A Wizz Air aircraft. The airline has no plans to go long-haul — at least not yet. Wizz AirSkift Take: Wizz Air is probably right to steer clear of trying its hand at long-haul flights, at least for the moment. CEO József Váradi's assessment seems correct — the industry is still waiting for the right aircraft to come along. — Patrick WhyteRead the Complete Story On Skift
Marriott CEO Arne Sorensen, seen here two years ago at the World Travel & Tourism Council gathering, said he was optimistic about his cancer prognosis. World Travel & Tourism Council / Flickr.comSkift Take: Marriott keeps growing despite a drop in earnings this quarter. CEO Arne Sorenson is optimistic, even as he prepares for surgery to treat his pancreatic cancer. Sorenson isn't missing his morning workouts, and said he would be healthy for the next earnings call in 2020. — Nancy TrejosRead the Complete Story On Skift
An IndiGo, a unit of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., aircraft takeoff at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, on Monday, Jul. 10, 2017. Dhiraj Singh / BloombergSkift Take: Qatar Airways has been unable to launch its own Indian arm so it's expected to announce this week a strategic cooperation agreement with IndiGo to drive more traffic to and from India. IndiGo keeps growing by leaps and bounds. — Sean O'NeillRead the Complete Story On Skift
Wellness is now a full-fledged travel trend. In the photo, a woman exercises on a nature path. Emma Simpson / UnsplashSkift Take: Wellness tourism is here for the long term. Understanding what it is today can help stakeholders find their place in this booming sector. — Meghan CartyRead the Complete Story On Skift
The opening of the new Thomson store at Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent, England in 2013. New entrants to the travel agent field have an abundance of training options.
Matt Writtle Skift Take: With an influx of newcomers seeking careers as travel advisors, host agencies and consortiums are responding with new professional development options. Much of it emphasizes business skills, giving a reality check to those who view a travel career as an easy endeavor with lots of perks. — Maria LenhartRead the Complete Story On Skift
Pictured are antelope at dawn at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge in Botswana. Belmond partners with Leica to host First Light nature walks. Hospitality brands can create luxury experiences for guests with offerings that deeply engage the five senses. BelmondSkift Take: The state of luxury is evolving and morphing. And the commonality of those who are forging resonant experiences is that they are looking outside of some of the tried-and-true formulas, mining heightened sensory territories that evoke something deeper in guests. — Colin NagyRead the Complete Story On Skift
Skift Take: We’re more connected than ever thanks to technology — but at the same time, it often feels like this connection hasn’t really amounted to much. Perhaps this ongoing search for connection — with nature, our communities, and ourselves — is what’s driving the rapid growth of wellness travel and tourism. — Read the Complete Story On Skift