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Latest news from Skift.com - Travel feed

  1. Finding the Balance Between Humans and Technology in Hospitality

    01.19 / 19:34 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    From robot concierges to mobile check-in tools, there's no shortage of hyped technologies filtering their way onto hotel properties. But are they actually adding value to the guest experience? -Kirstie…
  2. Travel Megatrends 2017: Low-Cost Carriers Reinvent the Transatlantic Market

    01.19 / 12:49 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Airlines in Europe and the U.S. may have underestimated the threat posed by short-haul, low-cost operators. There's not much they can do about that anymore. But as more low-cost airlines look to add long-haul flights, expect legacy carriers to respond aggressively. -Brian…
  3. Skift Forum Europe 2017: Startup Tickets Are Now on Sale

    01.19 / 12:13 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Attention startups: Now's your chance to join travel's top players at Skift Forum Europe with startup friendly pricing. -Rafat…
  4. Skift Podcast: How Where-to-Go Lists Get Made

    01.19 / 11:36 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    If you have pored over "places to visit" lists and wondered — like we have — how decisions get made, this podcast will provide a glimpse into the room where it happens. -Hannah Sam…
  5. Chefs+Tech: Quality Food Delivery Startups Stumble and Fall

    01.19 / 10:59 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    While VC-backed companies are suffering, un-sexy older school players like TripAdvisor are taking advantage of new consumer habits to build revenue streams. -Jason…
  6. Ryanair Again Threatens to Stop Flying UK Domestic Routes

    01.18 / 22:43 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Here's a prediction. Ryanair will follow the money. If it calculates it can earn a hefty post-Brexit profit flying within the UK, it will probably go through the trouble of keeping the flights. If not, it probably won't bother. -Brian…
  7. Cathay Pacific Will Engage in a Major Cost Cutting Program

    01.18 / 22:07 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Some of Asia's largest airlines are slow to embrace change, but Cathay Pacific is finding it has no choice. It must be more competitive in this new landscape, in which customers are defecting to other airlines in greater numbers. -Brian…
  8. Thailand’s 2017 Tourism Growth Looks Dim After Cheap Chinese Tour Crackdown

    01.18 / 20:16 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Cracking down on overtourism by Chinese tourists is a smart move by the Thai government but dealing with the short-term blowback from that will be a challenge for the country heading into 2017. -Dan…
  9. Etihad and Lufthansa Are Exploring a Deeper Relationship

    01.18 / 19:02 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    It's too early to know for sure, but Etihad may have made a mistake in trying to prop up so many failing European airlines. It now needs a new European plan, and Lufthansa likely will be part of that strategy. But that doesn't mean Etihad needs to buy a piece of the airline. -Brian…
  10. Marriott’s New Two Bellmen Film Is Targeted Squarely at Asian Consumers

    01.18 / 12:54 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    For the "Two Bellmen Three" film set in Seoul, Marriott's Content Studio developed a storyline around a young Korean wedding couple, no-nonsense parents, parkour, and K-pop to engage the Asian romance travel market. -Greg…
  11. William Shatner Is Selling Montreal Tourism in New Facebook Ad Campaign

    01.18 / 12:17 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Montreal's use of targeted advertising on Facebook, however, and the use of William Shatner is a smart example of how to go after key markets. -Dan…
  12. TripAdvisor Expands Subscription Business Into Restaurants

    01.18 / 11:40 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    While investors and observers are rightfully focused on how TripAdvisor's transition to a hotel booking site will work out, the company has some meaningful hedges in the form of vacation rentals, tours and activities, and restaurants. Collecting monthly and annual fees is a very material part of the overall business and will likely become even more so. -Dennis…
  13. Disney Deep Dive: The Economics of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

    01.18 / 11:03 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Disney's global expansion is fueled by an overall positive performance in global theme parks. Time will tell what impact Shanghai's park will have on the Hong Kong park, as it relies heavily on Chinese travelers. -Dave…
  14. Delta Air Lines Employees to Receive Diversity Training as Onboard Tensions Rise

    01.18 / 03:06 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Flight attendants are on the front lines of one of the more stressful customer service jobs in the U.S. A little more training is never a bad thing. -Jason…
  15. Saudi Budget Airline Flynas May Do an IPO in 2017

    01.16 / 22:17 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    The Saudi government wants to reduce its role in the domestic economy and seeking further outside investment for Flynas through a potential IPO is a signal of further things to come. -Dennis…
  16. Airbnb Loses Top Exec and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

    01.15 / 14:26 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week. -Sarah…
  17. The TSA Found the Most Guns at These U.S. Airports in 2016

    01.13 / 19:04 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    The TSA is likely doing a better job identifying firearms at a time when more and more irresponsible gun owners are either purposefully or mistakenly attempting to smuggle them onboard. -Andrew…
  18. Heathrow Still European Number One Despite Capacity Constraints

    01.13 / 17:13 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Without an additional runway, it looks like Heathrow’s lead will come to an end at some point in the near future. The UK government has given the go-ahead for anew one to be built but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be here anytime soon. -Patrick Whyte…
  19. Instagram Launches Ads in Its Stories — Digital Travel Marketing News

    01.13 / 11:04 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Between their digital advertising tools and deep knowledge of consumers, there's virtually no tech company on earth (other than Google) that can match Facebook and Instagram. The launch of Instagram's new "Stories" feature should make advertising competitor Snapchat very afraid. -Jeremy…
  20. Meeting the Needs of Supertravelers — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

    01.12 / 17:56 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Travel management companies and providers of travel would do well to pay attention to the needs of supertravelers. Some aren't that difficult — and fulfilling those requests could go a long way to earning loyalty. -Hannah S…