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Asiana Airlines’ New Bag Restriction Is Bad News for Luxury Retailers

Asiana Airlines’ New Bag Restriction Is Bad News for Luxury Retailers

Albertina Torsoli, Bloomberg

Luxury retail has grown significantly in Southeast Asia and China. Other airlines will likely follow Asiana's example with bag restrictions if the market isn't more carefully regulated.

2 days ago

Fighting Biz Travel Burnout

Fighting Biz Travel Burnout

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Frequent business travelers just want a good night of sleep and more comfortable flights. There's a big upside for companies that pay for a better, more restful travel experience as well: Their employees won't quit out of existential despair.

4 days ago

Frequent Business Travelers Need More Sleep to Survive

Frequent Business Travelers Need More Sleep to Survive

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

I'm tired, you're tired, we're all tired when we travel for work. It's leading employees to burn out and quit, causing problems for travel managers and companies that push their workers too hard. Some sleep and nicer flights can help.

5 days ago

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How Meeting and Event Planners Can Master Smart Revenue Management

How Meeting and Event Planners Can Master Smart Revenue Management

IDeaS Revenue Solutions + Skift

Until recently, the meeting and event industry was playing a game of catch-up when it came to revenue management. But thanks to new available industry-specific tools, developing a well-executed revenue management strategy is a lot more attainable than it once was.

1 week ago

Planners Pressured by Uncertain Future as Meeting Sector Booms

Planners Pressured by Uncertain Future as Meeting Sector Booms

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Boom times for the meeting and events sector are disrupting the status quo, putting pressure on planners to do more with less. We are entering a period of unprecedented change for the industry.

5 days ago

Cvent Looks at Buyout Targets for Growth

Cvent Looks at Buyout Targets for Growth

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Bringing Social Tables into the fold could be big for Cvent. Their complicated platform desperately needs some streamlining, and Social Tables has been among the best providing web-based solutions for event planners.

5 days ago

Travel Trade Group Fights Back

Travel Trade Group Fights Back

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Travel agents (or advisors) were supposed to go the way of the fax machine. But in the internet era, they've managed to find ways to fight back.

6 days ago

Cvent Buys Social Tables as Event Tech Consolidation Escalates

Cvent Buys Social Tables as Event Tech Consolidation Escalates

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent is working methodically to expand its offerings in the small meeting space by acquiring Kapow and now Social Tables. Social Tables found success streamlining obvious pain points for planners, which is something Cvent can learn from.

6 days ago

Measuring the Value of Wellness to a Hotel Brand

Measuring the Value of Wellness to a Hotel Brand

Laura Powell, Skift

Every time you turn around these days, a major hotel company is announcing that it has hired a chief wellness officer. But will this wave of devotion to wellness be a phase or a long-lasting phenomenon? Look to the return on investment for that answer.

7 days ago

Group Booking Pace Slows in Tight Market for Meetings

Group Booking Pace Slows in Tight Market for Meetings

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

New research from Cvent shows that group business is declining for U.S. hotels, and planners are booking room blocks closer to the date of their event than before. This is bad news for hotels, which rely on group bookings to boost business.

7 days ago

United Makes Top-Tier Elite Status Harder to Earn

United Makes Top-Tier Elite Status Harder to Earn

Grant Martin, Skift

Changes to United's MileagePlus program will make it harder for ultra-frequent flyers to stay loyal to the airline.

7 days ago

Fyre Festival Founder Gets Six Years for $27.4 Million Fraud

Fyre Festival Founder Gets Six Years for $27.4 Million Fraud

Erik Larson, Bloomberg

Most people will remember the images of attendees wandering around a half-built site that surfaced during 2017's Fyre Festival. Those who paid thousands of dollars for tickets will no doubt have little sympathy for the man behind the disaster.

2 weeks ago