Travel Advisors Work in Mysterious Ways to Put Discovery Into Vacations


The team at Mexico City-based Jubel, which specializes in Mystery Travel. CEO Jose Pablo Toscano is second from right. Jubel


Skift Take: The allure of a mystery vacation is growing for some travelers as the world continues to shrink thanks to an overwhelming flood of photos and videos in social media about the world’s great destinations. We see this sector as one set to continue its growth in coming years.

— Paul Biasco

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United Threatens to Cut Access to Flights Departing After September, Expedia Alleges

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United and American Airlines jets are pictured at Los Angeles International Airport in this photo from 2017. United is threatening to remove some of its flights from Expedia. Tomás Del Coro / Flickr


Skift Take: Is this all just posturing in negotiations between United and Expedia? It certainly could be but filing a lawsuit about it while a contract is in place takes things to a new level.

— Dennis Schaal

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Legacy Airlines Look to Asia for Travel Technology Innovations

From left, Lufthansa Group’s vice president sales Asia-Pacific Alain Chisari, Lufthansa Innovation Hub’s managing director Gleb Tritus and Lufthansa Group’s vice president of digital strategy Christian Langer, launching the hub in Singapore. Photo credit: Lufthansa Innovation Hub


Skift Take: Traditional airlines don’t ever want to be caught unprepared again, as they were when low-cost carriers disrupted their gig. And Asia is where they look to for a head start on travel tech innovations. Never see legacies as geriatric ever again.

— Raini Hamdi

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