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Middle Easterners Among the World's Highest Spenders When They Take a Trip

Middle Eastern travelers spend a lot of money on outbound trips. It's time the travel industry started paying attention to this region.

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How Travel Agencies Are Winning Over Customers and Airlines in a Fragmented Industry
Sponsored by Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)

In search of a competitive edge, price transparency, and the ability to offer better service to their customers, travel agencies find value in indisputable data provided by aggregators such as Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).

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Airbnb Will Roll Out Policy That Aims to Protect Hosts From Scheming Guests

Many Airbnb hosts of the mom-and-pop variety — yes, there are a few left — feel aggrieved when they welcome guests into their homes and have to bear the consequences of hostile reviews penned with the worst intentions. Airbnb is trying to tip the balance back toward hosts — and is probably making neither party totally happy.

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How Tiny Sun Country Struck an Unlikely Deal With Amazon to Transport Packages

Sun Country is America's smallest airline that operates big jets, like Boeing 737s. It competes in a scale business, so it is always at a disadvantage. The good news is that management has been prioritizing innovation.

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What Barry Diller Told Anxious Expedia Workers About the Future

Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller flew to Seattle to rally the troops. His message to all the employees around the world was, in essence, the sun will rise tomorrow at the travel giant. Impatient investors aren't quite as sure.

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Skift Forums 2020: Tickets Now on Sale

We have a lot in store for 2020. Join us at one — or more — of our Forums this year in Madrid, Singapore, and New York City.

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JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Selects Salt Lake City as Headquarters for New Airline

Utah has always been a fine place to base a regional airline. But it's an unusual spot to build what is almost certainly going to be a nationwide carrier. But with technology, founder David Neeleman is betting that where an airline is headquartered no longer matters.

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Luxury Tented Resorts Poised for a Post-Glamping Era

A lot of nature-centric hospitality experiences got lumped under the "glamping" moniker and seemed frivolous as a result. But the space is growing because luxury travelers like the ability to be closer to nature without sacrificing creature comforts.

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Airline Weekly Podcast: The 2019 Year in Review

In this week's edition of Skift Airline Weekly Lounge podcast, we look back on the tumultuous year that was. Storied names like Thomas Cook, among others, went out of business, and the Boeing 737 Max — one of the world's best-selling aircraft — was grounded. Can anyone make low-cost, long-haul flights work? Listen to find out.

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Editor's Picks
Pure Michigan Is the Latest Casualty in U.S. Tourism Promotion Funding

Tourism promotion is in a tough spot in the U.S. The axing of Pure Michigan, a popular and award-winning campaign, is a good example of the reasons why.

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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Explained

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is a fairly new company, but it has a complicated spin-off history from a much larger corporation. Here we explain the hospitality company's beginnings and its distinction from Wyndham Worldwide.

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The Top 10 Airline Industry Developments in 2019

It was yet another tumultuous year in the airline industry with many storied names (Thomas Cook, for example) going under and the grounding of one of the world's best-selling jets (the Boeing 737 Max). No one said aviation was an easy business.

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