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22nd Nov 2019
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Tencent Bets Big on Ctrip-Backed LvYue Hotel Group: Travel Startup Funding This Week

By Sean O’Neill, Skift An image of the lobby of the 69-room Vyluk Hotel in Chongqing, China, which is run by LvYue, a hotel group that’s a strategic investment of...

22nd Nov 2019
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Singapore’s New Hotel Automation Stokes Big Brother Image

By Raini Hamdi, Skift Singapore is seeing more arrivals despite surveillance. Hotels that use facial recognition technology to automate check-ins now have to send guest data to the immigration department....

21st Nov 2019
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How to Make Reserving Room Blocks Less of a Gamble

By Isaac Carey, Skift Conference attendees grab lunch at the hotel buffet. Province of British Columbia / Flickr Skift Take: It’s tough to provide event housing when the financial risks...

20th Nov 2019
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Booking Holdings and Expedia in Arms Race to Deliver the Connected Trip

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Travelers check an information monitor as weather causes flight cancellations and delays during a winter storm in Boston, Massachusetts, February 5, 2014. Dominick Reuter / Reuters...

20th Nov 2019
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The Rise of Smart Airports: A Skift Deep Dive

By Sean O’Neill and Brian Sumers, Skift The main hall of Beijing Daxing International Airport in October 2019, one month after its opening. British Airways Skift Take: After years of...

20th Nov 2019
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Travel Agency Social Hubs Invite Passersby to Join the Party

By Maria Lenhart, Skift The Departure Lounge travel agency in Austin, Texas draws walk-in business with its inviting atmosphere. Departure Lounge Skift Take: Storefront travel agencies may be fewer in...

19th Nov 2019
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Did Booking.com Swallow Kayak? No, It’s Just a Marketing Thing

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Pictured is a screengrab from a Kayak video about trip-planning. Kayak and OpenTable are highlighting their ties to Booking.com to heighten Booking.com’s appear in the United...

18th Nov 2019
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Airbus Targets Early 2030s for First Emission-Free Regional Aircraft

By Layan Odeh and Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg An aircraft being made. Airbus is looking at ways to make more environmentally friendly jets. Krisztian Bocsi / Bloomberg Skift Take: The pressure...

18th Nov 2019
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The New and Outgoing Norwegian Cruise CEOs Talk Industry Challenges and Opportunities

By Andrew Sheivachman, Skift Norwegian Bliss is shown in Ketchikan, Alaska in 2018. Norwegian Cruise Line Skift Take: Global cruise lines are growing fast, turning ships into theme parks and...

17th Nov 2019
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Wizz Air Challenges Ryanair With Simplicity and 4 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

By Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift Wizz Air is keeping things simple as competitor Ryanair introduces a new group structure. Alec Wilson / Flickr Skift Take: This week in...