Aviation Wants Us to Trust It to Fix Its Own Green Problems: Should We?

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A British Airways aircraft. BA-owner IAG has committed to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Steve Lynes / Flickr

Skift Take: Airlines have tried to get out in front of regulators when it comes to sustainability. But their tweaks and solutions only scratch the surface of the problem. In 20 years’ time, will we all look back on an era of frequent flying as one of dangerous excess?

— Patrick Whyte

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Oyo’s Global Downsizing Hits U.S. as One-Third of Staff Is Fired in Biz Model Shift

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An Oyo hotel in the U.S. Skift

Skift Take: If the cliche “no pain, no gain” applies to disruptor Oyo, then the chain is clearly in the pain part of that equation. The brand has definitely taken a huge reputation hit that will play out for months. There are certainly positives in Oyo’s renewed value proposition to many properties if the chain doesn’t trip over itself.

— Dennis Schaal

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Where the Travel Industry Will Intersect With Wellness in 2020

SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain offers a variety of energy healing treatments. Wellness trends in 2020 will be all about circadian rhythms, the effects of music, and energy waves, according to a new report from the Global Wellness Institute.

Skift Take: Wellness trends come and go, but travel companies in 2020 are increasingly looking toward ancient traditions to find practices that are built to last.

— Laura Powell

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