Nothing is official yet, far from it. Or as AccorHotels CEO Sebastien Bazin said Monday: “A bit too early” to speculate. But the possibility of Accor buying up the French government’s 14.3 percent stake in troubled airline group Air France-KLM is garnering plenty of industry interest. This potential investment, first reported on Sunday, suggests that travel brands are increasingly looking to complementary businesses - either to invest in directly or to partner with - to increase the engagement they have with travelers and to become experience platforms, and not just travel brands. For a hospitality company such as AccorHotels, that means branching out beyond just hotels or even homesharing and, potentially, getting into aviation, or working with airline partners more closely than ever before. Get the full story at Skift Read also "AccorHotels sells AccorInvest, considers taking stake in Air France-KLM"