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Yotel Expands Into Branded Residences With an Extended Stay Element

Yotel, the hotel company known for its compact rooms and its penchant for a high-tech guest experience, is bringing its expertise to a new sector: …

Hospitality

Airbnb Follows HomeAway's Lead By Not Requiring Full Payments in Advance

First came split payments for groups. Now it’s flexible payments.<p>Today, Airbnb announced a new and more flexible payments policy called Pay Less Up …

Hospitality

European Tourism Had One of Its Best Years While U.S. Had One of Its Worst

After economic shocks and terrorist attacks roiled Europe in 2016, international visitor arrivals made a notable comeback in 2017, making it the …

Tourism

Smart Speakers and Hotel Rooms Aren't an Easy Fit

Smart speakers powered by artificial intelligence could be reaching the apex of their hype cycle.<p>Vendors displayed dozens of them at CES 2018 in Las …

Hospitality

Launching: Skift Table Daily Newsletter

Today Skift Table is taking its newsletter daily for our nearly 10,000 subscribers.<p>The Skift Table Daily newsletter covers the latest news, ideas, …

Airlines

Travel Startups Work With Breakthrough Technologies That Could Threaten Industry Leaders

Emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence and blockchain, have yet to make the leap from buzzword to mainstay, but have the potential to …

Hospitality

British Airways Finally Improves Its Catering — Business of Loyalty

An upgraded meal service is coming to British Airways, reversing a long campaign of cuts to the airline’s in-flight experience.<p>The upgrade is focused …

Airlines

Egypt Has a New Tourism Minister as Visitor Numbers Climb

Egyptian lawmakers approved the appointment of a former senior central bank official as tourism minister, one of four cabinet changes after President …

Egypt

Airbus Casts Doubt on the Future Production of the World's Largest Jet

Airbus SE publicly questioned the future of the A380, saying its flagship aircraft program risks being shut down if the manufacturer fails to win a …

Bloomberg L.P.

Tax Changes Mean More Power Lunches, Less Sporting Events

Businesses — especially smaller firms — may scale back on treating clients to major league baseball games, golf outings and the like after Congress …

Bloomberg L.P.

Iceland Airport Will Get a $1 Billion Upgrade to Cope with Tourism Boom

A tourist boom has caused traffic at Iceland’s Keflavik airport to grow more than five-fold over the past nine years, with a predicted 10 million …

Tourism

Indian Government to Break Up Air India Ahead of Potential Sale

India will break up its debt-burdened flag carrier into four separate companies and offer to sell at least 51 percent in each of them as part of a …

India

TripAdvisor Is Fighting to Keep Its Lead in Attractions: The Inside Story

History is written by the acquirers. And TripAdvisor has been telling an ever more upbeat story about its attractions business since 2014 when it …

Hospitality

Virtual Reality Was Everywhere at CES But Lack of Adoption Is Still the Actuality

We’re a few years into the digital revolution that was supposed to catapult virtual reality to the forefront of consumer consciousness, but the …

Virtual Reality

Priceline Group CEO Expects Mobile Payments to Catch On Like They Have in China

<i>Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of video interviews from the Skift Take Studio, presented by KDS, that were filmed at last year’s Skift Global</i> …

Mobile

Announcing Group Rates for Skift Forum Europe 2018

<b>How many people need to be in a group for the discount to apply?</b><p>Our group discounts start when three or more people from the same company register …

Europe

Asian Casino Operator Melco Has European Ambitions in Cyprus

The Hong Kong-based investor building Europe’s largest integrated casino resort in Cyprus wants to attract high-end customers from the neighboring …

Cyprus

Trump's First Year Damaged the U.S. Brand and 6 Other Tourism 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 …

Tourism

Prague Stops Its Famed Astronomical Clock for Repairs

One of Prague’s major tourist attractions, its medieval astronomical clock, was stopped last week, and is to be taken away for months for major …

Europe

China Shuts Down Marriott’s Website and 5 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

Heathrow Is Already at Capacity But It Is Adding Passengers With Larger Aircraft

London’s Heathrow airport, which has operated its two runways close to capacity since the start of the decade, managed to squeeze in 2.3 million more …

Aviation

Atlantic City's Failed Revel Casino Sells for $200 Million

Revel, the failed $2.4 billion casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, built as a high-end playground for Wall Street bankers, sold for $200 million to …

Atlantic City

Newest Luxury Hotels in Milan Showcase the City's Ties to Fashion

Milan’s luxury hotels are serious—sprawling, grand venues that can feel a tad stuffy and outdated. But two new hotels are catching up to the city’s …

Hotels

Turkey Hits Back at U.S. With Travel Warning of Its Own

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry warned citizens to avoid travel to the U.S., citing the growing risk of terrorist attacks and other violence — a day after …

Turkey

Smart Robots at CES and 9 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 …

Consumer Tech

Delta Apologizes to China for Taiwan Blunder

China is stepping up its policing of international companies such as Inditex SA-owned Zara and Delta Air Lines Inc. and demanding they respect the …

China

Blackstone Is Paying $1.1 Billion to Buy Maui's Grand Wailea Resort

Blackstone Group LP reached an agreement to acquire a luxury resort on the Hawaiian island of Maui for about $1.1 billion, according to a person with …

Bloomberg L.P.

The Most Successful Business Model Change of the Past Decade and 7 Other Aviation 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 …

Airlines

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Spain has jumped above the U.S. to become the second biggest tourist destination, according to new estimated figures.<p>Despite facing a number of …

Tourism

U.S. Airlines Cancelled Fewer Flights Than Usual in November

U.S. airlines are canceling fewer flights than ever, and arriving on-time at nearly an historic rate, according to new government data released …

Airlines