Ryanair Marketing Boss Kenny Jacobs Is Leaving the Airline

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Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer. Jacobs will leave the airline at the end of April. Ryanair

Skift Take: Kenny Jacobs is a well-known member of Ryanair’s senior management team and has frequently represented the airline at industry events. Given his prominent role at the company, his departure is something of a shock.

— Patrick Whyte

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Oyo-Backer SoftBank Faces Tough Questions Amid Activist Investor Pressure

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An Oyo Hotel in Killeen, Texas. One of Oyo’s backers SoftBank Group is preparing to report earnings for the October-December quarter. Oyo Hotels and Homes

Skift Take: An expected operating profit of $3.1 billion doesn’t sound too bad but questions over SoftBank’s future remain. One of its priorities will be overseeing a turnaround at Oyo.

— Patrick Whyte

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What Will Be the Blowback From China to Countries That Banned Its Travelers During Virus Outbreak?

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Outside Marina Bay Sands Singapore on February 9: Fewer tourists in the city, which has also imposed a blanket ban on Chinese arrivals. Raini Hamdi / Skift

Skift Take: Trip.Com Group’s James Liang warns that countries that impose blanket bans on Chinese travelers will see a China tit-for-tat later. It may not happen, but here are some of the ways it could.

— Raini Hamdi

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How a Women-Run Tour Company Plays a Role in Puerto Rico’s Tourism Efforts

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Local Guest co-founder Carmen Portela speaks before going caving in Las Cabachuelas, Morovis. Local Guest is focused on sustainable tourism in Puerto Rico. Local Guest

Skift Take: As Puerto Rico’s tourism industry recovers, big business from global companies may sound great, but so does slow-and-steady growth based in local communities. Puerto Rican women are doing that community-focused work.

— Sarah Enelow-Snyder

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