Indonesia’s Go-Jek Wants to Fill the Gap Uber Left in Southeast Asia

Dimas Ardian

Go-Jek will invest $500 million to expand ride-hailing and other services to four Southeast Asian countries after Uber pulled out of the region. The Indonesia-based startups’s CEO, Nadiem Makarim, is pictured. Dimas Ardian

Skift Take: With Uber out of the region, there’s likely room for another ride-hailing app — especially one that could offer additional services. But with bigger rival Grab already established, Go-Jek could face an uphill climb.

— Hannah Sampson

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Hotel CEO Views on Homesharing and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Ludovic Bertron

The Grand Hyatt New York. Hyatt is one of several hotel companies getting into homesharing. Ludovic Bertron

Skift Take: This week in hospitality, the industry approaches a moment of truth: How can hotels hate and also participate in short-term rentals? Another long-term challenge: mastering sustainable practices.

— Sarah Enelow-Snyder

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London Stansted Airport Subject to Flight Disruptions After UK Lightning Strikes

An aircraft refueling facility at London Stagnated Airport was damaged by lightning May 27, 2018, leading to flight disruptions.

Skift Take: The flight disruptions at London Stansted will have a spillover effect at other airports during a UK bank holiday. Mother Nature obviously got her calendar wrong for this.

— Dennis Schaal

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The Future of American Road Trips and 10 Other Tourism Trends This Week

RVs are hot right now, both in sales and rentals, affecting how Americans take their summer vacations.

Skift Take: This week in tourism, we were more domestic than usual. Americans won’t travel without their beloved mobile devices, and check out our three-part deep dive on how the American road trip is evolving alongside tours, destinations, hotels, vehicles, and consumer behavior.

— Sarah Enelow-Snyder

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Vegas Workers Threaten Over Wages, Safety and Robots, But Owners Don’t See Strike

The owners of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, seen here, are among those operators working hard to avert a strike on June 1 with culinary workers and bartenders.

Skift Take: The issues at the center of labor unrest in Las Vegas translate across the entire U.S. economy: a decent wage, workplace safety and losing your job to a robot. The culinary workers and bartenders’ contract is up June 1. Let’s see what owners can guarantee.

— Tom Lowry

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Yelp’s Antitrust Drive and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Yelp wants to see tighter regulation of Google’s business practices.

Skift Take: This week in digital news, Yelp wants to see tighter regulation of Google’s business practices, which has real implications for travel and restaurants. And don’t miss two interviews leading up to Skift Tech Forum on the payments revolution and the hype of big data.

— Sarah Enelow-Snyder

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Apple Blames Tourism Drop for Why It’s Closing Atlantic City Store

Apple, in a rare move, is closing one of its retail stores, like the one pictured here, in Atlantic City.

Skift Take: How bad must things be in Atlantic City? Apple, which rarely closes stores, has decided to shutter its Atlantic City location. It blamed a drop in tourism. Can the potential for legal sports betting eventually lure the tech giant back to AC?

— Tom Lowry

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Netherlands, Australia Blame Russia For Downing of Malaysia Airlines Plane

The Netherlands and Australia are blaming Russia for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which prompted vigils like the one pictured here.

Skift Take: It’s good to see that four years after the crash of MH17 in the Ukraine, investigators are still on the case. It’s time that Russia be held accountable.

— Tom Lowry

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