After two blockbuster deals, change was to be expected. If travel agents end up getting more choice and better technology, they won't have much to get upset about. -Patrick Whyte

After two blockbuster deals, change was to be expected. If travel agents end up getting more choice and better technology, they won’t have much to get upset about.
-Patrick Whyte

The travel agent still exists for a reason. Despite having the option, plenty of people don't want to do it on their own, and are happy to get someone else…

The travel agent still exists for a reason. Despite having the option, plenty of people don’t want to do it on their own, and are happy to get someone else to make plans – even if it costs more.
-Patrick Whyte

Longevity doesn't automatically mean success. Cox & Kings has had to adapt to the needs of 21st century tourists and the ever-changing travel market. That it's still around after 260…

Longevity doesn’t automatically mean success. Cox & Kings has had to adapt to the needs of 21st century tourists and the ever-changing travel market. That it’s still around after 260 years is testament to its ability to reinvent itself.
-Patrick Whyte

Skift Global Forum has seen incredible growth since its inception in 2014, and I'm blown away by the level of participation and genuine support each year. With our fifth conference…

Skift Global Forum has seen incredible growth since its inception in 2014, and I’m blown away by the level of participation and genuine support each year. With our fifth conference just about 2 weeks away, I’m taking a look back on how far we’ve come.
-Rafat Ali

This week in hospitality, hotel companies band together and pledge to keep their workers safe with panic buttons and other measures. Plus, hotels see more compression nights and we have…

This week in hospitality, hotel companies band together and pledge to keep their workers safe with panic buttons and other measures. Plus, hotels see more compression nights and we have the latest on Airbnb affecting meetings and corporate travel.
-Sarah Enelow-Snyder

Families from China spend a significant amount of money in the U.S. while exploring university options, and those trips can lead to expanded tourism down the road. How much will…

Families from China spend a significant amount of money in the U.S. while exploring university options, and those trips can lead to expanded tourism down the road. How much will tensions between the U.S. and China — and particularly President Donald Trump’s harsh rhetoric — hurt that business?
-Hannah Sampson

This week in digital news, Google gives preference to its own products, so how will competitors react, and what does this mean for innovation in travel? Then we have Ctrip…

This week in digital news, Google gives preference to its own products, so how will competitors react, and what does this mean for innovation in travel? Then we have Ctrip earnings, a long look at TripAdvisor’s interest in packages, and massive layoffs at Tripping.
-Sarah Enelow-Snyder

British Airways Weathers Yet Another PR Crisis

It's been a series of missteps and cutbacks for British Airways since Alex Cruz took the helm in 2016. What can the airline reasonably do to improve its public image?…

It’s been a series of missteps and cutbacks for British Airways since Alex Cruz took the helm in 2016. What can the airline reasonably do to improve its public image?
-Andrew Sheivachman

The ghost church is a lesson and reminder for all destinations to embrace local artists and their work to help breathe new life into old or forgotten attractions. -Dan Peltier

The ghost church is a lesson and reminder for all destinations to embrace local artists and their work to help breathe new life into old or forgotten attractions.
-Dan Peltier

This week in tourism, 20 months into Trump's presidency, travel CEOs finally got to sit down with Trump and discuss the health of the industry, and the president's role in…

This week in tourism, 20 months into Trump’s presidency, travel CEOs finally got to sit down with Trump and discuss the health of the industry, and the president’s role in maintaining that health. The U.S. Travel Association is now focusing on domestic growth and shutting down Project: Time Off.
-Sarah Enelow-Snyder