What Luxury Hospitality Can Learn From These First-Time Hoteliers

Bahwah Reserve

When entrepreneur Tim Hartnoll imagined Bahwah Reserve, conservation was top of mind. Bahwah Reserve

Skift Take: Ambitious first-time hoteliers are forging some of the most intriguing hospitality experiences. The power of the beginner’s imagination combined with knowledge and passion from other industries is adding up to exactly what the most jaded travelers want.

— Colin Nagy

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Trade War Could Derail Boeing’s Plans to Sell Widebody Jets to Chinese Airlines


A Boeing 787-10 in Boeing house colors. The manufacturer wants to sell more jets to Chinese airlines. Boeing

Skift Take: Boeing is one two giant plane makers in the world. The 737 Max aside, it makes planes airlines want right now. Do you expect it to give up the Chinese market because the U.S and Chinese governments are feuding? No way.

— Brian Sumers

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Japan Wants Its Tourism Revenues to Match Increasing Visitor Numbers

Abercrombie and Kent

Hiroshima, Japan. Abercrombie and Kent

Skift Take: Japan wants to attract more luxury travelers. That sounds rich, considering a Japan holiday is for most people a luxury trip. But having more arrivals without a corresponding increase in tourism dollars is indeed vexing — just ask Singapore — and Japan is right in trying to redress it.

— Raini Hamdi

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Cuba Cruise Ban Has Lines and Passengers Reeling

Brynn Anderson  / Associated Press

A Royal Caribbean Cruise ship called the Majesty of the Seas sets out at Port Everglades and will no longer go to Cuba, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Brynn Anderson / Associated Press

Skift Take: Cuba sailings are just a fraction of most cruise lines’ revenue, but they were getting premium fares so this will hurt.

— Rachel Bronstein

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