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31st Jul 2019
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Thailand Tourism Body Needs More Than Marketing Prowess as It Turns 60

By Raini Hamdi, Skift Thai temple is shown here. As Tourism Authority of Thailand marks 60 years in operation in 2020, it faces its biggest challenge yet: How to balance...

31st Jul 2019
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U.S.-China Trade War Hurts Accor But It Won’t Deter Asia Expansion

By Danni Santana, Skift Accor owns the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Skift Skift Take: The hotel group remains confident the international conflict will pass, as it commits resources to expanding...

31st Jul 2019
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Amadeus Finds Growth in Businesses Outside of Distribution

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Amadeus, the global provider of technology solutions for the travel industry, has its research and development center near Nice, France at Sophia Antipolis, France. Amadeus Skift...

31st Jul 2019
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Airbus Profit Grows as It Boosts Deliveries of Boeing Max Jet Rival

By Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg An Airbus A320 model. The company saw quarterly profits rise. Bloomberg Skift Take: While Boeing undergoes its own struggles, Airbus is ploughing ahead and with a...

31st Jul 2019
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Air France-KLM Hints at Further Fleet Changes After Sealing Union Deal

By Patrick Whyte, Skift Air France will get 60 new Airbus A220s. The carrier might follow this up with some different narrowbody aircraft. Airbus Skift Take: Under newish CEO Ben...

31st Jul 2019
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China Inflames Cross-Strait Relations With a Taiwan Visa Ban

By Dandan Li, Bloomberg Departing China for Taiwan just got trickier. Bloomberg Skift Take: China’s travel ban is the latest move to unofficially sanction Taiwan’s tourism economy. It’s a perfect...

31st Jul 2019
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IHG CEO: Guests Are Pressuring Hotels to Reduce Plastics, Not Governments

By Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift The Kimpton Fitzroy London featuring bulk toiletries. IHG is working on cutting miniature plastic toiletry bottles. InterContinental Hotels Group Skift Take: For IHG, governments are behind...

31st Jul 2019
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American Airlines Expands Its Luxury Five Star Service Options

By American Airlines + Skift Skift Take: Travelers seeking next-level experiences now expect end-to-end service that is designed specifically for their needs. American Airlines realizes this and recently expanded its...

31st Jul 2019
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Top Tech Exec at Traveloka Instrumental in New Wave of Growth Dies

By Raini Hamdi, Skift Traveloka head office in Jakarta. Traveloka. Skift Take: Grief hits Traveloka as a key member of the leadership team passes away, just as the company is...

31st Jul 2019
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New Philippine Airlines President Will Battle Budget Carriers’ Agility

By Maria Stella F. Arnaldo, Skift PAL chairman Lucio C. Tan (left) congratulates the airline’s new president and chief operating officer, Gilbert Santa Maria. Philippine Airlines. Skift Take: No doubt...