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Branson Tragedy Highlights Deadly History of Tourist Duck Boats

Duck boats like the one that sank in Branson, Missouri, killing 17 people, have a long history of safety problems and have been linked to the deaths …

Hot Springs

JetBlue to Slash Jobs as Part of $300 Million Cost Savings

JetBlue Airways Corp. is eliminating an unspecified number of jobs in the latest phase of its campaign to cut as much as $300 million from operating …

JetBlue

Aeroplan Announces New Loyalty Strategy After Air Canada Split

Air Canada last year surprised its customers by announcing that it would sunset its partnership with Aeroplan, its outsourced loyalty program, and …

Air Canada

Interview: Chef Joe West of Kansas City's Reborn Savoy

Executive chef Joe West made a cheesecake this morning, even though it’s not on his menu. This evening, he’ll make off-menu shrimp and scallops in …

Kansas City

Scandic Hotels Delighted With Restel Integration as Profits Rise

The CEO of Scandic Hotels Group, Even Frydenberg, is banking on the acquisition of a regional rival having a “big impact” on the company in …

Hospitality

Skift Podcast: The Amazon Factor in Travel

Tune in for an expert take on how Amazon has already dabbled in travel and how the retail giant might return.<p>— Hannah Sampson

Podcasting

Mesa Air Wants to Try Again for an IPO 8 Years After Bankruptcy

U.S. bankruptcy law is funny, right? Less than a decade ago, Mesa Air Group filed for bankruptcy and investors lost out. But now the airline, with …

Investing

Secret Escapes Raises $67 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

If he were around today, Gordon Gekko of the movie Wall Street would probably say, “Cheap money is good.” A combination of factors has made it …

Startups

Big Changes at Lola and TripActions

TripActions and Lola have been two of the most interesting players in the business travel ecosystem in recent years. Both their moves this week show …

Tourism

Nigeria Reveals Plans for a New National Airline

Nigeria revealed plans for a new national airline and said a majority stake could be available to an overseas backer as it seeks know-how and cash to …

Long Haul

Japan is Finally Introducing Ride-Hailing Ahead of 2020 Summer Olympics

Using an app to order up a car ride isn’t common in Japan, even though ride-hailing has spread across the globe. That’s partly because finding a taxi …

Summer Olympics

DoorDash Poaches New CFO From Uber

Food delivery startup DoorDash Inc. named Prabir Adarkar as chief financial officer, poaching the most senior leader of Uber Technologies Inc.’s …

SoftBank Group

Chipotle's New In-App Delivery Means Less Clicks to Get Your Fix

When it comes to delivery, Chipotle is positioning itself as ahead of the curve on adoption. The chain recently took its partnership with DoorDash a …

Product Management

Cruise Industry Trade Group Needs a New Leader Again

For the third time in four years, Cruise Lines International Association is in the market for a new CEO.<p>The Washington, D.C.-based industry group …

Coast Guard

U.K. Casual-Dining Continues Crumble With Gaucho Collapse

The U.K.’s restaurant crisis shows no signs of letting up, with an operator of Argentine steakhouses this week becoming the latest to approach …

Hospitality

Lola Pivots to Travel Management With New CEO

When Paul English’s Lola launched, it aimed to bring the traditional travel agent into the mobile-only space with a compelling personalized chat …

Tourism

American Airlines Upgrades its Economy Experience with Main Cabin Extra Seating

The concept of an upgraded economy service is increasingly spreading throughout the industry to improve the passenger experience at a cost that …

American Airlines

United Airlines Doesn't Want to Fly Too Many Types of Aircraft

Airbus SE and Embraer SA are facing a higher hurdle in selling their newest regional jets to United Continental Holdings Inc. because the carrier is …

Aviation

Inside One Initiative to Improve Kitchen Workers' Health and Well-Being

Fifty-three percent of chefs feel pushed to a breaking point; 63 percent report suffering from depression; and 1 out of 4 reported physical abuse, a …

Codes of Conduct

Evolving to Meet Event Planner Needs

Etouches, a longtime player in the event technology sector, has rebranded itself Aventri in order to move away from selling individual products and …

Cultural Appropriation

Why Norwegian Air Doesn't Worry About Overtourism When It Chooses New Routes

<i>The Skift Airline Innovation Report is our weekly newsletter on the business of airline innovation. We look closely at the technological, financial,</i> …

Qatar Airways

New York City Will Compel Airbnb to Report Information on Hosts

Airbnb Inc. will need to share the names and addresses of hosts in New York City with officials thanks to a new law, the latest setback for the …

New York City

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Moving Its Built-for-China Ship to the U.S.

A little more than a year ago, Norwegian Cruise Line was celebrating its first China-based ship, Norwegian Joy, at a ceremony in Shanghai. Everything …

Norwegian Cruise Line

Papa John's-Wendy's Merger Talks Derailed by Ex-Chairman's Gaffe

Papa John’s International Inc. climbed after a report that the company’s controversial founder John Schnatter, under fire for the use of a racial …

NFL

United Airlines Is Winning Over Some of the Doubters

Last October, during one of the more tense U.S. airline earnings calls in recent years, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz begged investment analysts …

United Airlines

Airbus Condemns UK's Crumbling Brexit Plan

Airbus SE Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders bashed U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s “unraveling” Brexit plan, following on similar criticism …

European Union

$5 Billion EU Fine Against Google Brings Travel Back Into the Spotlight

Ever since the European Commission slapped Google with a $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) fine a year ago for breaching antitrust rules with its shopping …

Google Search

EU's $5 Billion Fine Against Google Brings Travel Back Into the Spotlight

Ever since the European Commission slapped Google with a $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) fine a year ago for breaching antitrust rules with its shopping …

Android News

Philippine Airlines Steps Up Quest for Chinese Tourists

The sandy shores of the Philippines will soon be within easier reach of Chinese tourists looking for a summer vacation spot.<p>Philippine Airlines Inc. …

Air Travel

Delivery Will Hit Restaurants Like Amazon Hit Retail

Restaurant megachains already have a lot on their plate: The industry is too crowded and their menus and supply chains need an overhaul as consumers …

Hospitality