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Oyo’s Widening Losses and Other Financial Takeaways

Oyo has disclosed a surge in losses in documents related to its $1.5 billion in new funding. The hospitality company claims it will turn profitable three years from now, yet Skift Research dug beneath the headlines to deliver analysis substantiated by its latest income statements.

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Blockchain Technology Finds New Purpose in Transforming Airline Retailing
Sponsored by Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)

New kinds of partnerships and connections are changing how the airline industry retails. Stakeholders are increasingly turning to new technology like blockchain to facilitate these changes. They're doing so without disrupting their ability to provide travelers with a frictionless experience and giving travel managers the control they need.

How the California Wildfires Are Impacting Tourism

Several years of devastating wildfires have taken a toll on California tourism but have not affected overall visitor numbers. Instead, the fires have changed the way the state markets itself and made it harder for tourism employees to live in California.

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Africa Needs to Make Conservation a Growth Industry

If leaders continue to look at African conservation as a charitable cause, it is doomed. As a growth industry — yes, an industry — that creates jobs and economic mobility, there is still hope for a sustainable future driven by the very young population on the continent.

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How One Popular Cape Cod Tourist Spot Is Tackling Plastics

Restaurant owner Jeff Lewis decided to eliminate disposables even though some customers grumbled. Now vendors are bringing him ideas.

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Skift Short-Term Rental Summit 2019 Is Next Week

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from companies like Airbnb, Expedia Group, and as they discuss the rapidly expanding short-term rental ecosystem. Tickets are sold out, but you can still tune in via our live stream.

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Airline Weekly Lounge: What's the Deal With Air India?

In this week's edition of the Skift Airline Weekly Lounge podcast, the Indian government now says it wants to sell 100 percent of the state-owned carrier, but who will buy it? The beleaguered airline is notoriously saddled with debt and has a restive labor force. Airline Weekly Senior Analyst Jay Shabat noted that the carrier actually has some strengths and assets that a would-be buyer could find attractive.

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Marriott’s Mission: Make W Hotels Cool Again

W Hotels were once the hottest hangouts in town but two decades after its creation, it has been overshadowed by its younger competitors. Marriott inherited the W Hotel brand when it bought Starwood in 2016. Now it's up to Marriott to make the W brand shine again.

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Check In, Check Out Anytime You’d Like at These Hotels

The latest perk hotels are offering guests: flexible check-in and checkout. Some charge a fee. But some are granting it for free. It's an interesting play to attract more loyal customers who will book directly with the hotels and not with online travel agencies.

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Airbnb Chief Operating Officer to Leave Her Post on the Cusp of Going Public in 2020

It's all about its anticipated public offering at Airbnb these days. Shore up the plethora of safety issues, make peace with regulators, and bring in seasoned operational executives that the Wall Street crowd will look favorably upon. Was Belinda Johnson a casualty in that push?

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