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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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 months ago

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A Visual Guide to Cyber Fraud in Travel

6 months ago

Airbnb’s CEO Asks Twitter Users What Airbnb Should Launch in 2017

Airbnb’s CEO Asks Twitter Users What Airbnb Should Launch in 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

Not many CEOs would spend Christmas evening engaging in hundreds of conversations with fans and critics alike — and on Twitter no less. But Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is not your average CEO, and what he revealed in his Noel-time tweets gives us a much clearer understanding of where Airbnb is headed in 2017.

6 months ago

Civility, Empathy and Simple Secrets to Better Travel

Civility, Empathy and Simple Secrets to Better Travel

Skift, Colin Nagy

As people take to the road for the holiday break, there’s a few rules that need to be called out and updated for the modern traveller and the hospitality provider alike.

6 months ago

Etihad Begins Layoffs in Preparation for Tougher Aviation Market

Etihad Begins Layoffs in Preparation for Tougher Aviation Market

Deena Kamel Yousef, Matthew Martin and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Etihad Airways' plan to cut jobs across the business is just the latest indication that the aviation industry in parts of the world is going through an extremely challenging period.

6 months ago

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

Mary Schlangenstein and Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg

We've been saying for quite some time that Cuba's biggest challenges are on the ground and finding a place to stay, not getting there. It needs to find some solutions or more cutbacks are on the way.

7 months ago

Ctrip Needed and Wanted Metasearch, So It Got Skyscanner

Ctrip Needed and Wanted Metasearch, So It Got Skyscanner

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Whether Ctrip overpaid or underpaid is irrelevant. They needed a meta site to position itself as a global player in online travel. The implications for the future of search and travel are huge.

7 months ago

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How the Founder of Hearken Is Disrupting the Field of Journalism

How the Founder of Hearken Is Disrupting the Field of Journalism

The Unbound Collection by Hyatt™ + Skift

Trying to revolutionize an industry as old as journalism is no easy feat, but Jennifer Brandel, founder of Hearken, is doing just that.

7 months ago

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Video: Fathom President Talks Travel and the Human Connection

Video: Fathom President Talks Travel and the Human Connection

SkiftX + Skift

In a world as uncertain as today, social impact travel movements are more necessary than ever. During Skift Global Forum 2016, Fathom President Tara Russell delved into the importance of creating experiences for travelers that center around the social interactions.

7 months ago