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05th Nov 2019
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Boutique Hotels Say They Face Unique Challenges Going Plastics-Free

By Micheline Maynard, Skift Shampoo, gel, and conditioner containers at the St. Jane Hotel in Chicago. Micheline Maynard / Skift Skift Take: For boutique hotels to cut back on plastics,...

05th Nov 2019
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United’s New Elite Status Requirements Could Spell End of an Era for Budget Travelers

By Grant Martin, Skift A United 737 900er takes off. United in October changed its 2020 loyalty program, bumpingbup the annual spend requirements for top-tier status dramatically. United Airlines Skift...

04th Nov 2019
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Toronto Pushback Shows Path Forward for Smart Cities Is Full of Compromises

By Andrew Sheivachman, Skift A render depicting Sidewalk Labs’ Quayside plan. https://medium.com/sidewalk-toronto/aging-and-thriving-in-place-2d7679066c80 / Sidewalk Labs Skift Take: By pushing back against Sidewalk Labs, the city of Toronto has shown that...

04th Nov 2019
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United Airlines, Explained

By Spencer Lee, Skift United Airlines has been in operation for over nine decades and will fly to six continents at the end of 2019. Pictured is a United 737...

01st Nov 2019
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Meet the Man Who Keeps London’s Double-Decker Tour Buses Rolling

By Patrick Whyte, Skift Rory Budge an engineer at Big Bus Tours. Budge’s interest in mechanics began asa child. Big Bus Tours Skift Take: Rory Budge’s fascination with all things...

01st Nov 2019
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Fountain Raises $23 Million for Hospitality Recruitment: Travel Startup Funding This Week

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Shown here is Keith Ryu, CEO and co-founder of Fountain, a hospitality recruitment startup that has raised additional funding. Fountain Skift Take: This week, travel startups...

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...