– Accor is buying up the orginally Swiss Moevenpick chain of hotels for $585 million, the company boasts 16,000 employees and has landmark properties in the Middle East and South East Asia
– it is entirely possible that 2018 will be the year of the demise of South African Airways and Alitalia, South African for it’s part is desperately seeking fresh cash right now
– Etihad is done with major investments and is trying to figure out a strategy that does not involve (unprofitable) growth – after Lufthansa said no to a merger – Emirates is the latest candidate
– an Alaska Airlines 737 flew on one engine to Honolulu – nothing to see here…but will they keep their ETOPS rating necessary to cross the Pacific?
– IHG is out with a new Pointbreaks list – I find this list rather uninspiring (I liked the prior list much more, including the Intercontinental Cali)
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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents.
Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines.
You can reach Torsten at [email protected]
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