EasyJet CEO Calls Out Legacy Rivals in Battle Over Airline Emissions

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An EasyJet A320. The carrier’s CEO is backing the potential of electric planes. Dylan Agbagni (CC0) / Flickr

Skift Take: The growth of low-cost carriers has helped make travel more accessible but it has come at an environmental cost. Airlines like EasyJet are hoping that electric technology will one day act as a savior but it’s hard to imagine battery-powered commercial jets ever flying across the Atlantic.

— Patrick Whyte

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Winning the War for Talent: 5 Ways Hospitality Brands Can Attract and Keep Great Employees

Skift Take: The hospitality industry in particular has struggled with recruiting and retaining workers over the last few years, as unemployment rates have dropped and tighter restrictions on immigration and work visas have been enforced. But there are a few things companies can do to develop a strong workforce.

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Skift Global Forum Preview: Marriott’s Loyalty Program Key to Competing With Airbnb and All-Inclusive Players

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Pictured is a Marriott Homes & Villas property in Tulum, Mexico. Marriott International

Skift Take: Marriott believes it has a responsibility to make every type of lodging accommodation available to travelers. That, in a nutshell, explains the company’s activity — and challenge — so far in 2019.

— Danni Santana

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Singaporean Fund GIC May Take $1.5 Billion Stake in 4 Fairmont Hotels

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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is one of the hotels in the portfolio of Oxford Properties Group that may be sold in part or in whole to the Singaporean wealth fund GIC. George Rose / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Talks to buy majority stake in the assets of Oxford Fairmont, which owns four iconic Fairmont properties, are ongoing, sources said. A potential deal would be a coup for GIC if it values the Canadian hotels at about $1.5 billion ($2 billion Canadian).

— Sean O’Neill

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