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Hotels

Trump Pledges No More Taxes on Tips for Hotel Workers, Others

Trump said he wants to exempt tips from taxes. While all types of tipped workers could benefit, hotel housekeepers are one of the largest groups potentially affected.

Trump Pledges No More Taxes on Tips for Hotel Workers, Others

Online Travel

Expedia’s New CEO Is Still Eliminating Brands. This Time It’s ebookers UK

There will clearly be more pruning to come as Expedia Group expands its One Key loyalty program to Europe, and takes hard looks at its brands and operations in countries around the world.

Expedia’s New CEO Is Still Eliminating Brands. This Time It’s ebookers UK

Tourism

New Zealand Woos American Travelers Beyond Peak Season

Americans and Canadians have long held winter as not a good time to travel to New Zealand. The island's tourism bureau is confident it can bust this myth.

New Zealand Woos American Travelers Beyond Peak Season

Skift Meetings

What’s New for Meetings and Events in Germany

With the UEFA Euro 2024 kicking off today in Germany, all eyes are on the country that is no stranger to hosting large events. Here's a look at what's new when it comes to meetings, events and incentive travel.

What’s New for Meetings and Events in Germany

Airline Weekly

What’s Going on at Southwest Airlines?

In part one, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss a fascinating week at Southwest, as the low-cost carrier navigates the challenges of a very vocal new activist investor. In part two, Gordon chats with Skift Airlines Reporter Meghna Maharishi about a major new feature examining female representation across the aviation sector.

What’s Going on at Southwest Airlines?

Tourism

Clock Ticks on Filling New Top U.S. Tourism Job as Election Season Looms

The U.S. travel industry may be forced to wait until after the 2024 Presidential Election to see if the assistant secretary of travel and tourism position gets filled and funded again.

Clock Ticks on Filling New Top U.S. Tourism Job as Election Season Looms

Business Travel

TravelPerk Sees Corporate Travel Bouncing Back, But Not for All

TravelPerk, the business travel management startup, says corporate trip spending will regain 2019 levels by year-end. But not every company is along for the ride.

TravelPerk Sees Corporate Travel Bouncing Back, But Not for All

Skift Meetings

AI Takes Center Stage at the Cvent Connect in San Antonio

Cvent swapped Las Vegas for San Antonio for its user conference this year, with 4,000 attendees taking part and generating an estimated $7.1 million in economic impact for the city.

AI Takes Center Stage at the Cvent Connect in San Antonio

Announcements

Skift IDEA Awards Deadline Extension Announced

You asked, we delivered. The 2024 submission window for Skift IDEA Awards has been extended.

Skift IDEA Awards Deadline Extension Announced

Hotels

IHG in Trademark Clash With Marriott Over New Hotel Brand, City Express

IHG has petitioned to cancel Marriott's newest trademark, City Express by Marriott. IHG feels the name is just a little too close for comfort to its own popular hotel brand, Holiday Inn Express?

IHG in Trademark Clash With Marriott Over New Hotel Brand, City Express

Daily Lodging Report

Four Seasons Hotel New York to Reopen

Four Seasons' long drama with Ty Warner may finally be coming to an end.