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Luxury

Spaceships. Submarines. Kidnappings. How the Very Rich Vacation Now

Those with $50 million in the bank aren't average, so it follows that neither are their vacations. In other words, Fitzgerald had it right: The very rich are different from you and me.

Spaceships. Submarines. Kidnappings. How the Very Rich Vacation Now

Hotels

Hotels Race to Comply with California’s Junk Fee Laws

California's bold move is forcing all U.S. based hotels to put all their cards on the table, setting a new standard for price comparison that will likely go national. Whether this leads to more competitive pricing or simply shifts consumer costs elsewhere remains to be seen.

Hotels Race to Comply with California’s Junk Fee Laws

Airline Weekly

Why is Korean Air so Profitable? 

In part one, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss the factors delivering consistently strong results for Korean Air. In part two, we reveal the global airlines that were the most and least profitable in the first quarter of 2024.

Why is Korean Air so Profitable? 

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