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U.S. Airlines Could Regret Taking Billions More In Government Bailouts

U.S. Airlines Could Regret Taking Billions More In Government Bailouts

Brian Sumers, Skift

The easy move is for U.S. airlines to take billions of dollars in new subsidies, if offered by the government. But there could be future repercussions.

3 hours ago

Cargo Buoys Turkish Airlines

Cargo Buoys Turkish Airlines

Airline Weekly

Turkish Airlines, like almost every other airline in the world, reported a loss in the horrendous second quarter. But it had one very bright spot: Cargo.

4 hours ago

The State Of Educational Travel In a World Gone Virtual

The State Of Educational Travel In a World Gone Virtual

Korey Matthews and Matthew Parsons, Skift

Overseas students bring in the cash, but specialist agencies are still exposed as the pandemic starts to bite.

5 hours ago

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Executive Q&A: How Contactless Technology Can Help Airlines Become More Covid-19 Compliant

Executive Q&A: How Contactless Technology Can Help Airlines Become More Covid-19 Compliant

Travelliance + Skift

Border closures, flight cancellations, and a host of Covid-19-related restrictions have made consumers less confident about flying. New technologies such as contactless hotel and meal vouchers can help airlines manage flight disruptions more efficiently, thereby easing traveler distress, strengthening brand loyalty, and helping the industry rebound.

2 days ago

TUI May Sell Pieces of Its Business After Losing Nearly $1 Billion in Its Q3

TUI May Sell Pieces of Its Business After Losing Nearly $1 Billion in Its Q3

Sarah Young, Reuters

Analysts aren't buying TUI's forecast that its operations would return to normal by 2022. Meanwhile, TUI is mulling selling pieces of its business to stay solvent.

7 hours ago

Distressed Hotel Asset Sales in Thailand May Turn Into a Gold Mine for International Chains

Distressed Hotel Asset Sales in Thailand May Turn Into a Gold Mine for International Chains

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Covid-19 unearthed hotel vulnerabilities, but Thai asset owners are not retreating. That means more branding opportunities for chains, but how they handle the pandemic will be closely watched.

8 hours ago

Airbnb and Vrbo Significantly Outperformed the Hotel Industry But for How Long?

Airbnb and Vrbo Significantly Outperformed the Hotel Industry But for How Long?

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Short-term rentals may be outperforming the hotel industry through the peak summer leisure season, but a fall downturn in family vacations could extend the drag on performance to platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo.

15 hours ago

Loge Raises $15 Million for Camp-Themed Hospitality: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Loge Raises $15 Million for Camp-Themed Hospitality: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Investors have recently bet on a few long-term trends: outdoor recreation, smoother business travel, better digital identity management by the travel sector, and next-gen tour operators.

16 hours ago

7 Vexing Questions About an Airbnb IPO

7 Vexing Questions About an Airbnb IPO

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If the future of travel will tilt toward non-urban destinations, which are not Airbnb's strength, its stock market registration papers will have to show how the company is addressing that weakness.

1 day ago

Jet Fuel Demand Plunges to Lowest Level in Decades

Jet Fuel Demand Plunges to Lowest Level in Decades

Airline Weekly

In a year of eye-popping aviation statistics, the following may be the most eye-popping yet. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said demand for jet fuel in May was the lowest since 1968.

1 day ago

Hotel Leaders Issue New Call for Federal Aid as Leisure Travel Lifeline Winds Down

Hotel Leaders Issue New Call for Federal Aid as Leisure Travel Lifeline Winds Down

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Tweaks to existing federal programs could assist the U.S. hotel industry survive the worst of the economic fallout from coronavirus. But Washington gridlock continues to keep industry stimulus out of reach.

1 day ago

Google Adds Trip-Planning Features for Pandemic-Weary Travelers

Google Adds Trip-Planning Features for Pandemic-Weary Travelers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A consumer habit of turning to Google first to look up pandemic-related travel restrictions may help establish Google in their minds as the brand to turn to first when planning a trip in normal times. Or at least that's Google's hope.

1 day ago