Week in Review


According to MarketWatch, Monarch Airlines declared bankruptcy and collapsed, leaving 110,000 passengers without flights.

TTG Media reports AccorHotels snapped up hotel reservation company Gekko in a deal worth €100 million.

Business Traveller notes that American Airlines made a $200 million equity investment in China Southern, with plans to begin codesharing before the end of 2017.

Skift reports Eastern Libya has issued a travel ban against U.S. travelers following the latest travel ban imposed by the Trump administration.

According to Skift, global hotel security issues were highlighted in the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.

TravelDailyNews International notes Wyndham Hotel Group has completed its acquisition of AmericInn, expanding its portfolio by 200 hotels and nearly 12,000 rooms.

According to Buying Business Travel, new research reveals that employees believe business travel is the key to achieving professional success.

Hotelmarketing’com reports Lola has unveiled a revamped app for business road warriors.

According to Skift, Google’s new earbuds with real-time translation have huge implications for travel. Users may touch the right earbud to receive instant translations into their language of choice when speaking their native language.

Buying Business Travel notes that Air Berlin will begin negotiations with Lufthansa and Easyjet to discuss a partial takeover.

According to Skift, U.S. hotel fees are forecast to reach $2.7 billion in 2017 as stricter cancellation policies take hold.

USA TODAY shares insights into what guests really want when they check in to a hotel.

According to Financial Post, last-minute business-travel bookings can cost 44 percent more.

Engadget reports Airbnb and WeWork have teamed up to find desks for business travelers. Corporate travelers who book through Airbnb will be able to save a spot at a nearby WeWork space.

Skift notes that Airbnb was the most-installed travel app in September across both Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

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