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Route 66 and Tourist Towns May Lose National Park Service Backing

Route 66 and Tourist Towns May Lose National Park Service Backing

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Between this, Brand USA's possible demise, and national monuments possibly losing their status, U.S. tourism may be in trouble with little chance of help from the Trump administration.

3 days ago

Bombardier Was Prepared to Build an Especially Small Plane for United Airlines

Bombardier Was Prepared to Build an Especially Small Plane for United Airlines

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Flyers rarely hear about negotiations behind aircraft sales as manufacturers like to keep information private. But we're getting some good stuff about Bombardier's tactics because of a case Boeing bought before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

1 week ago

Warren Buffett Wants Airlines to Avoid a Fare War

Warren Buffett Wants Airlines to Avoid a Fare War

Bloomberg

This is all common sense, but where the airline industry is concerned common sense is not so common.

3 weeks ago

Mount Everest to See Record Number of Climbers

Mount Everest to See Record Number of Climbers

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

Mount Everest seems ripe for overtourism. The difference here, rather than in Venice for example, is that overcrowding can be deadly.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Sues Miami for the City’s Crack-Down on Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Sues Miami for the City’s Crack-Down on Short-Term Rentals

Associated Press

This is a rare case where Airbnb has the law on its side. While Miami officials likely think they're fighting for locals' rights, they're in the wrong in regards to a state law which is widely favorable to vacation rentals.

1 month ago

These 10 U.S. Airports Challenge Pilots Most

These 10 U.S. Airports Challenge Pilots Most

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Some airports are more challenging than others, but the good news is that just about every U.S. airline, even the smallest ones, employ professional pilots capable of successfully navigating the trickiest approaches.

2 months ago

Expedia CFO on Google Relationship — The Positives and Negatives Balance Out

Expedia CFO on Google Relationship — The Positives and Negatives Balance Out

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google's paid-search and product practices enable the big -- like Expedia -- to get bigger. So what's not to like? Although other businesses that aren't as well-positioned as Expedia and the Priceline Group undoubtably take a more critical view.

3 months ago

Taj Hotels Bucks the Expansion Trend and Shrinks From Three Brands to Just One

Taj Hotels Bucks the Expansion Trend and Shrinks From Three Brands to Just One

Deanna Ting, Skift

Taj isn't afraid to do things differently, whether teaming up with a competitor on an innovative loyalty program strategy, or deciding to whittle down its number of brands to just one. It's certainly a hotel company worth keeping an eye on going forward thanks to its contrarian approaches.

4 months ago

TripActions Raises $14 Million to Trim Rogue Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TripActions Raises $14 Million to Trim Rogue Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TripActions' funding adds buzz to a category of startups aiming to incentivize travelers to book travel more cheaply, while Bluesmart's fresh funding validates the electronic luggage category.

4 months ago

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Recruiting the Superstars of Tomorrow: Insights from Today’s Hospitality Leaders

Recruiting the Superstars of Tomorrow: Insights from Today’s Hospitality Leaders

Georgetown University + Skift

As the global hospitality industry evolves in a more integrated and digitally connected world, it’s demanding that employees have more multidisciplinary skills and nuanced worldviews. However, the industry needs to redefine its value proposition for young talent seeking a rewarding lifetime career with unlimited potential for personal and professional development.

4 months ago

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The Perks of Working with a Travel Consultant

The Perks of Working with a Travel Consultant

Signature Travel Network + Skift

Skift recently released our Megtrends Defining Travel in 2017. One trend, Humanity Returns to Travel, notes that, “all of the data in the world is much more powerful when placed in the hands of a well-trained, empathic person who can anticipate, be flexible, and help steward a cohesive experience.” This observation is coming to life through 2016’s increase, and 2017’s predicted increase in travelers seeking the services of travel agents/consultants.

4 months ago

6 Takeaways About Airbnb’s Potential Impact on the Hotel Industry

6 Takeaways About Airbnb’s Potential Impact on the Hotel Industry

Deanna Ting, Skift

The biggest conclusion here is that hoteliers can't afford to dismiss the impact, however large or minuscule it may be, that Airbnb is having on the lodging industry, and on their bottom lines, too. Plenty of reports may tell us different things, but the universal thread is that Airbnb is here, and it can't be ignored.

4 months ago