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An Artificial Intelligence Remedy to Ease Traffic Jam Madness This Summer

Travel reports are revealing that people are going to be spending more time on the road this year than during any other pandemic year. One company is introducing a new technology to make sure people are actually spending that time in transit, not at a traffic light.

An Artificial Intelligence Remedy to Ease Traffic Jam Madness This Summer

Business Travel

Radisson CEO Unveils Europe Strategy, Knocks Rivals With Cookie-Cutter Hotels

Federico Gonzalez argues lifestyle hotels aren’t just for the well-heeled, and rivals are “punishing” guests with poor design. But it may be a challenge to roll out so many properties and keep them feeling unique.

Radisson CEO Unveils Europe Strategy, Knocks Rivals With Cookie-Cutter Hotels

Coronavirus

Travel Industry Is More Than 3/4 Recovered: New Skift Travel Health Index

The latest data and insights from our partners show that the travel industry is continuing to return to "traditional" levels of demand, and traveler behavior is looking increasingly like it did before the pandemic.

Travel Industry Is More Than 3/4 Recovered: New Skift Travel Health Index

Tourism

Chinese Outbound Travel Will Look Like This When It Eventually Returns

Prepare now or get left out when the Chinese outbound tourist wave returns in 2023, says China Outbound Tourism Research Institute. Considering the country's staunch zero-Covid policy, the timeline seems a little too good to be true.

Chinese Outbound Travel Will Look Like This When It Eventually Returns

Hospitality

Melia’s Holiday Resorts Outshining Its Urban Hotels Performance

City breaks aren't as popular (yet) as beach getaways, but the hotelier still has some way to go to turn a profit after Omicron's impact earlier in the year.

Melia’s Holiday Resorts Outshining Its Urban Hotels Performance

Airlines

Surf Air to Go Public in $1.4 Billion SPAC Deal

Surf Air's debut on the public markets will put to the test two big questions in travel: the validity of electric planes and subscription membership models.

Surf Air to Go Public in $1.4 Billion SPAC Deal

Airline Weekly

Singapore Airlines Traffic Spikes as Covid Restrictions Ease

Singapore Airlines is the latest to confirm that when international restrictions ease, travelers return en masse.

Singapore Airlines Traffic Spikes as Covid Restrictions Ease

Online Travel

Online Travel’s Letters to Shareholders Should Nix the Fluff, Stick to Facts

When asked a few years ago whether Booking.com was a disruptor, CEO Glenn Fogel said "no." Online travel companies should prove their innovation, not make excessive boasts.

Online Travel’s Letters to Shareholders Should Nix the Fluff, Stick to Facts

Short-Term Rentals

Podcast: The Definitive History of Short-Term Rentals

For today's podcast episode, Skift's Dennis Schaal is joined by RVshare's Jon Gray, UndertheDoormat Group's Merilee Kar, and HomeAway's Carl Shepherd to discuss their experiences during the evolution of online short-term rentals.

Podcast: The Definitive History of Short-Term Rentals

EventMB

Buenos Aires Delivers a Fresh Pitch to Revive Its Once-Dominant Meetings Market

A weeklong event in Buenos Aires acted as the unofficial relaunch of the meetings sector after the pandemic slump. But recovering lost ground — just 20 percent of the business is back — while dealing with new hybrid models could take about two years, tourism officials admit.

Buenos Aires Delivers a Fresh Pitch to Revive Its Once-Dominant Meetings Market

Tourism

Saudia Arabia to Spend $1 Trillion Over a Decade to Build a Global Tourism Economy

With a goal to attract 100 million tourists a year by 2030, Saudi Arabia realizes that it will have to promote itself aggressively as a leisure destination. A trillion dollars looks pretty aggressive.

Saudia Arabia to Spend $1 Trillion Over a Decade to Build a Global Tourism Economy