Trade War Could Derail Boeing’s Plans to Sell Widebody Jets to Chinese Airlines

A Boeing 787-10 in Boeing house colors. The manufacturer wants to sell more jets to Chinese airlines. BoeingSkift Take: Boeing is one two giant plane makers in the world. The 737 Max aside, it makes planes airlines want right now. Do you expect it to give up the Chinese market because the U.S and Chinese governments are feuding? No way. — Brian SumersRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Japan Wants Its Tourism Revenues to Match Increasing Visitor Numbers

Hiroshima, Japan. Abercrombie and KentSkift Take: Japan wants to attract more luxury travelers. That sounds rich, considering a Japan holiday is for most people a luxury trip. But having more arrivals without a corresponding increase in tourism dollars is indeed vexing — just ask Singapore — and Japan is right in trying to redress it. — Raini HamdiRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Cuba Cruise Ban Has Lines and Passengers Reeling

A Royal Caribbean Cruise ship called the Majesty of the Seas sets out at Port Everglades and will no longer go to Cuba, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Brynn Anderson / Associated PressSkift Take: Cuba sailings are just a fraction of most cruise lines' revenue, but they were getting premium fares so this will hurt. — Rachel BronsteinRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Airlines Roll Out Green Schemes to Boost Environmental Credentials

A scenic view of aircraft flying overhead in Raleigh, North Carolina. The airline industry is trying to boost its green credentials. Bruce Bennett / Getty ImagesSkift Take: We've been here before ... It's nice to see airlines trying to reduce the harm they do to the environment but it doesn't stop the fact that at the moment flying is very bad for the climate. — Mike LindenRead the Complete Story On Skift

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China Issues New Warnings Against U.S. Travel to Its Citizens

You see fewer and fewer Chinese tourists passing through U.S. airports these days as inbound travelers are down. BloombergSkift Take: China cautions its citizens against travel to the U.S. because of “frequent” shootings, robbery and theft. Can't it be more ingenious? But even if its public finds this ridiculous, there will be a drop in travel to the U.S. There are enough past examples to show that China travel warnings do bite. — Raini HamdiRead the Complete Story On Skift

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JetBlue Senior Executive Marty St. George Is Leaving the Airline

JetBlue Chief Commericial Officer Marty St. George is out, according to sources. St. George joined the airline in 2006. Chelsea Brodsky / JetBlue AirwaysSkift Take: Thirteen years is a long time to stay at one corporation. Perhaps JetBlue needs some fresh blood. Or maybe Chief Commericial Officer Marty St. George just wants a change of pace. — Brian SumersRead the Complete Story On Skift

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College Tour Planning a Likely Course for Travel Advisors

Pictured are students at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Travel agents have found a niche in organizing college tours. Karen Leigh and Dandan Li / BloombergSkift Take: With college such a substantial investment for many families, touring prospective campuses is a growing priority. This is creating opportunities for travel advisors to step in and handle the logistics. — Maria LenhartRead the Complete Story On Skift

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