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11th May 2017
OnTheBeach getting better at online marketing

OnTheBeach getting better at online marketing

By Martin Cowen London-listed OnTheBeach has lifted revenues and pretax profit in six months to end-March, with improvements in its online marketing performance also noted. The topline financials show revenues...

11th May 2017
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Alaska Airlines Now Lets New Parents Keep Elite Status for an Extra Year

By Brian Sumers, Skift Alaska Airlines will let new parents extend their elite status by one year. It is the first U.S. airline to create such a policy. Alaska Airlines...

11th May 2017
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Years After Spinning Off Its Loyalty Program, Air Canada Will Create a New One

By Brian Sumers, Skift Just a few months after introducing a new livery and uniforms, Air Canada now says it will start its own frequent flyer program. Air Canada Skift...

11th May 2017
Ctrip wastes no time bringing Skyscanner centre stage

Ctrip wastes no time bringing Skyscanner centre stage

By Martin Cowen Ctrip‘s better-than-expected first quarter earnings also reveal its commitment to developing Skyscanner‘s direct booking and marketplace capabilities during the year. Skyscanner was bought by Ctrip last November...

11th May 2017
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TLEARN WEBINAR: Why hoteliers miss out on bookings by not embracing technology

By Tnooz The guest experience doesn’t begin when the traveller checks into their hotel – it begins the moment the inspiration to travel strikes. From there, the traveller’s online journey...

11th May 2017
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Priceline Group CEO Faults Hotel Association for False Allegations

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Glenn Fogel, who is currently the Priceline Group CEO, addressed the Buy Tourism Online event on November 30, 2016. Fogel argues that there is plenty of...

11th May 2017
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Vacation Rental Managers Don’t Have the Tools to Scale Hospitality

By Deanna Ting, Skift Airbnb has recently focused on growing its traditional vacation rental business. Vacation rental managers are increasingly also looking for ways to inject more traditional hospitality into...

11th May 2017
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Platform Disruption Has Changed How Travel PR Agencies Operate

By Andrew Sheivachman, Skift Brands now have the ability to create their own content, complicating the value proposition of travel PR agencies. The cast of Two Bellmen Three, a production...

11th May 2017
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Skift New Luxury Newsletter: The Opportunities of the Middle Class

By Jason Clampet, Skift Demographic changes point to more opportunities for luxury brands in the middle class. Skift Take: Like others, the luxury sector is always looking for the next...

11th May 2017
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Private Equity Rips Apart Kuoni as Thomas Cook India Gets More Global

By Raini Hamdi, Skift Asian Trails is one of the destination management companies that Kuoni sold to Thomas Cook India, Pictured, Asian Trails’ Phuong Lan relaxes as a wellness resort...