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Short-Term Rentals

Podcast: New Lifestyles Are Changing Hotels and Vacation Rentals

Blueground’s Alex Chatzieleftheriou and Selina’s Sam Khazary speak with Skift’s Seth Borko at the Skift Future of Lodging Forum in New York City in May 2022. Listen to the full conversation in our latest Skift Podcast episode.

Podcast: New Lifestyles Are Changing Hotels and Vacation Rentals

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Saudi Arabia’s $1 Trillion Tourism Investment and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Saudi Arabia invests heavily in its tourism economy, 30 exclusive interviews cover the history of short-term rentals, and Sabre hands American Airlines a dollar after a decade-long case.

Saudi Arabia’s $1 Trillion Tourism Investment and Other Top Stories This Week

Tourism

Sales of Suitcases, Cigarettes and Cosmetics Surge with Travel’s Return

Airport retailers will be in for a bumper summer this year. High streets and malls will look on in envy.

Sales of Suitcases, Cigarettes and Cosmetics Surge with Travel’s Return

Airlines

Canada’s Busiest Airport Grapples With Delays Even Before Hectic Summer Season

The staffing shortages plaguing the airline industry have contributed mightily to the delays and long lines at major airports. And the problems are expected to get worse, with summer travel projected to hit record levels worldwide.

Canada’s Busiest Airport Grapples With Delays Even Before Hectic Summer Season

Travel Agents

Pent-Up Travel Demand, Staffing Shortages Drive Travel Advisor Burnout

Travel agencies need to develop more strategies to tackle advisor burnout. They can't afford to lose more advisors because they've struggled to fill roles since the start of the pandemic.

Pent-Up Travel Demand, Staffing Shortages Drive Travel Advisor Burnout

Airline Weekly

Southern Airways Express, Surf Air Aim to Create First Electric Regional Airline

The Southern Airways Express and Surf Air Mobility merger will be the first to bring together an airline and an electric aviation technology company. The goal is to get hybrid electric aircraft, think hybrid cars, to U.S. skies before anyone else.

Southern Airways Express, Surf Air Aim to Create First Electric Regional Airline

Coronavirus

China Will Not Host International Sporting Events Amid Zero-Covid Policy

As China's once busy international sporting calendar looks threadbare, the country's latest decision to retreat from hosting such events will go against its aspiration to turn sport into a $747 billion industry by 2025.

China Will Not Host International Sporting Events Amid Zero-Covid Policy

Hotels

Crown Resorts Shareholders Approve $6.3 Billion Sale to Blackstone

A step nearer for Blackstone, but a few gambling regulators dotted around Australia now get to have their say. It's not a done deal yet.

Crown Resorts Shareholders Approve $6.3 Billion Sale to Blackstone

Tourism

Daily Podcast: Travel’s Booming Recovery

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, May 20, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Travel’s Booming Recovery

Business Travel

Is WeWork Missing the Golden Opportunity for Remote Working?

The co-working giant posted a $504 million loss for the first quarter of this year, although the figures are heading in the right direction. But has it run out of steam after setting right so many wrongs in the past?

Is WeWork Missing the Golden Opportunity for Remote Working?

Hotels

India Enjoys Hotel Development Boom as Room Rates Regain 2019 Levels

In India, deal activity is strong for Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), Pride Group, and India’s first publicly traded real-estate investment trust, Embassy Office Parks. The country is on track to become the third largest lodging market in the world within about a decade.

India Enjoys Hotel Development Boom as Room Rates Regain 2019 Levels