How Hilton’s Luxury Brands Are Evolving Their Strategies to Prioritize Food and Beverage-Driven Experiences

Skift Take: Seeking out unique food and beverage experiences while traveling is one trend that has proven to be here to stay — but the focus has shifted from high-end dining to dining that is much more inclusive and democratic. By looking at Hilton Luxury Group’s approach to its food and beverage program, one can witness this change in consumer preference.

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Air India Put on the Block Yet Again by the Indian Government

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An Air India aircraft prepares to land at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi, India. The airline is once again up for sale. Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

Skift Take: Different year, same story. The Indian government’s previous attempts to sell the national flag carrier have all failed and we’re not sure the result this time will be any different, especially if the buyer has to absorb $3.26 billion of debt.

— Patrick Whyte

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China Cancels Group Trips as Coronavirus Control Measures Expand

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China’s National Health Commission said it is bringing in medical teams (pictured here) to help handle the outbreak and the Chinese military dispatched 450 medical staff, some with experience in past outbreaks, including SARS and Ebola. Uncredited / Associated Press

Skift Take: It’s going to be a long, cold winter for China’s travel industry and for businesses that rely on outbound Chinese tourists, as the novel coronavirus epidemic expands, and people stay put during China’s biggest travel season.

— Steven Schwankert

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