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Hôtel de Crillon reopens with Karl Lagerfeld-designed suites

Historic Hôtel de Crillon reopens with Rosewood spa and Karl Lagerfeld-designed suites

First Black Chief Pilot in U.S. Retires From Southwest Airlines  Louis Freeman made history by becoming the first black pilot hired by a major airline in 1980. He has now retired. Associated Press  Skift Take: The color barrier for black pilots and the glass ceiling for women at U.S. airlines still exist as their ranks are way below their representation in the U.S. population. Aid to offset the high cost of pilot training would be one way to make the cockpit more diverse.   Dennis Schaal…

Louis Freeman made history by becoming the first black pilot hired by a major airline in He has now retired. Associated PressSkift Take: The color barrier for black pilots and the glass ceiling for

It's a smart move on Barry Sternlicht's part to diversify his portfolio of hotel brands, especially when pod-style hotels are growing in popularity and interest among developers and consumers alike.

Yotel, the hotel company known for its small rooms and high-tech guest experience, is getting a boost from Barry Sternlicht's Starwood Capital Group to the

AccorHotels Ends Its Quest to Be a Booking Engine for Independent Hotels

AccorHotels Buys Digital Specialist to Bolster Services for Independent Hotels

American Airlines Revives Direct-Connect Moves While Sabre Questions Feasibility https://link.crwd.fr/10eH

American Airlines Revives Direct-Connect Moves While Sabre Questions Feasibility

U.S. Destinations Preparing For Overtourism Burst During Total Solar Eclipse - https://blog.clairepeetz.com/u-s-destinations-preparing-for-overtourism-burst-during-total-solar-eclipse/

On Monday morning, August a swath of America from Oregon to South Carolina will plunge into darkness during daytime hours. The total solar

Air India Has $8 Billion in Debt and that Poses an Obstacle to Its Sale - https://blog.clairepeetz.com/air-india-has-8-billion-in-debt-and-that-poses-an-obstacle-to-its-sale/

The loss-making Air India is saddled with restive unions, high costs, and debt that potential buyers like IndiGo aren't keen on. Air IndiaSkift Take: The Indian government has agreed in principle to sell Air India.

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ChefsTech: Does Corporate Investment Kill Indie Brands?  Nestle now owns a majority of "hipster" Blue Bottle Coffee. Christopher Michel / Flickr  Skift Take: We're pulling for Blue Bottle to maintain its indie cred even though it now has serious corporate backing.   Kristen Hawley  Editors Note: Last yearwe announced that Skift was expanding into food and drink with the addition of the ChefsTech newsletter.  We see this as a natural expansion of the Skift umbrella bringing the big-picture…

Editor's Note: Last year we announced that Skift was expanding into food and drink with the addition of the Chefs+Tech newsletter.

Thomas Cook and Expedia Reach Wide-Ranging Deal for Hotel Sourcing and Selling  A Thomas Cook retail outlet. The company has struck a hotel outsourcing deal with Expedia. Thomas Cook  Skift Take: Thomas Cook's efforts to strip its hotel business back to its core exclusive sun and beach properties continues. The deal with Expedia seems more wide-ranging than the previous tie-up with Webjet and chief executive Peter Fankhauser's comments hint at a potential for a closer arrangement in the…

Despite Spain's Strength Thomas Cook Targets Greece for Tourism Growth in 2017

Amadeus Hospitality Is Making Bigger Hotel Deals as It Chases a Breakthrough - https://blog.clairepeetz.com/amadeus-hospitality-is-making-bigger-hotel-deals-as-it-chases-a-breakthrough/

Crowne Plaza is among the InterContinental Hotels Group brands that are slated to get a new guest reservation system from Amadeus Hospitality in Pictured are patrons at a Crowne Plaza property.

Red Lion Sues Hard Rock and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week https://link.crwd.fr/hxs

Red Lion Sues Hard Rock and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Googles New Earbuds With Real-Time Translation and 11 Other Digital Trends This Week

Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up.

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