Hong Kong’s New Tourism Chief Rolls Up Sleeves to Tackle Huge Challenges

Dane Cheng, executive director, Hong Kong Tourism Board. Photo credit: Hong Kong Tourism Board. Skift Take: It takes a brave person to lead Hong Kong’s...

Skift Global Forum 2019: How Mastercard Is Rethinking Loyalty and Innovating with Big Data

Skift Take: Travel brands are using sophisticated data tools and novel customer acquisition strategies to boost revenues and foster deeper engagement with their consumers,...

Richard Branson Has Big Plans for Virgin’s Travel Brands in 2020

Richard Branson in Tel Aviv on October 24, 2019. Virgin Group has big plans for its space tourism division. Bloomberg Skift Take: While Richard Branson...

Amtrak Is Running Late as It Begins to Tackle Single-Use Plastics

Inside the cafe car on Amtrak Cascades. Efforts are under way to curb single-use plastic uses on trains for food and beverage. The West...

White House Drops Plans for Summit at Doral Resort After Outcry

  Trump National Doral resort in south Florida. Alex Sanz / AP Photo Skift Take: As Skift first reported in September, meetings and events planners found...

IHG Expects to Prosper Even if the Global Economy Tanks

The InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. IHG saw its revenue per available room slip in Q3. InterContinental Hotels Group Skift Take: A slowdown is coming — we...

New York Helicopter Tour Company Blames City for Its Bankruptcy

  View of the Manhattan skyline from a New York helicopter. New York Helicopter Charter filed for bankruptcy after encountering financial difficulties due to restrictive...

Dominican Tourism Is Down But Not Out Following Sensational Visitor Death Headlines

A rendering of the new Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana set to open in the Dominican Republic next month. Playa Hotels & Resorts Skift Take: What's...

U.S. Considers Rejoining UN’s World Tourism Organization in a Rare Nod to Global Cooperation

UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid Skift Skift Take: The policies of the Trump administration haven't exactly been friendly to inbound U.S. tourism, nor to international cooperation....

Announcing Skift Short-Term Rental Summit on December 5, New York City

An attendee at Skift Forum Europe in London in May 2019. Skift Skift Take: The short-term rental sector is rapidly expanding. Beyond key platforms in...
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