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Airbnb’s Big Increase for Host Cancellation Fees and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb ups host penalties for unjustified cancellations, a travel agent describes this summer's chaos, and Uber launches a new travel service.

Airbnb’s Big Increase for Host Cancellation Fees and Other Top Stories This Week

Tourism

A New EU Border Status for Gibraltar Could Be a Big Boost for Tourism

Gibraltar is in limbo post-Brexit, and a new treaty might abolish its border, tightening its relationship with Spain. That's a huge plus for its travel businesses.

A New EU Border Status for Gibraltar Could Be a Big Boost for Tourism

Tourism

Putting the Rouge in Prince Edward Island’s Red Sand Beaches

Besides PEI's Anne of Green Gables and delicious lobster, it is also known for its uniquely red-colored sand. Read on to hear from Linda Menzie, one of the beaches' primary caretakers who makes sure visitors get the full experience on the island's shores.

Putting the Rouge in Prince Edward Island’s Red Sand Beaches

Hotels

Hilton’s New Marketing Strategies and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Hilton unveils its new marketing tactics, Lastminute.com is under investigation, and JetBlue buys Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion.

Hilton’s New Marketing Strategies and Other Top Stories This Week

Coronavirus

Covid-19 Is Giving Students Pause in Deciding to Study Abroad

Although Covid-19 restrictions have eased up since 2020, current undergraduate students are still ambivalent to pack up, move to a new country, and study abroad.

Covid-19 Is Giving Students Pause  in Deciding to Study Abroad

Tourism

Canadian Indigenous Tourism Leader on What the Pope’s Apology Misses

The Pope recently visited Alberta to apologize for the abuse of Indigenous people in Canadian residential schools. While apologies don't always do the job, it's better than nothing. Still, Julie Pellissier-Lush of Indigenous Tourism PEI called it just a stepping stone.

Canadian Indigenous Tourism Leader on What the Pope’s Apology Misses

Travel Agents

Travel Agents’ New World and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, travel agents describe their changed roles, the highest-paid hotel CEOs are revealed, and Vancouver Island Tourism adopts a new tourism model.

Travel Agents’ New World and Other Top Stories This Week

Online Travel

Bookaway Acquires Argentinian Company to Speed Up Digitizing Ground Transport Bookings

Bookaway Group has acquired one of the most widely used transport management systems in Latin America, which will offer customers a whole new level of ease when arranging travel plans.

Bookaway Acquires Argentinian Company to Speed Up Digitizing Ground Transport Bookings

Hotels

IHG’s 17 Brands Deciphered and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, we profile each of IHG's 17 brands, Amadeus discusses its hotel tech strategy, and we take a look at this summer's biggest travel innovators.

IHG’s 17 Brands Deciphered and Other Top Stories This Week

Hotels

Hotels Donate $1 Million to Human Trafficking Survivor Fund

Hotels play a key role in many human trafficking incidents, and G6 Hospitality, Hyatt Hotels, and Extended Stay America stepped up this week by donating to a fund helping victims to show that they are not turning a blind eye.

Hotels Donate $1 Million to Human Trafficking Survivor Fund