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13th Dec 2019
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What Do Asian Travelers Want in 2020?

By Raini Hamdi, Skift Boracay: No crowds. Stella Arnaldo / Skift Skift Take: In short, Asia’s travelers are looking to go far, far from the madding crowd. — Raini Hamdi...

12th Dec 2019
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The Complicated Business of Saving Elephant Tourism: A Skift Deep Dive

By Raini Hamdi, Skift Tourists riding elephants in the Thai city of Ayutthaya. Thomas Hackl / VisualHunt Skift Take: Given the complexity of Asian elephant tourism, it’s natural for rifts...

12th Dec 2019
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The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Attendees at the Expedia Explore ’19 conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas November 13-13, 2019. They heard all about Expedia’s strategy, which may change anew....

11th Dec 2019
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Luxury Travelers Taking a Shine to Sabbaticals

By Laura Powell, Skift This 2007 photo provided by Michelle Robin La shows her, rear left, with her husband Luong La and their three children at the Citadel in Hue,...

11th Dec 2019
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Survey: Millennials Prefer Travel Advisor Expertise When It Comes to Planning

By Maria Lenhart, Skift Pictured is the Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort. Younger travelers are turning to travel agents for trip-planning. Minor Hotels Skift Take: The experiential travel that millennials and...

10th Dec 2019
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Who Loves Travel Advisors the Most? It’s Millennials, Not Boomers

By Paul Biasco, Skift Hampton Inn’s recent ad campaign featured 7 millennials traveling the country, staying at Hampton Inns — and posting about it — every step along the way....

10th Dec 2019
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What’s in Store for the Hotel Sector in 2020: New Skift Research

By Wouter Geerts and Seth Borko, Skift Research Our latest Skift Research report forecasts slower but still positive growth for the hotel sector. Jonathan Haeber / Flickr Skift Take: Hotel...

09th Dec 2019
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How Thomas Cook’s European Businesses Are Now Divvied Up Among Rivals

By Patrick Whyte, Skift A Thomas Cook travel agency. The UK parent company went into liquidation in September. House Buy Fast / Flickr Skift Take: Thomas Cook collected its fair...

08th Dec 2019
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Where Did Expedia CEO Okerstrom Go Wrong and 11 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

By Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift Former Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom at the company’s Explore ’18 conference in Las Vegas December 5 2018. Okerstrom resigned from his position after...

07th Dec 2019
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What’s Behind Executive Burnout in Travel and 10 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

By Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift With punishing schedules, business travel executives are more likely to burn out, especially in the 24/7 travel industry. Saulo Mohana / Unsplash Skift...