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31st Oct 2019
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The Cruise Industry Will Soon Face Its Strictest Pollution Standard Yet: Can Anyone Enforce It?

By Rosie Spinks, Skift The environmental campaign group Stand.Earth protests against Carnival Corp. in Miami, Florida. Stand.Earth Skift Take: Everyone — even cruise line executives — agrees that the air...

31st Oct 2019
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The Battle Over Tours and Activities Reservation Systems Rages On

By Sean O’Neill, Skift A view of a sightseeing tour to see the aurora borealis. Tour operators are in the market for reservation booking systems, which is undergoing a price...

30th Oct 2019
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The Wide World of Luxury Alternative Accommodation Models

By Laura Powell, Skift One of the luxury rentals offered by Onefinestay in Beverly Hills, California. Onefinestay Skift Take: As more companies enter the luxury vacation rental business, the need...

30th Oct 2019
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Responsible Tourism Is Top Issue for Travel Advisors: Ensemble CEO

By Maria Lenhart, Skift Shown here are the endless crowds in Barcelona. At the Ensemble Travel Group’s 2019 International Conference Oct. 22–27 in Seattle, CEO David Harris called upon travel...

29th Oct 2019
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Airlines Care Less About the Environment Than They Lead You to Believe

By Brian Sumers, Skift Frontier is now branding itself as America’s greenest airline. But the airline hasn’t changed anything about its strategy. Frontier Airlines Skift Take: Airlines know passengers care...

29th Oct 2019
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Small Luxury Rental Companies Seek Differentiation From the Big Guys

By Samantha Shankman, Skift Shown here is 24 Harmood Grove, one of the original properties in London to join The Plum Guide collection. The Plum Guide Skift Take: Luxury short-term...

28th Oct 2019
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Amtrak Is Running Late as It Begins to Tackle Single-Use Plastics

By Micheline Maynard, Skift Inside the cafe car on Amtrak Cascades. Efforts are under way to curb single-use plastic uses on trains for food and beverage. The West End /...

28th Oct 2019
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Short-Term Rental Company Altido to Ramp Up Dealmaking as Antidote to Market Pressures

By Sean O’Neill, Skift A short-term rental apartment in Lisbon, Portugal, that’s managed by Altido, a property management group based in Europe that plans to grow through mergers in 2020....

28th Oct 2019
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Why Are Airline Websites So Bad at Inspiring Travel?

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Do airlines need to get more inspirational or merely focus on bookings? It can be a dilemma. Bloomberg Skift Take: There are floors full of marketing...

25th Oct 2019
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Blueground Raises $50 Million for Extended-Stay Lodging: Travel Startup Funding This Week

By Sean O’Neill, Skift A model resident, or at least a model pretending to be a resident, simulates life at a Blueground managed extended stay apartment. Blueground was one of...