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Editor's Note

At Skift, we pride ourselves on looking ahead, peeking around corners to identify what trends await to help you navigate your businesses. We also see value in looking back — as a way to help you understand the future. Today we give you 25 Travel Moments That Mattered in 2018, our editorial team's annual assessment of the most important stories of the year and how they impact the travel industry. Recapture 2018's key moments with us, and up your game for the new year.

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25 Travel Moments That Mattered in 2018

This past year served up headlines that certainly didn't end with the start of another news cycle. The ripple effects were felt across all of travel. Follow the trends of the moments that we have pointed out here — and be prepared to ride their waves well into 2019 and beyond.

What LVMH’s Belmond Buy Means for the Future of Luxury Travel

LVMH might not have been the most obvious of suitors for Belmond's luxury assets, but now that it's close to owning them, it's a deal that makes a lot of sense in this post-experience economy still contending with the concept of new luxury.

New Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier Swoops Into Canada

Canada's newest airline, Swoop, is now up and running with some of the lowest base fares in Canada. While an important milestone, the larger focus continues to be on WestJet's challenging financial year and ability to execute several big projects at once.

Skift Forum Asia Will Be At Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa

We're hosting our inaugural Skift Forum Asia at Singapore's Equarius Hotel, part of the acclaimed Resorts World complex on beautiful Sentosa Island. Hope to see you there!

Grab Is Hiring Tech Talent to Become Southeast Asia's First Super App

Grab will hire an additional 1,000 tech employees in 2019, after doubling the number of software engineers, data scientists, and analysts it added this year to 2,000. A look at its next R&D hiring plan gives a few hints on what it is working on.

Visit Florida CEO Is Leaving to Join New Governor’s Administration

Ken Lawson did what he could to turn the ship around and tried to bring more transparency to Visit Florida. But many in Florida's tourism industry remain skeptical of the organization and its work.

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Returning to Supersonic: One Company’s Plan to Go Back to the Future

Competition is heating up for supersonic travel and Aerion has established an interesting team to speed up high-end business travel. If it works, the glamour of high-speed crossings will finally return, and the world will open up a bit more.

Oyo’s Push Into Southeast Asia Is a Wake-Up Call for Budget Hotel Chains

On its own, Oyo entering Southeast Asia should concern existing budget hotel players. Oyo with Grab should make them go shaky in the knees. Consolidation or new alliances will not surprise anyone.

Airbnb’s Deal for French Firm Could Signal Entry Into Property Management

To be honest, this acquisition is a bit puzzling, and has us wondering: Why buy when you can partner instead? But perhaps Airbnb is onto something.

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