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Coronavirus

Travel’s Rebound Is Becoming Even More Unequal: New Skift Recovery Index

The travel recovery continues, but the strong performance of a few standout countries, including the U.S., Mexico, and China, disguises continuing weakness in especially Europe and Asia.

Travel’s Rebound Is Becoming Even More Unequal: New Skift Recovery Index

Coronavirus

The Short-Term Rental Landscape Will Never Be the Same: New Skift Research

Short-term or vacation rentals are being touted as the winners of the pandemic, and in many ways the sector is taking big steps to becoming mainstream. But losers are emerging, too, and the impact of the pandemic will reverberate for years to come.

The Short-Term Rental Landscape Will Never Be the Same: New Skift Research

Airlines

Majority of Airlines Miss Environmental Efficiency Targets: New Skift Research

Fuel efficiency is integral to the bottom line of airline operators. Skift Research found that efficiency improvements fluctuate considerably by year and between companies. Most were unable to achieve efficiency goals set by the industry.

Majority of Airlines Miss Environmental Efficiency Targets: New Skift Research

Airlines

6 Major Airlines Ranked on Green Performance: New Skift Research

Pressure is growing on airlines to reduce their carbon emissions. But how do you do that when you burn through gallons of jet fuel? Our analysis found that airlines have made good progress in becoming more fuel efficient, but have a long way to go to make significant reductions in emissions long-term.

6 Major Airlines Ranked on Green Performance: New Skift Research

Coronavirus

U.S. Travel Rebound Getting Stronger: New Skift Recovery Index

A lot of positive vibes came from the travel industry during March. Many countries performed strongly in our Skift Recovery Index, with U.S. key indicators, in particular, up across the board.

U.S. Travel Rebound Getting Stronger: New Skift Recovery Index

Hotels

Finding the Greenest Hotel Company: New Skift Research

Hotels need to reduce their carbon emissions by 66 percent by 2030, and 90 percent by 2050 to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change. While there is a lot of talk, not all companies are walking the walk. We have identified those that are talking, and those that are walking.

Finding the Greenest Hotel Company: New Skift Research

Hotels

The Hotel Companies Most Friendly to the Environment: New Skift Research

Carbon reduction is gaining importance for stakeholders, and reporting is getting better amongst the largest hotel companies. Skift Research compares the emissions of six global chains to determine which is best positioned to become carbon neutral over the coming decades, and which are falling behind.

The Hotel Companies Most Friendly to the Environment: New Skift Research

Coronavirus

Drop in New Covid Cases Gives a Boost to Long-Stalled Travel Performance: Skift Recovery Index

Upward we go. The Skift Recovery index registered a 4 point increase in February, no mean feat compared to the almost complete absence of movement over the past six months. Declining case counts and relaxing lockdown restrictions are to thank.

Drop in New Covid Cases Gives a Boost to Long-Stalled Travel Performance: Skift Recovery Index

Coronavirus

The Role of Vaccines in the Travel Rebound: Latest Skift Recovery Index

The world has become obsessed with vaccination drives, testing, and health passports. How best to reopen destinations to domestic and international visitors in coming months will be much discussed. The efficacy around all of those approaches will certainly play a central role in governments’ decision-making.

The Role of Vaccines in the Travel Rebound: Latest Skift Recovery Index

Coronavirus

Europe’s Complicated Path Out of the Pandemic: New Skift Research

We often talk about Europe as a single travel destination, but it exists of 44 sovereign countries with an immensely heterogeneous tourism offering. As a result, the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are also heterogeneous.

Europe’s Complicated Path Out of the Pandemic: New Skift Research