MGM Settles Las Vegas Shooting Lawsuit for Up to $800 Million

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Windows are broken at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino in Las Vegas, the room from where Stephen Craig Paddock fired on a nearby music festival, killing 58 and injuring hundreds on Oct. 1, 2017. John Locher / AP Photo

Skift Take: While it’s good MGM is shelling out money for its role in the mass shooting, it’s hard to forget that the company actually filed a lawsuit against some of the shooting’s survivors two years ago.

— Isaac Carey

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IHG’s Six Senses Goes a Step Further on Being Green Among Hotel Chains

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Six Senses Bhutan: Investing in local farming is one way it contributes to the community. Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Skift Take: While other chains may have difficulty getting owners to spend on sustainability, Six Senses commits them by management contract. And while other chains are just getting rid of single-use plastic straws and bottles, Six Senses wants to be completely free of plastics by 2022. Will parent IHG follow suit?

— Raini Hamdi

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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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