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Amex GBT Makes Strategic Move in Middle East

Amex GBT Makes Strategic Move in Middle East

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

American Express Global Business Travel continues to strike strategic deals around the world. Its competitors are doing the same, and one has to wonder how all the international competition will shake out.

2 days ago

Eventbrite’s Struggles Deepen as a Public Company

Eventbrite’s Struggles Deepen as a Public Company

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

One has to wonder whether Eventbrite's struggles as a public company will make the event-tech sector less attractive to investors in the future.

3 days ago

Can High-End Travelers Save Amsterdam From Overtourism?

Can High-End Travelers Save Amsterdam From Overtourism?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

One way to beat overtourism is to target higher-spending visitors. Cities can get away with fewer tourists as long as they spend more. But will that really help solve the issue?

4 days ago

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New eBook: The Comprehensive Guide to Generating More Meeting and Event Leads

New eBook: The Comprehensive Guide to Generating More Meeting and Event Leads

Social Tables + Skift

Event venues aiming to generate more meetings and events business need to step up their digital marketing game and leverage new technologies that help them boost their visibility.

2 weeks ago

Travel Advisors Say Price — Not Pollution — Still Top Concern for Most Cruisers

Travel Advisors Say Price — Not Pollution — Still Top Concern for Most Cruisers

Maria Lenhart, Skift

While the cruise industry's dismal record on sustainability hasn't yet sparked concern among most cruise passengers or inspired major changes, small cruise operators are stepping up their game on green practices.

4 days ago

Amex GBT Signs Deal With Kanoo Travel in Middle East Push

Amex GBT Signs Deal With Kanoo Travel in Middle East Push

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

American Express Global Business Travel continues to add support in competitive regions around the world. Is another major acquisition on the way?

5 days ago

Amsterdam Turns to Luxury to Allay Overtourism Concerns

Amsterdam Turns to Luxury to Allay Overtourism Concerns

Laura Powell, Skift

When your destination is considered the ultimate hotbed of overtourism, what do you do to reduce crowding? For Amsterdam, the answer lies in luxury.

5 days ago

Travel Advisors See Little Backlash From Carnival’s Pollution Fine

Travel Advisors See Little Backlash From Carnival’s Pollution Fine

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

There hasn’t been much backlash after Carnival Corp. copped a guilty plea and a $20 million fine for polluting the ocean, but some smaller cruise operators are pushing their green credentials in the hope of differentiating themselves.

5 days ago

TUI Profit Takes a Hit From Max Grounding

TUI Profit Takes a Hit From Max Grounding

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The Max grounding overshadowed a decent set of results. TUI will be hoping the safety issues are ironed out well in advance of next summer, the period when profits can be the most robust.

5 days ago

TripAdvisor Plots Loyalty Program in Campaign Against Google

TripAdvisor Plots Loyalty Program in Campaign Against Google

Grant Martin, Skift

A loyalty program from TripAdvisor could be a strong incentive for unaffiliated travelers to drive business to the online booker. But TripAdvisor will need to offer a unique program to change established user habits.

5 days ago

Thomas Cook Needs Additional Funds to Get Through the Winter

Thomas Cook Needs Additional Funds to Get Through the Winter

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The need for an additional $181 million implies that things have gotten worse for Thomas Cook since the news of Fosun's rescue bid emerged last month. The situation needs to be resolved quickly.

6 days ago

What Will It Take to Disrupt the Corporate Travel Space?

What Will It Take to Disrupt the Corporate Travel Space?

Isaac Carey, Skift

New distribution capability continued to be a big focus at this year's GBTA Convention, but so far the technology isn't living up to the hype.

1 week ago