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Hospitality Startup Selina Follows Hipsters to New York City’s Hotspots for U.S. Debut

Granada, Nicaragua. Selina, the hospitality startup, has revealed details on its first New York properties, three of which it plans to have open by August 2019. Selina Skift Take: “Everything is converging in hospitality,” according to one Skift 2019 Megatrend. Selina embodies this Megatrend perfectly in how it pushes the bounds of co-living and co-working. […]

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AirAsia Targets Startups With New Venture Capital Fund

AirAsia aircraft stand next to boarding gates at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia. The top Asian budget carrier said Monday it has launched a venture capital fund in partnership with 500 Startups, a San Francisco-based accelerator and investor. Charles Pertwee / Bloomberg Skift Take: As an airline, AirAsia has led its peers […]

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Hotels Tap New Tech to Clamp Down on Rogue Rates

Shown here is a person checking in at Park Hyatt Guangzhou. Sites like Google are directing consumers to online travel agencies that sometimes undercut hotels on rates that are out of contract. Hotel chains like Hyatt are hiring startups to help them track down these rogue rates. Fornova, one of those startups, has acquired another […]