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26th Dec 2019
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Expedia’s Payout to Its Ousted CEO Could Be Nearly $12 Million

By Seth Borko and Dennis Schaal, Skift Then-CEO Mark Okerstrom of Expedia Group at the company’s Explore ’19 partner conference at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas November 14, 2019....

26th Dec 2019
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Unpacking TUI’s New Hotel Strategy

By Patrick Whyte, Skift A TUI Blue property. TUI Group intends to open up its new online ecosystem to independent hotels. TUI Group Skift Take: Not only is TUI making...

24th Dec 2019
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Germany’s Tourism Success Story Threatened by Worker Shortage

By Iain Rogers, Bloomberg Berlin. German tourism continues to grow. Pawel / Flickr Skift Take: Staffing issues are becoming a big concern in many wealthy tourist destinations. There are simply...

24th Dec 2019
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Ryanair Exec Free to Move to Rival EasyJet, Judge Rules

By Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg A Ryanair aircraft. The company is appealing the decision. James / Flickr Skift Take: This story might not quite be over yet as Ryanair plans to...

24th Dec 2019
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What Have Hotels Done on Cybersecurity Since the Marriott Hack?

By Nancy Trejos, Skift The hotel industry is struggling to protect their guests from data breaches on their mobile devices. rh2010 / Adobe Skift Take: Hotels are ripe for data...

24th Dec 2019
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National Parks Push Forward on Plastic Limits Despite Political Tussles

By Micheline Maynard, Skift Sen. Harry Reid helped Lake Mead National Recreation Area celebrate its 50th anniversary Oct. 11, 2014 after around 150 volunteers cleaned up litter around Cottonwood Cove...

23rd Dec 2019
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Hotel and Short-Term Rental Players Face Off Over Regulation

By Spencer Lee, Skift Lisa Jurinka, Vacasa chief legal officer, Brian Crawford, AHLA executive vice president of government affairs, and Philip Minardi, Expedia Group director of policy communications speak with...

22nd Dec 2019
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This Year’s Top 10 Airline Developments and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

By Faye Chiu, Skift Shown here are Boeing 737 Max jets parked behind a stop sign indicating a traffic crossing at a Boeing Co. production facility in Renton, Wash. Boeing...

21st Dec 2019
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Michigan Funding Axed and 15 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

By Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift The long-running Pure Michigan marketing campaign will soon go dark. Sandor Weisz / Flickr Skift Take: This week in tourism, the longstanding Pure Michigan marketing campaign...

20th Dec 2019
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U.S. May Have to Accept That True High-Speed Rail Is Out of Reach

By Noah Smith, Skift An Acela train near Odenton, Maryland. True high-speed rail in the U.S. remains out of reach. Ryan Stavely / Flickr Skift Take: The fantasy of true...