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Latest news from Skift.com - Travel feed

  1. Ryanair Is Trying to Be Friendlier But It’s Still Hard to Love

    08.23 / 17:57 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Ryanair might have made itself more attractive to consumers by eliminating some of its nastier habits but it sometimes struggles to get a sympathetic hearing from governments, regulators, and employees. -Patrick…
  2. How Ineffective Hotel Audits Are Causing Companies to Overspend

    08.23 / 15:56 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Companies put a lot of time and effort into creating a successful hotel program–– but without regular rate auditing, they may be leaving money on the table. -Dawn Rze…
  3. Travelport Signs MakeMyTrip Deal as the India Online Travel Agency Diversifies Its Distributors for Now

    08.23 / 15:56 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Travelport's distribution deal with India's largest online travel agency suggests that it can punch above its weight. But Travelport still faces a struggle against its much larger competitors. -Sean…
  4. Paris Hotel Guest Numbers at a 10-Year High

    08.23 / 14:56 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    It's been a general truism that destinations often bounce-back tourism-wise from isolated — but tragic — terrorist incidents. It has taken awhile, but Paris has come all the way back. -Deanna Tin…
  5. Gen Z Won’t Tolerate Boring Meetings That Aren’t Interactive

    08.23 / 14:56 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    If you want to engage Generation Z, ditch the paper, be authentic, and keep those presentations moving. -Deanna…
  6. 8 Takeaways on Airbnb’s Road to an IPO

    08.23 / 06:13 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Consider this your CliffsNotes on all things Airbnb as the company continues to mature. -Deanna…
  7. Interview: WTTC’s New CEO Knows Overtourism Will Top Her Agenda

    08.23 / 06:13 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    It's not that the travel industry doesn't understand that overtourism is a problem. It's an issue that at times might conflict with their bottom lines, and there is a lack of thoughtful and effective plans on how to deal with it. Guevara is already working on the topic — and we'll be watching to see how creative she and the WTTC can be. -Dan P…
  8. Hostelworld Has Ambitions to Complement Bookings With a Sense of Community

    08.23 / 05:15 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Now that Hostelworld has largely finished integrating Hostelbookers, it can turn its attention to developing features that would make it more relevant to users during their travels. None of the initiatives are exactly game-changing, but what the company is hoping is that it will make travelers more likely to click on its app rather than that of a competitor. -Patrick…
  9. Skift Global Forum Opening Event Venue Revealed

    08.23 / 05:15 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    We'll provide the venue, you bring the fun. Today, we are pleased to announce our Skift Global Forum Pre-Evening Opening Event venue. -Rafat…
  10. Solar Eclipse Tourism Numbers May Not Have Lived Up to Expectations in Some Towns

    08.23 / 03:13 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    We'll have to wait for the register receipts to be tallied but some towns — for whatever reasons — didn't get the mad crush of tourists they were expecting for the great solar eclipse. In Oregon there were some wildfires, and in other states clouds got in the way here and there. The biggest takeaway was that the moon stole the show. -Dennis Sch…
  11. U.S. National Parks Spotlight Their 101st Anniversary With Marketing Campaign

    08.23 / 02:06 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    It's a cute campaign theme to tie the 101st anniversary of the U.S. National Parks system to a theme of an introductory Parks 101. The earnestness is appropriate for the parks and the target audience. -Sean…
  12. Avianca Hopes a Stronger Partnership With United Will Help It Dominate Latin America

    08.23 / 01:04 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Avianca's strongest competitor, Latam Airlines, hasn't had the easiest time since 2012, when two proud national carriers – Argentina's LAN and Brazil's TAM — closed their merger. But Latam is finally making money, and it's likely Latin America's leading carrier. Avianca has some work to do to keep pace. -Brian Sum…
  13. TUI Spurns Air Berlin’s Cry for Help After Airline Files for Insolvency

    08.22 / 23:07 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    TUI's German arm is wise not to bid for Air Berlin's assets. It would be a distraction beyond the tour operator's core competency and objectives. -Sean…
  14. Alaska Airlines Will Finally Add Speedy Wi-Fi on All of Its Big Jets

    08.22 / 20:58 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    We know it takes a long time to retrofit airplanes. And we know airlines hate to remove planes from service. But we wish Alaska could work faster to add speedy Wi-Fi. Three years is a long time to wait. -Brian…
  15. New Mexico Wants the Trump Administration to Keep Its National Monuments Intact

    08.22 / 19:57 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    No matter what happens with the review process, someone will likely be offended. This is a thorny issue, and the Trump administration already has a track record of discriminatory rhetoric and actions. -Dan…
  16. Delta Air Lines Will Take Some Customer Service Calls via Video Chat

    08.22 / 17:56 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Yes, Americans do make video calls in their everyday lives. But they make them using machines they own. Do airline passengers want to resolve issues by using one of five kiosks in an airport terminal? Perhaps some do, but we're betting many will find the phone just as useful. This seems like it would have a been a novel announcement in 2009. -Brian…
  17. Maine Tourism Officials Want More Cruise Ships Even if Residents Don’t

    08.22 / 17:01 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Cruise ships bring a lot of people into a destination — for better and for worse. We understand why states want to attract the dollars that ship visits can bring, but officials would be wise to consider and try to address residents' concerns about the impact of increased tourism. -Hannah S…
  18. It’s Time to Close the Gap Between Corporate and Leisure Travel Tools

    08.22 / 15:59 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Leisure travel has seen increased technology capabilities in recent years, but managed travel still lags far behind. Using an integrated tool that incorporates mobile experiences found in the leisure space can help close the gap to improve traveler satisfaction, drive adoption, and increase savings. -Dawn…
  19. Spain Attacks Won’t Adversely Impact European Travel Market, Says TUI CEO

    08.22 / 15:59 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Tragedies happen and people keep on traveling because — as an IAC/Expedia official put it soon after 9/11 — without travel there is no life. TUI and other tour operators are optimistic about their forecasts. -Dennis Sch…
  20. Why Virtuoso’s New Must-Go Destinations Feel Similar

    08.22 / 15:59 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    A new Virtuoso survey covering coveted luxury destinations for fall and the holidays doesn't cover new territory, but some trends are revealed by reading between the lines. -Laura…