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Maldives Woos Investors to Build New Longer-Stay Tourism Models

While the "one-island, one-resort" concept will remain its unique sell, Maldives is moving to diversify its product offering, a step in the right direction. The question is, will investors bite?

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Join us for an upcoming session where we'll dive into the new tools, technology, and solutions event planners are using for success in 2021 and beyond.

Priceline Buys Travel Startup Flyiin for Its Airfare Sales Tech

Airlines have been shaking up how they sell and distribute their airfares and ancillaries. Priceline is one of a few brands striving to keep pace through acquisitions or research and development.

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Booking Holdings CEO: We Can Replicate European Short-Term Rental Success in U.S. faces tough-going in U.S. short-term rentals. Its business model has hosts perceiving they pay lower commissions to Airbnb, and the latter is has a big brand advantage. At the same time, needs to defend Airbnb incursions on its own European turf.

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Mobile World Congress Hires a Travel Agency to Help Steady Nerves for Returning Event

There's still a huge risk hosting larger scale exhibitions, but the organizer of Mobile World Congress is hoping to offset some of that by outsourcing travel management.

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Last Chance: 25% Off STR & Outdoor Summit Tickets!

Come and join us on May 19 for conversations with industry leaders from companies like Expedia, WestCap, Marriott International, and Sonder, among many others as we discuss shifts in the short-rentals and outdoor travel landscape. Don't forget to use code FORYOU25 to save 25% off your ticket when you register today.

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Amadeus Revamps Business Incubator to Discover Travel Tech’s Next Gen Products

It's always bold to invest in innovation when there won't be an immediate payback. But to the daring go the rewards, Amadeus is hoping.

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How Alaska Air Came to Focus on a Boomer Hype House for Its Latest Marketing Flair

The boomer generation is one of the travel groups often underserved, but Alaska Airlines is trying to change that in a fun and economical way. Other airlines need to pay attention and come up with ideas to reach this revenue-driving generation.

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Skift Global Forum Is Back: Join Us at the Iconic TWA Hotel This September

This will be the most consequential event Skift has ever done. Come and experience our Skift Global Forum 2021 at the stunning TWA Hotel.

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Is It Tourism or Is It Remote Work? The Line Is Getting Blurry

Destinations, start spending your marketing dollars on the ultimate repeat visitor — the remote worker.

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American Plans a Smaller, More Profitable International Network Post-Pandemic

American Airlines will restart its international network when the pandemic recedes, but it could be a very different network from what it was before. American says it will fly to fewer places outside the U.S., and some of its more ambitious plans — like service to Casablanca — have been shelved indefinitely.

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Spunky Vrbo Is Outpacing Airbnb in Listings Growth

Vrbo indeed seems to be stealing a bit of market share from Airbnb in the U.S. in recent months, albeit from a much smaller base. Vrbo's aggressive marketing campaign earlier this year appears to be paying off.

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