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30th Apr 2019
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Thomas Cook CEO Pushes a Turnaround Plan, Dodges Takeover Chatter

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Peter Fankhauser, CEO of Thomas Cook, acknowledged on stage at Skift Forum Europe with Skift Europe Editor Patrick Whyte that 2018 was a tough year for...

30th Apr 2019
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Wyndham Up for More Acquisitions After La Quinta Success

By Isaac Carey, Skift Wyndham Hotels and Resorts acquired La Quinta, a midscale, select service hotel brand, in May 2018. La Quinta Inns & Suites Skift Take: It looks like...

30th Apr 2019
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Airbnb Experiences Makes Growth a Priority Over All Else, Executive Says

By Brian Sumers, Skift Airbnb Vice President of Experiences Joseph Zadeh and Senior Hospitality Editor Deanna Ting at Skift Forum Europe in London on April 30, 2019. Russell Harper /...

30th Apr 2019
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Visit Florida Secures $50 Million Lifeline — For Now

By Associated Press Florida Keys Krug6 / Flickr Skift Take: The good news is that the Sunshine State’s official tourism marketing body can continue operations. The not-so-good news is that...

30th Apr 2019
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Sabre Will See Revenue Fallout From Jet Airways Collapse and 737 Max Grounding

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Sabre expects to take a financial hit because the FAA has grounded all Boeing 737 Max jets in the United States, and carriers around the world...

30th Apr 2019
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Uber Didn’t Listen Enough to Cities, a Top European Exec Concedes

By Patrick Whyte, Skift Jamie Heywood, Uber regional general manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, speaking at Skift Forum Europe. The company is preparing to go public. Russell Harper /...

30th Apr 2019
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Choice Hotels Celebrates Major Milestones and 80 Years of 'Stand-Out' Success at 65th Annual Convention

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) marks its 80th anniversary by bringing together more than 5,000 hotel owners, general managers, and hotel staff for the company’s 65th...

30th Apr 2019
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SiteMinder analysis reveals France's online hotel bookings are back on the up, set to remain steady

An analysis by SiteMinder, the global hotel industry’s leading guest acquisition platform, today reveals that online hotel bookings in France are set to increase four percent in 2019 – a...

30th Apr 2019
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Small Luxury Resorts Caught Up in Immigration Clampdown

By Laura Powell, Skift Sunset at the Wauwinet, Nantucket. Seasonal luxury resorts are finding themselves between a wall and a hard place. Nantucket Island Resorts Skift Take: While those on...

30th Apr 2019
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Why Machine Learning Works for the Hotel Industry | By Jason G. Bryant

Amazon frequently receives credit for successfully employing machine learning to engage consumers and drive sales with its well-known recommendation engine, which generates 35% of the company’s revenue, according to McKinsey....