Week in Review


According to TechCrunch, the battle between hotels and Airbnb has escalated in New York City. A campaign backed by a union representing hotel workers and the Hotel Association of NYC claims there’s a link between Airbnb’s short-term rentals and public security threats.

Business Traveler reports that Airberlin and JetBlue have partnered to offer connecting flights.

TravelDailyNews International notes that GBTA has announced three newly elected members to its Board of Directors.

According to Business Traveller, there’s no reason to worry about data security if you lose your hotel key.

Buying Business Travel reports that the UK may keep visa-free travel in place for EU visitors following the country’s withdrawal from the EU.

Bloomberg claims that Cathay Pacific is struggling to get fliers to pay for premium amenities amid their revamp.

GBTA India kicked off its annual flagship education and networking event in New Delhi on Friday. The conference delivered a knowledge forum on best practices across the business travel lifecycle through a mix of panel discussions and presentations.

According to Skift, travel-tilting hedge funds are investing in airlines and online travel agencies.

Fortune notes that Air Berlin is filing for bankruptcy after Etihad refused to offer the airline any further financial support.

According to Hotelmarketing’com, air travel experienced a record first-half growth in the first six months of 2017.

TechCrunch reports that Uber has debuted a revamp of its Uber for Business platform with custom travel programs and rules.

Buying Business Travel notes that rail fares in the UK are set for their highest rate of increase for five years in 2018 due to a jump in inflation.

According to Skift, meeting planners are struggling to keep up with the fast evolution of event technology.

USA TODAY reports that hotels are turning to alternatives other than room service to cater to guests.

Business Traveller notes that Air France is trialing virtual reality headsets.

 

This week’s list comes from HuffPost:

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