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New Skift Research E-Book: The Latest Wave of Venture Capital Investment in Travel Startups

New Skift Research E-Book: The Latest Wave of Venture Capital Investment in Travel Startups

Seth Borko, Skift Research

The travel industry, no stranger to disruption, is experiencing a new wave of venture-backed startups. These businesses are generally larger than ever before and focused on bringing new customers and products into the digital travel fold. We expect this momentum to continue and for it to have an impact on executives, founders, and investors throughout the sector.

6 days ago

Wellness Newsletter: Direct-to-Consumer Healthcare Gets a Millennial Makeover

Wellness Newsletter: Direct-to-Consumer Healthcare Gets a Millennial Makeover

Leslie Barrie, Skift

A brand like Hims (and now Hers), which makes it easier to gain access to health and wellness at a lower cost, all while touting smart design, knows what it’s doing. And it will probably see the revenue to prove it.

2 weeks ago

Why Airlines Are Finally Seeing Lower Distribution Costs: New Skift Research

Why Airlines Are Finally Seeing Lower Distribution Costs: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

The battle over airline distribution costs has been fought from boardrooms to courtrooms to the press. Though each airline is in a unique position, we examine the industry-wide data to take a cold look at the facts as best as possible.

2 weeks ago

Unraveling the Web of Airline Distribution: New Skift Research

Unraveling the Web of Airline Distribution: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Airline distribution needs to change to keep up with the modern economy. Its tech is evolving, but it takes time to turn around such a large and complex ship. Will changes come fast enough to avoid outside disruption?

3 weeks ago

Qantas and Virgin Australia See Revenue Boost After Cutting Flights

Qantas and Virgin Australia See Revenue Boost After Cutting Flights

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Experts were tipping a slow-down in travel in Australia due to the falling dollar and rising fuel costs, but the country’s two main airlines are seeing revenue growth, mostly because they have reduced capacity and halted the price war.

4 weeks ago

Can Wellness Provide an Antidote to Overtourism?

Can Wellness Provide an Antidote to Overtourism?

Laura Powell, Skift

We at Skift often discuss the dangers of overtourism. But during a recent forum on global wellness, we discovered a possible cure.

1 month ago

How Premium Economy Turbo-Charges Profit for Airlines

How Premium Economy Turbo-Charges Profit for Airlines

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Little additional costs and big markups make premium economy a no-brainer for airlines. And businesses love it as a way to avoid paying first-class for its flyers. Amazing how a little more leg room can stoke demand.

2 months ago

SoftBank, Toyota Partner for Ride-Hailing Service

SoftBank, Toyota Partner for Ride-Hailing Service

Kevin Buckland, Pavel Alpeyev and Ma Jie, Bloomberg

After years of pumping investment money into other ridesharing services, two Japanese giants are giving it a go themselves, first with ride hailing and then autonomous vehicles. The stakes are rising.

2 months ago

Embassy Suites Hotel Looks to Fetch $200 Million in Hot Manhattan Hotel Market

Embassy Suites Hotel Looks to Fetch $200 Million in Hot Manhattan Hotel Market

Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

This Bloomberg scoop shows just how much it's become a sellers' market for hotel owners in New York City. AIG's Hilton Embassy Suites property has only been operational since July. Now it's on the block.

2 months ago

Park Hyatt Tokyo Focuses on Being Egalitarian Ahead of Olympics Spotlight

Park Hyatt Tokyo Focuses on Being Egalitarian Ahead of Olympics Spotlight

Colin Nagy, Skift

Empathy. When was the last time you heard a hotel executive talk about that? General manager Hervé Mazella shares his views on service, what makes the Park Hyatt Tokyo unique, and what he has learned from the Japanese approach to hospitality.

2 months ago

TUI Group Buys Musement as Tours and Activities Sector Stays Hot for Deals

TUI Group Buys Musement as Tours and Activities Sector Stays Hot for Deals

Dan Peltier, Skift

The global heat map for tours and activities continues to burn bright this year as big players like TUI scoop up small players like Musement for back-end technology that will help them get more personalized products to travelers.

2 months ago

What Online Travel Can Learn From India and Latin America: New Skift Research

What Online Travel Can Learn From India and Latin America: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Emerging markets will shape the future of the travel industry but each region requires a unique strategy. MakeMyTrip and Despegar, online travel leaders in India and Latin America, provide distinct insights into how to succeed their respective home markets.

2 months ago