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TUI Group Plans Cheaper Vacations to Cope With Brexit Slowdown

For Brits suffering from Brexit hangover, tour operator TUI has a simple answer: cheaper vacation destinations.<p>U.K. customers are feeling the pinch …

Tourism

Ken Friedman's Times Takedown Details Key Problems Facing the Industry

Restaurateur Ken Friedman created a hostile workplace that fostered a culture of sexual harassment, The New York Times’ Julia Moskin and Kim Severson …

Mario Batali

McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Female kitchen workers at the McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant in downtown Boston were subjected to constant groping and lewd comments from …

Gender

Airbus CEO With Spotty Record May Leave by 2019

Airbus SE faces the prospect of having to find a new leader after Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders reportedly decided not to stand for a third …

Bloomberg L.P.

Mafengwo Raises $133 Million as a Booking App for Chinese Millennials

Mafengwo, a social trip-planning site, has raised a Series D fundraising round of $133 million, and co-founder and CEO Chen Gang said he planned to …

Startups

Video: Royal Caribbean CEO on Building Smarter Ships

The global cruise industry has been in the midst of a building boom over the last decade. As the largest cruise lines have grown larger, everyone has …

Cruise Ships

When Travelers Are Willing to Pay for Silence — New Luxury

<i>The Skift New Luxury newsletter is our weekly newsletter focused on the business of selling luxury travel, the people and companies creating and</i> …

Hospitality

Spirit Airlines Improves On-Time Performance But Can't Shake Complaints

The airline that passengers love to hate is figuring out how to arrive on time.<p>Spirit Airlines Inc. rose to third place in the Department of …

Airlines

U.S. to Discuss Open Skies Issues With Gulf Carrier Governments

The U.S. State Department is planning talks with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to discuss allegations that the Persian Gulf nations have spent …

Airlines

Bali Hotels Face Occupancy Crisis Because of Volcano in Busy Tourism Season

Imran Ameer booked tickets to spend 10 days on the beaches of Lombok, near Bali, with his pregnant wife and 17-month-old daughter. Then Mount Agung …

Tourism

Warren Buffett's Bet on Burger King Pays off to the Tune of $3 Billion

Warren Buffett’s cash pile is likely to get a bit bigger this week.<p>Burger King-owner Restaurant Brands International Inc. is scheduled to redeem $3 …

Tim Hortons

Kellogg's Wants You to Instagram Your Cereal at Its New Cafe

Kellogg Co. is hoping that Instagram-obsessed millennials can help make cereal cool again.<p>The food giant, struggling to break out of a four-year …

Bloomberg L.P.

Airbnb Needs Growth — and to Grow Up — Before Its IPO

With Uber’s problems grabbing all the headlines, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the other great “sharing economy” company, Airbnb, is also …

Hospitality

Four Ways Hotel Owners Can Best Leverage Revenue Management

Over the past few years, the practice of revenue management has evolved beyond simple and tactical approaches for managing guest rooms and pricing …

Hospitality

The Future of Luxury for Overstimulated Millennials Looks Serene

The concept of luxury for an overstimulated generation is starting to look a lot like the serenity provided by nature.<p>Millennials are turning to …

Luxury

Why This Boutique Barcelona Hotel Transformed Itself Into a New York Weekend

The luxury sector is experiencing a growing trend towards cross-industry collaborations between fashion, hospitality, accessories and auto brands, …

Hospitality

How a Hotel Stay Can Make You Feel Better

Can a hotel room make you healthier? The jury is still out, but judging from some recent experiments, there may be more than a nugget of truth to the …

Beverly Hills

SevenRooms Raises $8M to Expand Its Reservations and Customer Management System

Guest management software company SevenRooms just announced an $8 million round of funding led by Comcast Ventures. SevenRooms provides reservations, …

Startups

The Airport Lounge Business — An Insider's View of How It All Works

<i>Editor’s note: This series, called Airline Insiders, introduces readers to behind-the-scenes decision-makers for airlines. Unlike our ongoing airline</i> …

Airlines

International Tourist Arrivals Taking Off Despite Policy Uncertainties

There’s reason to be optimistic as we head into 2018. The U.S. consumer looks healthy, key corporate indicators are positive, and the probability of …

Tourism

Delta CEO Didn't Expect 2017 to Be a Good Year for Travel

<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 this year’s Skift Global</i> …

Airlines

Registration Open: Travel Megatrends 2018 Events NYC, SF & London, January

Every day, Skift provides extensive coverage and analysis of the travel industry. Our annual trends forecast report identifies the top trends that …

San Francisco

Luggage Fees Go Transatlantic — Business of Loyalty

Basic economy is moving to international markets, and with it all of the associated bag fees.<p>Last week, Delta Air Lines quietly introduced checked …

Airlines

Ryanair Pilots in Dublin Threaten a Holiday Strike

Ryanair Holdings Plc pilots in the airline’s home base of Dublin defied a management threat and voted in favor of labor action, throwing their weight …

Aer Lingus

One Strong Case for Reviews by the People

The democratization of food criticism — by Yelp, of course, but there are others including most social media — has changed the game for restaurants. …

Restaurants

Eatsa's Technology Might Just Save It

Eatsa was once the restaurant that no one who talks about restaurants and the future could stop talking about… until it wasn’t.<p>The original location, …

Touchscreens

Solar Eclipse Tourism Impact Went Beyond the Millions of Dollars Spent

Nearly 192,000 people traveled to Wyoming to view last summer’s total solar eclipse, boosting the state’s economy by an estimated $63.5 million, …

Tourism

Mario Batali Steps Away From His Businesses Following Sexual Harassment Reports

Writing for Eater this morning, Irene Plagianos and Kitty Greenwald revealed multiple sexual misconduct claims against chef, restaurateur, and …

Mario Batali

Russia Will Resume Cairo Flights After Two-Year Halt

President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to Egypt that Russia will restore flights to Cairo, two years after it suspended air links when …

Sharm el-Sheikh

What Travel Agents Need to Do to Capture and Keep Millennial Attention

Millennials are getting older and earning more disposable income—and many members of this age group are happy to spend a good portion of that income …

Hospitality