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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Airlines

AirAsia Parent Narrowed Third Quarter Loss on Strong Travel Rebound

Capital A, AirAsia's parent company, still has a way to go to return to profitability. But it's optimistic given surging travel demand and eased travel restrictions in Southeast Asia.

AirAsia Parent Narrowed Third Quarter Loss on Strong Travel Rebound

Airlines

Full Video: Dallas-Fort Worth Airport CEO at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

Dallas-Fort Worth Airport CEO Sean Dohonue steered the airport toward a rapid recovery from the pandemic. Watch him explain how it grew to become the world's no. 2 airport in passenger numbers.

Full Video: Dallas-Fort Worth Airport CEO at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

Transport

Saudi Arabia Unveils Plans for Massive Airport Expansion

Saudi Arabia's enormous investment in its tourism infrastructure is a critical part of its strategy to attract 100 million tourists annually by 2030.

Saudi Arabia Unveils Plans for Massive Airport Expansion

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Mulls Consolidating Cleaning Fees and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb considers eliminating cleaning fees as a separate charge for guests, IHG unveiled its 18th brand, and Abu Dhabi Airport expects a surge in passengers.

Airbnb Mulls Consolidating Cleaning Fees and Other Top Stories This Week

News Blog

Japan to Continue Nationwide Travel Discount Program in 2023

The Japanese government announced on Friday it's planning to resume its domestic travel discount program in the new year. Tourism Minister Tetsuo Saito said the government will decide when exactly to relaunch the program, which was initially expected to conclude on December 28, after monitoring Covid cases in the country. Participants in the program, a…

Airlines

Full Video: Air Lease Executive Chairman Udvar-Házy at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

While Air Lease's Steven Udvar-Házy believes Europe is likely to see more airline consolidation, he's uncertain that will be the case in Latin America. Watch him also discuss challenges facing companies involved in both the aircraft and electric air taxi markets.

Full Video: Air Lease Executive Chairman Udvar-Házy at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

Airlines

First-Ever Israel-Qatar Direct Flights Fly World Cup Fans

Although the deal enabling Israelis to fly non-stop to Qatar is a boon for soccer fans, it's only temporary and far from a definite sign that relations between the two countries will improve.

First-Ever Israel-Qatar Direct Flights Fly World Cup Fans

Airlines

United Airlines’ Customer Touch Points and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, United Airlines further personalizes the guest experience, American Airlines has to tackle new flying patterns, and the United Arab Emirates unveils an ambitious tourism strategy.

United Airlines’ Customer Touch Points and Other Top Stories This Week

News Blog

Philadelphia Attracts 34,000 Visitors During Phillies’ Run to the World Series

The Philadelphia Phillies came up short in the World Series this month against the Houston Astros, but the city's tourism industry emerged as a big winner from the team's unexpected postseason success. Philadelphia attracted 34,000 overnight visitors during the Phillies' three-week playoff run, representing 35,000 hotel room nights, according to data provider Tourism Economics. The…

Airlines

Sun Country CEO Says Flying Amazon Cargo Allows Airline to ‘De-Peak’ Schedule

Sun Country Chief Jude Bricker made the case for why low-cost carriers are the real growth story in aviation. "Our cost structure isn't dependent on adding new airplanes or keeping our pilots junior." Take that, Scott Kirby.

Sun Country CEO Says Flying Amazon Cargo Allows Airline to ‘De-Peak’ Schedule