Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers

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Two Ryanair aircraft. The airline group is setting itself up to take advantage of further European airline consolidation. Dylan Agbagni (CC0) / Flickr

Skift Take: It looks like Ryanair is preparing itself for a major shakeup of the European airline industry. We’ve heard it talk about struggling competition before but things are getting much tougher out there.

— Patrick Whyte

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Netherlands Will Continue Tourism Promotion Despite Media Reports

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Tourists in Amsterdam. Contrary to recent media reports, the Netherlands has not enacted any new policy initiatives regarding tourism promotion. _dchris / Flickr

Skift Take: Forget the flashy headlines; destinations need time to respond effectively to overtourism with the cultural fabric of popular locations at stake. The intelligent move is to thoughtfully adjust policies to limit the negative impact of tourism.

— Andrew Sheivachman

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Cape Town Hopes Muslim Travelers Can Stave Off Winter Woes

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Mosque Dargan Kramat on Signal Hill. Tourism bosses in South Africa’s Western Cape region are hoping that growth in the Muslim travel market can bolster the winter market doldrums. Craig Howes / Cape Town Tourism

Skift Take: Touting the city’s attractiveness for Muslim travelers — particularly in markets that are already strong drivers of tourism — is a savvy move by tourism authorities and operators in Cape Town.

— Richard Holmes

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