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28th Feb 2018
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IHG Wants a Better High-End Offering

By Patrick Whyte, Skift The InterContinental Sydney Double Bay in Australia. Parent company IHG wants to buy a new luxury brand or two. InterContinental Hotels Group Skift Take: Growing the...

28th Feb 2018
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Virgin Australia Will Not Privatize Despite Sluggish Stock Price

By Angus Whitley, Bloomberg Virgin Australia has among the world’s better business class cabins. But it only has six long-haul planes, and that’s hardly enough to compete in 2018. Virgin...

28th Feb 2018
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AirAsia Won’t Always Be Able to Fly More Cheaply Than Its Budget Rivals

By David Fickling, Bloomberg An aircraft operated by AirAsia X taxis past a Malaysian Airline aircraft on the runway. The budget airline’s biggest money-saving secret is that it has kept...

28th Feb 2018
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Booking CEO: Here’s Our Edge Over Expedia and Airbnb

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Priceline CEO Glenn Fogel (L) appeared at the Skift Global Forum in New York City September 26, 2017. Skift Skift Take: Executives at Booking Holdings, formerly...

27th Feb 2018
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This Startup is Helping Airlines Manage Overbooked Flights

By Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg Volantio is an Atlanta-based startup that helps United Airlines manage its overbookings. Pictured is a United Boeing 737. United Airlines Skift Take: It’s nice to see...

27th Feb 2018
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Disney Will Spend $2.5 Billion to Expand Its Paris Park

By Associated Press French President Emmanuel Macron, left, speaks to Disney CEO Robert Iger in this photo released by Disney. Iger announced a $2.5 billion expansion of the park. Philippe...

27th Feb 2018
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Portland Embraces Its Local Maker Culture to Win Over Meeting Planners

By Greg Oates, SkiftX Orox is a multigenerational leather shop in Portland. Travel Portland Skift Take: Travel Portland’s convention sales team is promoting the idea that “individuals attract individuals” to...

27th Feb 2018
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New Skift Research Report: The State of Tours and Activities 2018

By Rebecca Stone, Skift Research Skift Take: The digital revolution has finally come for tours and activities. Our latest research report dives into challenges for this fragmented sector as it...

27th Feb 2018
Emirates Vacations digs into intent using chatbot ads

Emirates Vacations digs into intent using chatbot ads

By Linda Fox Emirates Vacations has partnered with Wayblazer for the launch of a AI-powered chatbot that communicates with consumers through display ads. Emirates says use of the medium drove...

27th Feb 2018
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Thought Leadership Conferences Target High-End Travelers

By Laura Powell, Skift Director of research and development for Jigsaw Yasmin Green speaks onstage at the Interactive Keynote during 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Austin Convention Center on...