Standard Hotels CEO Talks Up Same-Day Booking and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Follow some important hospitality trends as they emerge for leaders in the industry. Hotels command a significant portion of income in the travel industry itself. People look to big name hotels to set certain standards when it comes to that choice itself. Standard Hotels CEO is speaking about the ongoing standards that are being applied. Key Takeaways:Same...

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Ryanair Pilot Battle Drags on as Biggest Base Rejects Raise Offer

Ryanair pilots have never had a lot of leverage on management. But, now they do and because they have it, they want to use it. They want higher wages as well as better treatment from management. There was a wage increase offered and the pilots turned it down, which was a big surprise. Key Takeaways:Ryanair pilots want better treatment They turned down offer...

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Spain’s Catalonia Region May Declare Independence Within a Week

Catalonia is a region of Spain but they may be declaring their own independence soon which would mean they no longer had to answer to Spain. This is a major political move and could mean Catalonia would have to set up a new system of government with their own rules and laws. Key Takeaways:Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is wrestling with his country’s biggest...

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Best Tourism Videos of 2017 Highlight the Art of Storytelling

These are great tourism videos. They show how good story telling can catch the attention of anyone watching or listening. The stories will make you want to go to these locales yourself. If you have never traveled these will make you wish you could and you may even decide to go do so. Key Takeaways:The video subtly references tourism’s positive benefits on...

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UK Planes Ready to Fly Stranded Passengers if Monarch Airlines Goes Bust

United Kingdom planes are ready to start flying stranded passengers if Monarch Airlines ends up going out of business. UK regulators have ten aircraft all set to go if people need to be picked up. Two of the planes are located at London Stansted Airport. There are over 100000 people that could be stranded if the airline goes under. Key Takeaways:U.K. regulators...

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Airbnb Makes Good on Startup Acquisition With Launch of Split Payments for Group Travel

Airbnb has acquired the now defunct tech company Tilt to handle split payments. After surveying their users, they discovered that not being able to split cost within a group was a recurring problem. With this new feature, Airbnb has increased their business as well as their consumer satisfaction. Airbnb Makes Good on Startup Acquisition With Launch of Split...

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IAG Is Bringing Discount Airline Level to Paris

British airline owner decide to choose Paris as a second base to set up shop. By 2020, the owner wants to establish a fleet of 30 planes. IAG airline industry tries to produce a profit now more then ever due to the collapse of Britain’s Monarch Airlines. IAG is a start up airline company and strives to be one of the best airlines in Britain. IAG Is Bringing...

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Trump’s $1 Trillion Transportation Infrastructure Plan Is Coming Unglued

Trump has promised us a lot, whether he has delivered on those promises is certainly up for debate. One of those promises appears to be increasingly difficult to fulfill. Trump has promoted his plan to rebuild the nation’s roads, to the tune of $1 trillion. This article explores why this plane may in fact be coming unglued and another broken promise. Key Takeaways:Donald...

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U.S. Millennials Travel the Most but Gen Z Is on the Rise

How much do you know about millennials? I bet if I asked you what generation traveled the most, you would answer Millennials. Living in your parents basements is a good way to save money for travel after all. But I bet you wouldn’t guess Gen Z is increasing their travel in their own impressive regard. Check out this article to learn more. Key Takeaways:People...

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