Do you also have whiplash? Earlier this week, a senior Airbus executive said the manufacturer may have to kill the A380 program because of a lack of sales. But soon…

Do you also have whiplash? Earlier this week, a senior Airbus executive said the manufacturer may have to kill the A380 program because of a lack of sales. But soon after, Airbus said it sold at least 20 to Emirates. Now comes word British Airways may want more. Perhaps the end is not near for the superjumbo.
-Brian Sumers

Airlines know too many passengers travel with fake service animals to avoid paying fees. But some are wary about cracking down, in part because they're nervous about mistakenly denying legitimate…

Airlines know too many passengers travel with fake service animals to avoid paying fees. But some are wary about cracking down, in part because they’re nervous about mistakenly denying legitimate service animals. If an airline makes just one error, the story almost certainly will go viral.
-Brian Sumers

Angola Owes Foreign Airlines $500 Million

Africa’s second-biggest oil producer has suffered since 2014 due to the freefall in global oil prices. That's left it short of hard currency needed to pay foreign debt. Why hasn't…

Africa’s second-biggest oil producer has suffered since 2014 due to the freefall in global oil prices. That’s left it short of hard currency needed to pay foreign debt. Why hasn’t the International Monetary Fund intervened?
-Sean O’Neill

A Namibia tour operator is trying to make the most out of the U.S. president's offensive remarks aimed at Haiti and African countries. But tourism officials in these countries can't…

A Namibia tour operator is trying to make the most out of the U.S. president’s offensive remarks aimed at Haiti and African countries. But tourism officials in these countries can’t rely on the current news cycle to cultivate new and long-term interest from U.S. travelers.
-Dan Peltier

President Trump's third travel ban will finally get a U.S. Supreme Court review, and it could have a far-reaching impact on the limitations of presidential authority when setting immigration policy.…

President Trump’s third travel ban will finally get a U.S. Supreme Court review, and it could have a far-reaching impact on the limitations of presidential authority when setting immigration policy.
-Dan Peltier

HNA Group's decision to at least consider selling its stake in NH Hotels shouldn't come as a surprise. It will be interesting to see whether one of the big hotel…

HNA Group’s decision to at least consider selling its stake in NH Hotels shouldn’t come as a surprise. It will be interesting to see whether one of the big hotel companies emerges as a potential buyer.
-Patrick Whyte

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 19, 2018)

The Trump administration is finalizing its infrastructure improvement plan, reports Reuters. Wyndham Worldwide agreed to buy La Quinta Hotels for $1.95 billion in cash, according to the Wall Street Journal.…

The Trump administration is finalizing its infrastructure improvement plan, reports Reuters. Wyndham Worldwide agreed to buy La Quinta Hotels for $1.95 billion in cash, according to the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

Cuba's recent U.S. tourism boom shouldn't be taken at face value as many private businesses are suffering from last year's U.S. policy change, although cruise lines have been cashing in.…

Cuba’s recent U.S. tourism boom shouldn’t be taken at face value as many private businesses are suffering from last year’s U.S. policy change, although cruise lines have been cashing in.
-Dan Peltier

Trump Hotels Is Losing Premium Customers

Trump Hotels saw its room rates plunge in the past year. Expect hotel owners in New York and Toronto to rebrand in an effort to win back the set of…

Trump Hotels saw its room rates plunge in the past year. Expect hotel owners in New York and Toronto to rebrand in an effort to win back the set of foreign visitors who seem put off by the brand reference to President Trump.
-Sean O’Neill