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Luxury

The Hotel Dog Masseuse Who Relaxes the Animals — and the Guests

Dog-friendly amenities might just be the new trend now that so many people adopted puppies during the pandemic. Read on to hear from Tammy Beachy, certified dog massage therapist at Kona Kai Resort & Spa who spends her days on the beach giving pets high-class massages.

The Hotel Dog Masseuse Who Relaxes the Animals — and the Guests

Media and PR

The Travel Brands Sponsoring Champions League Football Teams

The world’s best professional sports tournament has returned and travel brands hope their association with champions will turn into bookings and visits.

Airlines

JetBlue-Spirit’s Next Battle and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, JetBlue prepares for a fight in its bid to acquire Spirit, Graduate Hotels targets college football fans, and destinations see significant benefits in attracting digital nomads.

JetBlue-Spirit’s Next Battle and Other Top Stories This Week

Short-Term Rentals

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.

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.

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