Rashaad Jorden

Rashaad covers tour operators and travel advisors. Before finding his way to Skift, he bounced around the U.S., France, Japan and UK. He greatly misses the all-you-can-eat Vegetarian curry at his favorite restaurant in Japan. He is also adept at running half-marathons and, despite living in New Jersey, rues the fact he doesn't spend enough time on the Jersey Shore.

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News Blog

Qatar Requires World Cup Visitors to Produce Negative Covid Test Upon Arrival

Fans attending soccer's World Cup in Qatar this November and December must show proof of a negative Covid test upon arriving in the country, event organizers said on Thursday. All visitors above the age of six must produce a negative result from a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure or a rapid antigen…

News Blog

Faroe Islands’ National Gallery Becomes the First to Launch Artificial Intelligence Exhibit

The National Gallery of the Faroe Islands launched an exhibition this week containing 40 images of the archipelago developed by artificial intelligence program Midjourney, becoming the first national gallery to feature a fully produced show created by artificial intelligence.  The exhibit, which runs from September 29 through October 30, reveals how prominent artists — such…

Travel Technology

Road Tripping in an Electric Car and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Senior Engineering Manager Mike Linden documents what he learned about electric cars from a summer road trip, JetBlue plans more international flights, and Google makes searching train routes in Europe easier.

Road Tripping in an Electric Car and Other Top Stories This Week

News Blog

Macau Announces November Return of Mainland China Tour Groups

Macau plans to reopen to tour groups from Mainland China in November, the city's government announced on Saturday. Macau Chief Executive Ho Iat-seng said China's central government approved the city's request to welcome mainland tour groups again. Their return should be an enormous boost for Macau, a gambling hub that's been hit hard by China's…

Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Leads Consortium to Win Bid for New Nigerian Airline

The new airline would be an enormous step for Nigeria in overhauling the inadequate aviation infrastructure that's stunted its economic growth.

Ethiopian Airlines Leads Consortium to Win Bid for New Nigerian Airline

News Blog

Travel Planning and Booking Platform TrovaTrip Raises $15 Million

TrovaTrip, a Portland, Oregon-based startup that connects social media content creators and travelers, has raised $15 million in a Series A round led by the Madrona Venture Group. TrovaTrip, which offers more than 150 experiences in 48 countries, enables travelers to participate in activities such as hiking in Patagonia and doing yoga in Bali. Creators…

Tourism

Return of Music Festivals Boosts Tourism Recovery

Music lovers have returned to festivals with a vengeance, but they've also become pickier and more environmentally conscious. So tourism authorities have to adapt to their new priorities.

Return of Music Festivals Boosts Tourism Recovery

Online Travel

Hopper Rides Rise of Fintech Projects to Major Growth

Hopper's strategy to focus on fintech has it well-positioned to take advantage of the growing appetite for products that make trip planning less stressful.

Hopper Rides Rise of Fintech Projects to Major Growth

Hotels

IHG CEO Chides Ready-Made Blanket Approaches For Its Global Hotels

For global companies, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to growth. IHG is demonstrating that with its perspective on microeconomics, calculated technological investments, and by maintaining high brand standards.

IHG CEO Chides Ready-Made Blanket Approaches For Its Global Hotels

Airlines

Delta Air Lines Prepares Refinery to Process Biofuels to Cut Jet Fuel Costs

The airline industry's push to slash carbon emissions and reduce fuel costs is driving carriers such as Delta to take steps to increase their use of biofuels.

Delta Air Lines Prepares Refinery to Process Biofuels to Cut Jet Fuel Costs