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Latest news from Skift.com - Travel feed

  1. Qatar Airways Plans Legal Action Over Diplomatic Spat

    06.19 / 19:23 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Qatar Airways said it could go to court in a bid to claw back the additional operating costs it’s running up after neighboring states in the Persian Gulf excluded it from their airspace amid an ongoing political dispute with the carrier’s state owner. The airline is keeping tabs on the business impact of its higher [&#…
  2. Enhancing Loyalty: Best Practices for CRM Systems in Asia-Pacific

    06.19 / 16:15 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Encompassing diverse markets in mature economies like Australia, Japan, and Singapore, and those with vast growth potential like China, expectations of service and customer experience can vary widely throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. This report looks at strategies to build hospitality customer loyalty through effective use of customer relationship management (CRM.) -Dawn…
  3. AirAsia X CEO Takes to Twitter to Call Off Plans to Fly to Europe and California

    06.19 / 16:15 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    This is probably a good business decision. Economy class fares from Asia to the United States and Europe are already low, because there's so much competition. The market probably doesn't need another entrant — at least for now. And who knows? Air Asia X might change its strategy at some point. -Brian S…
  4. The Motivations of European Travelers from Generation Z to Baby Boomers

    06.19 / 15:18 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    How can marketers target European travelers? The first step is understanding their behavior patterns and preferences across generation. -Dawn…
  5. We’re Building The Sexiest Program for Skift Global Forum

    06.19 / 13:23 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    More audience participation and diverse speakers will make this year's Skift Global Forum the best yet. -Rafat…
  6. Travel Companies Disappointed, Pleased Or Studying Trump’s Cuba Changes

    06.19 / 06:07 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Now is the time for all travel companies to decline to be narrow-minded and to look at the big picture. For cruise lines to talk about the boost they might get in Cuba because hotels will be hard-hit is small-mindedness at its worst. -Dennis…
  7. Introducing Skift Best Keynote Speakers 2017

    06.19 / 06:07 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Great speakers can make or break an event. But what tips can meeting planners use to ensure they identify the best talent? And who are some of the top speakers generating buzz in the events world today? Skift Best Keynote Speakers 2017 is an attempt to answer these questions. -Rafat…
  8. CEO Interview: How Finnair Plans to Crack the Potentially Lucrative Chinese market

    06.19 / 05:07 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Not every airline can be a global behemoth. Finnair mostly focuses on its niche — connecting Europe with Asia, including secondary Chinese cities. -Brian S…
  9. The Low-Cost, Long-Haul Carrier Revolution In 3 Charts

    06.19 / 05:07 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    The low-cost, long-haul revolution is only just starting to take off. Will full-service carriers be able to adapt to this new reality or are we about to see a total realignment? -Patrick…
  10. Malaysia Air Mulls New Aircraft Orders to Refresh a Tattered Brand

    06.18 / 21:20 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Malaysia Airlines is mulling its options, including purchasing A330neos or Boeing 787 Dreamliners, or choosing to operate used aircraft, as the airline shows signs of recovering from its twin disasters of 2014. -Dennis…
  11. Funding for Carnival in Brazil Under Pressure Due to Economic Crisis

    06.18 / 17:33 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Tourism officials said Carnival in 2017 drew 1.1 million tourists and had an economic impact of $912 million. The quandary is whether Rio can afford to invest more funds into Carnival 2018 when the economic crisis is acute. -Dennis…
  12. Flyers Love-Hate Cheap Fares and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

    06.18 / 16:37 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    This week we had airline loyalty on the brain. Most airlines are slashing loyalty perks except for the ultra-elite. Redeeming miles has never been so crazy and elusive. -Sarah…
  13. Paris Air Show Will Put Spotlight on Airbus Versus Boeing and Drones

    06.18 / 14:39 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    The annual Paris Air Show couldn't come too soon as it gives the airline industry a chance to change the topic from high-profile customer service transgressions and IT failures to innovation from leading manufacturers and newbies. -Dennis…
  14. Hotels Want Airbnb to Play Fair and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

    06.18 / 13:43 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines hospitality. For all of our weekend roundups, go here. >>The next generation of boutique hotels, according to Ian Schrager, is about adding technology and business smarts to…