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Tourism

U.S. to Speed Up Passport Processing With Online Renewals and More Agencies

With faster passport renewals, Americans will have an easier time traveling internationally.

U.S. to Speed Up Passport Processing With Online Renewals and More Agencies

Hotels

San Francisco Gets Tourism Bump from AI – But Recovery Will Be Slow

San Francisco is finally showing some gains. But the hole was deep.

San Francisco Gets Tourism Bump from AI – But Recovery Will Be Slow

Airlines

American Airlines and Flight Attendants Fail to Reach New Contract

Without a new contract, American Airlines flight attendants say they are preparing to potentially strike.

American Airlines and Flight Attendants Fail to Reach New Contract

Short-Term Rentals

Barcelona to Ban All Short-Term Rentals by 2029

Many destinations in seeking to regulate short-term rentals try to balance the needs of locals with the benefits of tourism. Barcelona has had enough.

Barcelona to Ban All Short-Term Rentals by 2029

Skift Meetings

How the Soaring Heat Impacts Events

Outdoor events should always be handled with care. Contingency plans are a must, especially when the temperature soars.

How the Soaring Heat Impacts Events

Airlines

American Airlines Hits Pause on Pilot Hiring

American is the latest major U.S. carrier to pause hiring new pilots. The carrier is facing a weaker financial outlook for the second quarter and is moderating its growth for the year.

American Airlines Hits Pause on Pilot Hiring

Tourism

Taiwan ‘Actively Considering’ Visa on Arrival for Indians

If Taiwan continues with its plan to allow visa-on-arrival for Indian travelers, it will join a growing list of countries that are easing visa requirements to attract the outbound market. Also in focus are money minting corporate events for Indian business travelers.

Taiwan ‘Actively Considering’ Visa on Arrival for Indians

Business Travel

Travel Venture Capital, Airbnb Transparency and Real AI Biz Travel

Today's podcast looks at the state of venture capital, Airbnb's California pricing display, and corporate travel's move to AI.

Travel Venture Capital, Airbnb Transparency and Real AI Biz Travel

Daily Lodging Report

IHG Plans to Double Hotel Indigo Portfolio 

IHG Hotels & Resorts plans to double the Hotel Indigo portfolio within three to five years, adding new properties in diverse locations such as the Cayman Islands, Oman, Mexico, and more, with several openings scheduled throughout 2024.

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb to Display Total Price by Default in California to Comply With New Law

Varying state laws on price transparency may become confusing for consumers and a more complex issue for short-term rental providers.

Airbnb to Display Total Price by Default in California to Comply With New Law

Startups

Travel Venture Capital Hit a Decade Low in 2023: Where the Growth Is Now – Skift Research

Travel venture capital hit a decade low of $2.9 billion in 2023, but early 2024 signals a rebound with increased investments from Asia and the Middle East and a focus on experiences and AI.

Travel Venture Capital Hit a Decade Low in 2023: Where the Growth Is Now – Skift Research