San Francisco Has a Local-Focused Strategy to Get Visitors to Come Back

Organizations like San Francisco Travel are positioning their city as a network of neighborhoods with distinct individual identities, versus a homogenous whole, to connect with different traveler segments on a more personalized level. Building on that last month, San Francisco Travel launched the new SFMeet Culture online platform to connect meeting and event...

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The Future of the Travel Industry Is at Stake From This Morning On

When we wrote our manifesto that travels the natural movement of humans is now the geopolitical center of the world, we wrote these lines: The geopolitical realities of our world are worth embracing by the travel industry, instead of ignoring them or, worse still, wishing them away. Even more so, travelers will reward the industry for it by traveling more, by...

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Dissecting the Future of the Newly Combined Marriott and Starwood

The two companies have merged into one and the question of its future lie ahead. While investors are concerned of what exactly that future entails, Marriot is confident in their customers’ loyalty to the company, its direct bookings, its features, and its advertising. Many details stay under wraps for Marriot to showcase at a later date, but this multi-billion...

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Still Struggling, SeaWorld Announces Major Cost-Cutting Plans

Hanna Sampson of Skift interviews Seaworld Entertainment President and CEO Joel Manby regarding their recent struggles. Mr. Manby reports how a drop in Latin American tourists due to hurricanes in South America has hurt the company as has the bad press from the film Blackfish. He reports having plans to cut costs dramatically over the next couple years and...

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Best destination for a family reunion

Best destination for a family reunion

It’s time to get your family together again for a family reunion. Whether you get together once or a year or you are gathering for the first time in years, the right location is key. Think of a destination that means something to your family: Did you always go to Disney World every year when you were younger? Does the mere mention of Cinderella’s Castle...

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American, Not Delta, Will Receive Last Available U.S.-China Route

American Airlines has won the right to fly between Los Angeles and Beijing with a Boeing 777-200ER. Dealing a blow to Delta Air Lines, the U.S. government said tentatively on Monday it will permit American Airlines to begin new flights from Los Angeles to Beijing. U.S. airlines can fly only 154 flights to Beijing and Shanghai, and with American now planning...

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Tove Lo Practically Exposes Her Tatas With Cannabis Leaf Nipple Pasties Onstage In London!

Tove Lo left very little to the imagination during her performance at The Laundry Building in London. She started off in a cool metallic silver jacket along with a black crop top but later shed her upper layers to reveal cannabis pasties. This came as no surprise as the vocalist has not been shy to voice her affection for the green. Key Takeaways:The 29-year-old...

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Inside the Strange Sport of Paramotoring, in Which Competitors Risk Life and Limb to Fly

It’s indeed the whole point of the Icarus Trophy, a cross-country paramotor race, that, for the second year in a row, has attracted some of the best part motorists in the world. Pilots are required to complete a given course without pre-arranged support, while for the adventure level, the way to win is a bit more ambiguous, to simply have the best paramotoring...

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TripAdvisor Still Looking for Elusive Progress in Instant Booking

Trip Advisor CEO Stephen Kaufer told Skift CEO Rafat Ali during the Skift Global Forum in September that Trip Advisor was committed to seeing the company’s Instant Booking initiative succeed. With phase two of our instant booking initiative completed in the second quarter, we spent the third quarter focused on phase three: improving our hotel shopping...

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