomas Cook Failure and 11 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in tourism, there was a lot of finger pointing between two former Thomas Cook CEOs during an inquiry into the company's collapse. Meanwhile, Japan will be the first Asian nation to host a Rugby World Cup tournament.

2 weeks ago

Oyo’s Tech Nightmare for Hotel Owners and 11 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Oyo’s Tech Nightmare for Hotel Owners and 11 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in hospitality, don't miss our deep dive into the struggles hotel owners face with budget chain Oyo. Going back, we take a look at the company's startup six years ago and its strategy to make a profit.

2 weeks ago

Uber’s Under-the-Radar Event Services and 15 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Uber’s Under-the-Radar Event Services and 15 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in digital, we take a look at the little-known Uber Events service. Meanwhile, Ctrip shareholders have officially changed the company's name.

3 weeks ago

Southwest Considers Switching Up on Boeing 737s and 9 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Southwest Considers Switching Up on Boeing 737s and 9 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in aviation, after 48 years, Southwest Airlines is considering adding a different aircraft type. Meanwhile, JetBlue is focusing more on its Caribbean and Latin American flights as the company prepares to leave Mexico City.

3 weeks ago