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Announcing New Branding For Skift Forums

Announcing New Branding For Skift Forums

Rafat Ali, Skift

Skift is defining the future of travel in everything we do, and now we have a look that embodies our spirit. We think you'll love it!

5 days ago

New Skift Research Report: Challenges for Hotels to Streamline Back-End Technologies

New Skift Research Report: Challenges for Hotels to Streamline Back-End Technologies

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

The hotel tech stack of today should focus entirely on the customer journey and be arranged so that it provides guests a seamless experience. A hotel tech stack that is not integrated on the back-end will feel fragmented on the front-end.

4 weeks ago

Indian Online Travel Agency Cleartrip Acquires Flyin

Indian Online Travel Agency Cleartrip Acquires Flyin

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Cleartrip is the second-place competitor against MakeMyTrip in India's online travel war. Its acquisition of Flyin signals a shift in its focus to the Middle Eastern market, where the price wars are less fierce.

4 weeks ago

Skift Global Forum Speaker Lineup Is Growing

Skift Global Forum Speaker Lineup Is Growing

Rafat Ali, Skift

Each year we strive to bring the best and brightest speakers in the business to Skift Global Forum. The 2018 lineup of CEOs is shaping up to be unforgettable!

1 month ago

Norway Pushing to Have Commercial Electric Planes in the Air in 10 Years

Norway Pushing to Have Commercial Electric Planes in the Air in 10 Years

Sveinung Sleire, Bloomberg

Aviation is looking to take a cue from the auto industry, making plans to launch electricity-powered planes. Who better then than Norway, whose drivers love Tesla, to be out front on electric planes?

1 month ago

Lisbon’s Overtourism Lesson: Living Like a Local Is Not Enough

Lisbon’s Overtourism Lesson: Living Like a Local Is Not Enough

Rebecca Stone, Skift

Lisbon's post-crisis evolution and corresponding tourism boom show the dramatic impact and lasting ramifications of overtourism. Efforts have centered on sustainable tourism and limiting tourism's potential negative impacts, but, in our view, the focus has been all wrong. Sustainable tourism should be about sustainable cultures, and we all have a role to play.

2 months ago

Hoxton Hotels and Gleneagles Resort Owner May Get $1 Billion Infusion From Indian Mogul

Hoxton Hotels and Gleneagles Resort Owner May Get $1 Billion Infusion From Indian Mogul

Bhuma Shrivastava and George Smith Alexander, Bloomberg

It's good to have rich in-laws. Sunil Mittal, a billionaire who made his fortune in mobile in India, is looking to invest $1 billion with his son-in-law who is expanding the London-based Hoxton hotels group in the U.S. and other European cities. The portfolio also includes the Gleneagles golf resort in Scotland. Let's hope Mittal has time for a few rounds.

2 months ago

Inspections by Southwest of Jet Engines Show No Problems

Inspections by Southwest of Jet Engines Show No Problems

Ari Natter, Bloomberg

We still don't know why a fan blade failed last month on a Southwest Airlines engine. But the good news is Southwest has inspected 35,500 aircraft-engine fan blades since the incident and has found no major flaws. That should put passengers at ease.

2 months ago

Discounted Educator Rates Announced for Skift Global Forum NYC

Discounted Educator Rates Announced for Skift Global Forum NYC

Rafat Ali, Skift

Calling all teachers, professors, and educators of hospitality, travel, and tourism. Skift wants you to contribute to our Global Forum in New York — that’s why we’re offering discounted rates!

2 months ago

World’s Busiest International Airline Route is Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

World’s Busiest International Airline Route is Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

New York to Toronto is a busy route but it's a leisurely stroll compared with the pace of Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. No jet lag cures required.

3 months ago

U.S. Requiring More Aircraft Engine Inspections After Southwest Failure

U.S. Requiring More Aircraft Engine Inspections After Southwest Failure

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

It's probably a good idea to broaden inspections. This will make things more arduous on airlines as the busy summer travel season approaches, but safe is better than sorry.

3 months ago

Norwegian Air Sees Potential Bidders Beyond British Airways Parent

Norwegian Air Sees Potential Bidders Beyond British Airways Parent

Christopher Jasper and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Let the takeover gamesmanship begin. After IAG started building a stake in Norwegian Air, the airline said Thursday it has other potential serious suitors. Investors are already winning. Shares are up 15 percent.

3 months ago