Note From the Editor
Anything can happen in the jagged times we live in. But Skift Research analyzed the fundamental economic indicators and trends, and found that 2018 may turn out to be a very favorable year for the travel business despite policy uncertainties of various kinds looming as negative factors.
On another front, namely search engine marketing, perhaps it takes an outsider to weigh in with a contrarian perspective. A new investigative report from a Washington publication looked at the way major hotel chains and big online travel agencies contract with one another not to step on each other's keyword terms when bidding on Google, and labeled it "collusion." However, we aren't expecting a special prosecutor to probe the matter Robert Mueller-like anytime soon.