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Puerto Rico Isn't Really Having a 'Despacito' Tourism Boom Yet

Since the song Despacito, by the Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, came out last January, its YouTube video has been viewed more than …

Tourism

Meeting Planners Are Struggling With the Fast Evolution of Event Technology

Almost one out of two meeting planners today says that event technology is a primary pain point, according to a new study published by …

Networking

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

Britain said it wants to avoid any physical border or customs checks with Ireland as part of any Brexit deal with the European Union, as tensions …

Brexit

Hotel CEOs Discuss Recent Cancellation Policy Changes and Hint at More to Come

Marriott and then Hilton made a lot of news in the past two months when they both announced changes to their cancellation policies, shortening the …

Hospitality

Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

This summer, overtourism has grown into a major global issue that has transcended both local politics and the grasp of individual sectors of the …

Tourism

Air Berlin’s Slow Collapse Into Bankruptcy, Explained

For an airline that has struggled for the best part of a decade, Air Berlin has managed to stick around for a surprisingly long time.<p>Although the …

Airlines

5 Factors That Influence Millennials' Luxury Spending Habits

Most brands are chasing the coveted millennial buyer — especially luxury brands which hope to endear loyalty early and gain life-long customers in …

Millennials

Florida Tourism Is Growing But International Visitor Numbers Are Down

The number of tourists visiting Florida continues to grow.<p>Gov. Rick Scott will announce Tuesday that an estimated 60.7 million tourists came to the …

Florida

The NAACP's Travel Advisory Is Having on Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

Some St. Louis hotels are losing meetings because of a travel advisory issued by the NAACP over concerns about a state law that rolls back …

Tourism

Skift Insights Deck: Using Customer-Centric Product Design to Stand Out in the Travel Industry

Today, we’re publishing a new Insights Deck in partnership with UserTesting, <b>Using Customer-Centric Product Design to Stand Out in the Travel …

Travel Industry

Egypt Is Finally Seeing Some Good Tourism News

Egypt tourism receipts almost tripled and worker remittances rose in the last three months of its fiscal year, marking another step in the country’s …

Egypt

Uber for Business Got an Update That Gives Companies More Control

Uber for Business is launching a revamped version of its business travel platform, three years after the service originally debuted, with the ability …

Uber

Air Berlin Files for Bankruptcy as Etihad Pulls Funding

Germany’s second largest carrier, Air Berlin, is filing for bankruptcy after its main shareholder, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, said it would make no more …

Airlines

Airbnb Gets More Serious About China With Tech Investments

Airbnb Inc. is ramping up its investment in China, quadrupling its engineering team over the next 12 months to focus on affluent millennials who’re …

China

Cruise Passengers Are Booking Earlier Than Ever. Is That a Good Thing?

In the past couple of years, cruise executives started talking about a new approach to selling voyages that flew in the face of conventional …

Cruise Ships

Overtourism Issues Can No Longer Be Brushed Aside as Someone Else's Problem

<i>Skift Editor’s Note: Europe’s place as the world’s most popular tourist destination is being challenged from within.</i><p><i>Recent protests against</i> …

Tourism

Skift Global Forum 2017: Learn From Online Travel's Most Influential CEOs

Expedia Inc. chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi vowed that Airbnb was not going to eat his lunch; Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans revealed her employees …

Hospitality

Business of Loyalty: Bank of America Steps Into the Premium Travel Credit Card Game

Points credit cards have surged in popularity over the last few years as consumers have started taking a healthier interest in using loyalty points …

Banking

Chefs+Tech: Tender Greens Readies for Growth with a New Look and Updated Tech

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>In September we announced that Skift was expanding into food and drink with the addition of the Chefs+Tech newsletter.</i><p><i>We see this as a</i> …

Restaurants

Craft Beer Revolution is Brewing in Russia as It Prepares to Hosts World Cup

Pint by frothy pint, a hoppy revolution is brewing in Russia.<p>This new generation of craft brewers began sprouting in the vodka capital of the world …

Craft Beer

EasyJet Pilots Ask Airline's Founder to Intervene on Cost-Cutting

EasyJet Plc’s French pilots have appealed to Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the U.K. discount carrier’s founder and biggest shareholder, to intervene in a …

Aviation

Ousted Uber CEO Plots a Comeback But it Is Not the Steve Jobs Kind

Travis Kalanick lost his job as chief executive officer at Uber Technologies Inc. in June. That, it turned out, was just the beginning of the latest …

John Sculley

Ryanair Says that UK Airports Have a Drinking Problem

Budget airline Ryanair is calling on British airports to curb alcohol sales following sharp increases in the number of incidents involving disruptive …

Airlines

Delta May Take On Southwest and American With New Bombardier Jet

Delta Air Lines Inc. is eyeing New York and Los Angeles as the main bases for Bombardier Inc.’s new jetliner next year, offering a glimpse of how …

Airlines

What Operational Excellence Really Means for Business Travel

High-performing operations are necessary for any airline to build and retain the loyalty of corporate travel managers, travel agents and their …

Airlines

Albania Tourism Cautiously Invites Visitors But Is Mindful About Overtourism

High in the mountains of southern Albania, a bone-jarring drive along a rough track with switchbacks frequented more by goats than by cars leads to a …

Tourism

Cathay Pacific Needs to Do Something Drastic to Win Back Customers

It’s time for Cathay Pacific boss Rupert Hogg to go to the back of the plane.<p>With the company expected to announce another loss this week, Cathay …

Airlines

Hilton CEO Looks to Airbnb as Hedge Against Power of Expedia and Booking.com

Most major hotel company CEOs are still insistent that their direct booking pushes are working, but they’re candid about also maintaining ties with …

Hospitality

Hertz and Avis Prep for Future With Self-Driving Car Partnerships

Car rental companies have had a rough couple years. The popularity of ridesharing has led to a decline in car rentals, and the industry has struggled …

Uber

Hotels May Try to Counter Airbnb's Rise With Bets on Tech

Airbnb isn’t hurting hotels today in most markets. Unless it is.<p>STR, the market research firm, confronts that conundrum — as does the entire hotel …

Hospitality