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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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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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Travel Megatrends 2019: Undertourism Is the New Overtourism

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As undertourism enters the industry’s collective consciousness, offbeat destinations or those with new stories to tell are marketing immersive experiences over Instagram-worthy photo ops and mass touring.
Bett Norris / Skift

 

Skift Take: Skift has covered every angle of the overtourism debate for the past three years and the more we’ve reported on destinations at capacity, the more we’ve realized those places are outnumbered by many others that understand tourism is about quality rather than quantity.

— Dan Peltier

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