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Articles tagged “trends roundups”

Hotels

Oyo’s Valuation Could Spiral to $6 Billion and 12 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

This week in hospitality news, based on coronavirus impact, particularly from China, Oyo's valuation could plunge to $6 billion based on Skift Research estimates. Plus, Best Western stands out among its hotel peers as a nonprofit with a unique membership model for its owners. Is that holding it back from growth?

Oyo’s Valuation Could Spiral to $6 Billion and 12 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Online Travel

Expedia Prepares to Lay Off Thousands and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller is delivering on his promise to tighten up the company, with recently announced plans to lay off 12 percent of staff. Plus, the short-term rental market is one to watch as it continues to grow, with some predicting a new category to emerge that distinguishes between professional and host-run rentals.

Expedia Prepares to Lay Off Thousands and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Tourism

Algeria Opens to Visitors and 11 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

In tourism news this week, Algeria hopes attracting tourists will bolster its finances as the oil and gas industry becomes less lucrative. Can it emulate neighboring Morocco to become a prime destination? Plus, why do politicians continue to ignore the tourism industry when it's a global economic force?

Algeria Opens to Visitors and 11 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Airlines

U.S. Airlines Await Coronavirus Fallout and 4 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

U.S. airlines have fared far better than their Asian counterparts as coronavirus rages on, but with federal officials warning of an imminent outbreak stateside, the worst is certainly yet to come. Plus, American Airlines cozies up to longtime adversary Qatar Airways in what appears to be a bid to take on Delta.

U.S. Airlines Await Coronavirus Fallout and 4 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Hotels

Hong Kong Hotels in Survival Mode and 8 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Hotels in Hong Kong were already hurting from the ongoing anti-government protests when coronavirus hit. Will the city's assailed leadership help the industry in this time of crisis? Plus, on the other hand, Marriott is already reopening some of its China locations.

Hong Kong Hotels in Survival Mode and 8 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Hotels

Oyo on the Defense After Reporting $335 Million in Losses and 14 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

This week in hospitality news, hundreds of millions in losses, disgruntled partners, and unsatisfied guests: Oyo has gone from startup darling to something of a black sheep, and CEO Ritesh Agarwal still isn't ready to change up his playbook yet. Plus, Choice Hotels sees the upside in corporate travel and is expanding its extended stay brands.

Oyo on the Defense After Reporting $335 Million in Losses and 14 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Airlines

JetBlue Readies for Battle Over Boston and 3 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

This week in aviation news, is brand loyalty (ahem, free premium snacks) going to be enough to keep JetBlue's Boston customers from getting cozy with the competition as American and Delta make moves to increase their presence at the Beantown hub? Plus, we discover that Delta's CEO is firmly in the "do not recline your seat" camp.

JetBlue Readies for Battle Over Boston and 3 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Online Travel

Google’s Outsize Impact on the Travel Industry and 7 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

In digital news this week, Google is so omnipresent that even a small tweak to the way that its searches work can have an impact on the rest of the travel industry. Plus, Skift talks with Booking.com's new chief marketing officer about his hopes for the company.

Google’s Outsize Impact on the Travel Industry and 7 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Airlines

Alaska Airlines Enters Oneworld Alliance and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

This week in airline news, after years being unaligned, Alaska Airlines is joining Oneworld. The carrier is also ramping up its codesharing agreement with American Airlines to include international flights, potentially posing real competition for some of Delta's routes. Plus, with Air Italy's closure, yet another European airline bites the dust.

Alaska Airlines Enters Oneworld Alliance and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Online Travel

Expedia Chairman Blasts His Own Company and 14 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

This week in digital news, Expedia Chairman Barry Diller led an eventful earnings call during which he tore into the company's work-life balance and bloat, but also admitted he was just beginning to understand the business. Plus, Skift Research explores Google's far-reaching impact on the travel industry.

Expedia Chairman Blasts His Own Company and 14 Other Top Digital Stories This Week