This week in digital news, Booking Holdings bought HotelsCombined for a trifling $140 million, MakeMyTrip and Despegar addressed some stumbling blocks, and innovation is top of mind after the GBTA…

This week in digital news, Booking Holdings bought HotelsCombined for a trifling $140 million, MakeMyTrip and Despegar addressed some stumbling blocks, and innovation is top of mind after the GBTA Convention.
-Sarah Enelow-Snyder

A new study shows frequent travelers are fairly pleased with their airline loyalty programs — but also don't entirely understand how those programs work. Would better understanding lead to more…

A new study shows frequent travelers are fairly pleased with their airline loyalty programs — but also don’t entirely understand how those programs work. Would better understanding lead to more or less satisfaction?
-Hannah Sampson

This week in hospitality, residents of an Airbnb-banded complex were taken aback upon discovering that their home would basically become a hotel. Homesharing's relentless expansion continues. -Sarah Enelow-Snyder

This week in hospitality, residents of an Airbnb-banded complex were taken aback upon discovering that their home would basically become a hotel. Homesharing’s relentless expansion continues.
-Sarah Enelow-Snyder

It's good news in the fight against climate disruption. Cruise ships, which devour fossil fuels, may someday shift some of their power needs to rechargeable battery power, trimming carbon emissions…

It’s good news in the fight against climate disruption. Cruise ships, which devour fossil fuels, may someday shift some of their power needs to rechargeable battery power, trimming carbon emissions along the way.
-Sean O’Neill

Chinese travelers are increasingly exploring rural areas within the country as domestic tourism soars. International destinations should pay attention to what China's travelers are doing at home to better understand…

Chinese travelers are increasingly exploring rural areas within the country as domestic tourism soars. International destinations should pay attention to what China’s travelers are doing at home to better understand how to appeal to them from afar.

-Hannah Sampson

This week in aviation, we took a closer look at what the recent stolen-plane incident means for airport security. In the cabin, passengers get their way with the overhead bins.…

This week in aviation, we took a closer look at what the recent stolen-plane incident means for airport security. In the cabin, passengers get their way with the overhead bins.
-Sarah Enelow-Snyder

The decision to cancel or continue building Mexico City's new airport might be put to a national referendum in October, said President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. It's often problematic to…

The decision to cancel or continue building Mexico City’s new airport might be put to a national referendum in October, said President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. It’s often problematic to put an infrastructure project up for a popular vote, but this may be a special case.
-Sean O’Neill