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29th Nov 2019
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Selina Hotels Step Up Against WeWork in Latin America

By Kristin Majcher, Skift Digital nomads busy at work at a Selina hotel in the Chapinero neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia. Skift Take: WeWork’s co-working model may be fledgling, but hotels...

29th Nov 2019
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2C2P Raises $52 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Aung Kyaw Moe, founder and CEO of 2C2P, poses for a photograph in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday, January 2018. 2C2P is a digital payments platform that...

28th Nov 2019
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Providers of Trendy Meeting Venues Lure Planners Away from Boring Conference Halls

By Isaac Carey, Skift The lounge at Etc. Venues’ Fenchurch Street property in London. Etc. Venues Skift Take: When it comes to meeting spaces, ambience is becoming almost as important...

27th Nov 2019
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How IHG’s Latest Regional Revamp Is Rankling Asia Hotel Owners

By Raini Hamdi, Skift The InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. InterContinental Hotels Group Skift Take: InterContinental Hotels Group isn’t afraid to change how the traditional hotel chain is organized and structured. Its...

27th Nov 2019
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Travel Leaders Group Aims to Accelerate UK Growth After Thomas Cook Collapse

By Patrick Whyte, Skift Barrhead Travel staff. the company was bought by Travel Leaders Group in 2018. Malcolm Cochrane / Barrhead Travel Skift Take: With one of the biggest names...

27th Nov 2019
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Syria’s Tourism Industry Shows Signs of Life — But the Comeback Is Controversial

By Rosie Spinks, Skift A Syrian souk at dusk. Marc Veraart / Flickr Skift Take: Is visiting a country an implicit endorsement of its leadership? Or can intrepid travelers frame...

26th Nov 2019
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Africa Needs to Make Conservation a Growth Industry

By Colin Nagy, Skift Zebra at Linyanti Bush Camp on the border of Botswana’s Chobe National. As part of African Bush Camps, it donates profits from safaris to local communities....

26th Nov 2019
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How the California Wildfires Are Impacting Tourism

By Maria Lenhart, Skift California tourism must cope with a lack of affordable housing for service workers trying to live in areas ravaged by wildfires. Pictured, Pamela Harris sheds tears...

25th Nov 2019
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Los Angeles Tourism Invests in India With Influencer Campaigns

By Rosie Spinks, Skift Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA. Lei Han / Flickr Skift Take: Indians are keen to travel to Los Angeles — that much is clear. But...

25th Nov 2019
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Marriott’s Mission: Make W Hotels Cool Again

By Nancy Trejos, Skift Marriott International plans to renovate the W Union Square in New York as part of its brand refresh of the once hip W Hotel brand. It...