There's sober curious tourism, and there is this. By barring happy hours and pub crawls, the Balearic Islands hope to restore some order to its communities. Let's see how much…

There’s sober curious tourism, and there is this. By barring happy hours and pub crawls, the Balearic Islands hope to restore some order to its communities. Let’s see how much pushback follows.
-Tom Lowry

This week in aviation news, global distribution systems battle for struggling Air India's business, plus Ethiopian Airlines plans to build a new $5 billion airport outside of Addis Ababa. -Danielle…

This week in aviation news, global distribution systems battle for struggling Air India’s business, plus Ethiopian Airlines plans to build a new $5 billion airport outside of Addis Ababa.
-Danielle Hyams

Many predicted that Boeing would have gotten its act together by now and that 737 Max aircraft would be safe to fly. It's still up in the air exactly when…

Many predicted that Boeing would have gotten its act together by now and that 737 Max aircraft would be safe to fly. It’s still up in the air exactly when that will be, but there is hope for the busy U.S. summer travel season.
-Andrew Sheivachman

Hong Kong Express is now owned by Cathay Pacific, which moved swiftly to suspend these tests. That's the right call. -Andrew Sheivachmamn

Hong Kong Express is now owned by Cathay Pacific, which moved swiftly to suspend these tests. That’s the right call.
-Andrew Sheivachmamn

This week in digital news, Hipmunk co-founders tried — and failed — to buy back their company in an attempt to save it from getting killed off by SAP Concur.…

This week in digital news, Hipmunk co-founders tried — and failed — to buy back their company in an attempt to save it from getting killed off by SAP Concur. Plus China’s secondary cities are poised to become the next hot spots for events and conferences.
-Danielle Hyams

This week in hospitality news, former SoftBank darling Ritesh Agarwal is paring back his ambitions for Oyo, beginning with cutting more than 1,000 staff. Plus, Skift predicts that 2020 will…

This week in hospitality news, former SoftBank darling Ritesh Agarwal is paring back his ambitions for Oyo, beginning with cutting more than 1,000 staff. Plus, Skift predicts that 2020 will be the year of subscription travel.
-Danielle Hyams

The doorman at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in downtown San Francisco has seen the city change more than most people. He's hanging up his Beefeater costume after a career…

The doorman at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in downtown San Francisco has seen the city change more than most people. He’s hanging up his Beefeater costume after a career that transformed him into an icon to visitors and locals alike.
-Rosie Spinks

It's weird. JetBlue likes to brag about bringing humanity back to air travel. And yet the airline keeps trying lead the industry into higher checked baggage fees. What's the deal?…

It’s weird. JetBlue likes to brag about bringing humanity back to air travel. And yet the airline keeps trying lead the industry into higher checked baggage fees. What’s the deal?
-Brian Sumers

Airbnb has legions of critics, and it knows that its articulated stakeholder goals will get intense scrutiny. But if the company turns some of these corporate governance aspirations into reality,…

Airbnb has legions of critics, and it knows that its articulated stakeholder goals will get intense scrutiny. But if the company turns some of these corporate governance aspirations into reality, then it could emerge looking pretty good compared with many established travel industry companies offering just lip service.
-Dennis Schaal

Hyatt Regency Manchester and Hyatt House Manchester Officially Open

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of the 212-room Hyatt Regency Manchester and 116-room Hyatt House Manchester in the city’s landmark building “The Lume.” The openings…

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of the 212-room Hyatt Regency Manchester and 116-room Hyatt House Manchester in the city’s landmark building “The Lume.” The openings represent a significant miles…