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American Suggests 737 Max Return Pushed Further to Second Half

American Suggests 737 Max Return Pushed Further to Second Half

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

American Airlines suggests that it's not planning for the Boeing 737 Max to return to flying until the late summer or fall. But the airline is still positive this year will be better than last. That shouldn't be too hard.

5 days ago

Still Waiting for Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels to Transform Hospitality

Still Waiting for Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels to Transform Hospitality

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Richard Branson created Virgin Hotels nine years ago, promising to deliver about two dozen boutique hotels with flair. So far, only three hotels have opened. Will it be able to accelerate its growth in 2020?

1 month ago

Surge in Experiential Luxury Travel Drives Growth in Boutique Trade Shows

Surge in Experiential Luxury Travel Drives Growth in Boutique Trade Shows

Laura Powell, Skift

The recent development of high-end niche travel marketplaces demonstrates that luxury travel is expanding in depth, breadth, and focus.

2 months ago

How Global Hotel Chains Differ in Approach to Asia-Pacific’s Huge Opportunity

How Global Hotel Chains Differ in Approach to Asia-Pacific’s Huge Opportunity

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Who has the best setup in Asia? No one-size-fits-all approaches there. But as competition increases amid a softer market, expect strategies and structures to evolve.

2 months ago

Airbnb Tests Teaming With Google’s Vacation Rental Business in the U.S.

Airbnb Tests Teaming With Google’s Vacation Rental Business in the U.S.

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb has intensified its testing of Google's vacation rentals business. Does this mean Airbnb will fall down a rabbit hole of Google dependence? Not necessarily. Romances can be so fleeting.

2 months ago

China’s Massive Social Media Landscape Presents Challenges to Luxury Marketers

China’s Massive Social Media Landscape Presents Challenges to Luxury Marketers

Laura Powell, Skift

The Chinese luxury market is huge but not monolithic. That's why understanding the capabilities of the country's myriad social media apps — and knowing how to nuance messages within them — is key to connecting with this lucrative market.

2 months ago

Trip.com Group’s Softer Growth Shows Extent of China Outbound Slowdown

Trip.com Group’s Softer Growth Shows Extent of China Outbound Slowdown

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Single-digit growth is something China’s largest online travel company isn’t used to, but that may just happen in the fourth quarter. Growth has already softened in the third.

3 months ago

Redesigning Luxury With Mother Nature in Mind

Redesigning Luxury With Mother Nature in Mind

Laura Powell, Skift

In a growing luxury wellness trend that's built to last, nature comes indoors in the form of living green walls, natural materials, and more at high-end hotels.

3 months ago

Booking Holdings Drops Out of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Initiative

Booking Holdings Drops Out of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Initiative

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Libra cryptocurrency program is falling apart following regulatory pushback. Booking Holdings likely didn't want the hassle of being associated with such a controversial initiative, which may not get off the ground in the near term.

4 months ago

American Airlines Vows to Rebound After Brutal Summer, Says CFO

American Airlines Vows to Rebound After Brutal Summer, Says CFO

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

American Airlines had a tough summer, with labor issues and the grounding of its 24 Boeing 737 Max aircraft. But Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr said at Skift Global Forum that these two areas are at the top of management's agenda for next year.

4 months ago

Tourism Is Up: So Why Is New York City’s Hotel Room Revenue Slumping?

Tourism Is Up: So Why Is New York City’s Hotel Room Revenue Slumping?

Danni Santana, Skift

With so many hotel rooms in the pipeline, a turnaround of slower revenue-per-room growth in New York City is not expected until after 2020. It's a classic supply-and-demand problem, making it a delicate balance to get pricing power back in a city where tourism remains hot.

5 months ago

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The Evolution of a Destination: This Island Is Tapping History to Build a Better, Forward-Looking Tourism Industry

The Evolution of a Destination: This Island Is Tapping History to Build a Better, Forward-Looking Tourism Industry

Guam Visitors Bureau + Skift

With a rich history and a bright future, Guam is stepping up its efforts to appeal to a new generation of travelers by celebrating the past and embracing the way consumers travel now. A first of its kind travel industry summit this August should help foster innovation, too.

7 months ago