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Why U.S. Tourism Marketing Is Political and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Why U.S. Tourism Marketing Is Political and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in tourism, U.S. officials are increasingly skeptical of government-funded tourism bureaus and Peak DMC discusses the challenges of working in a sector with few women. Plus, we delve into some key tips for responsible travel.

6 months ago

Hotels’ Problem With Plastics and 14 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Hotels’ Problem With Plastics and 14 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in hospitality, check out our deep-dive into hotels' reliance on cheap, often single-use plastic. Plus, Marriott moves forward with homesharing, while Hyatt acknowledges that homesharing isn't right for its business model at this time.

6 months ago

Royal Caribbean Sees Payoff From Expanding Its Fleet

Royal Caribbean Sees Payoff From Expanding Its Fleet

Isaac Carey, Skift

It looks like 2019 is setting up to be Royal Caribbean's year. The cruise company seemed almost baffled by how good its results were, with revenue increasing across the board.

6 months ago

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Mobile Solutions Evolve as a Key Driver for Personalization In The Airline Industry

Mobile Solutions Evolve as a Key Driver for Personalization In The Airline Industry

IBM + Skift

Airline employees, in spite of being the first point of contact for most airline passengers, often don’t have access to the right data at the right time. Empowering them with the appropriate tools is imperative for driving real personalization and loyalty in the future.

3 months ago

Airbnb Goes Manhattan Upscale With Apartment-Style Suites at Rockefeller Center

Airbnb Goes Manhattan Upscale With Apartment-Style Suites at Rockefeller Center

Isaac Carey, Skift

It’s got to be hard to get that “local feel” when you’re staying at one of the biggest tourist destinations in New York City.

6 months ago

Rising Costs Catch Up to Spirit Airlines

Rising Costs Catch Up to Spirit Airlines

Isaac Carey, Skift

In many ways, the airline had a solid quarter, but some potential long-term issues are starting to emerge, casting doubt on future performance.

6 months ago

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform Superapps and 6 Other Digital Trends This Week

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform Superapps and 6 Other Digital Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in digital news, we take a deep dive into Google Maps, comparing it to other superapps like Meituan in China or Grab in Southeast Asia. Plus, we talk to Avis executive Jeff Kaelin about customers' mobile experience and look at Jumia's growing hotel business in Africa.

6 months ago

Travel Advisors Boost Political Contributions in These Highly Partisan Times

Travel Advisors Boost Political Contributions in These Highly Partisan Times

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Supporting advocacy efforts on the state and federal levels for the rights of travel advisors is gaining momentum. Among indicators are growing contributions to ASTA’s political action committee.

6 months ago

Vancouver Shuns Uber While Chinese-Language App Kabu Thrives

Vancouver Shuns Uber While Chinese-Language App Kabu Thrives

Natalie Obiko Pearson and Krista Gmelich, Bloomberg

The underground ride-sharing app has big plans for growth, with an English version coming soon. By the time Uber gets on the road, it may find itself up against a solid competitor.

7 months ago

Wow Air Goes Under and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Wow Air Goes Under and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in aviation, Iceland’s discount carrier Wow Air finally admits defeat, joining the ranks of other small airlines that have shut down amid intense competition this past year. Plus, Boeing’s recent crashes have only added to the global anxiety surrounding air travel, something the carrier will have to work hard to address.

7 months ago

Airbnb Tells Judge It Didn’t Control Illegal NYC Hotels

Airbnb Tells Judge It Didn’t Control Illegal NYC Hotels

Erik Larson, Bloomberg

Skift has been reporting on this for years. Like every other major corporation, Airbnb needs to let outsiders see it's real numbers. Until that happens, the playing field is not level.

7 months ago

Google Adds Vacation Rentals to Evolving Hotel Site

Google Adds Vacation Rentals to Evolving Hotel Site

Isaac Carey, Skift

The new feature is clean, intuitive, and easy to use. As Google’s booking platform rapidly expands, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes the go-to booking site for all things travel.

7 months ago