Delta Abandoning Atlanta Over NRA Blowback Is a Ridiculous Notion

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Delta Air Lines aircraft on the ramp in Atlanta. The airline is caught in a fracas with lawmakers but it’s not leaving Georgia. Jimmy Baikovicius / Flickr

Skift Take: You know the old joke about people who live in the Southeast United States? Whether you go to heaven or hell, it goes, you’ll need to change planes in Atlanta. Delta is among the world’s most profitable airlines because of its Atlanta hub. It’s not going anywhere.

— Brian Sumers

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Interview: Corporate Travel Management Wants to Crack the U.S. Market

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While U.S. travel management companies are trying to break into Asia, rivals based in Asia-Pacific are doing the same in North America. Corporate Travel Management

Skift Take: Now that Hogg Robinson Group is out of the picture because of a merger, Australia’s Corporate Travel Management is one of the largest public corporate travel management companies in the world. It’s setting its sights on expansion in the U.S., but entering the market has its challenges.

— Andrew Sheivachman

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Skift Call March 13: The Airbnb Threat

Skift Take: When we asked then-Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in 2016 whether Airbnb was going to eat his lunch, he responded that he was very well-nourished. But it now appears as though Airbnb has an insatiable appetite. Join us on a Skift Call March 13 to assess the Airbnb threat to hotels and online travel agencies.

— Dennis Schaal

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Airlines Are Counting on Trump to Reduce Regulations

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IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac spoke last year an industry event. His group does not appreciate too much government regulation. IATA

Skift Take: IATA, a global airline industry trade group, would prefer politicians and regulators not meddle too much with the commericial decisions of airlines. That’s a fine position, but perhaps a certain amount of regulation is OK. Consumers should be protected.

— Brian Sumers

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Events Need to Look Beyond Digital Gimmicks

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Everyone is talking about augmented and virtual reality, but event planners are still trying to figure out how to best use digital marketing tools and apps. TED Conference / Flickr

Skift Take: Augmented reality, virtual reality, and holograms are all cool. But there’s still a ton of work to be done to enhance marketing and event design before turning to gimmicks.

— Andrew Sheivachman

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Can Trump Really Appoint His Personal Pilot as FAA Administrator?

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President Trump walks off an Air Force aircraft. The president is considering naming his person pilot as FAA administrator. Bloomberg

Skift Take: Trump’s idea to get his personal pilot to head the Federal Aviation Administration is probably not a good idea. There’s not much more to say.

— Brian Sumers

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U.S. Tourism Coalition Calls for a Designated Advocate in the Trump Administration

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In this May 1, 2017 file photo, visitors are reflected as they enter the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Cultural on the National Mall in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press

Skift Take: The Visit U.S. Coalition wants to get everyone at the table – the White House, Congress, and the travel industry – to get all sides on the same page about tourism. But can you partner with an administration that has been doing everything it can to thwart the travel industry’s goals?

— Dan Peltier

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Delta Air Lines Won’t Leave Atlanta No Matter How Much Blowback it Takes from Lawmakers

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Delta Air Lines aircraft on the ramp in Atlanta. The airline is caught in a fracas with lawmakers but it’s not leaving Georgia. Jimmy Baikovicius / Flickr

Skift Take: You know the old joke about people who live in the Southeast United States? Whether you go to heaven or hell, it goes, you’ll need to change planes in Atlanta. Delta is among the world’s most profitable airlines because of its Atlanta hub. It’s not going anywhere.

— Brian Sumers

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