The Chinese Tour Group Is Alive and Well — in Europe: Ctrip Data

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Although the FIT traveler has become an increasingly common sight across Europe in recent years, the tour bus remains an important market for museums and cultural institutions to tap into. Flickr

Skift Take: Chinese group tours are holding steady in the European market. What’s most notable, however, is the accelerated growth of smaller, customized private tours within this category.

— Faye Chiu

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LAX’s Stand Against Rideshare Congestion and 10 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

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LAX is now barring rideshare vehicles from picking up passengers at arriving terminals as congestion becomes too much. Reed Saxon / The Associated Press

Skift Take: This week in aviation, LAX is barring rideshare vehicles from picking up passengers curbside. Meanwhile, we take a look at the pattern of failure for small European airlines following the collapse of the continent’s oldest airline.

— Jasmine Ganaishlal

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