Qatar Airways and IndiGo to Work Together Strategically

Dhiraj Singh  / Bloomberg

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 / Bloomberg

Skift 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’Neill

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Travel Advisor Newbies Benefit From Expanding Array of Training Options

Matt Writtle

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 Lenhart

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What Luxe Hospitality Can Learn About Engaging the Senses From a Live-Fire Chef

Belmond

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. Belmond

Skift 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 Nagy

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New Report: The State of Global Wellness Travel: Where the Sector Is Headed Next

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.

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