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July Fourth Short-Term Rental Bookings Surge on the U.S. Coasts

Today's podcast looks at July Fourth travel, Tourism Portland CEO's record, and inflation's impact on travel.

July Fourth Short-Term Rental Bookings Surge on the U.S. Coasts

Online Travel

Agoda’s C-Suite: Global Challenges, Working With Booking Holdings and Superapps

Travel, when you think about it end-to-end, involves a lot of stress, headaches, planning, and orchestration. The Agoda C-Suite gets this and knows their mission is to ease these burdens for travelers. And they're relying heavily on tech to achieve this.

Agoda’s C-Suite: Global Challenges, Working With Booking Holdings and Superapps

Airlines

India Becomes Third-Largest Domestic Aviation Market – India Report

There is an overall push in India to enhance air connectivity to smaller regions across the country. An increase in number of airports, increase in disposable income, and heightened interest in travel have given airlines the confidence to invest in expansion of their domestic operations. This is leading to Indians traveling more, domestically and internationally.

India Becomes Third-Largest Domestic Aviation Market – India Report

Short-Term Rentals

July 4 Vacation Rentals Surge at Atlantic Beaches But Soften in Cities: Exclusive

Delaware and Maryland beaches along with other U.S. coastal hotspots are seeing spikes in bookings for short-term rentals and vacation homes during the upcoming holiday weekend, according to exclusive data from AirDNA.

July 4 Vacation Rentals Surge at Atlantic Beaches But Soften in Cities: Exclusive

Daily Lodging Report

Hilton Lays out Plans to Expand in Caribbean and Latin America

Hilton plans to exceed 300 hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America within three years, expanding its presence significantly in countries like Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil, while introducing new brands and entering new markets.

Tourism

Portland Tourism Chief to Retire After 19-Year Tenure

Portland is going to need another tourism champion, one who will be an outspoken advocate.

Portland Tourism Chief to Retire After 19-Year Tenure

Skift Meetings

Sphere Hosts its First Corporate Keynote

Sphere in Las Vegas hosted Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Discover 2024, which gave attendees a glimpse into the future of keynote events.

Sphere Hosts its First Corporate Keynote

Tourism

Ask Skift: How Does a Tourism Bump Impact Inflation?

Several destinations have experienced a tourism boom in recent years, but has a surge in visitors contributed to inflation?

Ask Skift: How Does a Tourism Bump Impact Inflation?

Hotels

Oyo Launches Premium Hotel Brand in Dubai for Indian Travelers

Oyo looks to make the most of India's burgeoning outbound travel market, as evidenced by its recent launch of premium hotels in popular destinations for Indian tourists.

Oyo Launches Premium Hotel Brand in Dubai for Indian Travelers

Announcements

This Year’s Skift IDEA Awards Prize Package

With only one week remaining to submit your Skift IDEA Awards entry, let’s take a look at the incredible prize package you could be taking home — and trust us, it’s worth the entry cost.

This Year’s Skift IDEA Awards Prize Package

Tourism

Spiritual Tourism in India Gives Boost to These 7 Emerging Cities

Hotel companies are betting big on the smaller towns in India. With spiritual tourism accounting for 60% of the domestic tourism, the segment is likely to drive the growth in the Indian hospitality industry for the next few years.

Spiritual Tourism in India Gives Boost to These 7 Emerging Cities