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What Travel Marketers Should Expect in 2023: Skift Research Survey Findings

This coming year is full of both promise and uncertainty for the travel industry. See what proprietary Skift Research has to say about how travel marketers should prepare.

What Travel Marketers Should Expect in 2023: Skift Research Survey Findings

Tourism

Paying Michelin Guide to Help Promote Your Tourism Can Be a Messy Business

Cities are paying for Michelin to come, but people are divided on what this means for their restaurants. As the Michelin Guide expands with the help of tourism boards around the world, controversies continue around the guide's role in tourism marketing.

Paying Michelin Guide to Help Promote Your Tourism Can Be a Messy Business

Airline Weekly

Chile’s JetSmart Enters Fray as Potential Spoiler to Viva Air-Avianca Merger

Avianca and JetSmart appear set to duke it out for Colombian discounter Viva Air.

Chile’s JetSmart Enters Fray as Potential Spoiler to Viva Air-Avianca Merger

Online Travel

Trivago Focusing on Booking Tool to Fight Online Travel Agencies

In its effort to gain a stronger hold on the hotel market, Trivago is implementing a tool that could change how it makes money and reduce the role of online travel agencies in bookings.

Trivago Focusing on Booking Tool to Fight Online Travel Agencies

Media and PR

Priceline Launches New Campaign With Kaley Cuoco for Super Bowl

The Super Bowl, with its massive reach, represents a prime opportunity for companies like Priceline to remind consumers that opportunities for affordable travel definitely haven't fallen by the wayside.

Priceline Launches New Campaign With Kaley Cuoco for Super Bowl

Daily Lodging Report

Macau Will Pay Some Regional Tourists to Visit

Macau’s latest ploy to attract new visitors is an incentive scheme for foreigners that would mimic the promotional arrangement afforded to mainlanders.

Skift Meetings

Disney’s $1-an-Hour Raise Contract Offer Turned Down

The Service Trades Council Union has rejected Disney’s latest contract offer, saying a $1-an-hour raise is not enough. The historic minimum wage increase at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, is what unions want as the new standard.

Disney’s $1-an-Hour Raise Contract Offer Turned Down

Airlines

Spirit Airlines’ Cost Struggles

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Spirit's earnings purgatory, Hertz's brands revival, and cruise tourism in east and Southern Africa.

Spirit Airlines’ Cost Struggles

Tourism

Dubai’s 14 Million Foreign Visitors Last Year Nudges Closer to 2019 High

Not satisfied with merely achieving pre-pandemic levels of tourism, Dubai has now set an ambitious goal of 40 million hotel guests in 2031.

Dubai’s 14 Million Foreign Visitors Last Year Nudges Closer to 2019 High

Airlines

Biden Administration Wants Covid Vaccine Mandate for Foreign Travelers to Stay

The White House's message is clear: "Welcome to the U.S., but only if you are vaccinated."

Biden Administration Wants Covid Vaccine Mandate for Foreign Travelers to Stay

Cruises

Africa Looks to Diversify Tourism Mix by Investing More in Cruise Business

The rapidly rebounding cruise tourism market is providing African tourism with a lucrative opportunity to give destinations battered by the pandemic a new path to revenues.

Africa Looks to Diversify Tourism Mix by Investing More in Cruise Business