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Skift Take Sonder’s second notice of potential delisting is for a different reason than the first notice a year earlier. Neither, though, is a good look for the struggling company. Dennis Schaal Sonder disclosed in a financial filing Friday that it received a Nasdaq notice that it is not complying with the stock exchange’s listing
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Skift Take Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun took home some of his highest compensation during his short tenure at the helm of the beleaguered U.S. plane maker, but he did not receive a bonus in 2023. Meghna Maharishi Departing Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun received around $32.7 million in compensation for 2023, according to an annual proxy
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Skift Take Today’s podcast looks at eclipses’ effects on air travel, Amadeus’ new partnership, and Alaska’s new payment from Boeing. Rashaad Jorden Listen Now 🎧 Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Overcast | Google Podcasts | Amazon Podcasts Episode Notes The total eclipse that will pass diagonally across the U.S. next week is expected to boost tourism in dozens of cities. So how
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Skift Take Due to the end of CARES Act restrictions on executive pay, United CEO Scott Kirby’s total compensation nearly doubled in 2023. Meghna Maharishi United Airlines’ top executive saw his salary nearly double in 2023.  United CEO Scott Kirby, who is routinely one of the most highly paid airline executives in the U.S., made
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Skift Take A high-caliber management team is the key to any great company. But bringing this group back together again doesn’t guarantee success. Investors will ask, “What have you done for me lately?” Dennis Schaal Trivago has brought back a key executive from its December 2016 IPO – there are now four leaders from the
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Skift Take While Raffles is best-known for its classical hotels, the brand is fast-developing in the modern Middle East. Josh Corder Luxury hospitality brand Raffles has a new operations vice president for the Middle East. Ayman Gharib, who was earlier the managing director of the brand’s flagship hotel in Dubai, moves up to the role.
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Skift Take Advertising in travel metasearch used to be near the top of the list for online travel agencies and hotels. But then along came Google Hotels, YouTube, and TikTok, as well as hotel and online travel agency loyalty programs to deflate the value proposition. Dennis Schaal Travel metasearch companies used to be among the
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Skift Take Having diversified into hotels and insurance, EaseMyTrip now ventures into the B2B travel market with its latest investment. Peden Doma Bhutia Indian online travel agency EaseMyTrip.com on Monday confirmed an investment in business-to-business (B2B) travel portal ETrav Tech. The deal, worth INR 330 million ($4 million), sees EaseMyTrip secure a 4.94% stake in
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Skift Take Not everyone can afford to stay at the Wynn. Josh Corder Demand for hotel stays will be greater than supply in Ras Al Khaimah, according to Tatiana Veller, managing director of Stirling Hospitality Advisors, a subsidiary of state-owned RAK Hospitality Holding. She said interest in the emirate has skyrocketed since the announcement in
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Ritesh Agarwal launched Oyo with the ambition of becoming the world’s largest hotel chain. After experiencing some pandemic-era struggles, Oyo has seen the hotel business rebound strongly. Its vacation rental subsidiary in Europe has also done well. Agarwal discussed a wide variety of subjects with Skift CEO and founder Rafat Ali during the recent Skift
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Skift Take There’s a lot of money going into the development of flying taxis. The one featured this week has its eyes set on the Middle East and Asia. Justin Dawes Flying taxis raised hundreds of millions of dollars last year, and they’re continuing to raise money in 2024. Some are further along in development
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Skift Take Etihad CEO Antonoaldo Neves sent an internal memo to staff late Thursday. Josh Corder Etihad Airways chief operating officer Mohammed Al Bulooki has stepped down from his role, confirms an internal document seen by Skift. The internal memo was signed by Etihad CEO Antonoaldo Neves and shared with staff Thursday evening. John Wright
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Skift Take Airbnb’s new cancellation policy will cover hurricanes — if they trigger government travel bans. But if there is a flu warning in the U.S., a malaria emergency in Thailand, or a Covid-19 outbreak, these situations would not be covered. Dennis Schaal Airbnb will be introducing a new cancellation policy on June 6 for
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