Centre Pompidou Ramps Up China Strategy With Shanghai Satellite

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Centre Pompidou received 3.33 million visitors in 2019; a mere 1 percent of these hailed from China. Pascale Gueret / Adobe

Skift Take: The Parisian contemporary arts institution is taking the long view in its approach to attracting Chinese outbound travelers. This segment is increasingly seeking cultural experiences, so it’s a smart move to park a satellite branch in China’s cultural capital to build brand awareness.

— Faye Chiu

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Hotels Navigate Hazy World of Legal Marijuana and 8 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

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Hotels struggle to to balance liberal state marijuana laws with federal law which classifies marijuana as a Schedule ! drug. Victor Moussa / Adobe

Skift Take: In hospitality news this week, hotels are finding it confusing to straddle state and federal laws when it comes to marijuana. Is legal pot a liability or opportunity. Plus, fast-rising Oyo Hotels has slammed on the brakes in the U.S., laying off a third of its team and switching up its strategy.

— Danielle Hyams

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Prague Aims to Restrict Airbnb to Curb Overtourism

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Pedestrians stream across Charles Bridge, a top tourist attraction in Prague, Czech Republic. The size of crowds that gather in Prague’s center disrupts the lives of residents, the city council said. Anthony Delanoix / Unsplash

Skift Take: The Czech capital’s mayor joins the uphill battle of other European cities to limit short-term rentals. There is an urgent need to repair the fabric of local life damaged by the negative impact of runaway tourism.

— Faye Chiu

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