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High Travel Costs Impacting Attendance at UN Climate Conference

At $400 per night for a hotel room on Booking.com in Glasgow for the United Nations COP26 climate conference, perhaps some things are getting back to a semblance of "normalcy."

High Travel Costs Impacting Attendance at UN Climate Conference

Business Travel

Corporate Travel Is a Lightning Rod In Carbon Offsets Debate

Some travel and hospitality companies have good intentions when it comes to becoming more sustainable enterprises, but there are still some uncomfortable truths.

Corporate Travel Is a Lightning Rod In Carbon Offsets Debate

Tourism

Singapore Expands Quarantine-Free Arrivals Despite Record Covid Cases

Singapore is playing a balancing act: Reopening the city-state wider to international travelers while Covid cases are spiking. It's a delicate test to revive the tourism and business economies.

Singapore Expands Quarantine-Free Arrivals Despite Record Covid Cases

Hotels

Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta at Skift Global Forum 2021

A fallible forecast: Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta's claim that business travel demand will eclipse pre-pandemic levels in three years still has time to pan out, but another prediction that the labor shortage would partially fix itself after the lapse of extra unemployment benefits isn't ringing true.

Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta at Skift Global Forum 2021
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Tourism

Azerbaijan Is Tapping Into Its Cultural Heritage to Attract a New Generation of Travelers

For the historically minded traveler, Azerbaijan is a melting pot of culturally diverse influences to explore and experience, many of them little known to first-time visitors.

Azerbaijan Is Tapping Into Its Cultural Heritage to Attract a New Generation of Travelers

Airlines

United’s Third Quarter Loss Was Smaller Than Expected Because Travel Demand Edged Upwards

United's third quarter financial results could have been far worse had it not been for government aid and an uptick in travel demand.

United’s Third Quarter Loss Was Smaller Than Expected Because Travel Demand Edged Upwards

Skift Originals

Join Us Online at the Second Annual Skift Aviation Forum November 17

Skift Aviation Forum 2021 will look beyond travel's recovery to focus on the key global trends and strategies of leaders defining the future of air travel. Join us for this jam-packed online event as we bring together leaders from aviation and experts across the travel ecosystem to take a deep dive into the issues facing aviation ahead.

Join Us Online at the Second Annual Skift Aviation Forum November 17

Transport

Israeli Startup AIR Wants Consumers to Pilot Flying Cars Using Software

Startup AIR wants to have consumers piloting electric, vertical takeoff and landing vehicles with no training, just software. And if there's a software glitch?

Israeli Startup AIR Wants Consumers to Pilot Flying Cars Using Software

Airline Weekly

Alaska’s Pilots Union Asks For More Benefits as Airline Recovers

Alaska Airlines pilots worked with the carrier to get federal relief and help it through the pandemic. Now, they want more benefits as the travel recovery speeds up.

Alaska’s Pilots Union Asks For More Benefits as Airline Recovers

Airlines

Heathrow Airport Blocked From Doubling Its Passenger Fee

The west London hub still gets to significantly up the amount airlines will have to pay, potentially dashing their hopes of a speedy recovery.

Heathrow Airport Blocked From Doubling Its Passenger Fee

EventMB

Are Smart Glasses Coming to an Event Near You?

Google debuted its first smart glasses in 2012. Now Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook are all developing their own products. But what are smart glasses, and will they be coming to an event near you?

Are Smart Glasses Coming to an Event Near You?