Envious IAG Boss Congratulates Delta on Latam Move

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A Latam Airlines Airbus A350. Delta is buying a 20 percent stake in the group. BriYYZ / Flickr

Skift Take: Delta’s tactic of buying stakes in airlines across the globe is shaking up the world of airlines alliances, but the American carrier’s gain is likely to come at the expense of others including IAG, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia.

— Patrick Whyte

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Derision Greets Tourism Australia’s New ‘Philausophy’ Campaign

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Brenda Miley, founder and director, Let’s Go Surfing, is one of several industry people who will be featured in the campaign. Tourism Australia

Skift Take: After a sad South Australia tourism campaign last month, Tourism Australia’s new “philausophy” campaign is just too much to handle for the local media Down Under.

— Raini Hamdi

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Responsible Tourism Is Top Issue for Travel Advisors: Ensemble CEO

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Shown here are the endless crowds in Barcelona. At the Ensemble Travel Group’s 2019 International Conference Oct. 22–27 in Seattle, CEO David Harris called upon travel advisors to assume responsibility for directing clients to less heavily touristed destinations. Tony Silveira / Flickr

Skift Take: Ensemble Travel Group demonstrated a clear commitment at its 2019 International Conference by driving home the message that sustainability and climate change are the biggest issues facing the travel industry today. That the consortium took steps to offset the conference’s own carbon footprint shows it’s talking the talk.

— Maria Lenhart

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Wyndham Is Expanding Overseas With Biggest Gains in Southeast Asia

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Hotels like this Wyndham Microtel Hotel in Tarlac, Philippines, are part of the chain’s overseas expansion plans. Jun Acullador Follow / Flickr.com

Skift Take: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts took drastic measures last year, buying La Quinta Holdings and splitting from its parent company. It had a mixed third quarter, but the company promises to keep pushing into new territory, especially outside the U.S.

— Nancy Trejos

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