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17th May 2017
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How Smart Event Organizers Are Using Big Data to Create Better Events

By Lisa Skriloff, Skift Bizzabo’s tech platform helps meeting organizers gather better data to help them improve their events. Bizzabo Skift Take: Limitations remain, but there’s a goldmine of data...

17th May 2017
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Airlines Warn Wider Laptop Ban Could Cost Passengers $1 Billion

By Guy Johnson, Christopher Jasper and Marine Strauss, Bloomberg Flights from Europe to the U.S. would be impacted by a wider laptop ban. Pictured is a Virgin Atlantic 747 aircraft....

17th May 2017
Yatra lifts marketing spend by 46% in a year

Yatra lifts marketing spend by 46% in a year

By Martin Cowen Yatra.com has reported its full-year results to end-March, confirming that it is growing strongly in volume terms while finding it difficult to rein in costs and losses....

17th May 2017
Tiqets secures $17 million, eyes global expansion

Tiqets secures $17 million, eyes global expansion

By Martin Cowen Amsterdam-based ticketing platform Tiqets has picked up $17 million in funding and will use the cash to fulfil its global ambitions. Tiqets is a consumer-facing app which...

17th May 2017
Very slowly, British travellers start to engage with bots

Very slowly, British travellers start to engage with bots

By Martin Cowen A Kayak.co.uk study into the British traveller reveals some long-term grains of optimism when it comes to bots despite the fact that, presently, more than half the...

17th May 2017
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Google’s New Translation Tech Takes a Great Leap Forward

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Using a new method, computers can now produce much more accurate translations. Anthonyboyd / Freepik Skift Take: Say what? Machine-based translation still makes significant errors. But...

17th May 2017
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Tiqets Secures $17 Million in Funding for Tours and Activities Ticketing

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Consumers use Tiqets app to book tickets to popular museums, attractions, tours, and events. Tiqets Skift Take: This Dutch startup is growing by focusing on the...

17th May 2017
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Video: WTTC Chairman on Why a Global Trusted Traveler Program is a Smart Idea

By Dan Peltier, Skift Skift Forum Europe featured speakers who are shaping the future of European travel. Pictured are Gerald Lawless (left), chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council...

17th May 2017
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New Luxury Newsletter: Why the Modern Luxury Traveler Is Different

By Jason Clampet, Skift JetSuiteX operates like a private jet company at prices more like commercial ones. JetSuiteX Skift Take: Today’s luxury isn’t gold plated doodads, it’s choice, convenience, and...

17th May 2017
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Boeing Has High Hopes for Profits After Delivering Its First 737 Max

By Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg Boeing has delivered its first Boeing 737 Max. The manufacturer expects to turn a big profit on the aircraft. Boeing Skift Take: The Boeing 737 Max...