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Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These spokespeople from Puerto Rico tourism agencies want to make one thing clear: neither Zika nor Puerto Rico's financial crisis are seriously problematic for tourism to the island.

3 months ago

Help Define the Future of Travel: Take Our 2016 Digital Transformation Survey

Help Define the Future of Travel: Take Our 2016 Digital Transformation Survey

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Agility and speed in adapting to a rapidly changing digital world will define tomorrow's competitive landscape in travel. Take our survey to understand the big questions now facing the industry.

3 months ago

Virgin Holidays Pivots Strategy as It Moves Into Middle Age

Virgin Holidays Pivots Strategy as It Moves Into Middle Age

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's a subtle change, but a change nonetheless. Virgin Holidays' growth plans cannot be met by going after the same old customers, it needs to broaden its appeal and try and convince holidaymakers who regularly fly to the Mediterranean to try something different.

3 months ago

United’s New President Shows Why Airlines Hire Insiders as Senior Executives

United’s New President Shows Why Airlines Hire Insiders as Senior Executives

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines prefer not to take risks with most of their senior hires, which makes sense, because the industry is more complicated than most.

3 months ago

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Mastering Mobile Bookings: 4 Do’s and Don’ts for Hotels

Mastering Mobile Bookings: 4 Do’s and Don’ts for Hotels

Sojern + Skift

Mobile is predicted to overtake desktop for online travel bookings; below are four tips for hotels to stay current in the ever-changing, mobile-first, booking environment.

3 months ago

TUI Group Sees Cruise Sector as Key to Growth Strategy

TUI Group Sees Cruise Sector as Key to Growth Strategy

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Growing its cruise offering is a key plank of TUI’s current strategy. Expect to see further expansion in the near future.

3 months ago

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Hospitality Reenvisioned Through Data and Mobile

Hospitality Reenvisioned Through Data and Mobile

Microsoft + Skift

The digital transformation of hospitality and travel is underway, and it mirrors the changes most brands and consumers now see across the broader business ecosystem.

4 months ago

TripAdvisor’s Tough Q2 and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

TripAdvisor’s Tough Q2 and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the digital trends we were talking about this week.

4 months ago

Attractions Were a Bright Spot in TripAdvisor’s Tough 2nd Quarter

Attractions Were a Bright Spot in TripAdvisor’s Tough 2nd Quarter

Sarah Enelow, Skift

TripAdvisor took a beating in the second quarter, but its growing tours and activities sector is showing strength as the company tries to become all things to all travelers.

4 months ago

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Free Report: The Hospitality Industry’s New Platform Paradigm

Free Report: The Hospitality Industry’s New Platform Paradigm

ALICE + Skift

"Platform" companies like Airbnb, Amazon and Uber have reinvented their respective industries by seamlessly linking together all aspects of their operations and customer experience into a single system. The lessons from this model are especially relevant in the hotel industry, where a more holistic approach can work wonders for guest satisfaction, property efficiency and revenue.

4 months ago

Southwest Won’t Pause its Growth This Year – and that Concerns Investors

Southwest Won’t Pause its Growth This Year – and that Concerns Investors

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Southwest has rarely followed the U.S. airline pack, and historically its actions have generated high returns for investors. But could this time be different?

4 months ago

How to Book an Airbnb at the Last Minute – Without the Hassle

How to Book an Airbnb at the Last Minute – Without the Hassle

Seth Porges , Bloomberg

Last-minute Airbnb bookings are not impossible. You just need to know how to navigate the system.

5 months ago