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Latest news from Skift.com - Travel feed

  1. Hilton Launches Points Pooling for Its Honors Loyalty Program

    04.27 / 17:59 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Hilton's Honors Loyalty program just got bit more powerful with new functionality that allows for pooling of points among parties of 11. -Grant…
  2. Corporate Travel Leaders Try to Change the Conversation — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

    04.27 / 15:44 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Travel managers and buyers are looking for fresh solutions to improve quality of life for their travelers. New services are allowing them to do just that. -Andrew…
  3. AirAsia CEO Supports Gulf Carriers in Open Skies Dispute

    04.27 / 13:30 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    The low-cost, long haul model will come to Asia, says AirAsia's Tony Fernandes, if customers are willing to pay for it. Fernandes isn't shy about saying he's jealous about some of the moves Norwegian Air has made. -Dan…
  4. Facebook Expands Its Dynamic Ads for Travel to Airlines

    04.27 / 12:22 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    The bigger question here is this: Should airlines and their travel peers be investing more in social versus search? -Deanna…
  5. Emerging Markets Will Drive Business Travel Growth Over Next Decade

    04.27 / 07:07 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    While emerging economies in Asia and Africa will see the greatest business travel increase over the next decade, according to WTTC forecasts, the U.S. and China will remain the largest global business travel markets. -Andrew…
  6. Alaska Air Focuses on Customer Experience and Loyalty as it Integrates Virgin America

    04.27 / 06:06 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Alaska Airlines has always taken customer experience more seriously than other carriers, but historically, that's been easier, since Alaska has been smaller than its competitors. It's good to see Alaska still placing a major emphasis on customer satisfaction after its Virgin American acquisition. -Brian…
  7. Video: Noma and VizEat COOs Explain the Changing Dynamic of Food Tourism

    04.27 / 06:06 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Tourists plan entire trips around food with increasing frequency. This has changed the idea of a restaurant as travelers seek immersive dining experiences outside of the traditional seated dinner. -Kristen…
  8. United Releases Internal Report on What Happened in Violent Chicago Incident

    04.27 / 06:06 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    This has been a rough two and a half weeks for United, which was clearly caught off guard by the fallout from this now-famous April 9 incident. It will be some time before the airline regains its footing, but perhaps this report is a step in the right direction. -Brian…
  9. Wyndham Is Finally Harnessing Its Global Scale Via Loyalty

    04.27 / 06:06 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Wyndham might not have 30 hotel brands like Marriott, but it does have the world's largest timeshare business and a pretty robust vacation rental business, too. Leveraging the power of all three of its businesses just makes us wonder: Why haven't they tried to do this before? -Deanna…
  10. TripAdvisor Instant Booking Gets Very Personal

    04.27 / 05:00 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    TripAdvisor is getting more sophisticated about prodding customers to book hotels on TripAdvisor or to more effectively refer them to partner sites. In an apparently modified strategy, TripAdvisor is finding religion in being agnostic about where its users book hotels. -Dennis…
  11. Six Flags Is Adding Water Parks to Wring More Money From Visitors

    04.27 / 01:43 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Six Flags Entertainment is continuing to look for ways to bring visitors to its parks without shelling out a ton of money on expensive new construction. We'll be interested to see how many existing water parks the company can bring into the fold — and how crowds will respond. -Hannah S…
  12. Trump’s Review of National Monuments May Hurt Tourist Destinations

    04.27 / 01:43 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    National parks and monuments are excellent tourism drivers in the American West. Exposing them to development not only hurts leisure visitation and preservation efforts, but repels meetings and conventions as we see in Utah. Removing the "national monument" designation from public land is basically unheard of. -Sarah…
  13. Ride-Hailing Company Gett Is Buying Juno to Better Compete With Uber

    04.27 / 00:30 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Rivals are joining forces as Uber continues to face bad press. Is the ride-hailing giant getting nervous yet? -Hannah…
  14. Italy to Keep Alitalia Flying as It Looks for a Buyer

    04.26 / 23:22 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    We hate to say it, but the financially troubled flagship airline needs to be sold or allowed to fail. It has been given plenty of chances since 2008, and now its labor unions have rejected a government-brokered deal for about $2 billion in fresh investment from Etihad. -Sean…
  15. Miami Is a Cautionary Tale for Airbnb Regulation

    04.26 / 22:04 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    This is exactly why it's so difficult to enact regulations on short-term rentals that essentially, well, keep everyone happy. -Deanna…
  16. Marriott CEO: Travel Industry Must Respond to Growing Political Isolationism

    04.26 / 20:55 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Skift Take: For an industry that's historically averse to conflict, Sorenson's advice may be hard to put into action. But the industry will be complacent at its own peril. -Dan…
  17. The Next-Gen Conference Speaker Is Sensitive — Meetings Innovation Report

    04.26 / 19:48 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    Finding the best speakers for a meeting or event involves much more than asking whether they’ll be entertaining or not. What really matters most is whether they’re interactive, sensitive, and most of all, relevant. -Deanna Tin…
  18. What Are Conferences Looking for in a Speaker? Interactivity and Sensitivity

    04.26 / 17:36 skift.com Skift.com - Travel
    This is not your grandfather's keynote. Choosing the right speaker to engage an audience is more complex than ever before. And that's a good thing. -Deanna…