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We’ve now released full videos of all the sessions from the recent Skift Future of Lodging Forum on YouTube, where you can watch for free. We return to in-person experiences in early June in New York City for the Skift Short-Term Rental Summit. We sold out of early-bird tickets last week, but regular price tickets remain, as do discounted group tickets. Learn more here. Skift Pro subscribers get discounts or can watch the livestream for free.
With over 25,000 miles of Inca Main Road to explore, alternative routes to the world-famous Machu Picchu Inca citadel trek are being scouted. And it’s long overdue.
Three days into the airline’s ticketing shakeup, travel agencies are seeing big gaps in ticket prices. They were warned, but there appear to be other issues on the horizon.
Expedia Group is the biggest player in travel to have publicly released a chatbot tool powered by ChatGPT. This is just the beginning, and if any anyone has the resources to really see what this tech can do in travel, it would be companies like Expedia.
True, Doyle Collection, a family-run luxury hotel group, is a small player. But the strategy of its new CEO Gordon Drake, who previously sold Six Senses to IHG and Fairmont Raffles to Accor, underscores what indie brands are thinking now.
Private Equity restructuring for some short-term rental companies may be welcome — even as it means change of management, possible furloughs and cutting parts of the business. Analysts warn against spelling doom against the entire industry, however, demand still remains strong.
Although Choice Hotels may not see celebrities as mandatory in marketing campaigns, it didn’t hesitate to turn to star power to sell the benefits of using its website.
Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and American Airlines have all indicated they will cut flights in the New York City area this summer as the region, one of the busiest in the U.S., faces a shortage of air traffic controllers.
65,000 attendees, 4,000 jobs, and $88 million in revenue won’t be coming to Los Angeles in June, with leading video-game-industry trade show E3 canceled for 2023. It was meant to be the first in-person show since 2019.
Skift CEO Rafat Ali sat down with Glasgow Caledonian University lecturer Michael J. O’Regan to talk about O’Regan’s recent article about the overuse of the term “overtourism” in media coverage of the travel industry. You can listen, below, or download from your preferred podcast platform.
Chart of the Week: Hotel Tech Investment Priorities
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