Cape Town Water Shutoff Postponed But Restrictions Remain

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Residents have been cutting back on water usage as a possible shutoff looms. Pictured is the Molteno reservoir in Cape Town. Waldo Swiegers / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Tourists staying in hotels and using water is always a concern for the environment in any destination. In Cape Town’s case, tourism could do more harm than good until the drought ends.

— Dan Peltier

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Airlines Struggle to Raise Ticket Prices as Fuel Gets Costlier

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Delta Air Lines recently tried to raise fares but was unsuccessful, according to an industry analyst. Pictured is a Delta Boeing777. Delta Air Lines

Skift Take: As fuel gets more expensive, airlines would like to pass on at least some of the price increase onto customers. But history has proved that to be difficult. It’s a competitive business, and raising fares is not easy. That’s good for passengers.

— Brian Sumers

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TSA Found Record-Breaking Number of Guns at Checkpoints in 2017

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The security checkpoint at Denver International Airport. The TSA found more guns than ever before in 2017. danjo paluska / Flickr

Skift Take: More flyers are heading to the airport with their guns in tow across the U.S., and 84 percent of those found by the TSA last year were loaded. This doesn’t bode well for airport security in 2018.

— Andrew Sheivachman

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Anbang and HNA Could Become Sellers of Hotel Assets

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The Hilton hotel in Albany, New York. HNA owns a 25 percent stake in Hilton Worldwide. Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Skift Take: Over the last couple of years HNA, Anbang and others have amassed overseas assets worth billions of dollars. But with the Chinese government now restricting capital outflow it looks like these buyers will now become sellers.

— Patrick Whyte

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Joymode Raises $14 Million for Gear Rental: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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There are subscription services for razor blades, foreign foods, world music, and so much more. Joyride focuses on the equipment you need to have fun, like camping in style. Joymode

Skift Take: Investors are finally backing companies that are tackling relatively remote corners of the travel market, such as Joymode’s rentals of gear for camping, beach holidays, and road trips, and Busbud’s sales of intercity bus tickets.

— Sean O’Neill

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Vacation rental mangers and owners share #bookdirect messages

With #BookDirect, a.k.a. Guest Education Day, fast approaching on February 7, vacation rental managers and owners are sharing their #bookdirect messages for travelers. Here are some examples:   National Wyndham Vacation Rentals: 3 Reasons to Book Directly with Wyndham Vacation Rentals Contact: Lino Maldonado, VP, Vacation Rentals “You could be paying up to 12% in […]

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