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Charter Company in Cuba Plane Crash Was Subject of Safety Complaints

Charter Company in Cuba Plane Crash Was Subject of Safety Complaints

Mexican authorities will investigate the charter company involved in the Cuban plane crash. Lets hope authorities in Mexico and Cuba will find out what happened. -Dennis Schaal
U.S. Gas Prices Rising as Road Trip Season Approaches

U.S. Gas Prices Rising as Road Trip Season Approaches

The price of gas for U.S. drivers is heading back to 2014 levels. Experts think road trippers will cut back on their dining spend, even if the wider U.S. economy won't feel a huge impact. -Andrew
Highest Earning Hotel CEOs and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Highest Earning Hotel CEOs and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

This week, we examined the compensation of hotel CEOs and found that a now-disgraced executive ended up on top again. Meanwhile, a private equity firm ended its long relationship with Hilton. -Sarah
Elaine Wynn Emerges as a Shareholder Activist With a Refreshing Approach

Elaine Wynn Emerges as a Shareholder Activist With a Refreshing Approach

Bloomberg columnist Joe Nocera adds up the victories by Steve Wynn's ex-wife Elaine as she attempts to clean up Wynn Resorts. He rightfully calls her a shareholder activist who breaks the mold because
United Executive Departure and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

United Executive Departure and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

United Airlines lost another executive this week, further complicating CEO Oscar Munoz's life. It makes the story of untidy United flight attendants sound like the least of his problems. -Sarah Enelow
FAA Approves Boeing’s Foldable Wingtip Design for Next-Gen Jet

FAA Approves Boeing’s Foldable Wingtip Design for Next-Gen Jet

This is impressive innovation, and it's going to surprise passengers when the first crop of next-generation Boeing 777s starts parking at airports. Kudos to Boeing for designing wings that fold upward
Club Med Parent Fosun Mulls Acquisitions in North America

Club Med Parent Fosun Mulls Acquisitions in North America

Another Chinese conglomerate, this one with insurance, pharmaceutical, and tourism holdings, is looking to expand globally through acquisitions. Given that HNA Group, Dalian Wanda Group. and Anbang
TripAdvisor Bets on Activities and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

TripAdvisor Bets on Activities and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Once again this week we heard of the mighty potential of tours and activities, this time from TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer. Meanwhile, personalization continues to be a theme on the minds of many
Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

The idea that this mall — indoor ski slopes, water park, and all — could make Miami competitive with Orlando on the theme park front is ludicrous. Miami has cultural riches, natural treasures, and
Caribbean’s New Marketing Campaign and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Caribbean’s New Marketing Campaign and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

The Caribbean sent a message loud and clear this week that it won't be held back by hurricanes. It's launching its first regional tourism campaign in years just in time for this year's storm season.
Some of the Plaza Hotel’s Owners Are Suing Its Other Owners

Some of the Plaza Hotel’s Owners Are Suing Its Other Owners

When it comes to selling and buying The Plaza Hotel, nothing is ever simple or easy, it seems. -Deanna Ting
At Least 100 Passengers Feared Dead in Cuban Airplane Crash in Havana

At Least 100 Passengers Feared Dead in Cuban Airplane Crash in Havana

A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people on board crashed into a cassava field just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport on Friday. There appeared to be mass casualties as Cuban
An Allegiant Air Executive Popular With Wall Street Resigns

An Allegiant Air Executive Popular With Wall Street Resigns

Lukas Johnson isn't the most senior executive at Allegiant Air, but he has an outsized role at a company that has remarkably few executive vice presidents. He'll almost certainly be missed. -Brian
JetBlue Names a New President, Possible Successor to CEO

JetBlue Names a New President, Possible Successor to CEO

JetBlue has a tradition of putting customers at the forefront of everything it does, and with the new president, that likely will not change. This is good news for the airline's loyalists. -Brian
Thomas Cook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Spring-Break Style Vacation Brand

Thomas Cook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Spring-Break Style Vacation Brand

It's funny how the definition of cool can change over the course of a generation. Like Beanie Babies, AOL Instant Messenger, and mixtapes – Club 18-30 vacations belong to a different era. -Patrick
What Private Equity Giant Blackstone Has Meant to Hilton

What Private Equity Giant Blackstone Has Meant to Hilton

Now we have to wonder: What will Blackstone buy next? -Deanna Ting
The Active Hawaiian Volcano Is Not Yet Interfering With Air Travel

The Active Hawaiian Volcano Is Not Yet Interfering With Air Travel

Hawaiians call the fog that's infused with volcanic ash "vog." But so far the vog on the Big Island is not causing pilots trouble with flying to, from, and among the islands. -Sean O'Neill
Turkey’s Tourism Industry Is Optimistic That the Good Times Are Coming Back

Turkey’s Tourism Industry Is Optimistic That the Good Times Are Coming Back

With thoughts of political coups and terrorism starting to recede in peoples' memories, Turkey's tourism industry will be hoping for a bumper 2018 season. As long as the prices are low, tourists will
Investment Firm Blackstone Reportedly to Sell Remaining Stake in Hilton

Investment Firm Blackstone Reportedly to Sell Remaining Stake in Hilton

The hospitality world all wondered when private equity powerhouse Blackstone would take its exit from Hilton. Now we know. So ends a storied chapter where Blackstone took Hilton private, and then
Trivago Spins Alternative Accommodations as Its Ace in the Hole

Trivago Spins Alternative Accommodations as Its Ace in the Hole

In some ways, Trivago and TripAdvisor find themselves in similar situations, although TripAdvisor has more upside because of its global brand awareness and the breadth of its offerings. But both need