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Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech Near Popular Tourist Site

The Yves Saint Laurent museum opened its doors to the public Thursday in Marrakech, the sunny, bustling, gritty Moroccan city beloved by the late …

Yves Saint-Laurent

5 Questions on the Latest Laptop Ban Proposal

First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on …

United States

Priceline Invests $450 Million in Chinese E-Commerce and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

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 …

Hospitality

High-Speed Rail Plans Materialize Between Baltimore and Washington

There are now three possible routes for a high-speed rail line that promises a 15-minute ride between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.<p>WTOP-FM quotes …

Travel

Airbnb Co-Founder Named Chairman of Airbnb China and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

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 …

Hospitality

Airbus Plans To Make Bombardier's New Aircraft a 'Made in America' Jet

Securing a “made-in-US” label for Bombardier Inc.’s C Series jet by building another assembly line in Alabama would cost only “a few hundred million …

Aerospace

Trump Travel Ban Prohibition Extended by Hawaii Judge

The federal judge in Hawaii who stopped President Donald Trump’s travel ban from taking effect this week has extended the order.<p>U.S. District Judge …

Tourism

Internet Billionaires Are Playing a Game of Chess With Uber and Lyft as Pawns

The future of the ride-hailing industry depends on the capricious largesse of two internet billionaires on opposite sides of the globe. Alphabet …

Uber

Florida Keys Officials Hope Fantasy Fest Brings a Post-Irma Tourism Boost

Florida Keys officials are hoping Key West’s flamboyant annual Fantasy Fest will provide needed tourism revenue following Hurricane Irma.<p>The 10-day …

Tourism

Why Do Airlines Still Make Passengers Check In for Flights?

Airports are the gateway through which we escape our daily drudgery. They allow us to wing our way to vacations, family reunions, even business …

Airlines

Indonesia is Building New Bali-Like Destinations to Lure More Chinese Tourists

As China’s burgeoning class of affluent travelers seek out more exotic destinations, Indonesia is cashing in.<p>China is on track to become the biggest …

Tourism

IHG Is Planning to Create a New Luxury Brand

InterContinental Hotels Group wants to develop a soft brand as well as a new offering in the luxury space as part of an attempt to grab a larger …

Hospitality

Video: Why Singapore Represents The Next Generation of Travel

At Skift, we see the Singapore as the gateway to Asia. It’s where innovation is being tested and knowledge is being exchanged to spur what the next …

Travel

New Research Study: Eight Key Insights Into Today’s Luxury Travel Market

Today’s luxury travel sector is evolving as a larger segment of travelers indulge in premium experiences and the definition of luxury expands. While …

Hospitality

Amadeus Airlines on Why Destructive Fare Wars May Finally Be Coming to an End

Headlines are full of news about the current fare war in the United States. The accepted wisdom: customers win and airlines lose. But in reality, …

Airlines

The U.S. Urges Airlines to Ban Laptops in Checked Bags

The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the …

Aviation

IHG Is Finally Adding Kimpton to Its Loyalty Program

It’s been 1,008 days since InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the company that jumpstarted the boutique …

Hospitality

United Airlines Struggles to Keep Its Polaris Promises

Like Steve Jobs introducing an Apple product, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz confidently took to a New York stage in June 2016 to introduce Polaris, …

Airlines

Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com Hop on Travel Startups Incubator Trend

Two Expedia Inc. brands — Hotels.com and Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) — have launched a mentorship-driven accelerator program in London for early …

Hospitality

Transparency Alleviates Anxiety in Restaurants

Skift launched the latest edition of our magazine, Travel in an Age of Permanxiety, at <b>Skift Global Forum</b> in New York City in September. This article …

Restaurants

Business Traveler Anxiety Is Here to Stay — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

<i>The Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report is our weekly newsletter focused on the future of corporate travel, the big fault lines of disruption</i> …

Hospitality

China Outbound Travel Spending Disparity Shows Enormous Growth Potential

Here’s an interesting fact you haven’t heard much about the explosive growth of outbound Chinese travel: The overall Chinese population isn’t sharing …

Tourism

Airbnb Co-Founder Nathan Blecharczyk Named Chairman of Airbnb China

Airbnb co-founder and chief strategy officer Nathan Blecharczyk has been named chairman of Airbnb China, also known as Aibiying — a clear signal that …

China

United Draws Ire From Analysts After Sluggish Quarter

United Continental Holdings Inc. left Wall Street guessing on how it would get its turnaround back on track next year, drawing scorn from analysts …

Markets

South African Airways Attempts Turnaround Under New Management

South African Airways chairman Dudu Myeni will leave the state-owned airline in a shake up of the board scheduled for early next month, as the …

Africa

Ryanair Settles Legal Dispute Over Misleading Ads With Google and eDreams

Ryanair has reached a legal settlement with Google and online travel agency eDreams, bringing to a close a dispute that has rumbled on for almost two …

Ryanair

Lyft Gets $1 Billion to Fight Uber With Alphabet-Led Investment

Alphabet Inc.’s investment arm, CapitalG, led a $1 billion investment in Lyft Inc. that values it at $11 billion, the ride-sharing startup said …

Uber

Jonathan Keane, Managing Director, Aviation at Accenture, on Staying Hyper-Relevant

“What are your customers doing right now?” Jonathan Keane, managing director and global lead of aviation at Accenture, starts his discussion with …

Accenture

How Hotels Can Help Drive Direct Bookings in 2018

Hotels have a lot to gain when customers book directly with them. It allows properties to own the customer relationship and ensure the best possible …

Hospitality

Cuba Tourists Wonder if They Too Were Targets of Invisible Attacks

Chris Allen’s phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana’s Hotel Capri. Allen’s …

Cuba