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Airlines Could Reveal Strategies to Impede Spirit and Frontier  Travel This Week  The Big Three U.S. airlines have been heavily discounting to thwart the rise of Spirit and Frontier airlines. Pictured are Frontier planes on September 11 2012. Frontier  Sk

Airlines Could Reveal Strategies to Impede Spirit and Frontier Travel This Week The Big Three U. airlines have been heavily discounting to thwart the rise of Spirit and Frontier airlines. Pictured are Frontier planes on September 11 Frontier Sk

Visit Florida Gets Funding Approval And 6 Other Tourism Trends This Week https://skift.com/2017/06/11/visit-florida-gets-funding-approval-and-6-other-tourism-trends-this-week/?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest

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 weekend ro

Hostmaker Raises $15 Million for Short-Term Rental Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week  This is the kitchen and living room area of a property managed by Hostmaker a short-term rental management service based in London that has raised $25 million to date. Hostmaker  Skift Take: In the California gold rush businesses once sold pickaxes to prospectors. In today's vacation rental gold rush they're selling management services to the property owners. The safest bets are always adjacent…

Hostmaker Raises $15 Million for Short-Term Rental Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week This is the kitchen and living room area of a property managed by Hostmaker a short-term rental management service based in London that has raised $25 million to date. Hostmaker Skift Take: In the California gold rush businesses once sold pickaxes to prospectors. In today's vacation rental gold rush they're selling management services to the property owners. The safest bets are always adjacent…

What Eclipseville USA Learned From Hosting a Once-in-a-Lifetime Event  Hopkinsville Kentucky was the point of greatest eclipse during the total solar eclipse that spanned the U.S. on August 21. Pictured are eclipse watchers wearing eclipse glasses during the event. NASA Marshall Photo Archive / Flickr  Skift Take: For a small town Hopkinsville Kentucky has some big-time lessons on how to plan and host a mass tourism event that will only happen once. The town is still figuring out how to use…

Hopkinsville, Kentucky, a small town of about isn't typically on most travelers' bucket lists or even radars.

With so much changing in the luxury consumer mindset, many marketers and executives are naturally curious about the difference between the values of today

With so much changing in the luxury consumer mindset, many marketers and executives are naturally curious about the difference between the values of today

Chefs+Tech: How Big Data Enhances Good Hospitality

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Virgin Hotels Plans a Scotland Property as Brand Slowly Expands  Virgin Hotels is planning to open its first international property in Edinburgh Scotland in 2020. Dan Peltier / Skift  Skift Take: More interesting than this hotel opening are the reports that Virgin may be taking over the existing Hard Rock Hotel property in Las Vegas.   Deanna Ting  Read the Complete Story On Skift  http://ift.tt/2GLwt7H

Virgin Hotels Plans a Scotland Property as Brand Slowly Expands Virgin Hotels is planning to open its first international property in Edinburgh Scotland in 2020. Dan Peltier / Skift Skift Take: More interesting than this hotel opening are the reports that Virgin may be taking over the existing Hard Rock Hotel property in Las Vegas. Deanna Ting Read the Complete Story On Skift http://ift.tt/2GLwt7H

Buick Bets on Attainable Luxury With Latest Sub-Brand  A promo photo of the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir. The auto company hopes it will help it attract a new generation of customers. Buick  Skift Take: Although the auto industry sits adjacent to travel with its own tricks and trials executives in both camps are looking to respond to luxury consumers' shifting priorities with the right balance of brands and packaging. Avenir is a good example of a team that's doing it right.   Samantha Shankman…

Buick Bets on Attainable Luxury With Latest Sub-Brand

Hyatt Shifts Strategy in Plan to Sell $1.5 Billion in Hotel Real Estate Over Next 3 Years

Hyatt Hotels has traditionally been known for its "asset-recycling" strategy where it sells properties to reinvest that money into buying other hotels in m

The Most Successful Business Model Change of the Past Decade and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week  In the past decade airlines have successfully convinced flyers to pay for everything from seat assignments to checking bags. Delta  Skift Take: This week in aviation we thought about upgrades. As seat pitch shrinks passengers are more than willing to pay for a better experience with their own money and to check those bags.   Sarah Enelow  Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories…

Delta’s Operations Disrupted By Mid-Atlantic Thunderstorms — Skift Business Traveler

Hoshino Resorts New Midscale Brand Wants to Reinvent the Tourist Hotel

Hoshino Resorts New Midscale Brand Wants to Reinvent the Tourist Hotel

Smaller Airports Lose Passengers While Hubs Get Bigger  ||  Airports in large cities are gaining passengers — and smaller towns are losing them, a new report shows. Some smaller airports are shrinking in passenger t https://skift.com/2017/10/15/smaller-airports-lose-passengers-while-hubs-get-bigger/?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest

Smaller Airports Lose Passengers While Hubs Get Bigger

Marriott CEO: Don't Expect Us to Play in the Midscale Space  ||  At a time when its peers are using the midscale hotel category to add more brands to their portfolios, Marriott International would rather focus on the ups https://skift.com/2017/11/08/marriott-ceo-dont-expect-us-to-play-in-the-midscale-space/?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson thinks hotel security is a complex and "tough" issue, and he has no intention of trying to ban gun-show attendees or licensed-gu

Interesting interview with an airline catering executive on improving the food experience for passengers. #positivefoodexperience  Airline Food Conundrum – Paid Meals Winning Out Over Freebies https://skift.com/2017/11/22/airline-food-conundrum-paid-meals-winning-out-over-freebies/?utm_content=buffer0ef31&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Airline Food Conundrum – Paid Meals Winning Out Over Freebies

Googles New Earbuds With Real-Time Translation and 11 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.

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